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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Riyadh 2022

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Riyadh?

Average Monthly Salary
10,400 SAR
( 125,000 SAR yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Riyadh typically earns around 10,400 SAR per month. Salaries range from 4,460 SAR (lowest average) to 30,200 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Construction / Building / Installation careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator6,830 SAR
Assembler5,580 SAR
Boat Builder and Shipwright7,860 SAR
Bricklayer4,730 SAR
Building Administrator6,990 SAR
Building Contracts Manager23,700 SAR
Building Inspector6,610 SAR
Building Monitor5,240 SAR
Building Sales Manager22,200 SAR
Cabinetmaker5,910 SAR
Carpenter6,240 SAR
Civil Engineer16,300 SAR
Civil Technician7,860 SAR
Concreter4,870 SAR
Construction and Maintenance Manager12,500 SAR
Construction Assistant6,570 SAR
Construction Coordinator8,980 SAR
Construction Estimator10,500 SAR
Construction Field Engineer13,700 SAR
Construction General Manager30,200 SAR
Construction Inventory Officer5,360 SAR
Construction Operations Manager26,200 SAR
Construction Project Coordinator17,100 SAR
Construction Project Engineer15,700 SAR
Construction Project Manager28,900 SAR
Construction Project Planner15,000 SAR
Construction Quality Control Manager20,700 SAR
Construction Safety Officer10,500 SAR
Construction Superintendent9,980 SAR
Construction Supervisor15,000 SAR
Construction Technical Assistant6,090 SAR
Construction Technical Officer6,740 SAR
Construction Technical Writer6,570 SAR
Construction Technician5,610 SAR
Crane and Tower Operator5,780 SAR
Diesel Mechanic5,110 SAR
Drywall Installer5,740 SAR
Electrical Draftsman5,780 SAR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor18,400 SAR
Electrical Engineering Technician6,740 SAR
Electrician8,110 SAR
Elevator Installer and Repairer7,220 SAR
Engineer16,500 SAR
Excavator Operator5,360 SAR
Floor Finisher6,300 SAR
Floor Manager8,730 SAR
Foreman4,490 SAR
Frame and Truss Detailer4,990 SAR
Furniture Finisher5,520 SAR
Gas Technician 5,250 SAR
Handyman4,990 SAR
Health and Safety Coordinator6,960 SAR
Health and Safety Officer7,480 SAR
Installation Manager18,200 SAR
Installer4,990 SAR
Insulation Installer5,360 SAR
Labourer4,240 SAR
Land Surveyor7,350 SAR
Lift Technician5,520 SAR
Material Tester8,400 SAR
Model Maker7,860 SAR
Order Picker4,740 SAR
Painter5,110 SAR
Pipe Layer4,600 SAR
Pipefitter4,370 SAR
Plumber6,040 SAR
Property Coordinator13,800 SAR
Purchasing Manager18,700 SAR
Quantity Surveyor10,500 SAR
Roof Slater and Tiler4,740 SAR
Sheet Metal Mechanic5,520 SAR
Site Clerk5,520 SAR
Site engineer13,700 SAR
Site Leader24,900 SAR
Stock Controller7,730 SAR
Structural Steel Construction Worker6,040 SAR
Technical Draughtsman6,430 SAR
Tendering Manager23,900 SAR
Tower Crane Operator5,240 SAR
Wall and Floor Tiler4,990 SAR
Warehouse Manager18,400 SAR
Welder4,490 SAR
Welding Superintendent6,110 SAR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Riyadh

Median and salary distribution monthly Riyadh Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Riyadh range from 4,460 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 30,200 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,560 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 9,560 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,560 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 people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 6,310 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,310 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 18,300 SAR while 25% are earning more than 18,300 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 83,500 Saudi Riyal(s) to 251,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
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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 employees in Saudi Arabia who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,400 SAR
9,560 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia
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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Construction / Building / Installation professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
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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 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2021. 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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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
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Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low bonus-based field 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 in Construction / Building / Installation 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Riyadh

60 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Riyadh is 60 SAR. This means that the average person in Riyadh earns approximately 60 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Riyadh
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Riyadh VS Saudi Arabia

Salary Comparison Between Riyadh and Saudi Arabia monthly Construction / Building / Installation
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We compared Construction / Building / Installation 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
Abha9,330 SAR
Dammam9,670 SAR
Jeddah10,200 SAR
Khubar9,540 SAR
Mecca10,000 SAR
Medina9,850 SAR
Riyadh10,400 SAR
Tabuk8,940 SAR
Taif9,110 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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