Wage protection and minimum wage in Qatar

Earning a decent wage is the primary concern for most migrant workers in Qatar. The joint programme of the ILO and the Ministry of Labour seeks to promote wage policy by supporting the adoption of a non-discriminatory minimum wage, and to protect workers’ wages by strengthening of the Wage Protection System, among other means.
  1. Watch

    Qatar’s labour reforms in numbers

    14 May 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for labour relations. This short video animation presents the achievements and some of the remaining priorities in terms of the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms.

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    Qatar’s labour reforms: what has been achieved?

    02 January 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for workers and employers. Key legislation and systems have been introduced to protect workers, and efforts are ongoing to ensure these reforms are fully implemented.

  3. Labour reforms

    Qatar’s new minimum wage enters into force

    19 March 2021

    Qatar’s new non-discriminatory minimum wage comes into force – adding to the series of major labour reforms underway.

  4. Publication

    Qatar's minimum wage: FAQs for workers

    23 February 2021

    Frequently Asked Questions to help workers understand the non-discriminatory minimum wage for Qatar.

  5. Publication

    Qatar's minimum wage: FAQs for employers

    20 February 2021

    Frequently Asked Questions to help employers understand the non-discriminatory minimum wage for Qatar.

  6. Watch

    Working in Qatar: Introducing the new minimum wage

    16 November 2020

    Qatar has recently introduced a non-discriminatory minimum wage which applies to all workers, of all nationalities and sectors. Watch this short video to understand how exactly the new minimum wage and allowances are calculated.

  7. Legal document

    Qatar's Ministerial Decision on Minimum Wage

    24 September 2020

    The Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs of Qatar announced through the Decree No. 25 of 2020 the establishment of the Minimum Wage for Workers and Domestic Workers.

  8. Article

    Recent measures taken to strengthen wage protection in Qatar

    14 September 2020

  9. Publication

    Qatar's new minimum wage: Infographic

    30 August 2020

    This simple infographic explains the new non-discriminatory minimum wage for Qatar.

  10. News

    Qatar adopts a non-discriminatory minimum wage

    20 August 2020