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Dentist Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Dentist make in Saudi Arabia?

39,087 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Dentist in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 39,087 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dentist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Dentist Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Dentist

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Dentist salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 18,371 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 57,849 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 38,305 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dentist are earning less than 38,305 SAR while the other half are earning more than 38,305 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 Dentist are earning less than 25,504 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 25,504 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Dentist are earning less than 46,154 SAR while 25% are earning more than 46,154 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

Dentist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
21,134 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
29,030 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
32,583 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
39,689 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
46,795 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
54,099 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 Dentist salaries by experience level. A Dentist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 21,134 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,030 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 32,583 SAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Dentist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 39,689 SAR per month, 22% 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 46,795 SAR per month, 18% 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 54,099 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Dentist

Dentist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
26,661 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
39,097 SAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
45,019 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 Dentist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Dentist is 26,661 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 39,097 SAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 45,019 SAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Dentist


Dentist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
36,546 SAR
Male    +16%  
42,214 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 Dentist employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Dentist

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
34,592 SAR
Public Sector    +28%  
44,168 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 Dentist employees in Saudi Arabia earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Dentist

Dentist Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Dentist
Average Salary 2016    =  
35,982 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
37,313 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
38,022 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
39,087 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Dentist 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 3% 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.

Dentist Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

226 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Dentist is 226 SAR. This means that the average Dentist in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 226 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.

Dentist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dentist and Health and Medical monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Dentist, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Dentist salaries are 67% more 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
Dental Assistant10,422 SAR-73%
Dental Hygienist10,708 SAR-73%
Dental Laboratory Technician11,235 SAR-71%
Dental Receptionist11,850 SAR-70%
Dental Technician10,796 SAR-72%
Dental Therapist19,715 SAR-50%
Dentist39,087 SAR=
Endodontist44,389 SAR+14%
Orthodontic Assistant13,829 SAR-65%
Orthodontist48,204 SAR+23%
Periodontist44,184 SAR+13%
Prosthodontist44,389 SAR+14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha38,602 SAR
Dammam40,331 SAR
Jeddah39,764 SAR
Khubar37,424 SAR
Mecca39,990 SAR
Medina40,179 SAR
Riyadh39,503 SAR
Tabuk36,173 SAR
Taif35,201 SAR
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