How To Calculate End of Service Gratuity in Qatar (2024)

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What is End of Service Gratuity?

According to Qatar Labour Law, End of Service Gratuity is a sum of money stipulated to be paid to an outgoing employee based on the service period. This is calculated based on your employment contract and the number of years you have worked for the company.

This article explains the Labour Law regarding End of Service Gratuity and how you can calculate the end-of-service gratuity using the online tool provided by the Ministry. We have also included a Free Qatar Gratuity Calculator in English.

Qatar Gratuity Calculator in English

Qatar’s Ministry of Labour provides an online service that allows applicants to calculate the end-of-service gratuity on its official website. However, this page is only available in Arabic.

For your convenience, DohaGuides.com has developed a similar online calculator in English. You can check the calculator below:

Note that you must enter data as per the contract signed between you and your employer.

Please note that you are not eligible for End of Service Gratuity if your service is less than one year.

This calculator will give you an approximate amount of your end of service gratuity. The exact amount would be based on your company’s HR policies.

How to Calculate Gratuity in Qatar 2024

For those who are looking for quick info, let’s summarise the law:

  • An employee is eligible for gratuity if he has worked for at least one year.
  • The minimum gratuity payable is 21 days basic salary per each year.
  • The last basic salary shall be the base for gratuity calculation.
  • The employer is entitled to deduct from gratuity any amount due to be paid by the worker. [2]

Sample Computation of Gratuity in Qatar

Let’s illustrate this with an example. Suppose your basic monthly salary is 1,500 QR and you have worked for 5.6 years with the same company.

First, calculate your daily basic salary:
Daily basic salary = (monthly basic salary) / 30 (days)
Daily basic salary = 1500 ÷ 30 = 50 QR per day

Now, calculate your gratuity for 5 years:
Gratuity = (number of completed years) x (21 days per year) x (daily basic salary)
Gratuity = 5.6 x 21 x 50 = 5,880 QR

So, in this example, you would be entitled to a gratuity payment of 5,880 QR when you leave the company after completing 5.6 years of service with your 1,500 QR basic salary.


End of Service Gratuity: What the Law Says

The end of service gratuity is calculated under Labour Law No. 14 of 2004.

Upon termination of the employment contract, an employee is entitled to an end-of-service gratuity and leave salary. Under Article 54 of the Labour Law (Law No. 14 of 2004), the employee is eligible for a minimum of three weeks’ basic salary as an end-of-service gratuity for each year.

Service PeriodGratuity Amount
Less than one yearNo gratuity
One year and more 21 days basic salary per year

As per Article 54 of Law No 14/2004:

“The employer shall pay at date of termination the end of service gratuity in addition to any amounts due to the worker who spent one year or more in employment. This gratuity shall be agreed upon by the two parties, provided that it is not less than a three-week remuneration for every year of employment. The worker shall be entitled to gratuity for the fractions of the year in proportion to the duration of employment.

The Worker’s employment shall be considered continuous if it is terminated in cases other than those stipulated in Article 61 of this Law and is returned back to Work within two months of its termination.

The last Basic Wage shall be taken as the basis of the calculation of the gratuity.

The Employer shall be entitled to deduct from the service gratuity the amount owed to the employer by the Worker.”

Vacation Pay

As per Article 81 of the said law, if the employment contract is terminated for any reason before a worker takes his vacation (annual leave), he shall be entitled to payment instead of annual leave equivalent to his wage for the leave days to which he is entitled [1].

Flight Tickets

When the employment contract is terminated, the employer is responsible for repatriating the employee back to the place from where he was recruited or any other place agreed by the parties. However, if the worker joins another employer before departure from the country, this obligation shifts to the new employer.

Gratuity During Unpaid Leave

If the employee takes unpaid leave, this period is excluded from the service period calculation. As a result of unpaid leave, the period of service is reduced by the number of days served as unpaid leave.

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Qatar Labour Law on Gratuity After 5 Years

Many readers ask us if the gratuity is higher if an employee has worked for more than 5 years.

The reason for this question is that there was such a clause in the previous labor law. However, this is not the case anymore.

The clause that stated a worker should be paid four weeks/year for working 5-10 years and five weeks/year for more than ten years was part of the old labor law and is no longer valid.[3]

As per the current law (Law No 14 of 2004), gratuity shall be agreed upon by employer and employee, provided that it is not less than a three-week remuneration for every year of employment.

Qatar Labour Law on Gratuity After 10 Years

As previously explained, the gratuity calculation remains unchanged even if the employee has worked for more than 10 years. It will still be 21 days basic salary per each year.

NOTE: The labour law only states the minimum gratuity. Some companies may choose to pay more than three weeks’ salary to employees based on their length of service. This is up to the management’s decision and HR policies.

Can Employer Terminate Employees Without Gratuity?

