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

Capital City

Omani Rial (ر.ع)



Employment Cost


Annual Leave

30 days

In-demand Specialties*
Healthcare, Civil & Construction Engineering, It

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Oman

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Oman

Employing in Oman 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 Oman with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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

Good To Know

Oman offers a stable and business-friendly environment, making it an attractive destination for hiring skilled professionals.

The country's strategic location provides easy access to key markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, fostering international business opportunities.

Oman's government actively promotes economic diversification, investing in infrastructure and education to support workforce development and innovation.

With a growing economy and various investment incentives, hiring in Oman can provide access to a talented and motivated workforce while benefiting from favorable business conditions.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Oman

The Omani government has implemented reforms aimed at streamlining employment and business procedures. Employment contracts, which can be verbal or written, must be in Arabic or a notarized Arabic translation if written. Essential components for employers in contracts include:

  • Identification of both parties
  • Commencement date
  • Employee's compensation and other benefits
  • Workplace

Probationary Period in Oman

Probation periods in Oman are determined by the employee's contract or collective agreement, typically lasting up to three months. During this period, no notice is required for termination.

Working hours in Oman

In Oman, regular working hours are 45 hours per week, Employees can work nine hours per day. However, during Ramadan, work hours are reduced to 30 hours per week (six hours per day) for employees.

Overtime in Oman

If an employee works beyond 45 hours per week mentioned in Article 68, the employer should pay them overtime equivalent to their basic salary, plus an extra 25% for daytime overtime and 50% for nighttime overtime.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Oman

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

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Oman

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

Payroll Cycle in Oman

The payroll cycle in Oman is usually monthly, with employees being paid as stipulated in the employment contract.
1.80 OMR p/h

Minimum Wage in Oman

The minimum wage for employees in Oman is typically 1.80 OMR per hour, amounting to ~ 325 OMR per month for a typical 45 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Oman

The minimum wage in Oman is 325 OMR per month, with 225 OMR designated as salary and an additional 100 OMR as a bonus payment.

Bonus Payments in Oman

In Oman, the payment of a 13th salary or bonus is not a legal requirement. However, many employers in Oman choose to offer bonuses or additional compensation to their employees, typically during festive seasons or as a reward for performance. The provision of such bonuses is usually at the discretion of the employer and may vary depending on the company's policies and financial performance.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Oman

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 12.5% on top of the employee salary in Oman.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

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

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Oman does not impose personal income tax.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Oman

In Oman, employers are required to contribute 10.5% of their employees' salaries to social security, managed by The Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI). This system provides pensions and various other benefits for insured individuals and their dependents, ensuring financial security and support for workers and their families.

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 Oman tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Oman

When it comes to terminating employment in Oman, 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

Termination procedures in Oman depend on the employment agreement, contract type, and the reason for termination. Employers must have valid grounds, offer notice, and provide end-of-service gratuity. Immediate termination without notice or gratuity is only permissible for gross misconduct; otherwise, termination requires a justifiable cause.

Notice Period

In Oman, monthly salary employees typically have a one-month notice period, while other cases require a 15-day notice, unless specified otherwise in the contract. Written notices are mandatory, and no notice is required during the probation period.

Severance Pay

In Oman, employers provide severance pay based on an employee's tenure as follows:

  • 15 calendar days' basic pay per year for the initial three years.
  • 30 calendar days' basic pay per year beyond three years of service.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Oman

The annual leave entitlement in Oman is 30 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 Oman

Oman observes 8 national public holidays alongside additional state-specific holidays whose dates vary according to the Lunar calendar.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Oman

Maternity Leave in Oman

Paternity Leave in Oman

Sick Leave in Oman

Parental Leave In Oman

Oman's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Oman

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 Oman'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 Oman

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Statutory benefits for employment in Oman

Under the management of the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) in Oman, social security provides coverage for insured individuals and their dependents, offering benefits such as

  • Pensions
  • Disability Insurance
  • Family Benefits
  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Work-Related Injury Support

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Oman

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 Oman.

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