* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Algerian Dinar (دج)


CET (GMT +1)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

30 days

In-demand Specialties*
Medical Practice, Energy Industry, Agriculture

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Algeria

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Algeria

Employing in Algeria requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Algeria with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Algeria quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Algeria has a well-educated and skilled workforce, particularly in fields such as engineering, technology, and energy.

Algeria's geographic location, with proximity to Europe and other African countries, can be advantageous for businesses looking to expand their reach.

The country is rich in natural resources, particularly in the energy sector, making it attractive for businesses in related industries.

Hiring locally provides businesses with a workforce that understands the local culture and business environment, facilitating smoother operations.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Algeria

Typically, employment contracts in Algeria should be provided to an employee within 7 business days, barring any special requests or alterations to the standard contract. When hiring in Algeria, businesses need to consider the following formalities:

  • Overtime
  • Working Hours
  • Leave / Time Off
  • Probation Period
  • Termination Notice Period

Probationary Period in Algeria

In Algeria, newly hired workers may undergo a probationary period lasting up to six months, and for highly qualified positions, this period can be extended to twelve months.

Working hours in Algeria

In Algeria, the standard workweek is 40 hours, typically from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday designated as a day off. Work hours should be spread over at least five days, and if continuous, the employer must provide a break not exceeding one hour, with half of it counted as work time.

Overtime in Algeria

In Algeria, overtime is regulated by the employment contract or collective agreements. Employers can request overtime only in exceptional cases, with limits of eight hours per week or 12 hours per day. Employees working extra hours are entitled to overtime pay, which is at least 150% of their regular hourly rate.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Algeria

Algeria has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Algeria

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Algeria use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Algeria

The payroll cycle in Algeria is usually monthly, with employees being paid in accordance with the employment contract.
125 DZD p/h

Minimum Wage in Algeria

The minimum wage for employees in Algeria is typically 125 DZD per hour, amounting to ~20,000 DZD per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Algeria

The minimum wage in Algeria is 20,000 DZD per month.

Bonus Payments in Algeria

Although not mandated by law, additional salary payments in the form of a 13th cheques are typically made during certain times of the year, such as at the end of the year or during religious holidays like Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Algeria

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Algeria's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Algeria.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 25% on top of the employee salary in Algeria.

Tax Type Tax Rate

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Algeria, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 9%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Individual income tax rates in Algeria are progressive, ranging from 0% to 35%

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Algeria

Employers must contribute 10% of an employee's salary to their retirement fund and 0.25% to an early retirement pension. Retirement pension eligibility requires 15 years of work incl. 7.5 years of contributions (halved for mujahideen). It also requires the worker to be at least 60 years old or have completed 32 years of activity. Women can retire at 55 with a pension and receive a one-year reduction for each child raised (up to 3).

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Algeria tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Algeria

When it comes to terminating employment in Algeria, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

In Algeria, employers are required to provide notice of dismissal for reasons of absence or serious misconduct. If an employee with at least two years of service is terminated for reasons other than misconduct, they are entitled to compensation. Acceptable reasons for fair termination include misconduct and redundancy.

Notice Period

In Algeria, dismissed workers, except for serious misconduct, are entitled to a leave period with a minimum duration as per agreements. During this leave, they receive two hours daily for job search, accumulating over the leave. Notice periods vary:

  • General staff: 6 months plus five days per year, max 30 days.
  • Managerial staff: 12 months plus five days per year, max 30 days.

Severance Pay

In Algeria, termination due to redundancy is allowed only for economic reasons after exhausting all alternatives. The process involves collective bargaining and approval from the local labor administration. Severance pay varies based on employment duration:

  • Mandatory: 1 month
  • Collective Agreement: 1 month
  • Minimum Employment Period: 2 months

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Algeria

The annual leave entitlement in Algeria is 30 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Algeria

Algeria has 10 mandatory national public holidays in a year.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Algeria

Maternity Leave in Algeria

Paternity Leave in Algeria

Sick Leave in Algeria

Parental Leave In Algeria

Algeria's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Algeria

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Algeria's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Algeria

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Statutory benefits for employment in Algeria

Contributions to Algeria's social security system grant employees access to the following benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Maternity insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Death insurance
  • Accidents at work
  • Occupational diseases
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Retirement
  • Family benefits

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Algeria within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Algeria create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Algeria

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Algeria.

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