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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Riyadh 2020

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Riyadh?

Average Monthly Salary
12,100 SAR
( 145,000 SAR yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Riyadh typically earns around 12,100 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman4,860 SAR
Assembly Line Worker4,490 SAR
Assembly Supervisor6,990 SAR
Assistance Maintenance Manager17,000 SAR
Assistant Shipping Manager15,800 SAR
Chemical Equipment Controller11,400 SAR
Chemical Technican Apprentice9,590 SAR
CNC Machinist10,500 SAR
CNC Operator10,500 SAR
CNC Programmer11,800 SAR
Colour Technologist6,040 SAR
Contracts Manager19,500 SAR
Data Collection Coordinator8,140 SAR
Demand Planner6,860 SAR
Derrick Operator4,990 SAR
Director of Manufacturing27,900 SAR
Dock Worker4,370 SAR
Drying Technician4,490 SAR
Equipment Operator4,460 SAR
Export Sales Coordinator14,900 SAR
Factory Superintendent7,240 SAR
Factory Worker5,250 SAR
Failure Analysis Technician7,240 SAR
Fiberglass Laminator5,120 SAR
Food Technologist8,930 SAR
Forklift Driver4,990 SAR
Forming Machine Operator5,250 SAR
Furnace Operator4,860 SAR
Gas Appliance Repairer4,740 SAR
General Warehouse Associate7,860 SAR
Heavy Equipment Operator6,430 SAR
HSE Manager20,000 SAR
Industrial Engineer16,000 SAR
Industrial Machinery Mechanic9,480 SAR
Industrial Production Manager28,400 SAR
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer14,700 SAR
Intake Operator6,110 SAR
Key Account Manager23,600 SAR
Lift Truck Operator4,990 SAR
Loading Supervisor8,800 SAR
Logistic Coordinator12,000 SAR
Logistics Clerk5,740 SAR
Machine Operator4,860 SAR
Machinist4,990 SAR
Maintenance Manager18,000 SAR
Maintenance Store Clerk5,250 SAR
Manufacturing Engineer14,700 SAR
Manufacturing Engineering Manager23,600 SAR
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist16,800 SAR
Manufacturing Manager27,100 SAR
Manufacturing Operative7,980 SAR
Manufacturing Production Technician6,300 SAR
Manufacturing Supervisor13,700 SAR
Manufacturing Technician5,490 SAR
Materials Supervisor13,200 SAR
Mechanical Fitter Engineer15,200 SAR
Mechanical Foreman4,860 SAR
Merchandise Planner8,400 SAR
Metrology Engineer15,000 SAR
Operations Engineer14,900 SAR
Operations Manager24,400 SAR
Order Management Coordinator12,600 SAR
Order Processing Manager20,700 SAR
Order Selector5,740 SAR
Package Handler4,490 SAR
Packaging Manager16,300 SAR
Packer4,990 SAR
Packing Deputy Supervisor12,300 SAR
Planning Manager22,600 SAR
Plant Manager26,300 SAR
Precision Instrument Repairer7,480 SAR
Process Technician5,860 SAR
Product Manager24,500 SAR
Production Analyst20,700 SAR
Production Director28,700 SAR
Production Engineer16,200 SAR
Production Engineering Supervisor22,500 SAR
Production Inspector16,200 SAR
Production Laborer4,460 SAR
Production Manager28,900 SAR
Production Scheduler12,100 SAR
Production Supervisor15,800 SAR
Quality Control Analyst19,500 SAR
Quality Control Inspector15,700 SAR
Quality Control Manager22,800 SAR
Service Technician6,170 SAR
SHEQ Officer7,480 SAR
Shipping Manager24,200 SAR
Small Engine Mechanic8,540 SAR
Spray Painter4,990 SAR
Sterile Processing Technician5,490 SAR
Structural Welder4,240 SAR
Supply Chain Operative13,800 SAR
Technical Operator6,570 SAR
Technology Development Manager26,200 SAR
Testing Technician11,300 SAR
Toolmaker7,880 SAR
Warehouse Operative5,110 SAR
Warehouse Worker5,380 SAR
Warranty Handler8,730 SAR
Welder4,620 SAR
Workshop Manager17,000 SAR

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Riyadh

Median and salary distribution monthly Riyadh Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing 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 11,600 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 11,600 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,600 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 7,220 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,220 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 20,100 SAR while 25% are earning more than 20,100 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?

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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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,100 SAR
10,900 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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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Factory and Manufacturing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia Factory and Manufacturing
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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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing 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.

75% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Riyadh

70 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Riyadh is 70 SAR. This means that the average person in Riyadh earns approximately 70 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Riyadh
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Riyadh VS Saudi Arabia

Salary Comparison Between Riyadh and Saudi Arabia monthly Factory and Manufacturing
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We compared Factory and Manufacturing 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
Abha10,800 SAR
Dammam11,200 SAR
Jeddah11,800 SAR
Khubar11,100 SAR
Mecca11,600 SAR
Medina11,400 SAR
Riyadh12,100 SAR
Tabuk10,400 SAR
Taif10,600 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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