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December 17, 2018

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Public Sector

“In late April, the Saudi government announced plans to generate between $9 billion and $11 billion in revenue by 2020 through a privatisation programme that will create as many as 12,000 jobs.”

 

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Public Sector
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Demand for nationals as part of Vision 2030.

Vision 2030 is currently driving the workforce in the Kingdom from healthcare to labour affairs and social development. International trade, foreign affairs, economists and human development specialists are all in high demand. The true challenge is finding those specialists with the right exposure to international projects to relocate or nationals with the right expertise. However, with the country’s plans to increase employment amongst Saudi nationals, we have seen non-employment rates among Saudis decreasing. We expect to see a 4.5 per cent increase in Saudi national employment in 2019.  

Assessing soft skills is becoming a critical practice in the hiring process for senior professionals.

Having a collaborative mindset with a proven technical track record are two of the most important qualities for a leadership position in the public sector. We also see an increasing need for talent with the ability to build and leverage teams and effectively communicate with C-level employees and board members.

Privatisation programs expected to create up to 12,000 jobs.

The Kingdom’s National Centre for Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships (NCP) has published a draft law in 2018 on private-public sector partnerships as the Kingdom prepares to launch infrastructure projects worth billions of dollars and seeks to attract foreign investors. In late April, the Saudi government announced plans to generate between $9 billion and $11 billion in revenue by 2020 through a privatisation programme that will create as many as 12,000 jobs.

Experience in new technologies will soon become a necessity.

Having the mindset to embrace new technologies is becoming more critical. Technology is high on the agenda of vision 2030 and experience in new technologies will soon become a necessity. The public sector is paying closer attention to Saudi nationals with strong experience in the technology field to raise government effectiveness and efficiency to improve the countries overall position in the Government Effective Index published by the World Bank from the 80th place in 2015 to at least the 20th by 2030.

ROLE

TITLE

MIN

MAX

 

 

Secretariat General

200,000+

-

 

 

Deputy Minister

125,000

200,000

 

 

Assistant Deputy Minister

80,000

100,000

 

 

Director General

120,000

200,000

 

 

Governor

175,000

225,000

 

 

Vice Governor

125,000

150,000

 

 

Chief of Staff and Human Capital

80,000

120,000

 

 

Chief of Administration & Shared Services

80,000

120,000

 

 

Chief of Communications

70,000

90,000

 

 

Director of Human Resources

60,000

80,000

 

 

International Subject Matter Expert/Advisor

70,000

110,000

 

 

Public Policy Director

70,000

100,000

 

 

Chief Economist

90,000

150,000

 

 

Senior Economist

50,000

70,000

 

 

Economist

22,000

35,000

 

 

Policy Specialist

40,000

55,000

 

 

Policy Analyst

18,000

28,000

 

STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

Head of SMO

90,000+

-

 

OFFICE

Strategy Director

60,000

70,000

 

 

Strategy Manager

35,000

48,000

 

 

Strategy Analyst

18,000

25,000

 

PMO/VRO

Head of PMO

70,000+

-

OFFICE

Portfolio Manager

55,000

62,000

 

Program Manager

40,000

50,000

 

Project Manager

28,000

35,000

 

Project Coordinator

18,000

22,000

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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