Average Salary in Jordan

How much money does an employee in Jordan earn?

A Jordanian worker gets around 1,610 JOD each month. The minimum wage set by the ministry of labor is 1,400 JOD per month.

This salary covers all expenses of the workers and their families. They need to pay rent, food, and clothing for themselves and their families. Jordan is a developing country.

Salary Distribution in Jordan

Salary Scale

Jordanian salaries start at 410 JOD per month. The distribution of salaries in Jordan is as follows:

  • First 2 years after university, JOD 410 per month.
  • After the first 2 years out of university, JOD 700 per month.
  • After 5 or more years of work experience after graduating from university, JOD 800 per month.
  • 30+ Years work Experience on Job, JOD 1000 per month

Median Salary

The median monthly wage is 1,480 JOD, which implies that half of the population earns less than 1,480 JOD and the other half earns more than 1,480 JOD. The median monthly wage in Jordan is around 1,480 JOD.


How much does the median pay differ from the average salary?

25% of the population earns less than 850 JOD, while 75% earn more than 850 JOD.

Percentiles are used to assess where an individual’s pay fits in with everyone else’s; the higher their percentile rank, the better their earnings compared to everyone else. Using percentiles can reveal whether or not you are paid above or below average for your field of work.

Comparing Salaries Based on Years of Experience

How does an individual’s income in Jordan increase over time?

In the small Middle Eastern country of Jordan, an individual’s income changes vastly over time. In fact, it can increase by as much as three times over a period of four years.

Looking at the salary on a yearly basis, someone who starts on an entry-level (fresh out of university) with JOD 3000 per month on average has their salary raised to about JOD 9000 after four years.

This is an over 100% increase in salary with the same job.

Salary Comparisons According to Education

How does your degree of education influence your salary?

Work experience also has an effect on salary. People who have one year or less of work experience tend to make under JOD 1000 every month. For those who have up to five years of work experience, they make an average of JOD 2000.

People with work experiences ranging from 15-25 years have a salary range between JOD 3000 and JOD 5000 monthly. Lastly, for people with more than 25 years of work experience, their salaries are between JOD 5000 and above monthly.

Regardless of your career path though; you need skills that employers value most. The more you know about skill requirements your industry expects from employees with different levels of education the better chance you have to find a job that matches your qualifications.

You can determine what skills employers value most by taking time to research the trends in the industry and the types of jobs available.

People who hold Master’s Degrees tend to make more than those with Bachelor’s or Associate degrees.

This is because people having higher education are assumed to be better qualified for their positions, which means they take on higher responsibilities, resulting in salary increases.

The major difference between people with Master’s Degrees and Doctoral Degrees is income level; this happens because there are very few Doctoral Degree holders in Jordan so this limits competition among employers for them which gives them an advantage over others when it comes to negotiations regarding salaries.

Salary Comparisons According to Gender in Jordan

Male workers earn 9% more than female employees in Jordan on average across all industries. This is not surprising considering that 21% of women are unemployed in Jordan, whereas only 10% of men are unemployed.

Unemployment for both genders declined by 1% from the year before.

Female workers have an average monthly salary of 597 JOD, whereas male workers have an average monthly salary of 672 JOD.

While these numbers appear to be quite close (about 13%), they can be translated into hours worked. Female employees work 54 hours per month on average, while male employees work 40 hours per month on average.

This means that female employees spend 2.8 fewer hours at work than their male counterparts who take more time off during the day to attend to family or other personal matters important to them, or they leave early for family responsibilities.

Jordan’s Average Yearly Income Increase Percentage

In Jordan, how much does yearly pay increase cost? How often do workers get compensation increases?

Jordanian workers generally receive compensation increases when they are evaluated based on their performance at work – usually after 6 months have passed since they last received a pay increase.

This compensation increase is usually between 5-20% of the worker’s last salary.

Often, lower-ranking workers get an annual 1 to 2% pay increase while higher-ranking workers receive around 10%.

Jordanian workers are paid every two weeks (26 days). That means that for six months out of the year, they will be receiving a pay increase at least once.

The average yearly income increase in Jordan is 13.6% which ranks it 62nd in the world among other countries.

This means that Jordanian citizens have above-average salaries since most countries have around 10%. This number is relatively high due to the fact that Jordanian citizens only work 6 hours per day, 6 days per week.

