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Saudi Arabia Sets Minimum Pay for Saudis in Dentistry, Pharmacy Professions

Saudi Arabia Sets Minimum Pay for Saudis in Dentistry, Pharmacy Professions

Wednesday, 13 October, 2021 - 09:45
Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi. (SPA/File)

Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) Ahmed Al-Rajhi issued a ministerial decision approving an amendment to the Saudization guide for dentistry and pharmacy professions.


The move comes as part of the ministry's efforts to provide promising and stable job opportunities for citizens and increase their participation in the labor market, according to Rajhi.


Under the new decision, the minimum pay for Saudis practicing the dentistry and pharmacy professions will be set at SAR 7,000 ($1,800), effective April 11, 2022.


The decision will apply to all private-sector facilities operating in the Kingdom that employ a minimum of three workers in the dentistry profession, provided the competent health authorities accredit them.


In addition, the decision will also apply to all private-sector facilities operating in the market, which have a minimum of five workers in the pharmaceutical profession, provided the competent health authorities accredit them.


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