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CAD Drafter Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2021

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


Average Monthly Salary
8,440 SAR
( 101,000 SAR yearly)

LOW
3,880
SAR
AVERAGE
8,440
SAR
HIGH
13,400
SAR

A person working as a CAD Drafter in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 8,440 SAR per month. Salaries range from 3,880 SAR (lowest) to 13,400 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. CAD Drafter salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

CAD Drafter Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    CAD Drafter salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 3,880 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 13,400 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,120 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 9,120 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,120 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 5,850 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,850 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 12,200 SAR while 25% are earning more than 12,200 SAR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down CAD Drafter salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A CAD Drafter with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,410 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,890 SAR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,700 SAR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, CAD Drafter(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,600 SAR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,600 SAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,500 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


CAD Drafter average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
4,410 SAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,890 SAR
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,700 SAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
10,600 SAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
11,600 SAR
20+ Years+8%
12,500 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different CAD Drafter(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to 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 5,120 SAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 9,890 SAR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.


CAD Drafter average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Certificate or Diploma
5,120 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
9,890 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
9,160 SAR
Female-16%
7,730 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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CAD Drafter Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for CAD Drafter(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

CAD Drafter

CAD Drafter(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Saudi Arabia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Saudi Arabia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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CAD Drafter Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia CAD Drafter
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A CAD Drafter is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
32%
No Bonus
68%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia


49 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 49 SAR. This means that the average CAD Drafter in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 49 SAR for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

CAD Drafter VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between CAD Drafter and Architecture monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for CAD Drafter is 46% less than that of Architecture. Also, Architecture salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect18,600 SAR+120%
Architectural Designer17,500 SAR+110%
Architectural Drafter7,320 SAR-13%
Architectural Manager30,100 SAR+260%
Architectural Technician10,700 SAR+27%
Architecture Consultant28,100 SAR+230%
Architecture Estimating Manager21,600 SAR+160%
Architecture Specifications Writer7,260 SAR-14%
Assistant Architectural Manager25,500 SAR+200%
CAD Drafter8,440 SAR-0%
CAD Manager18,300 SAR+120%
Design and Decoration Assistant8,370 SAR-1%
Design Manager25,300 SAR+200%
Drafting Supervisor14,000 SAR+66%
Facilities and Project Manager26,100 SAR+210%
Facility Planner14,100 SAR+67%
Interior Design Assistant7,360 SAR-13%
Interior Designer15,200 SAR+80%
Kitchen Designer9,230 SAR+9%
Landscape Architect21,500 SAR+150%
Landscape Artist12,900 SAR+53%
Landscaper11,100 SAR+31%
Mapping Technician7,010 SAR-17%
Mechanical Drafter8,700 SAR+3%
Photogrammetrist7,920 SAR-6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha7,720 SAR
Dammam8,360 SAR
Jeddah9,120 SAR
Khubar7,710 SAR
Mecca8,860 SAR
Medina8,610 SAR
Riyadh8,480 SAR
Tabuk7,480 SAR
Taif7,790 SAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,000 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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