Top 4 Cities with Highest Salaries in Saudi Arabia

Being an expat living in Saudi Arabia, you must be curious to know about the cities where you can get the highest amount of salary. Here is the list of the top 4 cities with the highest salaries in Saudi Arabia.


Topping the chart is the Kingdom’s capital Riyadh. Well for most countries the capital is designated to spell out the highest salaries. The median salary paid to employees in Riyadh is Saudi Riyals 82,373 per year.

Al Khobar

Al Khobar is one of the cities of the Damman region mostly populated with western expats. Dammam is the third-largest metropolitan area of the Kingdom. 

The median annual salary of Al Khobar is Saudi Riyal 80,656 which makes it the second city of the Kingdom with the highest salary after Riyadh.


Jeddah is one of the major urban hubs of western Saudi Arabia. The median salary that the city pays to its employees about Saudi Riyals 77,242 per annum.


Lingering fourth on our chart is the largest city of Eastern province, Dammam. It is an important administrative center for the Saudi oil industry due to which the average salaries are better than the rest of the cities.

It is located near to Al Khobar but the median salaries are much different. The annual salary of Dammam is Saudi Riyals 59,236.

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