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Minimum wage

What are the minimum wage requirements?

The minimum wage is 6,471.00 TL gross, 5,500.35 net till the end of the year.

Contributions & Taxes

How much are the contributions & taxes?

The individual income tax ranges from 15% to 40%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Gross Annual Income in TRY

Tax Rate (%)
0-24,00015%
24,001 – 53,00020%
53,001 – 190,00027%
190,001 – 650,00035%
Above 650,00040%

The employer cost is generally estimated at 17% of the employee salary:

  • Disability death and retirement – 5.0%
  • General Health Insurance – 11.0%
  • Unemployment tax – 1.0%

Payroll

What is the payroll cycle?

The payroll cycle in Turkey is generally a monthly cycle, with wages usually paid by the 5th of the next month.

Is there 13th salary in Turkey?

In Turkey, there is no legal requirement for 13th-month payments.

Labor Rules

What are the main Labor Rules?

Probation period rules

The Turkish Labor Law gives an employer a maximum two-month probation period during which employment may be terminated without penalty.

Termination

Consider termination when making an offer to an employee. Termination severance payments can be steep, particularly if they haven’t been factored into the overall budget.

Written advance notice of termination is required to terminate an employment contract. However, there are certain cases where employers are entitled to terminate employment for cause.  In the event there is no cause justification, employers are obliged to comply with mandatory termination notice periods which vary depending on the length of the employment.  The minimum legal periods are as follows:

  • Less than six months of employment: two weeks’ notice
  • Between six months and 18 months of employment: four weeks’ notice
  • Between 18 months and three years of employment: six weeks’ notice
  • More than three years of employment: eight weeks’ notice

Employers have the right to make a severance payment in lieu of notice.

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 2 weeks and will be increased according to the length of the employment.

  • Up to 6 months of employment – 2 weeks of leave
  • Between 6 months to 18 months of employment – 4 weeks of leave
  • Between 18 months to 36 months of employment – 6 weeks of leave
  • Above 36 months of employment – 8 weeks of leaving

No notice period is required during probation.

Leave and Benefits

Leave and Benefits rules

Sick leave

Employees are entitled to 1 week of paid sick leave. The employee receives an allowance paid by Social Security. Sick leave can be extended but it is unpaid.

Maternity leave & Paternity leave

Pregnant women are eligible to receive 8 weeks of maternity leave preceding and the following childbirth. In addition, they are eligible for lump-sum pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing benefits.

Maternity leave is 16 weeks and paternity leave is 5 days by law.

What are the minimum vacation days?

Years of workMinimum paid vacation period
1 – 5 years (inclusive)14 working days
5 – 15 years20 working days
15 years (inclusive) or longer26 working days

Insurance

Health Security & Private Insurance

The healthcare system in Turkey comprises a combination of compulsory health insurance and private medical insurance. The Ministry of Health is responsible for coordinating all health and social welfare activities, and according to the Turkish Constitution, all individuals are entitled to social security. The public healthcare system is paid for through public health insurance which is automatically deducted from employees’ salaries.

* 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*

Visa

Relocation and Work Permits

Native Teams will act as your Employer of Record and apply for your work permit in the country. You will be able to upload all the needed documents in our app. Native Teams will support you by giving you regular updates on the progress until you get your work and residence permit.

How long is the Visa / Work Permit process?

2 to 4 weeks depending on the authorities and provided documents.

Which documents do you need?

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