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Saudi Arabia: A comparison of average monthly salaries received, by nationality group of workers (in US$, selected professions, 2015)

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Western countries Arab countries Asian countries
CEO/MD – Multinational 46,960 44,747 38,819
CEO/MD – Local Company 27,608 25,447 22,171
Human Resources – Manager 12,810 12,026 9,754
Information Technology – Manager 13,493 13,638 11,343
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 9,523 8,120 6,037
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 12,044 11,819 9,759
Facilities Management – Manager 11,122 10,795 8,787
Finance & Accounting – Manager 9,898 9,923 7,742
Recruitment – Manager 10,029 10,167 7,968
Healthcare – General Practitioner/ Manager 12,363 13,239 10,560
Real Estate – Manager 12,928 13,830 9,577
Banking – Branch Manager 12,542 11,733 11,332
Banking – Treasury Manager 15,918 15,328 13,951
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 11,312 10,948 8,909
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 14,376 11,417 8,467
Media – Public Relations Manager 13,352 11,645 8,825
Media – Publishing Editor 9,833 9,428 6,373
Construction – Project Manager 15,803 13,412 10,654
Events – Manager 8,512 8,030 5,936
Executive Secretary/PA 5,611 5,645 4,361

Source: Gulf Business, March 23, 2015

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey polled the average remuneration for 20 professions and sectors, including finance, real estate and media, across the six Gulf countries.
The 2015 Salary Survey was compiled based on inputs from regional recruitment companies including Nadia, Charterhouse and Michael Page.

2. Institution which provides data

Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey

3. Data availability

Robert Anderson. “Revealed: The Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey”, Gulf Business, vol. 19, Issue 11, March 23, 2015.
http://gulfbusiness.com/2015/03/revealed-gulf-business-2015-salary-survey/#.VfwSg_ntmko

Date of access: September 2015.

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