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Computer Technician Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Computer Technician make in Saudi Arabia?

12,245 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Computer Technician in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,245 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Computer Technician salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Computer Technician Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Computer Technician salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,388 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 18,490 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,367 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Technician are earning less than 12,367 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,367 SAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Computer Technician are earning less than 7,990 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,990 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Computer Technician are earning less than 15,737 SAR while 25% are earning more than 15,737 SAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Computer Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
6,502 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
8,532 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
10,105 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
12,856 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
14,428 SAR
20+ Years    +20%  
17,245 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Computer Technician salaries by experience level. A Computer Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,502 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,532 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,105 SAR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Computer Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,856 SAR per month, 27% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 14,428 SAR per month, 12% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 17,245 SAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician

Computer Technician Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
8,729 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
11,284 SAR
Master's Degree    +26%  
14,232 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Computer Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Computer Technician is 8,729 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 11,284 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,232 SAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician


Computer Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
11,265 SAR
Male    +16%  
13,041 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Computer Technician employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
10,653 SAR
Public Sector    +28%  
13,653 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Computer Technician employees in Saudi Arabia earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician

Computer Technician Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are Computer Technician salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,273 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,690 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
12,017 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
12,245 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Computer Technician salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Computer Technician Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

71 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Computer Technician is 71 SAR. This means that the average Computer Technician in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 71 SAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Computer Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Computer Technician and Information Technology monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Computer Technician, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Computer Technician salaries are 25% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Applications System Specialist14,017 SAR+14%
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist16,718 SAR+37%
Artificial Intelligence Developer15,214 SAR+24%
Blockchain Associate14,425 SAR+18%
Blockchain Developer14,763 SAR+21%
Computer Animator13,895 SAR+13%
Computer Hardware Engineer13,011 SAR+6%
Computer Operator10,736 SAR-12%
Computer Technician12,245 SAR=
Copy Editor12,933 SAR+6%
Data Center Technician14,139 SAR+15%
Documentation Specialist13,408 SAR+9%
Ethical Hacker14,553 SAR+19%
GIS Analyst14,261 SAR+16%
Global BI Analyst16,614 SAR+36%
Hardware Design Engineer14,594 SAR+19%
Hardware Technician11,568 SAR-6%
Help Desk Analyst14,901 SAR+22%
Informatics Optimization Specialist15,277 SAR+25%
Information Assurance Analyst15,185 SAR+24%
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer13,544 SAR+11%
Information Technology Quality Specialist15,100 SAR+23%
Information Technology Trainer16,220 SAR+32%
Interface Designer12,309 SAR+1%
Microsystems Engineer15,980 SAR+31%
Numerical Control Programmer13,076 SAR+7%
Records Manager13,451 SAR+10%
Scrum Master12,823 SAR+5%
Software Sales13,425 SAR+10%
Software Specialist13,111 SAR+7%
Storage Engineer12,758 SAR+4%
Systems Engineer12,384 SAR+1%
Systems Integrator14,803 SAR+21%
Technical Sales14,251 SAR+16%
Technical Trainer16,440 SAR+34%
Technical Writer14,236 SAR+16%
Tester13,295 SAR+9%
Usability Engineer14,267 SAR+17%
User Experience Consultant16,975 SAR+39%
User Experience Design Expert15,471 SAR+26%
User Experience Researcher16,650 SAR+36%
User Interface Designer15,342 SAR+25%
Video Game Designer13,410 SAR+10%
Visual Information Specialist13,830 SAR+13%
Writer and Documentor13,665 SAR+12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,798 SAR
Dammam12,329 SAR
Jeddah13,749 SAR
Khubar12,014 SAR
Mecca12,838 SAR
Medina13,214 SAR
Riyadh13,349 SAR
Tabuk11,898 SAR
Taif12,175 SAR
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