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December 17, 2018

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Human Resources

“Saudi nationals need to fill the skills' gap in order to meet the requirements of the job market, which is explicitly mentioned in the Vision.”

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Human Resources
Cooper Fitch Dubai
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Accessing the right National talent in KSA is specifically difficult.

In April 2016, the Kingdom launched its Vision 2030, an “ambitious yet achievable” roadmap for economic and developmental action. One of the main objectives of this vision is to increase the employment rate of Saudi nationals in the private and public sector. There are acknowledged skill gaps across junior, mid-level and senior leadership functions in HR that need to be occupied by qualified Saudi nationals, in order to meet the Vision requirements. Furthermore, retaining national talent is a challenge and organisations are seeking innovative ways to reduce the risk of losing them. Employers are constantly seeking to generate and sustain employee commitment and loyalty through effective employee engagement, sophisticated training programs, succession-planning incentives, performance related rewards and consistent salary and benefits enhancements.

There is a growing need for Change-Management Leaders.

Amidst the development phase that the Kingdom is going through, organisations are looking for strategic and visionary HR Managers and HR Business Partners who can enhance HR systems, policies, and procedures. Similarly, they are looking for highly adaptable and transformational HR leaders who can drive the vision and implement change, which is necessary due to the dynamic and ever-evolving market.

Highly educated HR professionals are in high-demand.

Additional HR certifications and Master’s degrees are in very high demand; however, it is difficult for employers to find local talent that have already obtained these qualifications and have the relevant professional experience. Some organisations are offering the attractive incentive of covering the costs for higher education for Saudi nationals to earn their post-graduate degree whilst working and offer opportunities to achieve HR certifications such as CIPD or SHRM as a part of their retention strategy. There is a stronger supply of highly qualified bilingual professionals in the Kingdom and they demand better salaries as they are perceived as having stronger capabilities to drive and implement strategic initiatives.

The recruitment and selection process in 2018 was more time consuming, extensive and meticulous.

HR practitioners and line managers are adopting additional tools and techniques to ensure they are selecting the right talent for their organisation from a technical and cultural perspective. Organisations are seeking to learn more about potential employees through psychometric, behavioural and leadership assessments.

We see increased use of human resources management systems across bigger organisations and governmental entities.

HR professionals should be tech-savvy to be able to thrive in the market since most organisations are moving towards digitised HR systems. Experience with certain HR systems is important for employers. However, it is not the number one requirement for organisations when they are on the hunt for a HR leader. HR professionals are required to be effective communicators who possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, enhance and engage a diverse workforce.

 

TITLE

MIN

MAX

CHRO

100,000

155,000

HR VP

80,000

125,000

HR Director (Group)

45,000

75,000

HR Manager

30,000

40,000

Recruitment Manager

18,000

25,000

Recruiter

14,500

16,000

Recruitment Specialist

13,000

16,000

Compensation & Benefits Manager

22,000

28,000

Learning & Development Manager

24,000

33,000

Learning & Development Specialist

15,000

18,000

Training Manager

18,000

27,000

Employee Relations Manager

19,000

24,000

HR Operations Manager

22,000

30,000

Talent & Acquisition Manager

18,000

27,000

Talent & Acquisition Specialist

14,000

18,000

Human Resources Business Partner

30,000

45,000

HR Generalist

15,000

21,000

Monthly salaries in Saudi Riyals (SAR). Salaries provided are exclusive of any bonus, guaranteed or otherwise. 

Please click here to view the full salary guide for this sector.

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