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Engineering Average Salaries in Jeddah 2020

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Jeddah?

Average Monthly Salary
14,700 SAR
( 177,000 SAR yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Jeddah typically earns around 14,700 SAR per month. Salaries range from 4,650 SAR (lowest average) to 31,000 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 Engineering 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
Acoustics Engineer14,000 SAR
Assembly Engineering Technician11,200 SAR
Assistant Chief Engineer17,100 SAR
Associate Engineer13,000 SAR
Autocad Operator9,090 SAR
Automation Engineer15,600 SAR
Avionic System Support Engineer14,700 SAR
Biochemical Engineer14,600 SAR
BMS Engineer14,000 SAR
Bridge and Lock Tender8,230 SAR
Broadcast Engineer15,600 SAR
CAD Design Engineer15,100 SAR
CAD Designer9,650 SAR
CAE Engineer15,200 SAR
Ceramics Engineer13,300 SAR
Civil Engineer15,800 SAR
Commissioning Engineer14,700 SAR
Communications Engineer16,400 SAR
Condition Monitoring Engineer13,200 SAR
Contract Associate Engineer14,900 SAR
Control Systems Engineer14,800 SAR
Controls Engineer14,700 SAR
Controls Software Engineer14,000 SAR
Corrosion Engineer13,300 SAR
Design Engineer14,900 SAR
Drafter9,730 SAR
Drafting Manager17,000 SAR
Drilling Engineer14,900 SAR
Electrical Draughtsman8,050 SAR
Electrical Engineer16,100 SAR
Electrical Engineering Manager22,100 SAR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist15,700 SAR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler8,080 SAR
Energy Engineer15,800 SAR
Engine Assembler6,660 SAR
Engineer15,500 SAR
Engineering Account Manager16,600 SAR
Engineering Chief Designer17,500 SAR
Engineering Consultant20,100 SAR
Engineering Key Account Manager21,900 SAR
Engineering Lab Technician13,700 SAR
Engineering Planning Manager20,800 SAR
Engineering Production Manager27,800 SAR
Engineering Project Analyst17,900 SAR
Engineering Project Coordinator 17,800 SAR
Engineering Project Director30,200 SAR
Engineering Project Manager21,800 SAR
Engineering Research and Development Manager23,900 SAR
Engineering Safety Coordinator11,800 SAR
Engineering Sales Manager20,400 SAR
Engineering Technician12,100 SAR
Engineering Technologist11,400 SAR
Environmental Engineer15,100 SAR
Equipment Engineer13,400 SAR
Equipment Engineering Manager20,400 SAR
Estimator13,000 SAR
Fabrication Specialist11,200 SAR
Fabricator6,880 SAR
Facade Engineer14,800 SAR
Fiber Analyst9,200 SAR
Field Engineer15,300 SAR
Field Engineering Manager26,200 SAR
Fire Engineer14,800 SAR
Fitter and Turner4,980 SAR
Forestry Strategic Planner18,400 SAR
Generation Engineer16,200 SAR
Genetic Engineer16,900 SAR
Geological Engineer16,300 SAR
Geotechnical Engineer15,700 SAR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic8,280 SAR
Highway Engineer15,500 SAR
HSE Professional14,100 SAR
HVAC Engineer15,700 SAR
HVAC Supervisor14,000 SAR
Industrial Engineer15,000 SAR
Industrial Engineering Technologist15,200 SAR
Instrument Engineer15,100 SAR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer15,500 SAR
Instrumentation Engineer15,000 SAR
Instrumentation Manager15,500 SAR
Irrigation Engineer14,400 SAR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer15,900 SAR
Locomotive Engineer14,600 SAR
Maintenance Engineer14,600 SAR
Maintenance Fitter5,360 SAR
Maintenance Manager15,000 SAR
Manufacturing Engineer14,300 SAR
Marine Engineer15,700 SAR
Materials Engineer14,600 SAR
Materials Researcher13,600 SAR
Materials Technician10,700 SAR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer16,200 SAR
Mechanical Design Engineer16,800 SAR
Mechanical Designer13,000 SAR
Mechanical Engineer16,700 SAR
Mechanical Engineering Manager20,900 SAR
Mechanical Inspector14,900 SAR
Mechatronics Engineer15,700 SAR
Mining Engineer15,600 SAR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer16,300 SAR
Optical Engineer15,100 SAR
Optical Instrument Assembler7,500 SAR
PCB Assembler5,570 SAR
Photonics Engineer16,500 SAR
Photonics Technician14,200 SAR
Pipeline Engineer14,200 SAR
Piping Designer8,020 SAR
Piping Engineer14,200 SAR
Planning Engineer15,300 SAR
Pressure Vessel Inspector7,240 SAR
Principal Cost Engineer15,000 SAR
Principal Engineer15,500 SAR
Principal Support Engineer14,700 SAR
Process Engineer15,500 SAR
Process Operator9,210 SAR
Product Development Engineer15,600 SAR
Product Development Technician10,700 SAR
Product Engineer16,400 SAR
Product Safety Engineer14,600 SAR
Production Engineer15,000 SAR
Project Engineer15,800 SAR
Proposal Manager20,500 SAR
Purchasing Engineer14,600 SAR
Quality Assurance Engineer15,600 SAR
Rail Engineer15,100 SAR
Robotics Engineer16,500 SAR
Robotics Technician12,600 SAR
Safety Engineer15,800 SAR
Safety Inspector11,800 SAR
Safety Manager18,100 SAR
Safety Officer7,990 SAR
Sales Engineer16,600 SAR
Scheduling Engineer14,600 SAR
Service Engineer16,300 SAR
Solar Engineer16,500 SAR
Staff Engineer14,600 SAR
Static Equipment Engineer14,900 SAR
Stationary Engineer13,600 SAR
Stress Engineer13,900 SAR
Structural Analysis Engineer15,400 SAR
Structural Designer12,800 SAR
Structural Engineer14,700 SAR
Structural Technician10,100 SAR
Supply Chain Specialist14,400 SAR
Surveyor11,100 SAR
Technical Affairs Officer8,050 SAR
Technical Assistant7,690 SAR
Technical Engineer13,300 SAR
Technical Support Engineer13,200 SAR
Tender Engineer13,900 SAR
Test Development Engineer15,400 SAR
Transportation Engineer14,300 SAR
Validation Engineer13,200 SAR
Verification Engineer13,900 SAR
Wastewater Engineer15,300 SAR
Wind Energy Engineer15,200 SAR
Wind Energy Operations Manager20,900 SAR
Work Planner10,500 SAR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Jeddah

Median and salary distribution monthly Jeddah Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Jeddah range from 4,650 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 31,000 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,900 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 15,900 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,900 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 Engineering are earning less than 9,250 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,250 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 25,300 SAR while 25% are earning more than 25,300 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Engineering
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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 Engineering earn 20% more than their female counterparts on average.

13,000 SAR
15,700 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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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

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


Engineering professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia Engineering
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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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

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

45% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Jeddah

85 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jeddah is 85 SAR. This means that the average person in Jeddah earns approximately 85 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Jeddah
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The average salary for Engineering is 15% less than that of All Jobs.

Jeddah VS Saudi Arabia

Salary Comparison Between Jeddah and Saudi Arabia monthly Engineering
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We compared Engineering 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
Abha13,500 SAR
Dammam13,900 SAR
Jeddah14,700 SAR
Khubar13,800 SAR
Mecca14,500 SAR
Medina14,200 SAR
Riyadh15,000 SAR
Tabuk12,900 SAR
Taif13,100 SAR
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