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Information Technology Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2024

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
17,200 SAR
( 207,000 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 17,200 SAR. Salaries range from 8,700 SAR (lowest average) to 27,300 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 Information Technology 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
Information Technology
2nd Line Systems Engineer14,900 SAR
A/B Testing Specialist12,800 SAR
ABAP Developer14,500 SAR
Advertising Account Planner14,100 SAR
Amazon Web Services Specialist18,600 SAR
Android Developer15,100 SAR
Angular Developer13,700 SAR
Angular JS Programmer13,800 SAR
Application Consultant18,000 SAR
Application Developer16,100 SAR
Application Management Analyst14,600 SAR
Applications Engineer12,400 SAR
Applications Support11,000 SAR
Applications System Specialist14,000 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Analyst16,300 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Developer17,000 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Ethics Officer20,200 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Governance Specialist22,100 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Implementation Officer22,200 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Lead23,000 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Officer22,300 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Prompt Specialist14,700 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Research Scientist20,500 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Sales16,800 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Software Engineer16,500 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Strategist22,000 SAR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Trainer17,300 SAR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist18,200 SAR
Artificial Intelligence Developer18,000 SAR
AS400 Programmer15,400 SAR
Assembly Developer16,400 SAR
Assistant Information Technology Manager19,000 SAR
Assistant Information Technology Project Manager19,200 SAR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager19,100 SAR
Avaloq Developer14,200 SAR
Back End Developer15,900 SAR
Big Data Architect17,700 SAR
BigQuery Specialist18,600 SAR
BizTalk Developer 16,300 SAR
Blockchain Associate14,400 SAR
Blockchain Developer14,800 SAR
Blockchain Engineer15,500 SAR
Build and Release Engineer14,600 SAR
Business Intelligence Analyst16,700 SAR
Business Intelligence Consultant21,800 SAR
Business Intelligence Developer16,600 SAR
Business Intelligence Manager22,100 SAR
Business Objects Developer14,600 SAR
Business Process Analyst15,500 SAR
Business Process Consultant16,300 SAR
Business Systems Analyst13,700 SAR
C Developer17,300 SAR
C# Developer16,900 SAR
C++ Developer16,900 SAR
Capacity Planning Manager20,800 SAR
Cassandra Specialist16,300 SAR
Change Administrator12,900 SAR
Chatbot Developer14,700 SAR
ChatGPT Expert13,900 SAR
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer24,700 SAR
Chief Cloud Officer22,300 SAR
Chief Data Governance Officer24,200 SAR
Chief Data Officer24,400 SAR
Chief Digital Ethics Officer20,700 SAR
Chief Digital Officer23,000 SAR
Chief Information Officer27,500 SAR
Chief Information Security Officer23,700 SAR
Chief Innovation Officer22,100 SAR
Chief Privacy Officer17,900 SAR
Client Delivery Manager21,100 SAR
Clojure Developer18,500 SAR
Cloud Compliance Architect14,900 SAR
Cloud Computing Specialist16,700 SAR
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer14,800 SAR
Cloud Migration Specialist17,400 SAR
Cloud Security Architect16,500 SAR
Cloud Services Engineer15,300 SAR
Cloud Solutions Architect17,800 SAR
Cloud-Based Inventory Manager17,200 SAR
CMS Developer13,000 SAR
Computer Animator13,900 SAR
Computer Engineer13,100 SAR
Computer Hardware Engineer13,000 SAR
Computer Network Support Specialist14,000 SAR
Computer Networks Architect15,700 SAR
Computer Operator10,700 SAR
Computer Programmer15,500 SAR
Computer Security Specialist17,900 SAR
Computer Support Specialist12,000 SAR
Computer Technician12,200 SAR
Computer Virtualization Implementation Specialist15,700 SAR
Copy Editor12,900 SAR
Cosmos DB Specialist14,100 SAR
Couch DB Specialist16,200 SAR
CRM Application Administrator14,100 SAR
CRM Manager14,800 SAR
Cross Platform Security Manager21,700 SAR
Curam Developer13,200 SAR
Cyber Security Consultant17,800 SAR
Cyber Security Researcher19,200 SAR
Cyber Security Specialist18,200 SAR
Cybersecurity Analyst16,600 SAR
Cybersecurity Architect16,500 SAR
Cybersecurity Compliance Specialist15,800 SAR
Cybersecurity Engineer16,600 SAR
Cybersecurity Manager22,600 SAR
Dart Developer11,600 SAR
Data Analyst14,600 SAR
Data Analytics Engineer14,400 SAR
Data Architect15,500 SAR
Data Center Specialist15,500 SAR
Data Center Technician14,100 SAR
