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Capital City

Angolan Kwanza (Kz)


WAT (GMT +1)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

22 days

In-demand Specialties*
Customer Service, Data Analysis, Software/It

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Angola

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Angola

Employing in Angola 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 Angola with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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Good To Know

Angola has a growing young population, with a significant portion of the labor force engaged in the informal sector. The untapped young workforce has attracted foreign companies to invest in the country.

The government in Angola is actively implementing reforms to enhance the labor market. Reforms include improving labor regulations, expanding access to education and training, and fostering job creation.

Portuguese is the official language, reflecting the country's colonial history. Employment contracts must be in Portuguese, although translated copies may be provided.

Written contracts are not always mandatory, except for fixed-term and foreign non-resident contracts. Having written contracts for all employees is considered good practice for clarity and dispute resolution.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Angola

In Angola, it's crucial to strictly adhere to employment and labor laws. When hiring in the country, a written contract should include:

  • Employer and employee details
  • Start date
  • Job description
  • Salary details in Angolan kwanza

Probationary Period in Angola

Probation period isn't mandatory, but it usually lasts for two months. If needed, both parties can extend it in writing. Extensions can be up to four months for complex technical roles and up to six months for managerial positions.

Working hours in Angola

Working hours follow the General Labour Law, which tailors conditions to each company's activity. The regular maximum workday is 8 hours, and the weekly limit is 44 hours.

Overtime in Angola

The maximum overtime is two hours a day, 40 hours a month, and 200 hours a year. For the first 30 overtime hours, rates vary by enterprise size, and beyond that, different rates apply as follows:

  • Large enterprises: 150% for the initial 30 hours of overtime, 175% for all hours beyond the initial 30, including the 31st hour and beyond
  • Average enterprises: 130% for the initial 30 hours of overtime, 145% for all hours beyond the initial 30, including the 31st hour and beyond
  • Small enterprises: 120% for the initial 30 hours of overtime, 120% for all hours beyond the initial 30, including the 31st hour and beyond
  • Micro-enterprises: 110% for the initial 30 hours of overtime, 110% for all hours beyond the initial 30, including the 31st hour and beyond

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Angola

Angola 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 Angola

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

Payroll Cycle in Angola

The payroll cycle in Angola is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last working day of the month.
182.85 AOA p/h

Minimum Wage in Angola

The minimum wage for employees in Angola is typically 182.85 AOA per hour, amounting to ~32,181.15 AOA per month for a typical 44 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Angola

The national minimum wage in Angola is 32,181.15 AOA, with variations across different industries.

Bonus Payments in Angola

It is mandatory to provide a 13th and 14th salary in Angola. The 13th salary includes 50% designated for a vacation bonus, to be paid before an employee takes vacation. The 14th salary serves as a Christmas bonus.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Angola

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 8% on top of the employee salary in Angola.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Angola, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 3%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Individual income tax in Angola is calculated using progressive rates ranging from 0% to 25% as follows:

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Angola

Employers contribute 8% to social security. This covers old age and survivor benefits. The old age pension kicks in at 60 or earlier with enough contributions. Women get a reduction in retirement age for each childbirth. The survivor pension is granted if the deceased had enough contributions, benefiting a widow(er), parents over 50 who couldn't work, and orphans with a significant loss of earnings capacity. The widow(er)’s pension stops if they remarry.

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 Angola tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Angola

When it comes to terminating employment in Angola, 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

Angolan employment law prioritizes employee protection. Both parties can mutually terminate the employment contract. Generally, employers can only terminate employees for:

  • Gross misconduct
  • Violation of the contract
  • Economic reasons
  • Poor performance

Notice Period

Executives, middle-level technicians, and high-level technicians in Angola have a 60-day notice period, while general employees have a 30-day notice period.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is calculated at one month’s salary for the initial five years of employment, decreasing to half the monthly salary for each subsequent year.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Angola

The annual leave entitlement in Angola is 22 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 Angola

Angola has a total of 12 public holidays when employees can take time off from work.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Angola

Maternity Leave in Angola

Paternity Leave in Angola

Sick Leave in Angola

Military Service Leave

Family Support Leave

Parental Leave In Angola

Angola's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Angola

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 Angola'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 Angola

Make your benefits package in Angola a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Pension
  • Background Checks
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Statutory benefits for employment in Angola

In Angola, social benefits provided by the Instituto Nacional de Seguranca Social (INSS) cover situations of income loss from work, as outlined by law. Benefits include:

  • Family allowances
  • Survivor pension
  • Death allowances
  • Maternity allowance
  • Old age pension for both the insured and their dependents.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Angola

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 Angola.

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