According to Article 61 of the Labour Law, there are certain situations under which an employer may dismiss an employee without the payment of the end of service gratuity. Instances of such gross misconduct include:

  • If the Worker assumes a false identity, alleges a nationality other than his or submits false certificates or documents.
  • If the Worker commits a mistake which causes gross financial loss to the Employer provided that the Employer shall notify the Department of the mistake within twenty-four hours from the time of awareness thereof.
  • If the Worker violates more than once the written instructions of the Employer concerning the safety of the Workers and the Establishment despite being notified in writing of the violation on condition that such instructions shall be written and posted up in a conspicuous place.
  • If the Worker fails more than once to carry out his essential duties under the Employment Contract or this Law despite being notified in writing thereof.
  • If the Worker discloses the secrets of the Establishment where he is employed.
  • If the Worker is found during the working hours in a clear state of drunkenness or under the influence of a drug.
  • If the Worker assaults the Employer, the manager or one of his supervisors in the workplace during the working day or by reason thereof.
  • If the Worker repeats the assault on his colleagues in the workplace despite being warned in writing thereof.
  • If the Worker absents himself from Work without legitimate cause for more than seven consecutive days or fifteen interrupted days in one year.
  • If the Worker is convicted by a conclusive judgment in a crime of dishonour or dishonesty.      

Will Gratuity Be Paid in Case of Worker’s Death?

According to Article 55 of the Labour Law, if the worker dies during the service, regardless of the cause of death, the employer shall deposit with the treasury of the competent court any wage or other entitlements due to the worker in addition to the end of service gratuity within a period not exceeding fifteen (15) days from the date of the death.

The minutes shall contain a detailed report indicating the method of calculating the amounts referred to. The employer shall deposit a copy of the minutes with the Department.

The competent court shall distribute the deposited amounts among the deceased worker’s heirs. This shall be done in accordance with Islamic Sharia provisions or the Personal Status Law applicable in the deceased worker’s home country.

If three years have elapsed since the date of the deposit without the person deserving the due amounts being known, the court shall transfer these amounts to the State Public Treasury.


Calculate Gratuity on Ministry Website

You can also calculate the end-of-service gratuity on the Ministry of Labour website. This is done by entering your joining date, last working date, basic monthly salary and the number of gratuity days due each year.

Although the service is available only in Arabic, non-Arabic speakers can also easily calculate ESB by following these steps:

STEP 1: Click on this link to open the calculation page. You will see the following fields in Arabic:

Calculate End of Service Gratuity Qatar

STEP 2: In the first field, enter your Date of Joining (as per your contract).  

STEP 3: In the second field, enter your Last Working Date.

STEP 4: In the third field, enter your Basic Monthly Salary (as per your contract). 

STEP 5: In the fourth field, enter the Gratuity Days accrued for each year (for example, 21 days for one year). You have to refer to your contract for this.

STEP 6: Click the bottom button to see the result.

This service was introduced to ensure greater transparency and make foreign employees aware of their rights.

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FAQ on End of Service Gratuity in Qatar


How is the end of service gratuity computed?

End of service gratuity is calculated based on the employment contract and the number of years the employee has worked for the company.

How much is the minimum gratuity in Qatar?

According to Law No. 14 of 2004, for each year of employment, the employee is eligible for a minimum of three weeks’ basic salary as the end-of-service gratuity.

How can I calculate the end of service gratuity?

You can calculate end of service gratuity online by going to the end of service gratuity calculator on the Ministry website.

What can I do if my employer refuses to pay end of service gratuity?

If your employer refuses the end of service gratuity without any reason, you can file a complaint at the Ministry of Labour.

I am working with the same company since 1990. Am I entitled to receive gratuity from 1990 or only from 2004?

If the person is working with the same company, he is entitled to gratuity from the date of joining. In this case, he is entitled for gratuity from 1990.

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References:
[1] Law No. 14 of 2004 – Article 81
[2] Law No. 14 of 2004 – Article 54
[3] Law No. 14 of 2004 – Article 13 is about repealing Law No. 3 of 1962 – Article 24


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  1. hi sr im cmeg in Qatar 10-12-2010 and naw campny is tormented October 23 hau mach des gergutiy plis cnfrm me

  2. There was a gratuity calculator in this website in English. It is now removed please add again.
    Thank you.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi சிவா, The calculator is still there. Sometimes it may take few seconds to load or your browser may be blocking that. Please try again.

  3. Hi my name is Khalid khan i am here in Qatar from April 6 2018 and my end period date is October 27 2023 and basic is 1 thousand riyal how much can i get gratuity and also i don’t go vacation 2 years 5 month and 3 days so please calculate for me thank you

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Khalid, Based on the information you gave, your end of service gratuity will be approximately QR 3,900. Regarding the vacation pay (if applicable) you should check with your HR Department.

  4. Is there a law in Qatar if you didn’t file a complaint regarding end of service within 1 year, and if you overlook to this your benefits will be forfeited?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Omar, We couldn’t find that in the official legal website. Kindly consult with the Ministry of Labour or a lawyer.

