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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2023

How much money does a person working in Doctor / Physician make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
38,500 SAR
( 462,000 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 Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 38,500 SAR. Salaries range from 14,400 SAR (lowest average) to 66,300 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Doctor / Physician domain in Saudi Arabia exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Health and Medical
Advanced Nutrition Aide23,700 SAR
Advanced Practice Provider22,300 SAR
Allergist29,900 SAR
Assistant Pathologist21,300 SAR
Behavioral Health Specialist18,000 SAR
Cardiac Sonographer18,900 SAR
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist65,200 SAR
Cardiovascular Perfusionist41,400 SAR
Chiropractor19,500 SAR
Clinical Psychologist48,100 SAR
Correctional Treatment Specialist28,700 SAR
Counseling Psychologist39,200 SAR
Dermatologist50,000 SAR
Diabetologist33,200 SAR
Dietitian30,700 SAR
Doctor38,000 SAR
Emergency and Critical Care Consultant41,200 SAR
Emergency Department Physician34,900 SAR
Exercise Physiologist36,500 SAR
Forensic Pathologist42,300 SAR
General Medical Practitioner30,400 SAR
Genetic Counselor26,400 SAR
Healthcare Practitioner32,000 SAR
Internist50,700 SAR
Interventionist48,200 SAR
Invasive Cardiologist63,700 SAR
Lifestyle Medicine Expert24,300 SAR
Medical Massage Therapist18,100 SAR
Mental Health Therapst26,800 SAR
Naturopathic Physician49,400 SAR
Neurologist48,300 SAR
Neurophysiology Technologist14,100 SAR
Neuroscientist48,100 SAR
Nuclear Medicine Physician39,500 SAR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist42,200 SAR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist23,200 SAR
Ophthalmologist34,500 SAR
Optometrist33,600 SAR
Pediatrician37,700 SAR
Physical Therapist24,800 SAR
Physical Therapy Director31,300 SAR
Physician - Anesthesiology57,900 SAR
Physician - Cardiology61,500 SAR
Physician - CCU34,500 SAR
Physician - Dermatology48,300 SAR
Physician - Emergency Room35,900 SAR
Physician - Endocrinology45,500 SAR
Physician - Family Practice31,400 SAR
Physician - Gastroenterology42,100 SAR
Physician - Generalist33,500 SAR
Physician - Geriatrics28,600 SAR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology43,800 SAR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy49,200 SAR
Physician - Infectious Disease41,700 SAR
Physician - Internal Medicine50,400 SAR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine40,000 SAR
Physician - Nephrology48,500 SAR
Physician - Neurology48,100 SAR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine40,400 SAR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology42,400 SAR
Physician - Occupational Medicine32,400 SAR
Physician - Ophthalmology30,200 SAR
Physician - Otolaryngology31,100 SAR
Physician - Pain Medicine28,700 SAR
Physician - Pathology36,200 SAR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology44,400 SAR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology42,000 SAR
Physician - Pediatrics37,700 SAR
Physician - Physiatry40,600 SAR
Physician - Podiatry37,000 SAR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine28,900 SAR
Physician - Radiation Therapy47,000 SAR
Physician - Radiology46,500 SAR
Physician - Rheumatology45,000 SAR
Physician - Sports Medicine44,200 SAR
Physician - Urology56,700 SAR
Physician Assistant26,300 SAR
Physiotherapist29,000 SAR
Podiatrist30,500 SAR
Preventive Medicine Physician38,300 SAR
Psychiatrist41,400 SAR
Psychololgist43,200 SAR
Psychometrician36,700 SAR
Public Health Physician32,500 SAR
Pulmonologist40,300 SAR
Radiologist42,900 SAR
Registered Dietitian30,900 SAR
Registered Respiratory Therapist27,000 SAR
Skin Care Specialist24,400 SAR
Telemedicine Physician29,700 SAR
Urologist55,200 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Therapist16,200 SAR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist25,800 SAR

Doctor / Physician Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution Saudi Arabia Doctor / Physician monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
36,200 SAR or more
10% of people earn
30,900 to 36,200 SAR
20% of people earn
19,100 SAR or less
65% of people earn
19,100 to 30,900 SAR
Minimum Salary
14,400 SAR
36,000 SAR
66,300 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 Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia range from 14,400 SAR (starting average salary) to 66,300 SAR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Doctor / Physician is 36,000 SAR, implying that half of the workforce in Saudi Arabia earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia earn less than 27,800 SAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 42,500 SAR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 19,100 SAR to 30,900 SAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 19,100 SAR mark, while 10% ranged from 30,900 SAR to 36,200 SAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 36,200 SAR or higher.

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 in Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia 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.

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.

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 and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Doctor / Physician / Saudi Arabia

Salary comparison by gender Saudi Arabia Doctor / Physician monthly
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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? In the field of Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 13%.

41,200 SAR
36,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Doctor / Physician / Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for individuals working in Doctor / Physician? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% 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 Doctor / Physician
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia
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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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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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 / Doctor / Physician / Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Doctor / Physician
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20% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 80% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Doctor / Physician / Saudi Arabia

220 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia is 220 SAR.This is the rate they get 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 people working in Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia is 83 SAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha36,600 SAR
Dammam37,900 SAR
Jeddah40,000 SAR
Khubar37,400 SAR
Mecca39,300 SAR
Medina38,600 SAR
Riyadh40,700 SAR
Tabuk35,000 SAR
Taif35,700 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
16,100 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 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 Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 36,000 SAR and 42,500 SAR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

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 for jobs in Doctor / Physician in Saudi Arabia ranges from 14,400 SAR to 27,800 SAR. The base salary depends on many factors including 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

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