3.3 Iraq Manual Labor

Manual labour is easily available throughout Iraq. The local market can provide skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers in all sectors of activity. Daily price for an unskilled worker is average 25,000 per day. The daily wages for a skilled worked is on average of 35,000 IQD per day. 

Regarding handling of cargo, common use in Iraq is to charge for:

  1. Full offloading or loading of a defined truck size (for light items) or
  2. Weight of cargo to be handled (for food and non-food) or,
  3. daily labour / paid per day.

The loading and offloading for unskilled workers remain average 25,000 IQD per day.

Labour Rate(s) Overview as of October 2021



Daily General Worker (Unskilled casual labour)

25,000 IQD / 17 USD

Daily General Worker (Semi-skilled labour)


Skilled Worker

35,000 IQD / 24 USD

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