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Around 2,200 workers are employed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah for cleaning. Do you know how much the Masjid-al-Haram cleaners’ salary is? How to become a cleaner in Masjid-al-Haram?
How to become a cleaner in Masjid-al-Haram?
Usually, the cleaners at Masjid-al-Haram are employed by subcontracting agents in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.
To become a cleaner in Masjid-al-Haram, keep looking at the advertisements posted in the mainstream newspapers of these countries by visa agents.
Once you contact them, they will take a formal test. As the hiring is their prerogative, these agents charge around SR 3,000 from the worker.
After you are selected, you must pass a GAMCA medical test to get a Saudi Visa.
Masjid-al-Haram cleaner salary
The salary of Masjid-al-Haram cleaners varies from country to country. On average;
- Masjid-al-Haram cleaners’ Salaries range from SR 500/month to SR 1,000/month + SR 250 food allowance.
- The company provides the accommodation.
- Bangladeshi 🇧🇩cleaners are paid the least, around SR 500 to SR 700/month.
- Pakistani 🇵🇰and Indian 🇮🇳 cleaners are paid around SR 800 to SR 900/month.
- Indonesian 🇮🇩 cleaners are paid around SR 900 to SR 1,000/month.
Masjid-al-Haram cleaner vacation
The cleaners employed at Masjid al-Haram can take an annual vacation as per Saudi Labor Law without any flight ticket to the home country. However, if they take a vacation after 2 years, the company pays them an annual ticket to their home country.
In other words, Masjid al-Haram cleaners can get a flight ticket once in two years by the company.
Is it reasonable to pay them charity?
With this low salary, making ends meet is tough, let alone taking care of a family back home. Therefore, I believe paying these cleaners some charity is entirely reasonable.
In my opinion, the workers deputed at Mataaf or Saee get the most amount of charity, so if you consider paying charity to a Masjid-al-Haram cleaner, target those deputed at some remote locations of the mosque without much traffic. These people are paid the least by pilgrims.