Lying in the Gulf region, Kuwait is a developed country, and it is the 5th most prosperous country in terms of Gross National Income per Capita. Kuwait houses the world’s 6th largest high reserves. The national currency of Kuwait, the Kuwaiti Dinar, is the highest valued currency in the world.
Al, Farwaniyah, Al Fahahil, Kuwait City, Ar Riqqah
Engineering, Information Technology, Medicine, Surgery, Real Estate.
Below are the top universities in Kuwait:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (in KWD)||Average Monthly Salary (in USD)|
|Business Development Manager||2,020||6,579|
Kuwait follows a monthly payroll cycle.
The minimum wage in Kuwait is set at 60 KWD per month for domestic employees and 75 KWD for private sector employees.
The standard working hours in Kuwait are 8 hours a day and 48 hours a week. During the month of Ramadan, employees are expected to work a maximum of 36 hours per week. Overtime is permitted in the country with a cap of 180 hours a year, 3 days a week or 90 days a year. The overtime pay is 125% above the regular rate during daytime on weekdays and 150% above the regular rate during weekends.
Employers in Kuwait are not mandated to release a 13th-month salary to their employees.
No personal income tax is imposed on Kuwaiti individuals.
There is no VAT applicable in Kuwait.
Employment in Kuwait can be terminated both by the employee and the employer. The employer can terminate the employment on substantial grounds. If the employment is terminated without any grounds, the employer must pay a severance to the employee.
A 3-month notice is mandatory for all salaried employees.
Upon termination by the employer, a Kuwaiti employee is entitled to 15 days salary for every working year (maximum of one-and-a-half year’s wages) as severance pay.
A work visa and a NOC from the General Administration of Criminal Investigation at the Interior Ministry are required to work in Kuwait. Apart from this, the employee will also need a Police Clearance Certificate from the Regional Passport Office.