* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Jordanian Dinar (د.ا)


AST (GMT +3)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

14 days

In-demand Specialties*
Sales, It & Cloud Development, Financial Analysis

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Jordan

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Jordan

Employing in Jordan requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Jordan with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Jordan quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Labour costs in Jordan may be more competitive compared to some other countries with similar skill sets, offering potential cost savings for businesses.

Jordan has a well-educated and skilled workforce, particularly in areas such as information technology, engineering, medicine, and finance.

Jordanians often have a strong cultural awareness and sensitivity, which can be valuable for companies operating in international markets or dealing with a diverse customer base.

Jordan's geographical location in the Middle East makes it strategically positioned for businesses looking to establish a presence in the region, connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Jordan

Employment contracts are required to be in Arabic, though they may also be bilingual. It is mandatory for these contracts to be documented in writing and endorsed by both the employer and the employee. A comprehensive employment contract in Jordan must include the following elements:

  • Job description
  • Commencement date
  • Basic salary details
  • Contract duration

Probationary Period in Jordan

Probationary periods in Jordan are optional. However, this probation period should not go beyond three months.

Working hours in Jordan

The standard working hours in Jordan are 8 hours per day and 48 hours per week, from Sunday to Thursday.

Overtime in Jordan

According to the Labour Law, as per Article 57, mandatory overtime is restricted to 30 days per year.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Jordan

Jordan has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

January 1 - December 31

Fiscal Year in Jordan

January 1 - December 31 is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Jordan use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Jordan

The payroll cycle in Jordan is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last working day of each month.
1.35 JOD p/h

Minimum Wage in Jordan

The minimum wage for employees in Jordan is typically 1.35 JOD per hour, amounting to ~260 JOD per month for a typical 48 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Jordan

The monthly minimum wage is 260 JOD for Jordanian workers and 230 JOD for workers of other nationalities.

Bonus Payments in Jordan

Jordan does not have a provision for a 13th-month pay.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Jordan

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Jordan's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Jordan.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 14.25% on top of the employee salary in Jordan.

Tax Type Tax Rate

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Jordan, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 8%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Personal income tax rates in Jordan are applied progressively, ranging from 5% to 30% as detailed below. In addition, any amount exceeding JOD 200,000 of the annual taxable income for individuals will be subject to 1% as national contribution tax.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Jordan

In Jordan, the retirement age is set at 60 years for males and 55 years for females. An old-age pension is granted to an insured individual who has reached their retirement age and has made a minimum of 180 contributions, with at least 60 of them being actual contributions.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Jordan tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Jordan

When it comes to terminating employment in Jordan, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

A contract of employment can be terminated based on various factors, as outlined in the labour code and employment regulations. The termination of a contract may occur under the following circumstances:

  • Mutual Agreement:
  • Expiration of Contract Duration
  • Breach of Contract
  • Incapacity due to Disease or Disability

Notice Period

In Jordan there is a 30-day notice period for termination, and the type of notice depends on the type of termination. No notice is needed during the probation period, and limited-term contracts cannot be terminated before their completion.

Severance Pay

Workers not covered by the Social Security law in Jordan are entitled to receive severance, paid as "end of service compensation." This compensation is calculated at a rate of one month's pay for each year of service.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Jordan

The annual leave entitlement in Jordan is 14 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Jordan

In Jordan, there are 10 national holidays that are celebrated as public holidays. The specific holidays may vary, but they commonly include:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Jordan

Maternity Leave in Jordan

Paternity Leave in Jordan

Sick Leave in Jordan

Parental Leave In Jordan

Jordan's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Jordan

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Jordan's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Jordan

Make your benefits package in Jordan a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Jordan

Jordanian social security includes several insurances designed to provide coverage for different aspects of individuals' lives and careers. These insurances consist of:

  • Work Injury Insurance
  • Maternity Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Old Age, Disability, and Death Insurance

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Jordan within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Jordan create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Jordan

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Jordan.

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