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Jordan Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Jordan




Jordanian Dinar (JOD)



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita

$ 3,820.70

Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a country located in the Southwestern Asia. It is surrounded by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Palestinian West Bank, Israel and Dead Sea. Jordan’s economy registered 2.2% growth last year. This economic growth was led by expansion of the service and industrial sector, and tourism industry.

Major economic hubs:


Map 16

Local Universities

The top local universities in Jordan are as follows:

Uni1 26

University of Jordan


Local: 1

World: 1505

Uni2 25

Jordan University of Science and Technology


Local: 2

World: 1898

Uni3 26

The Hashemite University


Local: 3

World: 2203

Uni4 25

Yarmouk University


Local: 4

World: 2474

Uni5 24

Philadelphia University


Local: 5

World: 3220

Salary Data

The salary data of some of the common jobs in Jordan:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (JOD) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Financial Manager 3,340 4,704.95
General Manager 3,030 4,268.26
Business Development Manager 2,600 3,662.53
Financial Analyst 2,050 2,887.77
Business Analyst 2,140 3,014.55
Project Manager 1,850 2,606.03
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

bayt, naukrigulf

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

petrarecruitment, tagirecruit

Employing in Jordan

To hire employees in Jordan, employers have to follow the employment law of the country. Below is the brief about the same.

Employment Contract

There are two types of employment contracts in Jordan – Indefinite and fixed-term. The employment contracts must be in the Arabic language. If the employee is a foreigner, the signed translated copy of the contract should be attached with the Arabic contract.

Probation Period

The employer can hire employees under probation for a maximum of three months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day National holiday
21 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) National holiday
22 Apr Eid al-Fitr holiday (Tentative Date) National holiday
23 Apr Eid al-Fitr holiday (Tentative Date) National holiday
24 Apr Eid al-Fitr holiday (Tentative Date) National holiday
1 May Labour Day National holiday
25 May Independence Day National holiday
27 Jun Arafah (Tentative Date) National holiday
28 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) National holiday
29 Jun Eid al-Adha holiday (Tentative Date) National holiday
30 Jun Eid al-Adha holiday (Tentative Date) National holiday
1 Jul Eid al-Adha holiday (Tentative Date) National holiday
18 Jul Muharram/New Year (Tentative Date) National holiday
27 Sep Prophet’s Birthday (Tentative Date) National holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leaves 14 days per each year of service Yes
Sick Leave 14 days Yes
Maternity Leave 10 weeks Yes


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Payroll Cycle

The payroll cycle in Jordan is monthly.

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Minimum Wage

In Jordan, the minimum wage is JOD 260 per month.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in Jordan are 48 hours for a six-day workweek. However, employees working in hotels, restaurants and cinema must work for 54 hours per week. Full-time employees are entitled to overtime pay for additional working hours exceeding 48 hours a week at 125% of their actual wage. The overtime pay for public holidays and rest days is 150% above the normal wage.


13th Month Pay

There is no provision of 13th-month pay in Jordan.

Employee Benefits

  • Earned Leave
  • Maternity Leave
  • Hajj Leave
  • Study Leave
  • Labor Culture Leave


Employer Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Employer Contribution
Work Injury Insurance 2%
Maternity Insurance 0.75%
Unemployment Insurance 0.5%
Old age, disability and death insurance 11%
Total 14.25%

Employee Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Employee Contribution
Unemployment Insurance 1%
Old age, disability and death insurance 6.5%
Total 7.5%

Employee Income Tax

Income range (JOD) Rate
0 – 5,000 5%
5,001-10,000 10%
10,001 – 15,000 15%
15,001 – 20,000 20%
20,001 -1,000,000 25%
Over 1,000,000 30%

For individuals having income above JOD 200,000 has to pay additional 1% national contribution tax.


The standard rate of VAT in Jordan is 16%.

Offboarding & Termination

A fixed-term employment contract cannot be terminated by either party. It expires on its own.
Both parties can terminate the indefinite employment contract by giving notice in writing. In case of gross misconduct, both parties can leave the employment without notice also.

The party that initiates the termination process needs to give 30 months’ notice.

In Jordan, the severance pay is up to three months of compensation in case of illegal dismissal.

Visa and Immigration

An individual must need a work permit to work in Jordan. The employer or the individual should submit all the documents with the employment contract to the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and fill out the form to get the permit.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration