Onboard, pay and manage employees in Jordan with Deel.
Usually, to hire in Jordan, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Deel lets you hire employees in Jordan quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.
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Minimum Wage Requirements
In Jordan, monthly minimum wage will vary if the employee is a national of the country or not:
- 260 JOD per month, for Jordanian workers
- 230 JOD per month, for other nationalities
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax ranges from 5% to 30%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.
|Gross Annual Income
|Tax Rate (%)
|First JOD 5,000
|Second JOD 5,000
|Third JOD 15,000
|Forth JOD 20,000
|Up to JOD 1,000,000
|Above JOD 1,000,000
The employer cost is generally estimated at 14.25% of the employee salary.
- Social Security - Employer Contribution - 14.25%
Please note: The maximum monthly salary for calculating Social Security contributions is JOD 3,394.
One off costs:
Printed Employee Agreement signature process - JOD 56.75
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. However, the work week can be extended to 6 days and 48 hours per week.
The standard work week is from Sunday to Thursday.
Employees who have worked for 6 consecutive months are entitled to 70 days of paid leave. The employee will receive an amount dependent on the size of there salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.
Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 14 days at 100% paid by the employer. Employees are also entitled to an additional 14 days if they are hospitalized. The employee is entitled to 50% payment by the employer for the additional sick leave.
Terminations in Jordan can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Jordan for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- probation period
- objective grounds
- disciplinary dismissal
- performance due to unsuitability for the job
- By expiration of the contract
The notice period is 30 days. The type of termination will determine the type of notice required.
Severance for Employees
Severance payment vary depending on the type of contract, the reasons for termination, and the duration of employment. Employees with an indefinite contract, while terminated they are entitled to one month’s salary for every year they worked, and a pro-rata payment for fractions of a year.
During probation, there is no severance payment.
Paid Time Off
Full-time employees are entitled to 14 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO and aural rate varies depending on the length of services. Employees are eligible for annual leave in the first year according to the months they have worked. Part Time employees is ProRata the number of hours they work a week.
If a worker's employment is terminated for any reason before he uses up his annual leave, he shall be entitled to receive his remuneration for all remaining leave days.
|Years of Service
|Days Leave (Working Days)
|Aural Rate (Working Days)
|Up to 5 years
|Over 5 years
Jordan celebrates 10 national holidays.
National public holidays include:
- New Year's Day
- Labor Day
- Independence Day
- Eid al-Fitr
- Eid al-Adha
- Islamic New Year
- Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in Arabic and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.
A contract must include:
- start date
- length of the employment
- job description
- termination conditions
- Job title
- Contract Duration
- Basic salary
- Working time
- Day Off
Hiring in Jordan, hassle-free
With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Jordan with our EOR solution. If you have an entity, our Global Payroll solution takes care of payroll and compliance for your direct employees. Our 250+ in-house experts handle everything from managing local laws, complex tax systems, or your payroll in Jordan and 150+ countries.
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