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Average Salary in Jordan 2020

How much money does a person working in Jordan make?

Average Monthly Salary
2,920 JOD
( 35,100 JOD yearly)


A person working in Jordan typically earns around 2,920 JOD per month. Salaries range from 400 JOD (lowest average) to 12,900 JOD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Jordan

Median and salary distribution monthly Jordan
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Jordan range from 400 JOD per month (minimum salary) to 12,900 JOD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,690 JOD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,690 JOD while the other half are earning more than 2,690 JOD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 1,390 JOD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,390 JOD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 7,190 JOD while 25% are earning more than 7,190 JOD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Jordan costs anywhere from 14,600 Jordanian Dinar(s) to 43,900 Jordanian Dinar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Jordan earn 13% more than their female counterparts.

2,710 JOD
3,060 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jordan

How much are annual salary increments in Jordan? How often do employees get salary raises?


Employees in Jordan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 20 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Jordan is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Jordan for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Average Salary Increase Rate by Experience Level

Junoir Level
3% - 5%
6% - 9%
Senior Level
10% - 15%
Top Management
15% - 20%

The difference in increment rates is somehow justified because employers put more effort to retain more experienced staff since they are harder to acquire than less experienced ones.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Bonus and Incentive Rates in Jordan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Jordan
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55% of surveyed staff in Jordan reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 45% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

Bonus Rates Comparison by Career Field

Business Development
Marketing / Advertising
Information Technology
Customer Service
Human Resources

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Jordan
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Jordan earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
2,800 JOD
Public Sector+8%
3,020 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Trend and Forecast in Jordan

How are Jordan salaries changing over time? The chart below shows the average salary change in the past few years.

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Average Salary 2016
2,690 JOD
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,790 JOD
Average Salary 2018+1%
2,820 JOD
Average Salary 2019+2%
2,870 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Jordan are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant2,090 JOD
Accounting Assistant2,030 JOD
Accounting Manager3,780 JOD
Bookkeeper1,590 JOD
Chartered Accountant2,500 JOD
Corporate Treasurer5,310 JOD
Financial Analyst3,010 JOD
Financial Manager6,080 JOD
Internal Auditor3,060 JOD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant1,520 JOD
Office Manager2,030 JOD
Receptionist1,670 JOD
Secretary1,640 JOD

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director3,010 JOD
Creative Director3,010 JOD
Graphic Designer2,140 JOD
Photographer1,930 JOD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer3,290 JOD
Air Traffic Controller3,090 JOD
Flight Attendant2,650 JOD
Pilot3,460 JOD

Architect2,760 JOD
CAD Drafter2,160 JOD

Mechanic1,620 JOD
Service Advisor2,480 JOD

Bank Branch Manager4,450 JOD
Teller1,990 JOD

Teacher2,190 JOD
Translator2,500 JOD

Business Planning
Business Analyst3,670 JOD
Business Development Manager4,460 JOD
Project Manager3,600 JOD

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny1,910 JOD
Nursery Teacher2,180 JOD

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer2,570 JOD
Construction Project Manager3,350 JOD
Health and Safety Officer1,930 JOD

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative1,980 JOD
Customer Service Manager4,090 JOD
Customer Service Representative2,200 JOD

Civil Engineer2,580 JOD
Electrical Engineer2,870 JOD
Engineer2,700 JOD
Mechanical Engineer3,020 JOD

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer6,960 JOD
Chief Financial Officer5,900 JOD
General Manager5,450 JOD
Project Manager3,320 JOD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef2,340 JOD
Executive Chef2,570 JOD
Hotel Manager4,400 JOD
Receptionist2,190 JOD
Travel Agent2,420 JOD
Waiter / Waitress1,810 JOD

Health and Medical
Dentist6,880 JOD
Dietitian6,830 JOD
Laboratory Technician2,330 JOD
Nurse2,450 JOD

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager4,160 JOD
Human Resources Officer2,550 JOD

Information Technology
Computer Technician2,270 JOD
Database Administrator2,860 JOD
Developer / Programmer2,620 JOD
Information Technology Manager4,190 JOD
Network Engineer2,600 JOD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer2,330 JOD

Attorney4,170 JOD
Legal Assistant2,090 JOD

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist3,040 JOD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer2,520 JOD
Pharmacist3,330 JOD

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier1,640 JOD
Sales Manager4,760 JOD
Sales Representative2,000 JOD

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher1,980 JOD
Secondary School Teacher2,530 JOD

Average Hourly Wage in Jordan

17 JOD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jordan is 17 JOD. This means that the average person in Jordan earns approximately 17 JOD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Amman3,270 JOD
Irbid3,070 JOD
1738 - 276

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