Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letters

Average Salary in Jeddah 2023

How much money does a person working in Jeddah make?

Average Monthly Salary
17,300 SAR
( 208,000 SAR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Jeddah typically earns around 17,300 SAR. Salaries range from 4,390 SAR (lowest average) to 77,400 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

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

Pay Scale and Salaries in Jeddah

Median and salary distribution Jeddah monthly
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/saudi-arabia/jeddah/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-jeddah.jpg

Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
35,000 SAR or more
10% of people earn
27,400 to 35,000 SAR
20% of people earn
10,600 SAR or less
65% of people earn
10,600 to 27,400 SAR
Minimum Salary
4,390 SAR
16,000 SAR
77,400 SAR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Jeddah range from 4,390 SAR (starting salary) to 77,400 SAR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,000 SAR, which means that 50% of the population in Jeddah earns less than that while the other half earns more. 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population in Jeddah earn less than 11,600 SAR while 75% of them earn more. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population earn less than 24,300 SAR while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights into how salaries are actually distributed in Jeddah. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 10,600 SAR to 27,400 SAR. Approximately 20% fall under the 10,600 SAR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 27,400 SAR to 35,000 SAR. Only 5% of people grossed 35,000 SAR or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

Salary is primarily determined by the level of experience one possesses, with higher levels of experience resulting in higher wages.

In Jeddah, employees with two to five years of experience typically earn an average of 32% more than entry-level and junior workers in all industries and fields.

Individuals with more than five years of experience tend to earn an average of 36% more than those with less than five years of experience.

After ten years of work, salaries increase by 21%, with an additional 14% increase for those who have worked for over 15 years.

These figures should be used as rough estimates, as considering individual job titles can lead to more accurate assessments.

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.
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
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

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.

The correlation between higher education and higher salary is widely acknowledged, but how much of an income increase can one expect from obtaining a degree?

We conducted a study in Jeddah comparing the salaries of professionals with different levels of college degrees who held similar positions in various industries.

Our results showed that individuals with a certificate or diploma earned an average of 17% more than those who only completed high school.

Those who obtained a Bachelor's Degree earned 24% more than their counterparts with a certificate or diploma.

Professionals with a Master's Degree earned 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, those who held a PhD earned an average of 23% more than those with a Master's Degree while performing the same job.

Is investing in a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Is pursuing higher education worth the investment?

Earning a Master's degree or any post-graduate qualification in Saudi Arabia is a substantial financial commitment, with tuition fees ranging from 83,500 SAR to 251,000 SAR and a duration of around two years. It's important to note that during this period, any salary increases are unlikely, assuming ongoing employment. Salary reviews are typically conducted after completing the program and obtaining the degree.

Many individuals pursue advanced education as a means of transitioning to higher-paying positions, and the statistics indicate that this is an effective strategy. On average, individuals who change jobs after earning a higher degree receive a salary increase of about 10% more than the typical annual raise.

Ultimately, deciding whether or not to pursue advanced education depends on a variety of factors, including the personal situation and experience. However, if one can afford the financial costs of obtaining a higher degree, the return on investment is likely to be worthwhile, with the ability to recoup the costs in approximately a year.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Jeddah

Salary comparison by gender Saudi Arabia monthly
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/saudi-arabia/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-saudi-arabia.jpg

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In Saudi Arabia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 14% across all career fields.

17,500 SAR
15,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia? How often do employees get salary raises?

Saudi Arabia

Employees in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/saudi-arabia/annual-salary-increment-rate-saudi-arabia.jpg

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.

The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2022. 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.

Average Salary Increase Rate by Experience Level

Junior Level
3% - 5%
6% - 9%
Senior Level
10% - 15%
Top Management
15% - 20%

The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/saudi-arabia/annual-salary-bonus-rate-saudi-arabia.jpg

51% of surveyed staff in Saudi Arabia reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.

Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Business Development
Marketing / Advertising
Information Technology
Customer Service
Human Resources

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.

Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
15,200 SAR
Average Salary 2020+3%
15,700 SAR
Average Salary 2021+3%
16,200 SAR
Average Salary 2022+1%
16,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/saudi-arabia/salary-trends-and-forecast-monthly-saudi-arabia.jpg

Salaries for popular jobs. Salaries by occupations.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant12,400 SAR
Accounting Assistant9,270 SAR
Accounting Manager25,800 SAR
Bookkeeper7,740 SAR
Chartered Accountant15,100 SAR
Corporate Treasurer23,900 SAR
Financial Analyst22,200 SAR
Financial Manager34,300 SAR
Internal Auditor15,700 SAR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant9,140 SAR
Office Manager14,600 SAR
Receptionist6,270 SAR
Secretary7,580 SAR

Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
Art Director16,900 SAR
Creative Director17,900 SAR
Graphic Designer10,900 SAR
Photographer9,600 SAR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer22,200 SAR
Air Traffic Controller18,100 SAR
Flight Attendant11,600 SAR
Pilot30,500 SAR

Architect21,400 SAR
CAD Drafter9,120 SAR

Mechanic6,500 SAR
Service Advisor12,000 SAR

Bank Branch Manager30,800 SAR
Teller6,290 SAR

Teacher13,400 SAR
Translator15,100 SAR

Business Planning
Business Analyst22,100 SAR
Business Development Manager28,400 SAR
Project Manager18,900 SAR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny7,220 SAR
Nursery Teacher6,460 SAR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer15,800 SAR
Construction Project Manager28,100 SAR
Health and Safety Officer7,660 SAR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative6,200 SAR
Customer Service Manager23,700 SAR
Customer Service Representative6,270 SAR

Electrical Engineer16,100 SAR
Engineer15,500 SAR
Mechanical Engineer16,700 SAR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer39,000 SAR
Chief Financial Officer35,800 SAR
General Manager30,700 SAR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef11,100 SAR
Executive Chef12,900 SAR
Hotel Manager31,100 SAR
Travel Agent10,500 SAR
Waiter / Waitress5,510 SAR

Health and Medical
Dentist39,800 SAR
Dietitian32,400 SAR
Laboratory Technician13,200 SAR
Nurse12,900 SAR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager24,500 SAR
Human Resources Officer9,850 SAR

Information Technology
Computer Technician13,700 SAR
Database Administrator17,200 SAR
Developer / Programmer16,500 SAR
Information Technology Manager28,600 SAR
Network Engineer14,800 SAR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer9,840 SAR

Attorney34,000 SAR
Legal Assistant8,700 SAR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist19,300 SAR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer15,100 SAR
Pharmacist21,800 SAR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier6,250 SAR
Sales Manager30,400 SAR
Sales Representative10,900 SAR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher11,400 SAR
Secondary School Teacher14,600 SAR

Average Hourly Wage in Jeddah

100 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for all employees in Jeddah is 100 SAR.This is the rate that the average individual gets paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Jeddah is 25 SAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Jeddah VS Saudi Arabia

17,300 SAR
16,700 SAR
Average Salary
Average Salary
Saudi Arabia
The difference in average salary between Jeddah and Saudi Arabia is 4%. Salary Comparison Between Jeddah and Saudi Arabia
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/saudi-arabia/jeddah/salary-comparison-between-jeddah-and-saudi-arabia-monthly.jpg

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha15,900 SAR
Dammam16,400 SAR
Jeddah17,300 SAR
Khubar16,200 SAR
Mecca17,000 SAR
Medina16,700 SAR
Riyadh17,600 SAR
Tabuk15,200 SAR
Taif15,500 SAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Saudi Arabia is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
16,000 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Jeddah?

It is extremely difficult to give an exact figure of a good salary when no specific job is selected, however; an estimate can be provided based purely on the cost of living. A good compensation in Jeddah would range anywhere between 16,000 SAR and 24,300 SAR.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary in Jeddah ranges from 11,600 SAR to 24,300 SAR. The base salary depends on many factors including profession, experience, and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs

©Salary Explorer 2023