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Minimum wage

What are the minimum wage requirements?

The Minimum Wage is EUR 1,166.67 per month

Contributions & Taxes

How much are the contributions & taxes?

Individual income tax rates range from 19% to 45%. Income tax is determined using a graduated scale. Several other factors, including as household status and the number of children, may have an influence on total rates.

Income per year in EURTax Rate (%)
0 to 12,45019%
12,451 to 20,20024%
20,201 to 35,20030%
35,201 to 60,00037%
60,000 and up45%
  • The employer cost is generally estimated at 31.42% of the employee salary.
  • Common Contingencies = 23.6%
  • Professional Contingencies = 7.80%
  • Unemployment = 5.5%
  • Social Fund for the Guarantee of Salaries = 0.20%
  • Temporary diseases and Incapacity, Death and Survival = 1.50%
  • Professional education = 0.6%
  • WFH Office allowance = 50.00 EUR
  • Medical exam (if the employee requests it) = 65.00 EUR


What is the payroll cycle?

In Spain, the payroll cycle is normally monthly, with salaries being received on the 5th of the following month.

Is there 13th salary in Spain?

In Spain, a 13th month or yearly bonus is not necessary. A commission plan or quarterly bonus plan is a popular sales employee reward.

Labor Rules

Probation period rules

In general, a probation term of no more than 6 months for certified technicians (or 2 months for other workers) may be agreed upon in writing in the employment contract, which is submitted at the local employment office.

Notice Period 

The minimum notice time is 15 days, however it may be extended under specific conditions. There is no notice period during the probation phase or for disciplinary terminations.


In summary, an employment contract in Spain can be terminated for the following reasons for an indefinite contract without a trial period and without any special agreements:

  • mutual agreement between the parties
  • reasons mentioned officially in the contract
  • resignation of the worker
  • death, serious invalidity or permanent, total or absolute invalidity of the worker
  • retirement of the worker
  • death, retirement or invalidity of the contractor or the end of their legal status
  • collective dismissal (economic, technical, organizational or production grounds)
  • express wish of the worker on justified grounds
  • dismissal on disciplinary grounds
  • legally admissible objective causes

In practice, when an employer determines that an employee is unsuitable for the job, the employer and employee generally reach an agreement to terminate the contract. In Spain, the projected liability for dismissing an employee might be budgeted as a severance charge equivalent to 33 days of compensation per employment year for wrongful termination (basically one month of salary for every year worked with the company.)The charge is computed on the basis of total gross revenue over the previous 12 months, which includes bonus and commission income. Furthermore, if the corporation wishes to terminate, it should expect to pay an additional month in place of notice, in addition to the severance cost.

Employees who think they have been wrongfully discharged may file a claim with a labor tribunal.

Leave and Benefits

Leave and Benefits rules

What are the minimum vacation days?

In addition to the 12 national holidays, employees in Spain are entitled to at least 22 vacation days every year.

Sick leave

There are no typical sick days. When a worker is temporarily unable to work and requires medical care due to sickness or injury, he or she is entitled to at least 60% of his or her salary under Spanish labor law. Normally, the company compensates the employee for a brief sick leave and is repaid by the Social Security Administration. The maximum length of such leave is 18 months, after which it must be reconsidered. The amount of sick leave compensation is determined by the employee’s standing and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Maternity leave & Paternity leave

Employees who are pregnant and have worked for at least six months are eligible to 16 weeks of paid leave. Six weeks must pass after the infant is born. The remaining days may be separated into two time periods. During this time, the employee will get 100% of his or her wage (up to 4.139,40 EUR), and Social Security will be accountable for this payment.


Health Security & Private Insurance

Social security taxes pay for health insurance. An employer may give supplemental health insurance to an employee as a perk. Most executives seek additional health and life insurance, and a small business may offer a stipend in place of arranging insurance. Globalization Partners offers Professionals and/or their dependents optional supplemental medical insurance coverage.

* Native Teams can support you in finding the best private insurance in the country. Contact us and we will send a comparison of insurance packages and prices*


Relocation and Work Permits 

Native Temas will serve as your official employer and apply for your work visa in the country. In our app, you will be able to submit any necessary papers. Native Teams will assist you by providing frequent status updates until you have your work and residency permit.

How long is the Visa / Work Permit process?

2 to 8 weeks depending on the authorities and provided documents 

Which documents do you need?

To apply for a visa/work permit, please upload the documents from our onboarding list (relocating to log in/pricing)