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

Capital City

Guyanese Dollar (L)


GYT (GMT -4)

Employment Cost

Annual Leave

1 day for every 20 days worked

In-demand Specialties*
Mining Professionals, Oil Refinery Professionals, Education professionals

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Guyana

Simplify hiring employees in by partnering with Playroll. Our Employer of Record (EOR) handles hiring, onboarding, payroll, taxes, immigration, benefits administration, and compliance. While you maintain control of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.


Key Considerations Before Hiring In Guyana

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

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

Good To Know

Guyana has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, with a GDP growth of 43.5% from 2019 to 2020 due to a recently discovered offshore oil field 120 miles from Georgetown.

Guyana’s main focal points of industry are bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining, and oil making up 30.7% of its total GDP.

The Guyanese workforce is relatively young and growing. The country has a shortage of skilled labor in some sectors, such as information and communications technology (ICT), engineering, and healthcare.

The literacy rate in Guyana is 85%. The country has a number of universities and technical colleges.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Guyana

Probationary Period in Guyana

Working hours in Guyana

Overtime in Guyana

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Guyana

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

Fiscal Year in Guyana

Payroll Cycle in Guyana

Minimum Wage in Guyana

Minimum wages and salaries in Guyana

Bonus Payments in Guyana

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Guyana

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

Employer Tax Contributions

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

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Guyana, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around .

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Guyana

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 Guyana tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Guyana

When it comes to terminating employment in Guyana, 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

Notice Period

Severance Pay

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Guyana

The annual leave entitlement in Guyana is 1 day for every 20 days worked 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 Guyana

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Guyana

Maternity Leave in Guyana

Paternity Leave in Guyana

Sick Leave in Guyana

Parental Leave In Guyana

Guyana's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Guyana

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 Guyana'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 Guyana

Make your benefits package in Guyana 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.

Statutory benefits for employment in Guyana

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Guyana

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 Guyana.

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Legal and compliance experts are readily available to provide guidance and case-by-case Q&A support.

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