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Computer Technician Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2021

How much money does a Computer Technician make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
12,200 SAR
( 147,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Computer Technician in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,200 SAR per month. Salaries range from 6,000 SAR (lowest) to 19,100 SAR (highest).

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

Computer Technician Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Computer Technician salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 6,000 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,100 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,500 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 12,500 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,500 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 Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 8,320 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,320 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Computer Technician(s) are earning less than 16,100 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,100 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

Computer Technician 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 Computer Technician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Computer Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,110 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,140 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,600 SAR per month, 38% 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, Computer Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 15,600 SAR per month, 24% 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 16,700 SAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 17,900 SAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Computer Technician average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
7,110 SAR
2 - 5 Years+29%
9,140 SAR
5 - 10 Years+38%
12,600 SAR
10 - 15 Years+24%
15,600 SAR
15 - 20 Years+7%
16,700 SAR
20+ Years+7%
17,900 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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Computer Technician Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Computer Technician
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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 Computer Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Computer Technician is 10,100 SAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 15,400 SAR per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Computer Technician average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Certificate or Diploma
10,100 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
15,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Computer Technician 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 Computer Technician employees in Saudi Arabia earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,800 SAR
11,500 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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Computer Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

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

Computer Technician

Computer Technician(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 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

Information Technology

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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Computer Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Computer Technician
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A Computer Technician 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.

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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.

Computer Technician Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

71 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 71 SAR. This means that the average Computer Technician in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 71 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.

Computer Technician VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Computer Technician is 17% less than that of Other IT. Also, Other IT salaries are 12% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Applications System Specialist14,000 SAR+14%
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist18,200 SAR+49%
Artificial Intelligence Developer18,000 SAR+47%
Blockchain Associate14,400 SAR+18%
Blockchain Developer14,800 SAR+21%
Computer Animator13,900 SAR+14%
Computer Hardware Engineer13,000 SAR+6%
Computer Operator10,700 SAR-13%
Computer Technician12,200 SAR-0%
Copy Editor12,900 SAR+5%
Data Center Technician14,100 SAR+15%
Documentation Specialist13,400 SAR+9%
Ethical Hacker14,600 SAR+19%
GIS Analyst14,300 SAR+17%
Global BI Analyst16,600 SAR+36%
Hardware Design Engineer14,600 SAR+19%
Hardware Technician11,600 SAR-5%
Help Desk Analyst14,900 SAR+22%
Informatics Optimization Specialist15,300 SAR+25%
Information Assurance Analyst15,200 SAR+24%
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer13,500 SAR+10%
Information Technology Quality Specialist15,100 SAR+23%
Information Technology Trainer16,200 SAR+32%
Interface Designer12,300 SAR+0%
Microsystems Engineer16,000 SAR+31%
Numerical Control Programmer13,100 SAR+7%
Records Manager13,500 SAR+10%
Scrum Master12,800 SAR+5%
Software Sales13,400 SAR+9%
Software Specialist13,100 SAR+7%
Storage Engineer12,800 SAR+5%
Systems Engineer12,400 SAR+1%
Systems Integrator14,800 SAR+21%
Technical Sales14,300 SAR+17%
Technical Trainer16,400 SAR+34%
Technical Writer14,200 SAR+16%
Tester13,300 SAR+9%
Usability Engineer14,300 SAR+17%
User Experience Consultant16,100 SAR+31%
User Experience Design Expert15,500 SAR+27%
User Experience Researcher15,400 SAR+26%
User Interface Designer15,300 SAR+25%
Video Game Designer13,400 SAR+9%
Visual Information Specialist13,800 SAR+13%
Writer and Documentor13,700 SAR+12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,800 SAR
Dammam12,300 SAR
Jeddah13,700 SAR
Khubar12,000 SAR
Mecca12,800 SAR
Medina13,200 SAR
Riyadh13,300 SAR
Tabuk11,900 SAR
Taif12,200 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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