Overtime in Saudi Arabia

Working Hours as per Saudi Labor Law

As per Saudi Arabia labor law, working hours are 8 hours daily and 48 hours per week.

Working Hours in Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, working hours are reduced to six hours a day and 36 hours a week for Muslim workers.

Overtime in Saudi Arabia

According to Saudi labor law article 107, overtime in Saudi Arabia is 150% of the hourly wage.

Employers shall pay overtime to their workers at the rate of 150% of their normal wages.

How to Calculate Overtime in Saudi Arabia

Here is a simple calculation of overtime in Saudi Arabia. If a worker’s basic salary is SR 2500 and he has worked for 50 extra hours in a month, overtime wages will be as follows:

  • Per day Wages: 2500/30= 83.33
  • Daily working hours: 8 hours
  • Wages per hour: 10.41
  • Overtime per hour: 10.41 x 1.5= 15.61
  • Total Overtime: 15.61 x 50 = 780.50

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