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Average monthly salaries in the private sector by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi), sex and major sector of economic activity (2012)

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Saudis non-Saudis Total
males females total males females total males females total
Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing 3,490.93 2,256.28 3,228.36 529.61 653.71 529.75 571.50 1,900.06 578.00
Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction 15,496.72 16,043.86 15,510.90 3,677.50 4,333.08 3,748.08 12,826.84 9,371.54 12,669.09
Manufacturing 5,915.15 2,119.96 5,400.62 1,120.60 639.88 1,111.94 1,817.44 1,517.16 1,806.32
Electricity, gas and water supply 9,302.91 2,963.84 9,249.69 3,301.87 5,494.00 3,307.24 7,599.03 3,224.96 7,569.66
Construction 2,959.24 1,876.97 2,756.53 860.74 594.31 858.82 1,031.31 1,539.33 1,043.90
Wholesale and retail trade 3,587.17 2,348.78 3,347.61 1,054.78 1,130.76 1,055.08 1,398.13 2,232.50 1,427.09
Transport, storage and communications 4,490.83 2,189.82 4,223.62 824.99 2,815.42 828.67 1,229.81 2,253.61 1,246.09
Finance, insurance, real estate and business activities 8,983.27 6,394.22 8,637.88 2,742.16 1,741.31 2,737.79 5,129.63 6,189.82 5,191.14
Community, social and personal service activities 6,569.84 3,021.41 5,235.00 1,081.99 1,714.48 1,143.68 1,897.38 2,359.23 1,968.37
Total 5,315.44 2,613.38 4,801.43 934.14 1,341.18 940.16 1,427.28 2,187.29 1,456.34

Source: Ministry of Labour

 

1. Technical note

 

Data is collected as part of the implementation of Nitaqat (saudization) project; results are still being updated

As of January 28, 2014, 1 Saudi Riyal (SAR)= 0,195 Euros (EUR) and 0,2667 US Dollar (USD).

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Ministry of Civil Service, Saudi Arabia

 

3. Data availability

 

The present data is published on the Ministry of Labour’s website (open data library) and is available at:

http://portal.mol.gov.sa/ar/opendata/Pages/default.aspx?m=7

Date of access: January 2014