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Oman Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Oman




Omani Rial



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Oman, the oldest autonomous Arab state, has seen tremendous economic growth in the past decades. Due to rising oil production, the country’s GDP is set to reach $75 billion by 2022. Furthermore, Oman’s economic development policies are encouraging private sector participation in tourism, transportation, and telecommunications to assist future growth.

Major economic hubs:

Muzkat, Sur, Nizwa

Skills in demand:

Construction, Healthcare, Marketing, Business Management, Finance

Oman Map

Local Universities

The top local universities in Oman are as follows:

Oman Uni1

Sultan Qaboos University


Local: 1

World: 2389

Oman Uni2

The University of Nizwa


Local: 2

World: 3725

Uni3 Oman

University of Technology and Applied Sciences


Local: 3

World: 6135

Oman Uni5

German University of Technology in Oman


Local: 4

World: 6858

Uni5 Oman

Sohar University


Local: 5

World: 7318

Salary Data

Below are average monthly salaries for jobs in Oman:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (OMR) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accounting Manager 2,630 OMR 6830 USD
Financial Analyst 2,140 OMR 5557 USD
Business Analyst 2,160 OMR 5609 USD
Project Manager 2,140 OMR 5557 USD
General Manager 2,950 OMR 7661 USD
Database Administrator 1,660 OMR 4311 USD
Sales Manager 3,020 OMR 7843 USD
Oman Talentsource

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

LinkedIn, Indeed, MonsterGulf, Bayt

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

Randstad Middle East, Talent Development LLC, Competence HR, Oxygen Oman

Employing in Oman

The Omani government has implemented several reforms to make it simpler for businesses to operate in the country. The following is crucial information concerning the country’s employment laws and regulations.

Employee Contract

Oman employment contracts may be verbal or written. Written contracts must be in Arabic, or a translation must be ratified and notarized in Arabic.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2023

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
7 Feb Isra and Mi’raj (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
10 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
11 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
12 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
13 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
17 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
18 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
19 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
20 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
8 Jul Muharram (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
16 Sep The Prophet’s Birthday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
18 Nov National Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of leave Time period Mandatory
Annual leave/Earned Leave Not less than 30 days Yes
Sick Leave Up to 182 days Yes
Maternity Leave  98 days Yes



Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

Oman follows a monthly payroll cycle. Employees must be paid once a month.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Oman is 225 OMR per month.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

The employee is entitled to overtime pay for the additional hours worked. Overtime pay is calculated as follows: 


13th Month Pay:

No regulation obligates Oman employers to pay a 13th month salary. However, bonus and annual performance-based incentives are prevalent.

Employee Benefits:

Aside from the statutory benefits, the Oman employers may offer employees the following:

  • Education Allowance
  • Mobile Allowance
  • Transportation
  • Ramadan and Eid allowances
  • Travel allowance
  • Housing allowance
  • Medical benefits


Employer Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Contribution
Social Security Contribution 10.50%
Insurance for work-related injuries 1.00%
Job Security Fund under Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) 1.00%

Employee Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Contribution
Social Security Contribution 10.50%
Job Security Fund under Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) 7.00%

Employee Income Tax

Personal income is not taxed in Oman. 


The standard VAT rate in Oman is 5%.

Offboarding & Termination

n Oman, the termination process differs depending on the Employment Agreement between the employer and the employee. Employers must have appropriate grounds for terminating an employee and provide a reasonable notice period and an end-of-service gratuity. 

All termination notices must be in writing. In Oman, the notice period is 30 days if the employee is paid monthly and 15 days in all other instances, unless a greater time is agreed upon in the employment contract.

Employers in Oman are required to pay severance compensation based on the employee’s tenure in the organization: 

Tenure Pay Rate
First 3 years 15 calendar days for each year of service
Beyond the three years 30 calendar days for each year of service

Visa and Immigration

Individuals who wish to work in Oman must obtain a Work Visa from the Ministry of Manpower. Unless a government entity invites the foreigner, they must have a sponsor or employer. The visa allows them to stay in the nation for two years from the day it is stamped on their passport.

Oman Visa
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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Condition Pay Rate
Beyond the agreed hours Premium of 25%
Rest days Premium of 50%
Holidays Premium of 100%

Visa & Immigration