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

Capital City

West African CFA franc (Fr)


UTC +0 (GMT)

Employment Cost

18.40% – 31.50%

Annual Leave

24 Days

In-demand Specialties*
Customer & Technical Support, Agricultural And Farming Services, Financial And Business Services

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Senegal

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Senegal

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

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Good To Know

Hiring in Senegal offers numerous advantages for businesses looking to expand in West Africa. The country boasts a strategic geographic location, serving as a gateway to both regional and international markets.

With a stable political environment and improving infrastructure, Senegal provides a conducive atmosphere for business growth and investment.

Additionally, the country's rich cultural heritage and diverse workforce contribute to a dynamic and vibrant business ecosystem.

Furthermore, Senegal offers various incentives for foreign investors, including tax breaks and investment-friendly policies, making it an attractive destination for companies seeking to tap into Africa's growing economy.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Senegal

When hiring an individual in Senegal, it is required to provide a written contract specifying the following details regarding:

  • Identification of both parties
  • Commencement date
  • Job description, duties, and responsibilities
  • Compensation and other benefits

Probationary Period in Senegal

In Senegal, the standard probation period is three months for executives and one month for non-executives.

Working hours in Senegal

The regular work schedule in Senegal comprises 40 hours distributed across a maximum of 6 days per week.

Overtime in Senegal

In Senegal, overtime compensation is provided for any work exceeding the standard weekly working hours, as outlined in employment contracts or collective agreements. The maximum allowable overtime hours per year are capped at 100. Overtime pay rates vary based on specific criteria:

  • For overtime during regular working hours, employees receive 110% of their standard hourly rate for the first eight hours, and 135% for additional hours.
  • Night work between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. is compensated at 150% of the basic hourly rate, increasing to 200% for Sundays or holidays.
  • Overtime during daytime on weekends or public holidays is remunerated at 150% of the regular hourly rate.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Senegal

Senegal 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 Senegal

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

Payroll Cycle in Senegal

The payroll cycle in Senegal is usually monthly, with employees being paid as per the employment contract.
209.10 XOF p/h

Minimum Wage in Senegal

The minimum wage for employees in Senegal is typically 209.10 XOF per hour, amounting to ~106,811 XOF per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Senegal

The minimum daily wage for full-time employees in Senegal is 209.10 XOF per hour for general employees, while those in the agricultural industry have a lower minimum wage of 182.95 XOF per hour.

Bonus Payments in Senegal

In Senegal, while there is no statutory requirement to pay the 13th or 14th month salary, it is customary to pay the 13th salary at the end of the year.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Senegal

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 18.40% – 31.50% on top of the employee salary in Senegal.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Senegal, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 8.00% – 13.50%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

In Senegal, the taxation system operates under 'Pay As You Earn' for income tax, with rates ranging from 0 to 43%, calculated based on progressive rates.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Senegal

The formal pension system in Senegal comprises two mandatory retirement schemes: the civil-service pension scheme for civil employees and the pension scheme for private sector employees. These unfunded, pay-as-you-go defined benefit schemes are tied to formal employment.

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 Senegal tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Senegal

When it comes to terminating employment in Senegal, 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 Senegal, employers can end a fixed-term contract for any of the following reasons:

  • Business
  • Personal
  • Workers misconduct

Notice Period

In Senegal, the notice period for termination varies based on the job role and industry:

  • White-collar employees, blue-collar employees, and permanent hourly, daily, or weekly workers: 8 days to 1 month, depending on tenure.
  • Executives: 3 months.

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Senegal varies from 25% to 40% of the 12-month average wages per year of service, depending on tenure and any collective bargaining agreements in place.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Senegal

The annual leave entitlement in Senegal is 24 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 Senegal

Religious holidays are determined by the lunar cycle and will show as tentative until they are confirmed nearer the date of the holiday.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Senegal

Maternity Leave in Senegal

Paternity Leave in Senegal

Sick Leave in Senegal

Parental Leave In Senegal

Senegal's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Senegal

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 Senegal'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 Senegal

Make your benefits package in Senegal 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 Senegal

In Senegal, the following benefits are statutory:

  • Social Security (CSS) – Family Allowance
  • Probationary period
  • Annual Leave
  • Public Holidays
  • Maternity Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Overtime Pay
  • Notice Period
  • Severance Pay

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Senegal

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 Senegal.

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