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

Capital City
Phnom Penh

Cambodian Riel (៛)


ICT (GMT +7)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

18 days

In-demand Specialties*
Banking, Telecommunications, IT

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Cambodia

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Cambodia

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

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

Good To Know

The country provides a strategic location in Southeast Asia, facilitating trade and investment opportunities.

With relatively low labor costs and a skilled workforce, Cambodia presents an attractive option for businesses seeking cost-effective production or service delivery.

Cambodia’s labor market is characterized by a young and increasingly skilled workforce.

Phnom Penh, the capital city, has become a hub for professionals from various backgrounds, contributing to a diverse talent pool.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Cambodia

In Cambodia, employment contracts can be for a fixed or indefinite term and are typically written in Khmer. These contracts cover important details like:

  • Compensation
  • Job description
  • Start and end date
  • Termination requirements

Probationary Period in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the maximum probation period is limited to three months. It cannot be extended beyond this period.

Working hours in Cambodia

The standard working week is typically 8 hours a day, amounting to a total of 40 hours per week

Overtime in Cambodia

Overtime is restricted to a maximum of two hours per working day beyond the regular eight hours. Employees who work overtime during normal working hours are entitled to receive overtime pay at a rate of 150% of their regular hourly wage. For those engaged in permanent or shift work between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am, the overtime pay rate is set at 130% of their normal pay rate.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Cambodia

Cambodia 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 Cambodia

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

Payroll Cycle in Cambodia

The payroll cycle in Cambodia is usually monthly, with employees being paid on or before the last day of the month.
5,118 KHR p/h

Minimum Wage in Cambodia

The minimum wage for employees in Cambodia is typically 5,118 KHR per hour, amounting to ~818,800 KHR per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Cambodia

The minimum wage in Cambodia is at 818,800 KHR per month.

Bonus Payments in Cambodia

In Cambodia, there is no statutory requirement for a 13th-month salary.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Cambodia

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 5.40% on top of the employee salary in Cambodia.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Cambodia, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 2%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

In Cambodia, individual income tax is calculated based on progressive rates ranging from 0% to 20% as follows:

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Cambodia

Companies with employees must register with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). To get pension benefits, one must be at least 60 years old, registered in the NSSF pension scheme, and have contributed for at least 12 months. Pension contributions are based on monthly earnings, capped at KHR 1,200,000.

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 Cambodia tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Cambodia

When it comes to terminating employment in Cambodia, 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

Dismissal in Cambodia is required to be justified, especially when it results from an employee's failure to meet reasonable performance standards communicated by the employer. Some of the reasons that may lead to termination include:

  • Misconduct
  • Breach of contract
  • Poor performance
  • Mutual agreement

Notice Period

The termination of an employment contract requires a justifiable reason, and the employer is obligated to provide notice to the employee. The notice period varies depending on the length of the employee's service:

  • Seven days of notice for employees with six months or less of service.
  • Fifteen days of notice for employees with 6 to 24 months of service.
  • One month of notice for employees with 2 to 5 years of service.
  • Two months of notice for employees with 5 to 10 years of service.
  • Three months of notice for employees with more than ten years of service.

Severance Pay

In Cambodia, severance payments are required to be at least 5.00% of the total wages paid to the employee over the duration of their contract. For employees with no fixed contract duration:

  • If they worked between 6 months to 1 year, severance is seven days of regular salary.
  • If they worked more than a year, it's 15 days of regular salary for each year, up to a maximum of 6 months' salary and benefits.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Cambodia

The annual leave entitlement in Cambodia is 18 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 Cambodia

The number and dates of paid public holidays in Cambodia are determined annually by a Prakas issued by the Ministry of Labor.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Cambodia

Maternity Leave in Cambodia

Paternity Leave in Cambodia

Sick Leave in Cambodia

Bereavement Leave

Wedding Leave

Parental Leave In Cambodia

Cambodia's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Cambodia

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 Cambodia'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 Cambodia

Make your benefits package in Cambodia 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
  • Short-Term Sickness Insurance
  • Long-Term/Disability Insurance
  • Death Benefit
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Cambodia

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Cambodia

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 Cambodia.

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