Annual Income Growth Rates by Industry in Jordan

  • Education – 7%
  • Banking – 2%
  • Hotel – 2%
  • Pharmacy – 8%
  • Beverage and Tobacco – 3%
  • Transportation and Communication – 5%
  • International Companies – 1.5-2.5%
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade – 3.5-4.5%

Companies in growing sectors have a tendency to provide greater and more frequent increases to their employees.

There are few exceptions, but, in general, the financial health of any firm is directly tied to the state of the economy of the nation or area in which it operates.

These data are subject to periodic revision.

Average Pay Increase Estimates by Level of Experience in Jordan

Junior-level workers in Jordan earn an average yearly salary of JOD 19,000 ($26,300.00). These workers can expect average pay increases that vary by level of experience as follows:

  • Less than 1 year of experience – JOD1,000 ($1,360.00) increase per year or a 7.3% pay increase annually.
  • Between 1 and 3 years of experience – JOD2,500 ($3,590) increase per year or a 4.8% pay increase annually.
  • Between 3 and 5 years of experience – JOD5,200 ($7,460) increase per year or a 4.1% pay increase annually.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience – JOD6,500 ($9,270) increase per year or a 3.4% pay increase annually.
  • 10 to 15 years of experience – JOD7,500 ($10,800) increase per year or a 2.8% pay increase annually.
  • 15 to 20 years of experience – JOD8,000 ($11,200) increase per year or a 2.6% pay increase annually.
  • 20 years more of experience – JOD2,085 ($2,970) monthly decrease in pay or an annual total decrease of 0.1%.

The average (mean) salary for all workers is about JOD19,850 ($26,720). This means that half earn more than this amount and half earn less than this amount; the average worker will likely experience a similar pay increase as outlined above.

Jordanian Bonus and Reward Rates

How much and how often are bonuses given to Jordan workers?

The average monthly salary in Jordan is about 200 JOD or 333 USD. There are frequent bonuses given to Jordanian workers. The most popular bonus rate is up to 100% which means twice the amount of their monthly salaries.

Other rates that are smaller than 100% are the following: 50%, 25%, 15%. All employees receive bonuses except for seasonal workers.

One-time bonuses can be an additional 500-2000 JOD, while hourly payments range from 5-20 JOD per hour depending on the type of work.

An employee’s performance level determines how often he or she gets a bonus. Employees who have high productivity get bonuses more frequently than those who do not meet expectations, but low performers never get any kind of returns on their work efforts according to their contracts.

Different Types of Bonuses

Bonuses for Individual Performance

These are usually given as incentives for the achievement of pre-determined, measurable objectives.

These are most often set out in individual contracts rather than being built into salaries.

Bonuses are an increasingly popular pay mechanism across many different types of industry and provide organizations the opportunity to fix the size of bonuses at a level they consider appropriate.

This form can also allow them to selectively reward individuals who have made special contributions or had significant successes against their objectives.

Bonuses for Company Performance

Bonuses based on company performance are a common practice around corporations. The purpose of these bonuses is to encourage employees to work harder and produce better results for the good of the company.

Companies that have reached a milestone often give out bonuses to their employees. Bonuses are typically given to the employees of a company during milestone events, such as an IPO or reaching profitability.

Some companies use bonuses for management incentives, while others use them to retain the best talent.

Bonuses are expensive, especially when they are based on future projections and milestones that may not be reachable. If a company fails to reach its goals then these bonuses can end up being wasted funds.

Bonuses Based on Goals Achieved

One way managers can motivate their employees is by giving bonuses based on achieving certain goals.

For example, if an employee’s goal was to increase company revenue and they successfully did so, the manager might give them a bonus for doing so.

This method of motivation helps improve morale and shows that hard work does pay off.

One major downside to this approach is that sometimes it backfires as some workers will only do what is required and not go above and beyond.

This leads to underwhelming results and a loss of motivation for the employees as they don’t feel they will be rewarded for their extra effort.

Holiday / Year-End Bonuses

These are generally offered to employees as part of the company’s effort to retain valuable talent and motivate good performance. Although most companies tend to give such bonuses in December, some do so as early as October or November.

There are two main reasons why a company would give out year-end bonuses: (1) they want to reward their employees for their contributions and (2) they wish to motivate even better performances in the next year.

Some companies consider year-end bonuses as part of an employee’s salary.

Bonuses are usually offered to employees who have stayed with the company for at least 4–5 months or more since it is assumed that these employees will stay on until the end of the next year.

Other criteria used in deciding who should receive these bonuses include the length of service, the extent of contribution to the company’s business, and outstanding performance.

In most companies, there is a standard percentage given as a year-end bonus, which can range from 5–10% of basic pay.

