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Average Salary in Riyadh 2019

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Riyadh

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Riyadh
Average Salary 2016    =  
16,095 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
16,691 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
17,258 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
17,793 SAR
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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant11,227 SAR
Administrative Assistant9,192 SAR
Architect14,970 SAR
Attorney25,168 SAR
Biomedical Engineer14,139 SAR
CAD Drafter12,475 SAR
Cashier9,849 SAR
Chartered Accountant14,346 SAR
Chef13,515 SAR
Chief Executive Officer39,394 SAR
Chief Financial Officer34,306 SAR
Civil Engineer15,758 SAR
Computer Technician13,349 SAR
Creative Director17,727 SAR
Dentist39,503 SAR
Developer / Programmer15,319 SAR
Electrical Engineer17,071 SAR
Elementary School Teacher11,434 SAR
Engineer15,758 SAR
Executive Chef14,553 SAR
Flight Attendant15,101 SAR
General Manager30,641 SAR
Graphic Designer11,434 SAR
Hotel Manager25,824 SAR
Human Resources Manager24,075 SAR
Internal Auditor17,048 SAR
Journalist17,071 SAR
Legal Assistant11,851 SAR
Mechanical Engineer16,217 SAR
Nurse13,788 SAR
Pharmacist19,697 SAR
Photographer11,227 SAR
Pilot19,753 SAR
Police Officer13,099 SAR
Project Manager18,712 SAR
Receptionist9,631 SAR
Sales Manager25,990 SAR
Sales Representative11,380 SAR
Secondary School Teacher14,227 SAR
Secretary8,939 SAR
Teacher13,349 SAR
Teller11,227 SAR
Travel Agent13,515 SAR
Waiter / Waitress10,505 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

Salary Comparison Between Riyadh and Saudi Arabia monthlyWe compared salaries in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia and we found that Riyadh salaries are 6% more than those of Saudi Arabia.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha15,978 SAR
Dammam16,565 SAR
Jeddah17,487 SAR
Khubar16,337 SAR
Mecca17,180 SAR
Medina16,873 SAR
Riyadh17,793 SAR
Tabuk15,311 SAR
Taif15,606 SAR
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