End of Service Benefits (ESB) in Saudi Arabia

End of Service Benefits (ESB) are the awards that an expatriate is entitled to once he works in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. There are certain cases and factors that let the employer decide on which basis the cash benefits are awarded to the employee at the end of the working service. We’ve summed up the categories that the employees belong to and explained a detailed procedure of how this will work.

Keep in mind that there are two situations in awarding of the End of Service Benefits. The first situation is where the employee resigns and the other situation is where the employee is terminated by the employer.

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An infographic on ESB awards and cases

ESB for employees who have resigned from the company

Category 1

The summary of this category if the employee has worked in a firm for less than two years then he will not be entitled to any End of Service Benefits that include no percentage of Salary will be rewarded and he will be subjected no entitlements.

Category 2

The second case lists those employees that have worked between 2-5 years in the Kingdom are entitled to 1/3 of the End of Service Benefits. The percentage of salary in this case will be half of the employee’s salary.

Category 3

If the employee has worked in the firm between 5-10 years, he is subjected to 2/3rd of the End of Service Benefits and will receive full salary for the next 5 years.

Category 4

This final category lists the employees that have worked more than 10 years in the firm. These employees will be rewarded with full End of Service benefits. In this category the employee receives half salary for the first 5 years and full salary is provided to him for the rest of the years completed.

Now let us consider the other situation.

ESB for the employees who have been terminated by their employer

Category 1

If an employer has terminated its employee before completing 5 years of service to the company then the employee will be rewarded with half salary.

Category 2

If an employee has completed 5 years in the company and then has been terminated then he will be accounted with half salary for the first 5 years and full salary for the additional time period he has worked for.

The End of Service Benefit can be claimed easily from the companies. The employers pay it to the expatriates ho have finished their services by resignation or termination. As for the women employees if they resign within 6 months of the date of their marriage or three months of the date of giving birth then they will be getting the full rewards of ESB.

You may also fill in the details in the End of Service Benefits calculator by filling all the eligible conditions here https://www.laboreducation.gov.sa/en/Contracts/End-of-Service-Award-Cal-5823

  • arsalan

    I am working in ministry of health. Here they are calculating our service benefits as half salary for every year after 3 years service, upto maximum SR 50,000. Isn’t it illegal? Your opinion will be highly appreciated.

    • jeanifer temoteo

      Sir,what if my employer are not giving ti my esb?what will i do?

  • Salahudeen Abdulkharim

    sir, i worked in saudi arabia from 1998 to 2014 with saudi sarawat construction co. in the visa of plumber and was working as a family driver. due to non iqama renewal and physical harassment by one of family members forced to get exit after a long struggle and when i got exit no benefit is paid, can and how i may recover the service money from the closed company due to nitaqat?

    • Samrah Shaikh

      First you need to have a contract copy.
      Second, you need approach the Labor office, before you leave. Tell them of the case and do let us know how things went so that other readers might benefit.

  • حسين بن عبدالعزيز داتو

    Go to Facebook group on End of Service Benefit (ESB) Computation in Saudi. And find Excel Spreedsheet to compute your ESB.

  • Cyriljols luardo

    Hi gud morning I am the son of mr Cirili Demecillo Luardo , my father is a project consultant engineer, he is working in Eram Engineering company in al-jubail, We were not given any information on how can we claim the benefits of my father, he died of cardiac arrest during work last December 31, 2015..on site, please enlighten us how are we going to go through this situtaion, because the DFA here in the Philippines told us that the only benefit that we are going to get is from the End of service benefits, which is quite impossible he spent 41 years in saudi arab, my Dad works for a big company, and Insurances are given to employees, right? Please do help us sir, Thanks he spent 41 years i. Saudi arabia working as an engineer…12 years on his last employer.., Eram engineering, Richmond Engineering, And Saudi Aramcoand cant remember the other companies, please help us…this is my contact number 09067993091

  • Cyriljols luardo

    Kindly shoot me an email

  • jeanifer temoteo

    Im working here in riyadh,as a house keeper,can i avail the esb the time when im final exit?