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

Capital City

Tongan paʻanga (T$)


TST (GMT +13)

Employment Cost

Annual Leave

12 days

In-demand Specialties*
Healthcare, Sales and Marketing, Education

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Tonga

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 Tonga

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

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

Good To Know

The primary economic focus in Tonga revolves around agriculture, renowned for exporting commodities like vanilla beans, yams, squash, cocoa, coffee, and fish.

Tonga is currently implementing initiatives to enhance its private sector and improve agricultural output, creating an inviting environment for potential investors.

Positioned strategically in the Pacific region, Tonga offers access to a burgeoning market with approximately 10 million people, presenting an advantageous location for business expansion.

Tongan individuals are recognized for their robust work ethic and commitment. They consistently demonstrate reliability and a keen eagerness to acquire new skills, making them valuable contributors to remote employment opportunities.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Tonga

Probationary Period in Tonga

Working hours in Tonga

Overtime in Tonga

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Tonga

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

Fiscal Year in Tonga

Payroll Cycle in Tonga

Minimum Wage in Tonga

Minimum wages and salaries in Tonga

Bonus Payments in Tonga

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Tonga

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

Employer Tax Contributions

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

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

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

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Tonga

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 Tonga tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Tonga

When it comes to terminating employment in Tonga, 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 Tonga

The annual leave entitlement in Tonga is 12 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 Tonga

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Tonga

Maternity Leave in Tonga

Paternity Leave in Tonga

Sick Leave in Tonga

Parental Leave In Tonga

Tonga's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Tonga

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 Tonga'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 Tonga

Make your benefits package in Tonga 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 Tonga

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Tonga

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 Tonga.

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Integrated EOR Platform

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

Accelerated Immigration Timeline

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