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

Capital City

Somali Shilling ($)



Monthly and Bi-Monthly
Employment Cost

Annual Leave

21 days

In-demand Specialties*
Project Management, Field Office, Telecommunication Technicians

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Somalia

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 Somalia

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

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

Good To Know

Somalia is a developing country whose main economic sector is agriculture.

Livestock, for one, accounts for 40% of the country’s GDP and has employed most of the Nomads and the semi-pastoralists population.

The country’s economic source includes telecommunication, foreign remittances, and manufacturing.

Somalis have a rich cultural heritage and are known for their artistic talents in areas like music, poetry, and dance.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Somalia

Probationary Period in Somalia

Working hours in Somalia

Overtime in Somalia

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Somalia

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

Fiscal Year in Somalia

Payroll Cycle in Somalia

Minimum Wage in Somalia

Minimum wages and salaries in Somalia

Bonus Payments in Somalia

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Somalia

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

Employer Tax Contributions

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

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

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

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Somalia

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 Somalia tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Somalia

When it comes to terminating employment in Somalia, 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 Somalia

The annual leave entitlement in Somalia 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 Somalia

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Somalia

Maternity Leave in Somalia

Paternity Leave in Somalia

Sick Leave in Somalia

Parental Leave In Somalia

Somalia's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Somalia

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 Somalia'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 Somalia

Make your benefits package in Somalia 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 Somalia

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Somalia

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 Somalia.

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.

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Accelerated Immigration Timeline

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