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Delivery Driver Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2021

How much money does a Delivery Driver make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
4,490 SAR
( 53,800 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Delivery Driver in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 4,490 SAR per month. Salaries range from 2,110 SAR (lowest) to 7,090 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Delivery Driver salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Delivery Driver Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Delivery Driver
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Delivery Driver salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 2,110 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 7,090 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,760 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Delivery Driver(s) are earning less than 4,760 SAR while the other half are earning more than 4,760 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 Delivery Driver(s) are earning less than 3,090 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,090 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Delivery Driver(s) are earning less than 6,280 SAR while 25% are earning more than 6,280 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

Delivery Driver Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Delivery Driver salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Delivery Driver with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,430 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,350 SAR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,770 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Delivery Driver(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,820 SAR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,140 SAR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,690 SAR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Delivery Driver average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
2,430 SAR
2 - 5 Years+38%
3,350 SAR
5 - 10 Years+42%
4,770 SAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,820 SAR
15 - 20 Years+6%
6,140 SAR
20+ Years+9%
6,690 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Delivery Driver Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Delivery Driver(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Delivery Driver
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Delivery Driver salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Delivery Driver is 2,910 SAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,400 SAR per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,590 SAR per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Delivery Driver average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

High School
2,910 SAR
Certificate or Diploma+51%
4,400 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+50%
6,590 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Delivery Driver Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Delivery Driver employees in Saudi Arabia earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,800 SAR
4,240 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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Delivery Driver Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Delivery Driver(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Delivery Driver(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2020. 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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Delivery Driver Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Delivery Driver
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A Delivery Driver is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Delivery Driver Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

26 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 26 SAR. This means that the average Delivery Driver in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 26 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.

Delivery Driver VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Delivery Driver and Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Delivery Driver is 31% less than that of Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers. Also, Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries are 61% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bus Driver5,090 SAR+13%
CDL Driver5,920 SAR+32%
CDL Truck Driver5,510 SAR+23%
Chauffeur6,010 SAR+34%
Courier Coordinator7,650 SAR+71%
Courier Sales Manager12,200 SAR+170%
Deck Officer5,090 SAR+13%
Delivery Driver4,490 SAR+0%
Delivery Specialist5,680 SAR+27%
Delivery Supervisor6,790 SAR+51%
Dispatcher4,170 SAR-7%
Driver4,590 SAR+2%
Driving Instructor5,920 SAR+32%
Goods Receiving Expediter5,100 SAR+14%
Limousine Driver6,170 SAR+38%
Parking Inspector6,110 SAR+36%
School Bus Driver5,680 SAR+27%
Shuttle Driver5,070 SAR+13%
Taxi Driver5,140 SAR+15%
Third Officer4,660 SAR+4%
Train Driver5,460 SAR+22%
Tram Driver5,260 SAR+17%
Transport Officer4,850 SAR+8%
Transportation and Shipping Supervisor7,460 SAR+66%
Transportation Manager19,500 SAR+330%
Truck Driver5,010 SAR+12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha4,590 SAR
Dammam4,700 SAR
Jeddah5,040 SAR
Khubar4,490 SAR
Mecca4,610 SAR
Medina4,660 SAR
Riyadh4,990 SAR
Tabuk4,280 SAR
Taif4,550 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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