France

Currency
Euro (EUR)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
28.50% - 31.30%

About 

France

Primarily located in Western Europe, France also incorporates numerous small islands spread across twelve time zones. France has one of the largest economies in Europe and is also the world's most-visited tourist destination.

Overview

Population
67,413,000
Language
French
Capital
Paris
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Country code
+33
Min wage
10.25 EUR per hour
Working hours
10 hours maximum
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
35 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

Monthly

Avg employer tax

28.50% - 31.30%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Health, maternity, disability, death: 13%
  • Autonomy solidarity contribution: 0.30%
  • Old-age insurance (ceiling of 3,311 EUR): 8.55%
  • Family benefits: 2.45–5.25%
  • Unemployment (ceiling of 13,244 EUR): 4.05%
  • AGS (wage guarantee insurance): 0.15%
VAT

20%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays in 2024
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 18 Apr: Easter Monday
  • 1 May: Labor Day
  • 8 May: Victory Day
  • 26 May: Ascension Day
  • 5 Jun: Whit Sunday
  • 6 Jun: Whit Monday
  • 14 Jul: Bastille Day
  • 15 Aug: Assumption Day
  • 1 Nov: All Saints' Day
  • 11 Nov: Armistice Day
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
Sick days

Social security pays sick leave to employees from the fourth day of their absence onwards. All employees who are paid monthly and have completed at least three months with their employer can receive payments of a portion of their salary for up to 90 days. Additional contributions by employers are stipulated in collective agreements. Medical certificates must be presented within 48 hours of sick leave commencing.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave is 16 weeks, six before the due date and the remainder after the birth. If the baby is the mother's third child, maternity leave can be extended to 26 weeks. Further extensions pertain in the case of twins (34 weeks) or triplets/more (46 weeks). If the mother is unwell, maternity leave can be further extended by six weeks (two before birth and four after). Employees affiliated with social security for at least ten weeks prior to the due date and who have worked at least 150 hours in the 90 days before maternity leave commences are entitled to paid maternity leave. The level of pay is based on the employee's average salary in the three months before the leave starts.

Paternity leave

Paid paternity leave is 28 days plus the first week immediately after the birth. The first three days are paid by the employer, with social security paying for the subsequent days.

Termination

Termination Process

Options for contract termination include resignation, redundancy, and mutual agreement, each of which comes with different procedures that must be followed.

Notice Period

Notice periods are determined by length of service and seniority:

  • Between six months and two years: one month's notice
  • Over two years: two months' notice
  • Executives: three months' notice
Severance Pay

The amount of severance pay due in France varies depending on factors including the reason for termination, the employee's role, and the terms of the contract/any relevant collective agreements. Typically, a monthly salary is paid based on previous average earnings.

Probation Period

Probation periods typically differ depending on the job role, with blue-collar workers doing two months' probation, supervisors and technicians three months, and managers four months. During probation, only five days' notice from either party is required to end the contract.

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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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France

Currency
Euro (EUR)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
28.50% - 31.30%

About 

France

Primarily located in Western Europe, France also incorporates numerous small islands spread across twelve time zones. France has one of the largest economies in Europe and is also the world's most-visited tourist destination.

Overview

Population
67,413,000
Language
French
Capital
Paris
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Country code
+33
Min wage
10.25 EUR per hour
Working hours
10 hours maximum
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
35 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

Monthly

Avg employer tax

28.50% - 31.30%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Health, maternity, disability, death: 13%
  • Autonomy solidarity contribution: 0.30%
  • Old-age insurance (ceiling of 3,311 EUR): 8.55%
  • Family benefits: 2.45–5.25%
  • Unemployment (ceiling of 13,244 EUR): 4.05%
  • AGS (wage guarantee insurance): 0.15%
VAT

20%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 18 Apr: Easter Monday
  • 1 May: Labor Day
  • 8 May: Victory Day
  • 26 May: Ascension Day
  • 5 Jun: Whit Sunday
  • 6 Jun: Whit Monday
  • 14 Jul: Bastille Day
  • 15 Aug: Assumption Day
  • 1 Nov: All Saints' Day
  • 11 Nov: Armistice Day
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
Sick days

Social security pays sick leave to employees from the fourth day of their absence onwards. All employees who are paid monthly and have completed at least three months with their employer can receive payments of a portion of their salary for up to 90 days. Additional contributions by employers are stipulated in collective agreements. Medical certificates must be presented within 48 hours of sick leave commencing.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave is 16 weeks, six before the due date and the remainder after the birth. If the baby is the mother's third child, maternity leave can be extended to 26 weeks. Further extensions pertain in the case of twins (34 weeks) or triplets/more (46 weeks). If the mother is unwell, maternity leave can be further extended by six weeks (two before birth and four after). Employees affiliated with social security for at least ten weeks prior to the due date and who have worked at least 150 hours in the 90 days before maternity leave commences are entitled to paid maternity leave. The level of pay is based on the employee's average salary in the three months before the leave starts.

Paternity leave

Paid paternity leave is 28 days plus the first week immediately after the birth. The first three days are paid by the employer, with social security paying for the subsequent days.

Termination

Termination Process

Options for contract termination include resignation, redundancy, and mutual agreement, each of which comes with different procedures that must be followed.

Notice Period

Notice periods are determined by length of service and seniority:

  • Between six months and two years: one month's notice
  • Over two years: two months' notice
  • Executives: three months' notice
Severance Pay

The amount of severance pay due in France varies depending on factors including the reason for termination, the employee's role, and the terms of the contract/any relevant collective agreements. Typically, a monthly salary is paid based on previous average earnings.

Probation Period

Probation periods typically differ depending on the job role, with blue-collar workers doing two months' probation, supervisors and technicians three months, and managers four months. During probation, only five days' notice from either party is required to end the contract.

Tax Calculation

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Top Countries
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