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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Jeddah 2020

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Jeddah?

Average Monthly Salary
23,200 SAR
( 279,000 SAR yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Jeddah typically earns around 23,200 SAR per month. Salaries range from 8,390 SAR (lowest average) to 38,700 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist16,600 SAR
Algorithm Developer21,300 SAR
Analytical Chemist31,900 SAR
Anthropologist23,700 SAR
Archeologist21,000 SAR
Assistant Breeder11,100 SAR
Astronomer36,600 SAR
Atmospheric and Space Scientist30,100 SAR
Behavior Analyst20,800 SAR
Behavior Intervention Specialist24,100 SAR
Biochemist36,400 SAR
Biofuels Processing Technician13,900 SAR
Biofuels Production Manager26,000 SAR
Biologist35,300 SAR
Biomedical Scientist35,800 SAR
Biophysicist37,400 SAR
Chemical Engineer16,600 SAR
Chemical Technologist16,500 SAR
Chemist34,900 SAR
Chief Technologist30,400 SAR
Climate Change Analyst23,200 SAR
Clinical Laboratory Scientist35,700 SAR
Computer Scientist27,600 SAR
Conservation Scientist28,900 SAR
Data Scientist26,300 SAR
DNA Analyst34,800 SAR
Ecologist28,400 SAR
Economic Development Specialist27,300 SAR
Flavourist11,500 SAR
Food Scientist22,100 SAR
Forensic Scientist28,600 SAR
Formulation Technologist14,200 SAR
Fraud Investigator16,700 SAR
Genomics Scientist34,700 SAR
Geographer20,000 SAR
Geographic Information Systems Technician12,200 SAR
Geological Data Technician12,100 SAR
Geological Technician15,200 SAR
Geologist29,300 SAR
Geomatics Scientist29,200 SAR
Geophysical Data Technician11,500 SAR
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist26,600 SAR
Hydrologist23,200 SAR
Industrial Ecologist24,500 SAR
Intelligence Analyst21,600 SAR
Knowledge Management Specialist18,300 SAR
Laboratory Manager24,600 SAR
Laboratory Researcher17,300 SAR
Laboratory Technician11,100 SAR
Life Sciences Analyst24,000 SAR
Life Scientist27,600 SAR
Marine Architect22,600 SAR
Marine Biologist24,900 SAR
Marine Superintendent15,300 SAR
Materials Analyst15,600 SAR
Materials Scientist27,700 SAR
Mathematician27,900 SAR
Medical Scientist38,900 SAR
Metallurgist25,400 SAR
Meteorologist26,700 SAR
Microbiologist37,400 SAR
Natural Language Processing Researcher23,400 SAR
Natural Resource Specialist20,300 SAR
Natural Sciences Manager34,000 SAR
Nuclear Engineer40,100 SAR
Physical Scientist28,900 SAR
Physicist35,100 SAR
Political Scientist29,100 SAR
Polygraph Examiner9,750 SAR
Polysomnographic Technologist17,500 SAR
Product Development Scientist29,900 SAR
Quantitative Research Analyst24,000 SAR
Quantitative Researcher25,300 SAR
Radiation Protection Specialist19,500 SAR
Refrigeration Technician8,750 SAR
Research Scientist26,600 SAR
Risk Safety Engineer16,000 SAR
Scientific Photographer15,200 SAR
Scientific Programmer22,800 SAR
Scientist25,800 SAR
Service Engineer16,400 SAR
Service Technician10,500 SAR
Social Science Research Assistant14,600 SAR
Social Scientist28,500 SAR
Sociologist26,100 SAR
Soil Scientist23,100 SAR
Statistical Analyst16,400 SAR
Statistical Assistant11,400 SAR
Statistician26,000 SAR
Survey Analyst15,300 SAR
Survey Researcher15,000 SAR
Surveying and Mapping Technician9,730 SAR
Team Leader22,100 SAR
Technical Manager25,800 SAR
Technical Officer11,100 SAR
Technical Service Director33,100 SAR
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist15,600 SAR
Technical Services Research and Development Manager39,000 SAR
Technical Services Research Coordinator19,000 SAR
Technician10,400 SAR
Water Ecologist31,500 SAR
Wildlife Biologist26,000 SAR

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Jeddah

Median and salary distribution monthly Jeddah Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Jeddah range from 8,390 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 38,700 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 25,100 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 25,100 SAR while the other half are earning more than 25,100 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 15,100 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,100 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 34,500 SAR while 25% are earning more than 34,500 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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Science and Technical Services
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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 Science and Technical Services earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

23,900 SAR
21,100 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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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Science and Technical Services professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia Science and Technical Services
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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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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

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

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Jeddah

130 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jeddah is 130 SAR. This means that the average person in Jeddah earns approximately 130 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Jeddah
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 34% more than that of All Jobs.

Jeddah VS Saudi Arabia

Salary Comparison Between Jeddah and Saudi Arabia monthly Science and Technical Services
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We compared Science and Technical Services 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
Abha21,200 SAR
Dammam22,000 SAR
Jeddah23,200 SAR
Khubar21,700 SAR
Mecca22,800 SAR
Medina22,400 SAR
Riyadh23,600 SAR
Tabuk20,300 SAR
Taif20,700 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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