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 Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs of Qatar (ADLSA) 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Article

    Recent measures taken to strengthen wage protection in Qatar

    14 September 2020

  6. Publication

    Qatar introduces new minimum wage: Infographic

    30 August 2020

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

  7. News

    Qatar adopts a non-discriminatory minimum wage

    20 August 2020

  8. Publication

    Recommendations on the Establishment of the Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund in Qatar: Drawing from international experience

    01 November 2019

    This report developed by the International Labour Organization Project Office for the State of Qatar presents a summary of key elements of schemes and models from around the world that could inform the operationalization of the newly established Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund in Qatar.

  9. Publication

    Assessment of the Wage Protection System in Qatar

    01 November 2019

    This report developed by the International Labour Organization Project Office for the State of Qatar provides insight into the strengths and gaps in the Wage Protection System from a number of perspectives, and puts forward actionable recommendations for its improvement.