There are some companies however where there is no fixed percentage – managers instead give out bonuses according to their discretion and the needs of each individual employee.

Comparing Bonus Rates by Career Field

What qualifies a job as deserving of substantial incentives and a high salary in Jordan?

Salaries in Jordan are largely dependent on the nature of work, so jobs with high levels of responsibility and danger generally command higher salaries.

A doctor can expect to earn over 50,000 JOD, while the average airline pilot or engineer is likely to take between 35-45,000 JOD. Other highly paid professions include medical researchers, software developers, and scientists.

Good candidates for high rates of incentives include construction workers in hazardous conditions like quarrying limestone; oil riggers, skilled technicians in the industry, people in armed forces, firefighters, doctors,  nurses; pilots, corporate managers in multi-national companies with foreign ownerships/ part ownership.

Comparing Bonuses Based on Seniority

People who have been working for less than six months receive an average bonus of about JOD 1,271 for this period while people working between 6-12 months receive about JOD 2,166 as their bonus.

However, employees who have worked with the company for more than two years receive much larger bonuses – over JOD 4400.

Employees that work even longer get bonuses that are much lower, averaging around JOD 2,900 per year.

Senior workers are given much larger bonuses because they have been with the company for a long time and their salary does not increase as quickly as it would if they were starting in the organization.

The types of people that receive lower annual bonuses are generally young individuals who just started working in the company and their salary is increasing rapidly

Employees who work longer with the company receive smaller bonuses because their yearly pay has increased over time and it takes them less time to get to a certain point – such as how fast an individual can go from JOD 2,900 to JOD 3,000.

Salary Ranges For Popular Professions

Business Planning

  • Business Analyst – 2,140 JOD
  • Business Development Manager – 2,600 JOD
  • Business Process Analyst – 1,800 JOD
  • Operations Manager – 3,100 JOD
  • Sales Account Executive – 4,340 JOD

Accounting and Finance

  • Accountant – 1,320 JOD
  • Accounts Payable Officer – 1,650 JOD
  • Accounts Receivable Officer – 1,610 JOD
  • Auditing Clerk – 1,580-2,350 JOD
  • Banking Services Clerk – 2,020-3,000 JOD
  • Bookkeeper  – 3,040-4120 JOD
  • Credit Manager – 3.050-5100 JOD
  • Executive Secretary 2,900-3200 JOD
  • Financial Analyst – 5,160 JOD

Medical / Healthcare

  • Anesthesiologist – 12,000 JOD
  • Cardiac Surgeon – 13,000 JOD
  • Dermatologist – 2,100-10500 JOD
  • General Practitioner – 7200-8500 JOD
  • Nurse Practitioner  – 3,400-4,400 JOD
  • Obstetrician/Gynaecologist – 2,450 – 17300 JOD
  • Oncology Surgeon – 4,800 – 8700 JOD
  • Ophthalmologist – 5400- 9400 JOD
  • Pediatrician – 1550-1700JOD
  • Psychiatrist – 5130-7440JOD
  • Radiologist– 8150 to 10350JOD
  • Veterinarian – 3,000 JOD

Public Sector

  • Construction Engineer – 1,780-4,500 JOD
  • Electrician – 2,550-3,800 JOD
  • Mechanical Engineer- 4,350-8,950 JOD
  • Oil and Gas Drilling Engineer – 7,120-10,700 JOD
  • Petroleum Engineer – 5,100 to 9300 JOD
  • Sales Representative  – 2,900-4,540 JOD

Science / Engineering

  • Aerospace engineer – 6,100 JOD
  • Chemical Engineer – 4,500 JOD
  • Civil engineer – 5,450 JOD
  • Computer Hardware Engineer – 8,250 JOD
  • Electrical Engineer – 6,500 JOD

Jordan’s Average Hourly Wage

Jordan’s average hourly salary (pay per hour) is 9 JOD. This indicates that the ordinary Jordanian receives around nine JOD for each hour worked.

This statistic is based on Jordan’s average 4,300 working population and the current number of employed workers.

Jordan has a fixed minimum wage that is adjusted yearly by decree. The minimum wage for private-sector employees is 18 JOD; the wage increases to 21 JOD for governmental employees.

Salary Comparisons Between the Public and Private Sectors in Jordan

In Jordan, public sector workers earn an average of 8% more than their private-sector colleagues across all sectors.

Public workers earned an average monthly wage of JOD 834.72 in the second quarter, compared to JOD 772.49 earned by workers in the private sector.

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