I am an international candidate from Asia and obtained PhD degree in US. I am on the track to obtain the US green card with i140 being approved. The HR said I would be placed on eastern payroll. However, I have no idea what eastern payroll it is.
I do appreciate if anyone PM me the pay scale for GC 13 or eastern payroll based on background. Thanks in advance!
Very much doubt that you will get a response to this one - clearly salaries and grades are a sensitive issue for any business. I recommend working out what figure makes sense to you in your personal circumstances to move and preferably be happy about doing so. If you are being offered this, accept. If not, negotiate or move on.
Aramco pay what they need to, in order to get you to join - based on your current location and salary.
In effect that means that if you are based in a country where salaries and the cost of living are significantly lower than the US (for example) then your offer will be based on that country and likely be lower.
So in effect there is no one catch-all figure to give you the salary for a particular grade. A GC12 could make more than a GC13 based solely on the internal range of each GC, and also you could have the geographical part based on country of origin further confusing things.
If the salary on offer is enough for you to take up assignment in Kingdom, go for it. If HR have already discussed the fact that you would be on Eastern payroll then I would assume that they have already discussed likely salaries also.
Financially it may have been better for you to aquire the green card and work in the US for a few years before applying - there are many people here on Canadian passports for example.
Salaries are very closely guarded. I do not know what any of my colleagues earn. Not even one of them after 5 years, so I don't expect you will get much responsere either.