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CAD Drafter Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a CAD Drafter make in Saudi Arabia?

12,415 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a CAD Drafter in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,415 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. CAD Drafter salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

CAD Drafter Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

CAD Drafter salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,090 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,119 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,912 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 12,912 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,912 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 CAD Drafter are earning less than 8,101 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,101 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 17,297 SAR while 25% are earning more than 17,297 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

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,862 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
8,036 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
10,140 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
12,245 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
14,349 SAR
20+ Years    +24%  
17,786 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 CAD Drafter salaries by experience level. A CAD Drafter with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,862 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,036 SAR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,140 SAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, CAD Drafter(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,245 SAR per month, 21% 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 14,349 SAR per month, 17% 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 17,786 SAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,405 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
10,351 SAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
14,560 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 CAD Drafter salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a CAD Drafter is 7,405 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,351 SAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,560 SAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter


CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
11,236 SAR
Male    +21%  
13,595 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 CAD Drafter employees in Saudi Arabia earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
10,615 SAR
Public Sector    +34%  
14,215 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 CAD Drafter employees in Saudi Arabia earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter

CAD Drafter Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,133 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,545 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
11,972 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
12,415 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
CAD Drafter 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 4% 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.

CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

72 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for CAD Drafter is 72 SAR. This means that the average CAD Drafter in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 72 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.

CAD Drafter VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between CAD Drafter and Architecture monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for CAD Drafter, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that CAD Drafter salaries are 13% less than those of Architecture. We also found out that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect13,981 SAR+13%
Architectural Designer13,661 SAR+10%
Architectural Drafter11,054 SAR-11%
Architectural Manager18,576 SAR+50%
Architectural Technician14,803 SAR+19%
Architecture Consultant15,498 SAR+25%
Architecture Estimating Manager15,780 SAR+27%
Architecture Specifications Writer10,395 SAR-16%
Assistant Architectural Manager16,078 SAR+30%
CAD Drafter12,415 SAR=
CAD Manager15,280 SAR+23%
Design and Decoration Assistant12,719 SAR+2%
Design Manager15,988 SAR+29%
Drafting Supervisor13,101 SAR+6%
Facilities and Project Manager17,620 SAR+42%
Facility Planner14,909 SAR+20%
Interior Design Assistant11,045 SAR-11%
Interior Designer14,772 SAR+19%
Kitchen Designer12,494 SAR+1%
Landscape Architect14,253 SAR+15%
Landscape Artist14,017 SAR+13%
Landscaper12,885 SAR+4%
Mapping Technician11,481 SAR-8%
Mechanical Drafter12,211 SAR-2%
Photogrammetrist11,651 SAR-6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,348 SAR
Dammam12,298 SAR
Jeddah13,408 SAR
Khubar11,341 SAR
Mecca13,034 SAR
Medina12,663 SAR
Riyadh12,475 SAR
Tabuk10,997 SAR
Taif11,460 SAR
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