1. Contract is for 1 or 2 years (vary by hospitals) and usually renewable upon both parties agreement.
  2. Working week is 44 to 48 hours (most hospitals offers overtime at a time and half rate if worked extra hours)
  3. Most positions are offered on a “Single Status” Contract (unaccompanied)
  4. Free furnished housing, included utilities (but not telephone and internet)
  5. Free transportation from accommodation to a place of work and back as well as scheduled shopping trips.
  6. An airline ticket to join new position at the beginning of contract and a repatriation ticket to return home at the end
  7. One round trip airline ticket to return home for annual paid vacation (some hospitals offers ticket every six months)
  8. Free Medical coverage at the hospital’s facility
  9. Forty nine (49) to fifty three (53) calendar days annual paid vacation (vary by hospital)
  10. Most hospitals also offer seven (7) days emergency leave (for a family emergency matter)
  11. Uniforms provided.
  12. Sign- on bonus offered by some of the hospitals, in addition to a speciality bonus, where applicable
  13. End of Contract Bonus (50% of monthly salary for each year of service completed (vary by hospital)
  14. Contract Renewal Bonus (vary by hospital)
  15. Monthly salary vary by hospitals and position 3500 to 5000 US$  (Salary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is paid in local currency (Saudi Riyal) and is Tax Free (salary quoted in contract is what you take home)).
  16. To help you compare the annual financial benefits, kindly see an example below:
Income/Benefits Home Saudi Arabia
Salary average 3,600 US$ 48,000 US$ (average monthly salary of 4,000 US$ per month)
End of Service / 2,000 US$ (for each year of service completed)
Annual Airfare Travel / 2,000 US$ (not compensative)
Expenses Home Saudi Arabia
Housing and Utilities (average 150 US$ x 12 months) 1,800 US$ 0 US$
Transportation (average) 220 US$ 0 US$
Medical expenses ? 0 US$
Taxes deducted already 0 US$
Package Value 1,580 US$ 50,000 US$
Actual take Home Money ? 42,500 US$

** Kindly take note that salaries quoted here are merely guidelines. Salaries and expensive at home are variable. Cost of living and personal needs in KSA are approximately 15% of monthly intake.