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Nurse Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Nurse make in Saudi Arabia?

12,096 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Nurse in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,096 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Nurse salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Nurse Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Nurse

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Nurse salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,806 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,781 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,733 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse are earning less than 11,733 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,733 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 Nurse are earning less than 7,893 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,893 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Nurse are earning less than 13,872 SAR while 25% are earning more than 13,872 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

Nurse Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
6,764 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +25%  
8,441 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +28%  
10,836 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +12%  
12,153 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +20%  
14,548 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
16,823 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 Nurse salaries by experience level. A Nurse with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,764 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,441 SAR per month, 25% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,836 SAR per month, 28% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Nurse(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,153 SAR per month, 12% 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 14,548 SAR per month, 20% 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 16,823 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Nurse

Nurse Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
8,680 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +22%  
10,596 SAR
Master's Degree    +48%  
15,685 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 Nurse salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Nurse is 8,680 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,596 SAR per month, 22% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 15,685 SAR per month, 48% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Nurse

Nurse Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
11,007 SAR
Male    +18%  
12,943 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 Nurse employees in Saudi Arabia earn 18% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Nurse

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
10,402 SAR
Public Sector    +30%  
13,547 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 Nurse employees in Saudi Arabia earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Nurse

Nurse Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Nurse
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,233 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,649 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
11,835 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
12,096 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Nurse 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.

Nurse Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

70 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Nurse is 70 SAR. This means that the average Nurse in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 70 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.

Nurse VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nurse and Health and Medical monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Nurse, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Nurse salaries are 48% less than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse13,016 SAR+8%
Assistant Director of Nursing17,525 SAR+45%
Case Manager17,093 SAR+41%
Company Nurse10,397 SAR-14%
Critical Care Nurse14,031 SAR+16%
District Nurse12,363 SAR+2%
Head Nurse13,815 SAR+14%
Home Nurse11,735 SAR-3%
ICU Registered Nurse13,114 SAR+8%
Informatics Nurse Specialist13,467 SAR+11%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)13,000 SAR+7%
MDS Coordinator14,609 SAR+21%
Mental Health Nurse11,627 SAR-4%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner14,085 SAR+16%
Nurse12,096 SAR=
Nurse Midwife14,265 SAR+18%
Nurse Practitioner13,331 SAR+10%
Nursing Assistant11,772 SAR-3%
Nursing Coordinator13,922 SAR+15%
Nursing Director18,873 SAR+56%
Nursing Services Instructor14,483 SAR+20%
Nursing Supervisor15,150 SAR+25%
Occupational Health Advisor16,478 SAR+36%
Occupational Therapist19,491 SAR+61%
Personal Support Worker9,551 SAR-21%
Psychiatric Nurse11,933 SAR-1%
Registered Nurse12,033 SAR-1%
Respiratory Manager17,823 SAR+47%
School Nurse11,657 SAR-4%
Staff Nurse12,529 SAR+4%
Theatre Manager15,663 SAR+29%
Utilization Review Nurse12,332 SAR+2%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha12,529 SAR
Dammam12,274 SAR
Jeddah13,063 SAR
Khubar11,908 SAR
Mecca13,685 SAR
Medina12,971 SAR
Riyadh13,788 SAR
Tabuk11,252 SAR
Taif12,334 SAR
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