  5. hello my name is rizwan karim. my joining date is 28th October 2021 and last working days is 28th September 2023 . I have taken 18 months leave salary also. please tell me how much my graduality amount?basic salary is 2000 QR

  6. I joined to the company on 1st January 2005. and my last working day is on 30th September 2023. So my total duration of work is 18 years and 9 Months. My question is Gratuity paying only for 18 years or 18 years and 9 months?

  7. sir September 2006 joining date Last duty September 30 / 2023 my basic salary 1200
    sir how much per year give me my company

  8. Hi my name is jay torno sumaylo i want to know that i have been working in a company since march 20 2018 to till if i leave this company in this month of 0ctober 23,2023 then how they will calculate my graduity, may salary basic start 1800 qr,and for this coming before of year 2021 they have increase my basic salary,and now my basic salary is 2000..can you explain me what is actually they will give graduity to me..thank you

      1. hello dear,
        I am working supermarket
        how to I count my graduate
        I started work in 10 January 2018
        I completed the work on 19 September 2023,
        My current salary is 1400 riyals,What amount will I get according to the labor law?

        1. Hi Devin, It will be 21 days basic salary for each year. If 1400 is your basic salary, gratuity will be around QR 5500.

  9. Hi this is irshad alam I want to know that I have been working in a company since April 20 /04/2015 to till if I leave this company in this month means like 20/09/2023 then how they will calculate my gravity each year 21 days or after completed 5 years they will calculate 30 days each year also my salary was different like
    1400qr
    1550 qr
    1700qr
    1900qr now
    Can you explain me what is actually they will give gravity to me

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Irshad, As per the new rule it is only 21 days (even if you work for more than 5 years). Only your last basic salary will be considered for calculation. If your current basic salary is 1900, gratuity will be around QR 11,200.

  10. Hi have been work in company from 30/05/2017 my stopping day 20/09/2023 have not gone vacation for 2yrs also I want to know my calculations how do you calculate is it 21days or 28days

  11. Assalam alaikum I’m working as a house driver since 2010 June .know my salary is 2200 .I want to exit from this job do I get my Gratuity 12 or 13 years .what if my boss ignored me to pay my Gratuity. what should I do after please help.thakyou

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Obaid, You can file a labour complaint if your boss refuses to pay gratuity. Also make sure not to sign any paper thats says you have received your dues.

  12. Rosemarie Gasmin

    I work as housemaid for 18 yrs with 1employer 2005 up the present my salary is 600 qr.every 2yrs i have increase of 100qr. Can i getu my graduity

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Rosemarie, Yes, you are eligible for gratuity. It would be based on the last salary (present salary). Calculation is as 21 days basic salary for each year of service.

  13. Is there a time cap on Gratuity?
    EXAMPLE- after 20 years with a company you can only receive 15 years of gratuity out of the 20 years with the company.

  14. I have started in company 06 December 2012 and end contract on 31 July 2023, please advise how many days gratuity I’m eligible.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Biju, You are eligible for gratuity @ 21 days basic salary per year. In your case it would be 10.5 years.

  15. Dear All,

    How long it takes to process end of service?

    How it will be credited ? to bank salary account or by bank cheque or by cash?

    If getting credited to bank account will bank have right to hold this amount if someone have any liability to bank? How to clear it in such case

    Does it have any impact if someone have saving account or current account or paycards?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Nanda, Processing time will depend on your HR Department. Usually it will be credited to your bank salary account. If there is an outstanding loan / credit card, some banks may hold this amount. Type of account doesn’t matter.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Akmaral, This will depend on your HR Department. Usually your dues will be settled before the end of your notice period.

      1. Sundara Parthipan

        Hi good evening,I have one doubt.i have working in one company from 2015 to til date.but my starting salary 2500 qr and now I get 5500qr.so my doubt is supposed I get my end of service for this year which amound they will calculating 21 days per year.please clarify this.hope you understand. Thankyou

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Sundara Parthipan, As per the rule EOS gratuity should be based on the last basic salary. If you current basic salary is QR 5500, this would be used for calculation. Please note that only basic salary will be considered.

  16. Venus Capellan

    Good Day Sir/Madame,
    I just want know my right. I am working for almost 7 years in 1 employer only. Should my employer oblige to give me my gratuity?
    Hoping for your reply. Thank you in advance.

  17. Hello, i have been working in my company from 2012.
    Am I entitled end of service for more 10 years and if yes any idea on how to proceed?
    Last, my company is calculating the end of service based on the basic salary that i had every year (my salary has been increased during these years). is this the correct way?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Buddy, once you have completed 1 year of services, you are entitled to gratuity at the rate of 21 days basic salary per year. As per the law, the last basic salary will be considered for this calculation (not different salary for each year). If your company is not following this, you can file a labour complaint.

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