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

Capital City

Egyptian Pound (E£)


EET (GMT +2)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

21 days

In-demand Specialties*
Civil And Petroleum Engineering, It, Tourism

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Egypt

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Egypt

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

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

Good To Know

Egypt presents various opportunities for international organisations due to its strategic location linking Africa and the Middle East. This advantageous positioning grants access to diverse consumer markets, while the nation's modern infrastructure facilitates seamless trade operations.

Egypt's population of over 100 million people, presents foreign employers with a vast talent pool. The prevalent use of European languages, especially English, stands as a significant advantage when seeking employees in the country.

Egypt's renowned higher education system, coupled with a focus on medical sciences and technology, makes it a sought-after destination for recruiting proficient and highly skilled knowledge workers.

Traditionally, Cairo, the capital city, has been the focal point of the Egyptian economy. Nevertheless, recent government initiatives have effectively aimed to diversify industries geographically, fostering prosperity across all 27 governorates in the country.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Egypt

Written documentation is a requirement for employment contracts in Egypt. These contracts are issued in Arabic, with three copies provided: one for the employer's records, one for the employee, and another for the social security authority. Details include:

  • Job description
  • Employment start date
  • Duration of the employment
  • Termination conditions

Probationary Period in Egypt

Probation periods are mandatory in Egypt, ranging from a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 90 days (3 months). During this period, employers may terminate the contract without reason and without severance.

Working hours in Egypt

The typical work week in Egypt is from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday being the weekend. The standard working hours vary, but a common practice is an eight-hour workday, resulting in a 40-hour work week.

Overtime in Egypt

Employees receive an overtime premium of 35% for daytime work, 70% for nighttime work, and 100% for work done on days off and holidays.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Egypt

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

1 July - 30 June

Fiscal Year in Egypt

1 July - 30 June is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Egypt use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Egypt

The payroll cycle in Egypt is usually monthly, with employees being paid 5th of the following month.
18.8 EGP p/h

Minimum Wage in Egypt

The minimum wage for employees in Egypt is typically 18.8 EGP per hour, amounting to ~3,000 EGP per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Egypt

The minimum wage in Egypt recently increased to 3,000 EGP a month; roughly is 18.8 EGP an hour.

Bonus Payments in Egypt

In Egypt, employers are not legally obligated to provide 13th-month payments.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Egypt

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 19.75% on top of the employee salary in Egypt.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Egypt, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 11%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Individual income tax in Egypt is calculated using progressive rates ranging from 0% to 25%.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Egypt

In Egypt, both employers and employees must make mandatory social security contributions for pensions, covering old age, disability, and survivors. Workers can receive a full pension at age 60 with a minimum of 15 years of contributions. Alternatively, they can access an early pension with 25 years of contributions at any age.

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 Egypt tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Egypt

When it comes to terminating employment in Egypt, 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 Egypt, employers may not terminate employees at will outside of the probation period. To terminate, they must appear before a Ministry committee within 15 days of the request; if approved, the employee can still contest the dismissal in court. Appropriate reasons for termination include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • Mutual agreement
  • Underperformance due to unsuitability for the role
  • Expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The notice period starts at 60 days and extends based on the tenure of employment:

  • Service duration under 10 years: 60 days
  • Service beyond 10 years: 90 days

Severance Pay

In Egypt, severance pay isn't mandatory unless the termination was unjust. Throughout the notice period, the employee continues to receive their regular salary.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Egypt

The annual leave entitlement in Egypt is 21 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 Egypt

Egypt observes 12 national holidays over 15 days:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Egypt

Maternity Leave in Egypt

Paternity Leave in Egypt

Sick Leave in Egypt

Casual Leave

Pilgrimage Leave

Parental Leave In Egypt

Egypt's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Egypt

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 Egypt'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 Egypt

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

Statutory benefits for employment in Egypt

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Egypt

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 Egypt.

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