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Capital City
Buenos Aires

Argentine Peso ($)


ART (GMT -3)

Employment Cost

26.91% - 29.91%

Annual Leave

14 days

In-demand Specialties*
Education And Teaching, Tourism Industry, Technology And Software Development

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Argentina

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Argentina

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

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

Good To Know

Argentina is the second-largest country in South America and the eighth largest in the world

With 47 million native speakers, Argentina ranks as the third-largest Spanish-speaking country globally.

Despite historical fluctuations in wealth, Argentina maintains its status as one of South America's leading economies. The country's economic strength makes it an attractive destination for international talent.

The population in Argentina is highly literate and educated. Argentinan professionals are well-skilled, highly educated, and proficient in English, making international business more convenient.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Argentina

In Argentina, employment contracts and employer-employee relations are primarily governed by the Labour Contract Law, collective bargaining agreements, and individual agreements with employees. Some key elements of employment contracts in Argentina are:

  • Contracts must be in Spanish and can be bilingual
  • Name
  • Start date
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions
  • Payment terms

Probationary Period in Argentina

In Argentina, a probationary period of three months is mandatory for all indefinite-term employment contracts. During this period, the contract may be terminated at any time by either party.

Working hours in Argentina

In Argentina, the Employment Contract Law prescribes a standard workweek of 8 hours per day and 48 hours per week, excluding rest time. Night shifts (9 pm – 6 am) and certain unhealthy work are limited to 7 hours per day.

Overtime in Argentina

Overtime is capped at three hours daily, 30 hours monthly, or 200 hours yearly, with employees receiving an extra 50% pay. Holidays or work after 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays warrant an additional 100% pay.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Argentina

Argentina 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 Argentina

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

Payroll Cycle in Argentina

The payroll cycle in Argentina is usually monthly, with employees being paid as stipulated in employment contract.
156,000 ARS p/h

Minimum Wage in Argentina

The minimum wage for employees in Argentina is typically 156,000 ARS per hour, amounting to ~401.71 ARS per month for a typical 48 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Argentina

The minimum wage in Argentina is 401.71 ARS an hour.

Bonus Payments in Argentina

According to local law in Argentina, employees are entitled to receive an additional month's salary, known as Aguinaldo, which is payable in two semi-annual installments. The first installment is due for payment before June 30th, and the second installment is due before December 18th. This 13th-month salary is a legal requirement and is paid in addition to the employee's regular salary

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Argentina

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 26.91% - 29.91% on top of the employee salary in Argentina.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Argentina, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 17%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

The individual income tax spans from 5% to 35%, and it is computed based on progressive rates. Various supplementary factors, including household status (rent or credit), the count of dependents below 18, civil status, and geographical residence location, can influence the overall tax rates.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Argentina

Employers are required to contribute to the pension fund system, and they make a 16% single social security contribution to the Pension Fund.

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 Argentina tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Argentina

When it comes to terminating employment in Argentina, 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

Employers cannot terminate employees at-will, except during the probation period. Employers must provide a valid reason for termination, which can include:

  • Severe misconduct
  • Economic factors
  • Mutual agreement
  • Poor work performance

Notice Period

In Argentina, the termination notice period for employees is contingent upon the duration of their service with the company. The notice periods are as follows:

  • 15 days during the probation period
  • 30 days if the length of service is less than 5 years
  • 60 days if the length of service is more than 5 years

Severance Pay

An employee who is terminated without valid reason is eligible for a statutory severance payment of one month's salary for each year of service, or a period longer than 3 months. This amount is calculated based on the employee's highest monthly regular compensation received in the last 12 months of work.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Argentina

The annual leave entitlement in Argentina is 14 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 Argentina

Argentina has the following national holidays:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Argentina

Maternity Leave in Argentina

Paternity Leave in Argentina

Sick Leave in Argentina

Parental Leave In Argentina

Argentina's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Argentina

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 Argentina'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 Argentina

Make your benefits package in Argentina 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.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Death Benefit
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Argentina

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Argentina

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 Argentina.

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