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Dental Hygienist Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Dental Hygienist make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
9,520 SAR
( 114,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Dental Hygienist in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 9,520 SAR per month. Salaries range from 4,670 SAR (lowest) to 14,900 SAR (highest).

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

Dental Hygienist Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Dental Hygienist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Dental Hygienist salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 4,670 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 14,900 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,710 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dental Hygienist(s) are earning less than 9,710 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,710 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 Dental Hygienist(s) are earning less than 6,470 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,470 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Dental Hygienist(s) are earning less than 12,500 SAR while 25% are earning more than 12,500 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

Dental Hygienist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Dental Hygienist
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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 Dental Hygienist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Dental Hygienist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,530 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,110 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,810 SAR per month, 38% 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, Dental Hygienist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,200 SAR per month, 24% 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 13,000 SAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 13,900 SAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Dental Hygienist average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
5,530 SAR
2 - 5 Years+29%
7,110 SAR
5 - 10 Years+38%
9,810 SAR
10 - 15 Years+24%
12,200 SAR
15 - 20 Years+7%
13,000 SAR
20+ Years+7%
13,900 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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Dental Hygienist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Dental Hygienist
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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 Dental Hygienist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Dental Hygienist is 7,820 SAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 12,000 SAR per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Dental Hygienist average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Certificate or Diploma
7,820 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
12,000 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Dental Hygienist 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 Dental Hygienist employees in Saudi Arabia earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

8,920 SAR
9,920 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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Dental Hygienist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

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

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 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 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2019. 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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Dental Hygienist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Dental Hygienist
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A Dental Hygienist 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Dental Hygienist Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

55 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 55 SAR. This means that the average Dental Hygienist in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 55 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.

Dental Hygienist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dental Hygienist and Health and Medical monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Dental Hygienist is 63% less than that of Dental. Also, Dental salaries are 3% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Dental Assistant10,200 SAR+7%
Dental Hygienist9,520 SAR-0%
Dental Laboratory Technician9,600 SAR+1%
Dental Receptionist8,580 SAR-10%
Dental Technician9,430 SAR-1%
Dental Therapist15,700 SAR+65%
Dentist39,100 SAR+310%
Endodontist44,400 SAR+370%
Orthodontic Assistant10,700 SAR+12%
Orthodontist48,200 SAR+410%
Periodontist44,200 SAR+360%
Prosthodontist44,400 SAR+370%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha9,400 SAR
Dammam9,940 SAR
Jeddah10,900 SAR
Khubar10,000 SAR
Mecca10,900 SAR
Medina9,920 SAR
Riyadh10,900 SAR
Tabuk9,750 SAR
Taif9,560 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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