We value our employees’ contributions and believe in offering packages that are commensurate with experience, job description, responsibility level, and individual qualifications. Salary packages can include expatriate premiums, supplemental benefits plans, and additional monthly payments to help defray cost-of-living expenses in Saudi Arabia.
Retirement, savings, and insurance
Expatriates receive either a company-funded retirement plan, a company-matched savings plan with a range of insurance options, or an annual cash payment of 17 to 19 percent of annual base salary for employees who opt to make their own insurance and savings decisions.
Team members also receive additional benefits through the Saudi Aramco Incentive Plan (SAIP), a program designed to drive organizational performance by recognizing individual contributions beyond annual merit increases.
Employees and eligible dependents residing in-country are paid annually for round trip costs associated with travel from Saudi Arabia to their home country.
The company has prioritized educating the children of our employees since the founding of Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools (SAES) in 1944. Today, SAES is recognized as a world-class educational system, with six campuses and more than 4,500 students. Facilities and curricula are modeled after North American schools, with spacious classrooms, small class sizes, media centers, art studios, music rooms, science labs, gymnasiums, sports fields, playground equipment, and the latest educational technology.
We also provide reimbursement packages for employees who wish to enroll their dependents in private schools. To ensure a healthy balance of education and family time, travel reimbursements to and from Saudi Arabia are provided for students attending schools, colleges, and universities overseas.
We want our employees to have ample time to explore and appreciate everything expatriate life has to offer, which is why we give expatriate employees 38 days of vacation leave per year, plus travel days. In addition to annual vacation days, employees also receive 9 to 11 paid company holidays each year.
Access to top-notch healthcare is an important part of working as an expatriate for Aramco, and we are committed to delivering compassionate, convenient, high-quality care for employees and their families.
All Saudi Aramco expatriate communities have easy access to outpatient healthcare clinics, dental care, emergency room services, pharmacies, and our Johns Hopkins Aramco (JHAH) Healthcare facilities, which are among the finest in the Middle East.
Additionally, JHAH operates a full-service hospital in Dhahran, with 350 beds for in-patient treatment and a full range of comprehensive outpatient services. The hospital is accredited by U.S.-based Joint Commission International.
Most physician services, prescriptions, surgical procedures, and hospitalizations are provided free of charge or at a low, subsidized rate.