How To Calculate End of Service Gratuity in Qatar (2023)

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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’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.

Qatar Gratuity Calculator in English

For your convenience, 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 End of Service Gratuity on Ministry website

You can also calculate the end of service gratuity on the Ministry 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.

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

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End of Service Gratuity: What the Law Says

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 81 of the said law, if the employment contract is terminated for any reason before a worker takes his 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].

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.

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 service shall be considered continuous if it is terminated in cases other than those stipulated in article 61 of this Law and returned to service within two months of its termination.

  • The last basic salary shall be the base for gratuity calculatio
  • The employer is entitled to deduct from gratuity any amount due to be paid by the worker [2]
Signing contract

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.

Is Gratuity Higher If Employee Has Worked For More Than 5 Years?

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.

The clause that says 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 labour law and is not valid anymore [3].

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.

Can Employer Terminate Employee 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:

  • Violation of written instructions pertaining to worker safety
  • Employee intoxication while at work, and
  • Disclosure of secret information regarding the employer

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FAQ on End of Service Gratuity in Qatar

How is the end of service gratuity calculated?

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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[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. Ahmed abdallah

    Hello. I joined the company 12/2/2017 and had to take unpaid leave from 1/11/2022 till 30/3/2023( 5 month ). As I have been in the company for 5 years and more. It’s mentioned in my contract that I am entitled for 30 days vacation per year . Would I Calculate the end of service according to 21 days or 30 days

  2. Hi I am Antony shaju I am 5 years complete in my company basic salery 1200 qr and as per in my contract my gratuity total how much?

  3. Katrina Mauyao

    Hi I’m 7yrs in my company and my salary is 1500 total but in my contract is 1800riyal how can I get my gratuity it posible that I can get also the 300riyal that they didn’t give that years..

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Katrina, It will depend on your basic salary. If contract says basic salary is 1800, you are eligible.

  4. i want to know how much i receive my grantuity in qatar for 2 year finish contract as a house maid my salary is 1500 qatary

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Jenylyn, It is 21 days basic salary x 2. If basic is 1500, gratuity would be 2100. If 1500 includes other allowances, your gratuity will be less.

  5. vilma espinosa

    hi im 9 years completed in my company basic salary 3000 qr and as per in my contract my graduity it says one month every year end , how much the total of my graduity for 9 years? hoping for reply adap thank u

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Vilma, If your contract says one month (30 days) per year, you will receive 9 months basic salary (3000 x 9 = 27,000 QR).

  6. Amandeep Singh

    Hi, I’m amandeep Singh ,I’m working in here Qatar transport company, I’m resins my job last year over due 8 months after completing my contract, how to possible my annual leave salary and gratuity.

  7. Im working here in qatar since feb.12,2017 .. how much will my gratuity will be if ever i will go on august this yr ? And do i need papers to show my employer about this gratuity ?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Baruthy, It will be approximately 4.5 months basic salary (21 days salary x 6.5 years). Your don’t need to show any paper to employer as it is their responsibility to calculate and pay you before leaving. Just inform them few months in advance so that your notice period can be served.

  8. Susan Asumbrado catli

    I’m here in Qatar from November 24,2018
    Until now I’m here but this coming April last I want to go home. I ask I have graduity and how much
    Thank you.



    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Naresh, The legal way is to transfer to employee’s bank account. If you want you can add a note “End of Service” to avoid any confusion.

  10. Employee resigns the job after he completed one year. But he signed the employment contract for two years. In this case, Is the employee eligible to receive end-of-service gratuity?

  11. Hello,i just want to ask ,i work here in my company since 2000 then i go vacation in 2007 but due to the sad demished of my mother i was not able to comeback,then i came back at 2009 same company and position till present but they told me my gratuity will start only in 2009 till present ,how about the previous year is it not counted?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Jenny, As there is a two year gap, it would be difficult. You should have claimed your gratuity when your last visa was cancelled.

  12. Daisyre Bayanay Tanglao

    Hello,I would like to know how to calculate or how much I can take gratuity to my imployer?I already finished my 2 years contact and I will go to the Philippines this coming April..thank you

  13. Good evening, is there any benefits I will take from my employer for staying here 10 years and 8 months?no gratuity for 2012 – 2018 and 2019 to 2021 they gave paid me with an equivalent of 45days.. no holidays also 😊

  14. What about taking holidays paid leave club in your other leave.. are we paid for that holiday leave or not.. because our company is telling like for example.. i will be giving my leave june 1 to 27 then 28 29 30 is eid’l fitr.. they are telling that holiday after my leave will not be paid.. and its clearly written in the labor that we are entitled to have 3 days government holiday.

    1. Jitendra Chauhan

      We have joined in a company in Doha 6th February salary was 800 QR. In 2012 my salary 844 QR. From June 2021to till now my salary is 1244 QR. My service end on 20 April 2023. Please calculate my gratuity.

      1. Doha Guides Team

        Hi Jitendra, Only the last basic salary is calculated. You can use the above calculator by giving your last basic salary, starting and end dates. If 1244 is your basic, then gratuity will be QR 12,373.

  15. We have joined in a Company in Doha in 15 Jan 2018 and the service going to end in 06 June 2023.
    Our total service will be 5 years and 4 months.
    How the gratuity will calculate 21 or 28 days/year?
    please advise.

  16. Good morning….
    I started work in 2017 may 6 and end my service 1 march 2023 .I didn’t go any vacation..I didn’t take any money in our company so how many tickets money and gratuity money provided my company please…can you help me thank u…..

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shrawan, Gratuity will be 21 days’ basic salary per each completed year. Regarding the flight ticket, it will be as per your contract.

  17. Good Day!
    I started working under my company November 25,2017 and the End of my service on January 4,2023 so it’s 5 years and 40 days.
    How many Gratuity Days Dues for each year I will be counting? Is it 21 DAYS or 28 DAYS? Because I don’t understand.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Michelle, Unless your employment contract specifically mentions 28 days, it would be 21 days per year only.

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