A person working in Teaching / Education in Riyadh typically earns around 18,700 SAR per month. Salaries range from 8,970 SAR (lowest average) to 34,100 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 Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||18,600 SAR|
|Academic Coach||18,400 SAR|
|Academic Manager||21,400 SAR|
|Academic Specialist||15,400 SAR|
|Academic Staff||14,000 SAR|
|Achievement Coach||17,500 SAR|
|Admissions Specialist||16,200 SAR|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||13,500 SAR|
|Anthropology Teacher||14,100 SAR|
|Arabic Language Teacher||13,100 SAR|
|Archeology Teacher||14,300 SAR|
|Architecture Teacher||16,400 SAR|
|Art Teacher||13,600 SAR|
|Assistant School Principal||19,000 SAR|
|Assistant Teacher||11,900 SAR|
|Biochemistry Professor||25,900 SAR|
|Biology Teacher||14,100 SAR|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||17,100 SAR|
|Business Teacher||14,600 SAR|
|Chemistry Teacher||14,200 SAR|
|Child Care Coordinator||13,900 SAR|
|Child Care Worker||11,800 SAR|
|Clinical School Psychologist||21,400 SAR|
|College Aide||17,500 SAR|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||19,500 SAR|
|College President||32,400 SAR|
|Communications Teacher||14,100 SAR|
|Community Education Officer||11,900 SAR|
|Computer Science Teacher||14,000 SAR|
|Computer Teacher||14,000 SAR|
|Creative Writing Trainer||16,400 SAR|
|Credit Counselor||17,900 SAR|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||13,500 SAR|
|Curriculum Developer||18,100 SAR|
|Curriculum Specialist||18,800 SAR|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||17,500 SAR|
|Director of Learning Technology||19,700 SAR|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||16,200 SAR|
|Economics Lecturer||25,200 SAR|
|Education Administrator||15,800 SAR|
|Education Assistant Director||18,100 SAR|
|Education Assistant Principal||15,000 SAR|
|Education Assistant Professor||19,800 SAR|
|Education Consultant||19,500 SAR|
|Education Coordinator||14,800 SAR|
|Education Counselor||17,100 SAR|
|Education Director||24,500 SAR|
|Education Program Specialist||17,700 SAR|
|Education Researcher||21,000 SAR|
|Education Resource Specialist||15,200 SAR|
|Education Services Facilitator||16,900 SAR|
|Educational Psychologist||21,600 SAR|
|EFL Teacher||14,900 SAR|
|eLearning Trainer||12,700 SAR|
|Elementary School Teacher||11,400 SAR|
|Engineering Lecturer||24,500 SAR|
|Engineering Teacher||20,600 SAR|
|English Teacher||13,800 SAR|
|ESL Teacher||14,900 SAR|
|Faculty Assistant||17,500 SAR|
|Foreign Language Teacher||13,300 SAR|
|GED Teacher||13,100 SAR|
|Geography Teacher||13,300 SAR|
|Head of Mathematics Department||19,700 SAR|
|Head of School||24,100 SAR|
|High School Teacher||16,000 SAR|
|History Teacher||14,100 SAR|
|Infant Teacher||10,800 SAR|
|Instructional Assistant||14,600 SAR|
|Kindergarten Teacher||11,800 SAR|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||12,000 SAR|
|Law Teacher||19,800 SAR|
|Learning Designer||17,500 SAR|
|Library Assistant||9,360 SAR|
|Library Director||17,100 SAR|
|Library Specialist||12,100 SAR|
|Life Sciences Teacher||13,500 SAR|
|Math Lecturer||26,300 SAR|
|Mathematics Teacher||16,400 SAR|
|Middle School Teacher||14,600 SAR|
|Music Teacher||13,600 SAR|
|Nursery Manager||20,600 SAR|
|Nursery Worker||8,970 SAR|
|Physical Education Specialist||16,000 SAR|
|Physical Education Teacher||12,500 SAR|
|Physics Teacher||14,300 SAR|
|Political Science Teacher||15,300 SAR|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||21,800 SAR|
|Preschool Education Administrator||15,600 SAR|
|Preschool Teacher||11,400 SAR|
|Primary School Teacher||12,500 SAR|
|Product Specialist||16,400 SAR|
|Professor - Accounting||24,900 SAR|
|Professor - Architecture||26,700 SAR|
|Professor - Biology||24,500 SAR|
|Professor - Business Administration||25,200 SAR|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||26,200 SAR|
|Professor - Chemistry||27,100 SAR|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||23,900 SAR|
|Professor - Communication||24,900 SAR|
|Professor - Computer Science||24,900 SAR|
|Professor - Dentistry||27,400 SAR|
|Professor - Drama||23,900 SAR|
|Professor - Economics||27,100 SAR|
|Professor - Education||25,400 SAR|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||27,800 SAR|
|Professor - English||23,900 SAR|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||26,900 SAR|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||23,700 SAR|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||25,800 SAR|
|Professor - History||24,700 SAR|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||25,800 SAR|
|Professor - Law||26,600 SAR|
|Professor - Legal Support||24,900 SAR|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||24,700 SAR|
|Professor - Marketing||26,300 SAR|
|Professor - Mathematics||28,500 SAR|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||26,400 SAR|
|Professor - Medical Administration||28,000 SAR|
|Professor - Medicine||29,900 SAR|
|Professor - Music||24,100 SAR|
|Professor - Nursing||23,500 SAR|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||26,000 SAR|
|Professor - Philosophy||24,900 SAR|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||27,600 SAR|
|Professor - Physics||27,000 SAR|
|Professor - Psychology||25,800 SAR|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||22,900 SAR|
|Professor - Social Work||23,600 SAR|
|Professor - Sociology||24,500 SAR|
|Professor - Special Education||26,300 SAR|
|Psychology Teacher||21,500 SAR|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||21,900 SAR|
|School Counselor||18,900 SAR|
|Science Educator||14,600 SAR|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||13,100 SAR|
|Science Teacher||13,900 SAR|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||15,100 SAR|
|Secondary School Teacher||14,200 SAR|
|Special Education Teacher||14,600 SAR|
|Special Needs Assistant||12,500 SAR|
|Statistics Lecturer||23,900 SAR|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||14,000 SAR|
|Student Development Specialist||17,100 SAR|
|Student Employment Specialist||15,400 SAR|
|Student Services||13,100 SAR|
|Student Support Manager||17,500 SAR|
|Substitute Teacher||12,000 SAR|
|Teacher Aide||11,400 SAR|
|Teacher Trainer||17,500 SAR|
|Training and Development Specialist||17,900 SAR|
|Training Coordinator||13,100 SAR|
|University Teacher||25,200 SAR|
|Vocational Education Teacher||13,500 SAR|
Teaching / Education salaries in Riyadh range from 8,970 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 34,100 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 18,400 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 18,400 SAR while the other half are earning more than 18,400 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 in Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,300 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,300 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 25,700 SAR while 25% are earning more than 25,700 SAR.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Teaching / Education earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
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.
Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate 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.
52% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
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.