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

Capital City

Myanmar Kyat (Ks)


MMT (GMT + 6:30)

Daily/ Weekly/ Bi-weekly/ Monthly
Employment Cost


Annual Leave

10 days

In-demand Specialties*
It Support And Software Development, Marketing, Designing

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Myanmar

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 Myanmar

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

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

Good To Know

Myanmar has a diverse workforce with individuals possessing a range of skills and expertise.

English is widely spoken in Myanmar, especially among the younger population. This can be advantageous for companies with a global focus, as communication with international clients or partners may be smoother.

Labour costs in Myanmar may be relatively lower compared to some other countries. Employers looking to manage expenses may find Myanmar to be a cost-effective option for certain roles.

With the growth of remote work, employing individuals from Myanmar can be an option for companies looking to diversify their talent pool. This allows access to skilled workers without the need for physical relocation.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Myanmar

In Myanmar, one of the prevalent legal frameworks governing employment is the Employment and Skills Development Law. A key requirement is that companies must formalize their employment relationships by entering into written contracts with their employees within the initial 30 days of employment. The employment contract should include:

  • Job Description
  • Terms of Employment
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Working Hours and Overtime

Probationary Period in Myanmar

Employers and employees can agree on a probation period, but it shouldn't be longer than three months. The law doesn't give many details about it, so it's important for employers to discuss and outline the terms in the employment contract.

Working hours in Myanmar

The regular workweek is 8 hours per day and should not go beyond 48 hours each week.

Overtime in Myanmar

Any hours worked beyond the regular 48 hours per week in Myanmar are considered overtime and are compensated at a rate of 200% of the employee's usual pay rate. For shop and establishment employees, the maximum overtime allowed is 12 hours per week, while factory workers have a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Myanmar

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

1 October - 30 September

Fiscal Year in Myanmar

1 October - 30 September is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Myanmar use for financial and tax reporting purposes.
daily/ weekly/ bi-weekly/ monthly

Payroll Cycle in Myanmar

The payroll cycle in Myanmar is usually daily/ weekly/ bi-weekly/ monthly , with employees being paid by the end of the day, week, fortnight or month.
600 MMK p/h

Minimum Wage in Myanmar

The minimum wage for employees in Myanmar is typically 600 MMK per hour, amounting to ~116,000 MMK per month for a typical 48 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Myanmar

In Myanmar, the minimum daily wage for full-time employees is 5,800 MMK, calculated based on an 8-hour working day.

Bonus Payments in Myanmar

Myanmar's laws do not include provisions for 13th salaries. However, employers often provide bonuses at their discretion.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Myanmar

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 3% on top of the employee salary in Myanmar.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

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

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

In Myanmar, individual income tax is calculated using progressive rates ranging from 0% to 25% as follows:

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Myanmar

Employees can qualify for a pension at age 60 after contributing for a minimum of 180 months. There are also pensions available in cases of disability, partial retirement, and for survivors.

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 Myanmar tailored to your needs.

Easily navigate payroll, taxes and contributions with Playroll.

Grow your distributed workforce today!

Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Myanmar

When it comes to terminating employment in Myanmar, 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

As per the Department of Labour practices in Myanmar, an employee can only be terminated for reasons outlined in the employment contract or work rules. These reasons may include:

  • Misconduct
  • Business Needs
  • Poor work performance
  • Personal Reasons

Notice Period

Employers must give advance notice before terminating an employee. The usual notice period is one month.

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Myanmar is determined based on the length of employment:

  • 6 months to 1 year: Half a month's wages
  • 1-2 years: 1 month's salary
  • 3-4 years: 2 months' salary
  • 4-6 years: 4 months' salary
  • 6-8 years: 5 months' salary
  • 8-10 years: 6 months' salary
  • 10-20 years: 8 months' salary
  • 20 to 25 years: 10 months' salary
  • Over 25 years: 13 months' salary

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Myanmar

The annual leave entitlement in Myanmar is 10 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 Myanmar

On average, Myanmar observes 16 public holidays per year.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Myanmar

Maternity Leave in Myanmar

Paternity Leave in Myanmar

Sick Leave in Myanmar

Adoption Leave

Childcare Leave

Parental Leave In Myanmar

Myanmar's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Myanmar

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 Myanmar'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 Myanmar

Make your benefits package in Myanmar 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 Myanmar

In Myanmar, the Social Security plan, outlined in the 2012 Social Security Law, gives employees benefits like leave and specific money for different needs. Employers with up to five workers can choose to join, but many companies do so from the start. Benefits include:

  • Sickness benefits
  • Maternity benefits
  • Funeral benefits
  • Temporary disability benefits
  • Permanent disability benefits

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

Playroll Benefit Services

Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Myanmar

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 Myanmar.

Playroll Immigration Support

Integrated EOR Platform

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

Accelerated Immigration Timeline

By leveraging dedicated support from in-house legal and compliance experts for case by case questions and more.

Hire in 50+ Countries

Accelerated Immigration Timeline

Acquiring a visa without an entity has never been easier, leverage Playroll's global coverage to sponsor and hire employees.

Playroll Visa Services

Hiring International Employees is Complex.

Playroll makes it easy!