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Average Salary in Dammam 2019

How much money does a person working in Dammam make?

16,565 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Dammam typically earns around 16,565 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 Dammam | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Dammam

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Dammam range between 2,242 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 73,351 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 16,233 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 16,233 SAR while the other half are earning more than 16,233 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 8,314 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,314 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 43,000 SAR while 25% are earning more than 43,000 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 Dammam

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Dammam
Average Salary 2016    =  
15,249 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
15,813 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
16,113 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
16,565 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Dammam are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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
Accountant11,419 SAR
Administrative Assistant8,114 SAR
Architect14,524 SAR
Attorney22,217 SAR
Biomedical Engineer13,497 SAR
CAD Drafter12,298 SAR
Cashier8,913 SAR
Chartered Accountant14,647 SAR
Chef13,324 SAR
Chief Executive Officer37,844 SAR
Chief Financial Officer32,614 SAR
Civil Engineer14,144 SAR
Computer Technician12,329 SAR
Creative Director16,372 SAR
Dentist40,331 SAR
Developer / Programmer14,660 SAR
Electrical Engineer16,399 SAR
Elementary School Teacher11,139 SAR
Engineer15,255 SAR
Executive Chef14,461 SAR
Flight Attendant14,003 SAR
General Manager27,958 SAR
Graphic Designer10,781 SAR
Hotel Manager24,425 SAR
Human Resources Manager22,413 SAR
Internal Auditor16,873 SAR
Journalist15,766 SAR
Legal Assistant11,637 SAR
Mechanical Engineer15,101 SAR
Nurse12,274 SAR
Pharmacist17,753 SAR
Photographer10,674 SAR
Pilot18,702 SAR
Police Officer12,351 SAR
Project Manager17,424 SAR
Receptionist9,073 SAR
Sales Manager26,535 SAR
Sales Representative10,552 SAR
Secondary School Teacher12,823 SAR
Secretary8,464 SAR
Teacher12,279 SAR
Teller10,455 SAR
Travel Agent13,377 SAR
Waiter / Waitress9,429 SAR

Average Hourly Wage in Dammam | All Jobs

96 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dammam | All Jobs is 96 SAR. This means that the average person in Dammam earns approximatly 96 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.

Dammam VS Saudi Arabia

Salary Comparison Between Dammam and Saudi Arabia monthlyWe compared salaries in Dammam and Saudi Arabia and we found that Dammam salaries are 2% less 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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