Data Entry Coordintor8,240 SAR
Data Entry Supervisor9,900 SAR
Data Governance Manager21,100 SAR
Data Management Specialist17,200 SAR
Data Manager21,100 SAR
Data Modeling Analyst15,200 SAR
Data Privacy and Protection Manager19,400 SAR
Data Quality Analyst14,500 SAR
Data Security Analyst14,800 SAR
Data Security Manager22,000 SAR
Data Technician9,280 SAR
Data Visualisation Analyst14,700 SAR
Data Visualization Specialist14,700 SAR
Data Warehousing Manager19,300 SAR
Data Warehousing Specialist14,100 SAR
Data-driven Designer13,900 SAR
Database Administration Manager19,900 SAR
Database Administrator16,200 SAR
Database Analyst16,700 SAR
Database Developer16,200 SAR
Database Report Writer14,800 SAR
Deep Learning Developer14,600 SAR
Delivery Manager15,600 SAR
Delphi Developer16,700 SAR
Desktop Support Engineer10,300 SAR
Desktop Support Technician10,900 SAR
Desktop Virtualization Engineer12,500 SAR
Developer / Programmer15,600 SAR
Developer Evangelist15,300 SAR
Development Architect15,600 SAR
Development Group Supervisor17,400 SAR
Development Manager21,300 SAR
DevOps Engineer15,000 SAR
Digital Ethics Consultant16,700 SAR
Digital Forensics Expert16,200 SAR
Director of Application Development22,600 SAR
Director of Technology26,600 SAR
Disaster Recovery Analyst14,200 SAR
Disaster Recovery Specialist15,300 SAR
Django Specialist14,900 SAR
Documentation Specialist13,400 SAR
Driver Developer16,100 SAR
E-Commerce Manager18,000 SAR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst17,100 SAR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager20,400 SAR
E-Commerce Sales Manager21,100 SAR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager22,100 SAR
E-waste Recycling Specialist14,300 SAR
E-waste Technician11,700 SAR
Edge Computing Engineer14,600 SAR
Elixir Developer19,600 SAR
Embedded Software Developer15,600 SAR
Enterprise Architecture Manager19,100 SAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect19,000 SAR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager23,200 SAR
Erlang Developer20,300 SAR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant15,800 SAR
ERP Analyst17,200 SAR
ERP Project Manager20,100 SAR
Ethical Hacker14,600 SAR
Financial Systems Manager21,700 SAR
Firebird Specialist14,800 SAR
Flash Developer13,300 SAR
Front End Developer13,700 SAR
Front End Web Developer13,200 SAR
Full Stack Developer15,800 SAR
Functional Analyst16,300 SAR
Game Developer14,800 SAR
GIS Analyst14,300 SAR
GIS Developer15,400 SAR
Global BI Analyst16,600 SAR
Go Developer19,800 SAR
Google Cloud Specialist19,100 SAR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer13,300 SAR
Graphics Programmer13,000 SAR
Graphics Web Designer12,500 SAR
Groovy Developer17,400 SAR
Hardware Design Engineer14,600 SAR
Hardware Engineering Manager23,500 SAR
Hardware Technician11,600 SAR
Haskell Developer16,100 SAR
Head of Development21,300 SAR
Head of Information Technology25,300 SAR
Help Desk Analyst14,900 SAR
Help Desk Manager17,000 SAR
Help Desk Support11,400 SAR
Help Desk Technician10,800 SAR
Helpdesk Manager18,400 SAR
IBM DB2 Specialist14,700 SAR
Imaging Programmer13,200 SAR
InfluxDB Specialist15,200 SAR
Informatics Optimization Specialist15,300 SAR
Information Assurance Analyst15,200 SAR
Information Program Director21,700 SAR
Information Security Administrator17,700 SAR
Information Security Analyst18,400 SAR
Information Security Associate16,200 SAR
Information Security Director21,500 SAR
Information Security Engineer14,900 SAR
Information Security Manager22,800 SAR
Information Security Specialist18,600 SAR
Information Services Consultant17,900 SAR
Information Systems Developer14,700 SAR
Information Systems Manager24,200 SAR
Information Systems Penetration Testing Specialist18,200 SAR
Information Systems Vulnerability Assessment Specialist18,300 SAR
Information Technology Administrator12,200 SAR
Information Technology Analyst15,000 SAR
Information Technology Architect15,000 SAR
Information Technology Asset Manager19,700 SAR
Information Technology Business Analyst15,300 SAR
Information Technology Compliance Manager22,600 SAR
Information Technology Consultant18,300 SAR
Information Technology Coordinator12,800 SAR
Information Technology Director26,900 SAR
Information Technology Engineer13,700 SAR
Information Technology Executive22,600 SAR
Information Technology Helpdesk10,400 SAR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer13,500 SAR
Information Technology Manager27,000 SAR
Information Technology Operation Engineer13,200 SAR
Information Technology Operations Manager25,400 SAR
Information Technology Product Manager23,700 SAR
Information Technology Project Administrator13,500 SAR
Information Technology Project Coordinator16,300 SAR
Information Technology Project Leader18,600 SAR
Information Technology Project Manager23,700 SAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager18,000 SAR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)17,200 SAR
