How much money does a person working in Riyadh make?
17,793 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Riyadh typically earns around 17,793 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Distribution of Salaries in Riyadh | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Riyadh range between 2,408 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 78,788 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 18,326 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 18,326 SAR while the other half are earning more than 18,326 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 the population are earning less than 9,330 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,330 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 51,471 SAR while 25% are earning more than 51,471 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
Salary Trend and Forecast in Riyadh
How are Riyadh salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +3% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Riyadh 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.
Salaries for popular jobs
|Administrative Assistant||9,192 SAR|
|Biomedical Engineer||14,139 SAR|
|CAD Drafter||12,475 SAR|
|Chartered Accountant||14,346 SAR|
|Chief Executive Officer||39,394 SAR|
|Chief Financial Officer||34,306 SAR|
|Civil Engineer||15,758 SAR|
|Computer Technician||13,349 SAR|
|Creative Director||17,727 SAR|
|Developer / Programmer||15,319 SAR|
|Electrical Engineer||17,071 SAR|
|Elementary School Teacher||11,434 SAR|
|Executive Chef||14,553 SAR|
|Flight Attendant||15,101 SAR|
|General Manager||30,641 SAR|
|Graphic Designer||11,434 SAR|
|Hotel Manager||25,824 SAR|
|Human Resources Manager||24,075 SAR|
|Internal Auditor||17,048 SAR|
|Legal Assistant||11,851 SAR|
|Mechanical Engineer||16,217 SAR|
|Police Officer||13,099 SAR|
|Project Manager||18,712 SAR|
|Sales Manager||25,990 SAR|
|Sales Representative||11,380 SAR|
|Secondary School Teacher||14,227 SAR|
|Travel Agent||13,515 SAR|
|Waiter / Waitress||10,505 SAR|
Average Hourly Wage in Riyadh | All Jobs
103 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Riyadh | All Jobs is 103 SAR. This means that the average person in Riyadh earns approximatly 103 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.
Riyadh VS Saudi Arabia
We compared salaries in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia and we found that Riyadh salaries are 6% more than those of Saudi Arabia.
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