Albania

Currency
Albanian lek (ALL)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
16.70%

About 

Albania

A small country in southeastern Europe, Albania occupies a diverse terrain extending from coastlines on the Adriatic and Ionian seas to the mountains of the Albanian Alps. Classified as a developing country, Albania is a candidate for membership of the European Union.

Overview

Population
2.862 million
Language
Albanian
Capital
Tirana
Currency
Albanian lek (ALL)
Country code
+355
Min wage
30,000 ALL
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
40 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

The payroll cycle is monthly, and wages must be paid by the last working day of the month when the employee is a salaried employee. For employees who work on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, payments must be made every 2 weeks.

Avg employer tax

16.70%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Social security: 15%
  • Health insurance: 1.70%
VAT

23%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays in 2024
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 2 Jan: New Year Holiday
  • 3 Jan: New Year Holiday
  • 4 Jan: New Year Holiday
  • 14 Mar: Summer Day
  • 22 Mar: Nevruz Day
  • 17 Apr: Catholic Easter Sunday
  • 18 Apr: Catholic Easter Monday
  • 24 Apr: Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • 25 Apr: Orthodox Easter Monday
  • 1 May: Labor Day
  • 2 May: Eid al-Fitr
  • 2 May: Labor Day Holiday
  • 9 Jul: Eid al-Adha
  • 11 Jul: Eid al-Adha Holiday
  • 5 Sep: Saint Teresa Sanctification Day
  • 28 Nov: Flag and Independence Day
  • 29 Nov: Liberation Day
  • 8 Dec: National Youth Day
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec: Christmas Holiday


Sick days

An employee can claim sick leave for the entire time of their illness until their doctor confirms that the employee is able to return. For the first 14 days of sick leave, the employer is obligated to pay 80% of the employee’s salary. From the 15th day onward, social insurance compensates the employee for 70% of their average salary for the past 6 months.

Maternity leave
  • Women are entitled to 12 consecutive months of maternity leave. This includes a minimum of 35 days of leave before the child is born and 63 days after the birth of the child. Women who carry more than one child are entitled to 390 days of maternity leave.
  • During maternity leave, social insurance compensates the employee for 80% of the average monthly salary from the last 12 months for the first 6 months and 50% for the following 6 months.
Paternity leave

There are no statutory laws regarding paternity leave.

Termination

Termination Process

For fixed-term contracts that are expiring, there are no obligations from the employee or employer to undergo any sort of termination process.

If an employer wishes to dismiss an employee, the employer is obligated to deliver prior notice to the employee and within 72 hours must have a meeting with the employee to discuss the reason for termination and allow the employee to present their counterarguments.  Should the employer fail to meet within 72 hours, the employee may be entitled to compensation.

Notice Period
  • 1 months’ notice during the first two years of employment
  • 2 months’ notice during the second to the fifth years of employment
  • 3 months’ notice after five years of employment
Severance Pay

If the employee has worked more than 3 years, they are entitled to 15 days of severance pay.

Probation Period

3 months

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Tax Calculation

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Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
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Albania

Currency
Albanian lek (ALL)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
16.70%

About 

Albania

A small country in southeastern Europe, Albania occupies a diverse terrain extending from coastlines on the Adriatic and Ionian seas to the mountains of the Albanian Alps. Classified as a developing country, Albania is a candidate for membership of the European Union.

Overview

Population
2.862 million
Language
Albanian
Capital
Tirana
Currency
Albanian lek (ALL)
Country code
+355
Min wage
30,000 ALL
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
40 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

The payroll cycle is monthly, and wages must be paid by the last working day of the month when the employee is a salaried employee. For employees who work on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, payments must be made every 2 weeks.

Avg employer tax

16.70%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Social security: 15%
  • Health insurance: 1.70%
VAT

23%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 2 Jan: New Year Holiday
  • 3 Jan: New Year Holiday
  • 4 Jan: New Year Holiday
  • 14 Mar: Summer Day
  • 22 Mar: Nevruz Day
  • 17 Apr: Catholic Easter Sunday
  • 18 Apr: Catholic Easter Monday
  • 24 Apr: Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • 25 Apr: Orthodox Easter Monday
  • 1 May: Labor Day
  • 2 May: Eid al-Fitr
  • 2 May: Labor Day Holiday
  • 9 Jul: Eid al-Adha
  • 11 Jul: Eid al-Adha Holiday
  • 5 Sep: Saint Teresa Sanctification Day
  • 28 Nov: Flag and Independence Day
  • 29 Nov: Liberation Day
  • 8 Dec: National Youth Day
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec: Christmas Holiday


Sick days

An employee can claim sick leave for the entire time of their illness until their doctor confirms that the employee is able to return. For the first 14 days of sick leave, the employer is obligated to pay 80% of the employee’s salary. From the 15th day onward, social insurance compensates the employee for 70% of their average salary for the past 6 months.

Maternity leave
  • Women are entitled to 12 consecutive months of maternity leave. This includes a minimum of 35 days of leave before the child is born and 63 days after the birth of the child. Women who carry more than one child are entitled to 390 days of maternity leave.
  • During maternity leave, social insurance compensates the employee for 80% of the average monthly salary from the last 12 months for the first 6 months and 50% for the following 6 months.
Paternity leave

There are no statutory laws regarding paternity leave.

Termination

Termination Process

For fixed-term contracts that are expiring, there are no obligations from the employee or employer to undergo any sort of termination process.

If an employer wishes to dismiss an employee, the employer is obligated to deliver prior notice to the employee and within 72 hours must have a meeting with the employee to discuss the reason for termination and allow the employee to present their counterarguments.  Should the employer fail to meet within 72 hours, the employee may be entitled to compensation.

Notice Period
  • 1 months’ notice during the first two years of employment
  • 2 months’ notice during the second to the fifth years of employment
  • 3 months’ notice after five years of employment
Severance Pay

If the employee has worked more than 3 years, they are entitled to 15 days of severance pay.

Probation Period

3 months

Tax Calculation

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Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Request a detailed quotation