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Average Salary in Jeddah 2019

How much money does a person working in Jeddah make?

17,487 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Jeddah typically earns around 17,487 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 Jeddah | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Jeddah

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Jeddah range between 2,367 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 77,433 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 18,186 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 18,186 SAR while the other half are earning more than 18,186 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 9,249 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,249 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 51,634 SAR while 25% are earning more than 51,634 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 Jeddah

How are Jeddah salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Jeddah
Average Salary 2016    =  
15,681 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
16,261 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
16,863 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
17,487 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Jeddah are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant12,160 SAR
Administrative Assistant9,142 SAR
Architect16,028 SAR
Attorney25,031 SAR
Biomedical Engineer15,080 SAR
CAD Drafter13,408 SAR
Cashier9,370 SAR
Chartered Accountant14,441 SAR
Chef14,527 SAR
Chief Executive Officer39,026 SAR
Chief Financial Officer35,667 SAR
Civil Engineer14,961 SAR
Computer Technician13,749 SAR
Creative Director18,258 SAR
Dentist39,764 SAR
Developer / Programmer14,785 SAR
Electrical Engineer16,073 SAR
Elementary School Teacher11,368 SAR
Engineer14,868 SAR
Executive Chef15,672 SAR
Flight Attendant14,456 SAR
General Manager30,715 SAR
Graphic Designer11,865 SAR
Hotel Manager25,481 SAR
Human Resources Manager22,479 SAR
Internal Auditor17,020 SAR
Journalist16,744 SAR
Legal Assistant11,807 SAR
Mechanical Engineer17,196 SAR
Nurse13,063 SAR
Pharmacist19,204 SAR
Photographer11,673 SAR
Pilot21,027 SAR
Police Officer12,915 SAR
Project Manager18,875 SAR
Receptionist9,730 SAR
Sales Manager27,505 SAR
Sales Representative10,893 SAR
Secondary School Teacher14,569 SAR
Secretary9,054 SAR
Teacher13,408 SAR
Teller11,325 SAR
Travel Agent13,493 SAR
Waiter / Waitress10,489 SAR

Average Hourly Wage in Jeddah | All Jobs

101 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jeddah | All Jobs is 101 SAR. This means that the average person in Jeddah earns approximatly 101 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.

Jeddah VS Saudi Arabia

Salary Comparison Between Jeddah and Saudi Arabia monthlyWe compared salaries in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia and we found that Jeddah salaries are 4% 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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