Cabinet decree no. (211) of 13-1-1437H gave the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) the right to conduct surveys in the economic, social and population fields on behalf of the kingdom and publishing them periodically. Based on this right, GASTAT has conducted programs and surveys aiming to provide a statistical data base in all fields including wages and employment statistics to upgrade data bases and statistical indicators, and to be available for researchers, planners, and decision makers in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, in the course of conducting field surveys, GASTAT is working on a field survey for wages and employment. It has put into consideration that the survey methodology and the form design shall be in accordance with the international recommendations and standards issued by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Date of survey:
18/7/2017 – 20/8/2017
Employment and Wages Survey
28 January, 2018
700 - 750 field researchers collaborated with GASTAT
Employment and wages survey form encompasses 4 main departments, to be answered by using tablets, the form includes:
First: Establishment Information
Second: Details of the workers during the time reference
Third: Details of the vacant jobs for potential workers during the time reference
IV: Details of the future jobs during the financial year 2017/2018
1.Measuring average monthly wage by gender and nationality.
2.Measuring average monthly wage by occupation and economic activity
3.Measuring average monthly wage by age and educational level
4.Evaluating wages levels and work conditions for workers in public and private sectors establishments
5.Indicating total basic and additional working hours according to nationality and economic activity
6.Comparing average wages for all workers over various periods
7.Studying wages orientations and its changes over time
8.Comparing earning average for workers according to nationality and educational level:
9.Providing the needed statistical data and information on all economic activities for government bodies and agencies as well as researchers.
10.To utilize such data in conducting national, regional and international comparisons, and carry out studies and analyses.
The survey covers all administrative regions of Saudi Arabia using a sample of the establishments in such regions, as they are divided into 13 regions as follows:
1.Scope: Recognizing and pointing out the statistical requirements, and determining the possible solutions
2.Design: Designing all subsequent steps of the statistical process.
3.Organization: Preparing and testing all statistical work procedures
4.Collection: Data collection and verification.
5.Categorization: Data processing for converting data from initial data to statistical data.
6.Revision: Results verifications and explanation.
7.Publishing: Preparing outputs for publishing
8.Evaluation: Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all stages of the statistical process.
9.Management: Administering all steps of the statistical process continuously.