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.
Employers can hire fresh talent from the top universities of Jordan mentioned below:
The salary data of some of the common jobs in Jordan:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (JOD)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
|Business Development Manager||2,600||3,662.53|
The payroll cycle in Jordan is monthly.
In Jordan, the minimum wage is JOD 260 per month.
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.
There is no provision of 13th-month pay in Jordan.
|Type of Contribution||Employer Contribution|
|Work Injury Insurance||2%|
|Old age, disability and death insurance||11%|
|Type of Contribution||Employee Contribution|
|Old age, disability and death insurance||6.5%|
|Income range (JOD)||Rate|
|0 – 5,000||5%|
|10,001 – 15,000||15%|
|15,001 – 20,000||20%|
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%.
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.
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.