Information Technology Quality Specialist15,100 SAR
Information Technology Risk Manager23,800 SAR
Information Technology Sales Manager21,200 SAR
Information Technology Specialist18,000 SAR
Information Technology Staff10,600 SAR
Information Technology Support10,600 SAR
Information Technology Systems Analyst15,600 SAR
Information Technology Team Leader19,400 SAR
Information Technology Trainer16,200 SAR
Information Technology Training Analyst15,500 SAR
Interface Design Manager20,000 SAR
Interface Designer12,300 SAR
IOS Developer16,300 SAR
Java Developer16,200 SAR
Javascript Developer15,700 SAR
jQuery Specialist15,400 SAR
Kotlin Developer17,500 SAR
Laravel Specialist14,100 SAR
Lead Developer17,200 SAR
Linux Administrator15,400 SAR
Lisp Developer20,600 SAR
Lotus Domino Administrator15,600 SAR
Lotus Notes Developer16,000 SAR
Lua Developer17,000 SAR
Mail Server Administrator13,900 SAR
Major Incident Manager18,400 SAR
Malware Analysis Expert17,800 SAR
Managed Service Specialist15,500 SAR
MariaDB Specialist15,600 SAR
MATLAB Developer16,100 SAR
Microsoft Azure Specialist19,200 SAR
Microsoft SQL Server Specialist17,300 SAR
Microsystems Engineer16,000 SAR
Mobile Developer14,800 SAR
Mobile Interface Designer15,400 SAR
MongoDB Specialist15,800 SAR
Multimedia Developer13,000 SAR
Multimedia Services Manager17,800 SAR
MySQL Specialist14,600 SAR
Neo4J Specialist15,100 SAR
Network Administration Team Lead17,300 SAR
Network Administrator13,700 SAR
Network Analyst14,400 SAR
Network and Infrastructure Manager24,900 SAR
Network Engineer13,700 SAR
Network Engineering Manager17,700 SAR
Network Security Systems Manager18,700 SAR
Network Specialist14,600 SAR
Network Support Engineer13,200 SAR
Network Support Specialist13,300 SAR
Network Technician11,400 SAR
Neural Network Engineer16,800 SAR
NextJs Specialist15,300 SAR
Nodejs Developer16,200 SAR
NT Systems Administrator13,500 SAR
Numerical Control Programmer13,100 SAR
Objective-C Developer17,600 SAR
Online Banking Manager25,600 SAR
Online Banking Specialist18,900 SAR
OPS Manager21,900 SAR
Oracle Database Administrator14,700 SAR
Oracle Database Specialist17,100 SAR
Oracle Developer16,100 SAR
Perl Developer13,800 SAR
PHP Developer14,300 SAR
PostgreSQL Specialist16,200 SAR
PowerShell Developer14,200 SAR
Principal Consultant16,100 SAR
Principal Data Engineer15,900 SAR
Program Lead19,700 SAR
Python Developer16,100 SAR
R Language Developer17,000 SAR
React Specialist16,000 SAR
Records Manager13,500 SAR
Redis Specialist14,400 SAR
Remedy Developer12,200 SAR
Reporting Analyst14,500 SAR
Reverse Engineering Expert18,300 SAR
Robotic Process Automation Compliance Analyst14,700 SAR
Robotic Process Automation Developer12,500 SAR
Ruby Developer14,600 SAR
Rust Developer17,800 SAR
Salesforce Administrator15,400 SAR
Salesforce Developer12,600 SAR
SAP Consultant15,500 SAR
SAS Programmer14,100 SAR
Scala Developer20,500 SAR
Scrum Master12,800 SAR
SEO Associate12,300 SAR
SEO Manager18,700 SAR
Server Virtualization Consultant19,300 SAR
Service Delivery Manager20,700 SAR
Service Level Manager19,300 SAR
Service Support Lead14,900 SAR
SharePoint Administrator14,800 SAR
Sharepoint Consultant16,400 SAR
Sharepoint Developer16,000 SAR
Shift Leader16,600 SAR
Snowflake Specialist14,500 SAR
SOA Analyst15,300 SAR
SOC Engineer14,400 SAR
Software Analyst15,500 SAR
Software Architect15,600 SAR
Software Automation Engineer16,900 SAR
Software Developer15,800 SAR
Software Development Manager20,800 SAR
Software Engineer15,700 SAR
Software QA Engineer14,300 SAR
Software Sales13,400 SAR
Software Specialist13,100 SAR
Software Support Engineer12,700 SAR
Software Test Engineer13,400 SAR
Software Tester13,300 SAR
Solutions Architect20,100 SAR
Solutions Consultant16,800 SAR
SQLite Specialist15,700 SAR
Storage Engineer12,800 SAR
Supabase Specialist12,200 SAR
Supervisor10,600 SAR
Support Analyst14,300 SAR
Support Specialist16,200 SAR
Support Team Leader14,800 SAR
Swift Developer18,800 SAR
System Administrator13,400 SAR
Systems Analyst15,200 SAR
Systems Architect15,400 SAR
Systems Consultant17,800 SAR
Systems Engineer12,400 SAR
Systems Integration Analyst16,500 SAR
Systems Integration Specialist22,100 SAR
Systems Integrator14,800 SAR
Technical Analyst13,800 SAR
Technical Consultant16,600 SAR
Technical Manager16,100 SAR
Technical Project Manager20,200 SAR
Technical Sales14,300 SAR
Technical Trainer16,400 SAR
Technical Writer14,200 SAR
Technology Business Analyst15,400 SAR
Technology Director25,600 SAR
Technology Specialist19,700 SAR
Technology Vice President21,200 SAR
Teradata Developer12,900 SAR
Test Analyst15,200 SAR
Tester13,300 SAR
Testing Manager20,200 SAR
TIBCO Developer12,700 SAR
TypeScript Developer16,600 SAR
UI Engineer14,900 SAR
UNIX Administrator14,800 SAR
Usability Engineer14,300 SAR
User Experience Consultant16,100 SAR
User Experience Design Expert15,500 SAR
User Experience Designer12,900 SAR
User Experience Researcher15,400 SAR
User Interface Designer15,300 SAR
User Support Engineer12,600 SAR
VB Developer12,300 SAR
VB.NET Developer16,100 SAR
Video Game Designer13,400 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Architect18,100 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Compliance Specialist19,300 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Consultant21,600 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Designer20,700 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Developer18,100 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Director21,600 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Engineer18,100 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Filmmaker21,500 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Game Developer17,900 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Marketing Specialist18,800 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Officer22,400 SAR
Virtual / Augmented reality Sales Consultant22,300 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Simulator Operator15,200 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Specialist18,500 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Technician15,600 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Trainer19,900 SAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality User Experience Designer16,800 SAR
Visual Basic Developer11,800 SAR
Visual Information Specialist13,800 SAR
Voice Interface Designer12,700 SAR
VueJs Specialist15,100 SAR
Web Applications Manager18,100 SAR
Web Content Specialist16,800 SAR
Web Designer13,400 SAR
Web Developer13,500 SAR
Web Editor12,400 SAR
Web Project Manager17,400 SAR
Web Promotions Specialist14,600 SAR
Web Security Administrator15,000 SAR
Web Security Manager23,800 SAR
Web Support Analyst11,800 SAR
Web Writer12,800 SAR
Webmaster13,300 SAR
Windows System Administrator14,600 SAR
Wireless Consultant17,100 SAR
WordPress Specialist15,700 SAR
Writer and Documentor13,700 SAR
Zig Developer20,100 SAR

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution Saudi Arabia Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
15,700 SAR or more
10% of people earn
13,900 to 15,700 SAR
20% of people earn
9,880 SAR or less
65% of people earn
9,880 to 13,900 SAR
Minimum Salary
8,700 SAR
15,500 SAR
27,300 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia range from 8,700 SAR (starting average salary) to 27,300 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 Information Technology is 15,500 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia earn less than 12,700 SAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 17,700 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 9,880 SAR to 13,900 SAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 9,880 SAR mark, while 10% ranged from 13,900 SAR to 15,700 SAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 15,700 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 Information Technology 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 Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Information Technology in Saudi Arabia, below are our findings.

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 certificate 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 83,800 SAR to 251,000 SAR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Information Technology / Saudi Arabia

Salary comparison by gender Saudi Arabia Information Technology 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 14%.

18,100 SAR
15,900 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 / Information Technology / Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for individuals working in Information Technology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Information Technology 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 Information Technology
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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 / Information Technology / Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Information Technology
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51% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 / Information Technology / Saudi Arabia

99 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in Saudi Arabia is 99 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia is 50 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
Abha16,300 SAR
Dammam16,900 SAR
Jeddah17,900 SAR
Khubar16,700 SAR
Mecca17,600 SAR
Medina17,200 SAR
Riyadh18,200 SAR
Tabuk15,700 SAR
Taif16,000 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 15,500 SAR and 17,700 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 Information Technology in Saudi Arabia ranges from 8,700 SAR to 12,700 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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