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Average Salary in Jordan 2023

How much money does a person working in Jordan make?

Average Monthly Salary
1,620 JOD
( 19,400 JOD yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Jordan typically earns around 1,620 JOD. Salaries range from 410 JOD (lowest average) to 7,190 JOD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

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

Pay Scale and Salaries in Jordan

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
3,000 JOD or more
10% of people earn
2,350 to 3,000 JOD
20% of people earn
910 JOD or less
65% of people earn
910 to 2,350 JOD
Minimum Salary
410 JOD
1,380 JOD
7,190 JOD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Jordan range from 410 JOD (starting salary) to 7,190 JOD (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,380 JOD, which means that 50% of the population in Jordan earns less than that while the other half earns more. 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population in Jordan earn less than 1,000 JOD while 75% of them earn more. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population earn less than 2,090 JOD while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights into how salaries are actually distributed in Jordan. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 910 JOD to 2,350 JOD. Approximately 20% fall under the 910 JOD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 2,350 JOD to 3,000 JOD. Only 5% of people grossed 3,000 JOD or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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Salary is primarily determined by the level of experience one possesses, with higher levels of experience resulting in higher wages.

In Jordan, employees with two to five years of experience typically earn an average of 32% more than entry-level and junior workers in all industries and fields.

Individuals with more than five years of experience tend to earn an average of 36% more than those with less than five years of experience.

After ten years of work, salaries increase by 21%, with an additional 14% increase for those who have worked for over 15 years.

These figures should be used as rough estimates, as considering individual job titles can lead to more accurate assessments.

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.
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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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.

The correlation between higher education and higher salary is widely acknowledged, but how much of an income increase can one expect from obtaining a degree?

We conducted a study in Jordan comparing the salaries of professionals with different levels of college degrees who held similar positions in various industries.

Our results showed that individuals with a certificate or diploma earned an average of 17% more than those who only completed high school.

Those who obtained a Bachelor's Degree earned 24% more than their counterparts with a certificate or diploma.

Professionals with a Master's Degree earned 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, those who held a PhD earned an average of 23% more than those with a Master's Degree while performing the same job.

Is investing in a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Is pursuing higher education worth the investment?

Earning a Master's degree or any post-graduate qualification in Jordan is a substantial financial commitment, with tuition fees ranging from 8,090 JOD to 24,300 JOD and a duration of around two years. It's important to note that during this period, any salary increases are unlikely, assuming ongoing employment. Salary reviews are typically conducted after completing the program and obtaining the degree.

Many individuals pursue advanced education as a means of transitioning to higher-paying positions, and the statistics indicate that this is an effective strategy. On average, individuals who change jobs after earning a higher degree receive a salary increase of about 10% more than the typical annual raise.

Ultimately, deciding whether or not to pursue advanced education depends on a variety of factors, including the personal situation and experience. However, if one can afford the financial costs of obtaining a higher degree, the return on investment is likely to be worthwhile, with the ability to recoup the costs in approximately a year.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Jordan

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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? In Jordan, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 9% across all career fields.

1,670 JOD
1,540 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 rare 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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

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.

Salaries for popular jobs. Salaries by occupations.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant1,190 JOD
Accounting Assistant940 JOD
Accounting Manager2,400 JOD
Bookkeeper780 JOD
Chartered Accountant1,450 JOD
Corporate Treasurer2,280 JOD
Financial Analyst2,060 JOD
Financial Manager3,340 JOD
Internal Auditor1,570 JOD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant850 JOD
Office Manager1,430 JOD
Receptionist810 JOD
Secretary770 JOD

Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
Art Director1,700 JOD
Creative Director1,640 JOD
Graphic Designer1,090 JOD
Photographer880 JOD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer2,140 JOD
Air Traffic Controller1,860 JOD
Flight Attendant1,180 JOD
Pilot2,790 JOD

Architect2,050 JOD
CAD Drafter820 JOD

Mechanic640 JOD
Service Advisor1,210 JOD

Bank Branch Manager3,070 JOD
Teller620 JOD

Teacher1,220 JOD
Translator1,450 JOD

Business Planning
Business Analyst2,140 JOD
Business Development Manager2,600 JOD
Project Manager2,150 JOD

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny700 JOD
Nursery Teacher640 JOD

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer1,480 JOD
Construction Project Manager2,620 JOD
Health and Safety Officer760 JOD

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative600 JOD
Customer Service Manager2,340 JOD
Customer Service Representative660 JOD

Civil Engineer1,460 JOD
Electrical Engineer1,590 JOD
Engineer1,560 JOD
Mechanical Engineer1,630 JOD

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer3,870 JOD
Chief Financial Officer3,290 JOD
General Manager3,030 JOD
Project Manager1,850 JOD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef1,000 JOD
Executive Chef1,170 JOD
Hotel Manager2,990 JOD
Receptionist630 JOD
Travel Agent1,040 JOD
Waiter / Waitress530 JOD

Health and Medical
Dentist3,820 JOD
Dietitian3,290 JOD
Laboratory Technician1,290 JOD
Nurse1,350 JOD

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager2,520 JOD
Human Resources Officer1,050 JOD

Information Technology
Computer Technician1,260 JOD
Database Administrator1,590 JOD
Developer / Programmer1,620 JOD
Information Technology Manager2,670 JOD
Network Engineer1,450 JOD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer990 JOD

Attorney3,140 JOD
Legal Assistant850 JOD

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist1,950 JOD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer1,400 JOD
Pharmacist2,100 JOD

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier610 JOD
Sales Manager2,920 JOD
Sales Representative1,110 JOD

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher1,100 JOD
Secondary School Teacher1,400 JOD

Average Hourly Wage in Jordan

9 JOD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for all employees in Jordan is 9 JOD.This is the rate that the average individual gets paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Jordan is 2 JOD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Amman1,810 JOD
Irbid1,700 JOD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Jordan is 8% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
1,550 JOD
Public Sector+8%
1,670 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Jordan?

It is extremely difficult to give an exact figure of a good salary when no specific job is selected, however; an estimate can be provided based purely on the cost of living. A good compensation in Jordan would range anywhere between 1,380 JOD and 2,090 JOD.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary in Jordan ranges from 410 JOD to 1,000 JOD. The base salary depends on many factors including profession, experience, and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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