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Albania Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Albania




Albanian Lek (ALL)



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Albania is a developing country whose recent transition from a centralized economy to a free-market economy has resulted in the country’s steady growth since 2014. The country currently ranks as the 50th freest economy in the world due to the shift.  Tourism and Agriculture are the main drivers of its economic success and have provided employment for most citizens.

Major economic hubs:

Tirana, Durrës, and Fier

Skills in demand:

Call center operators, Industrial sewing machine operators, Waiters, and counter jobs, and Constructing technical

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Albania are as follows:

Uni1 53

Universiteti i Tiranës


Local: 1

World: 6608

Uni2 47

Universiteti Epoka


Local: 2

World: 6809

Moisiu Durr

Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu, Durrës


Local: 3

World: 7959

Uni5 38

Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranës


Local: 4

World: 8240

Uni4 41

Universiteti Europian i Tiranës


Local: 5

World: 8317

Salary Data

Below are monthly salary ranges for jobs positions in Albania

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (ALL) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accounting Manager 118,000 1,202.53
Software Support Engineer 75,800 772.47
Data Analyst 88,100 897.82
User Experience Designer 89,200 909.03
IT Project Manager 155,000 1,579.59
Sales Manager 168,000 1,712.08
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:, Jobisland Albania

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

Balkans Recruitment, Elite Jobs, Selos Agency

Employing in Albania

Albania is filled with highly skilled candidates that become a huge asset for any business. But before taking in talented employees from the country, employers must have known all about Albanian labor laws and regulations. The following sections offer a brief overview of the rules –

Employee Contract

Albanian employment contracts may be verbal or written. There is no statutory requirement on what language to use for the contract.

Probation Period

The probation period for Albanian employees is up to 3 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day National holiday
2 Jan New Year’s Day (Day 2) National holiday
14 Mar Summer Day National holiday
22 Mar Nevruz Day National holiday
31 Mar Easter Sunday National holiday
10 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) National holiday
1 May International Worker’s Day National holiday
16 Jun Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) National holiday
5 Sep Mother Teresa Beatification Day National holiday
28 Nov Flag and Independence Day National holiday
29 Nov Liberation Day National holiday
8 Dec National Youth Day National holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National holiday

Employee Leave

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 28 days Yes
Sick Leave 14 days Yes
Maternity Leave 12 months Yes


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Payroll Cycle

Payroll in Albania is released either every month or every two weeks (if the salary is calculated hourly, daily, or weekly).

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Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Albania is at ALL 195 per hour or ALL 34,000.00 per month

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Overtime Pay

Overtime work is discouraged in Albania. However, if necessary, employees are compensated with 125% of their hourly rate for extra work. Employees who work overtime during a rest day or public holiday are compensated a rest day or 150% of their salary..


13th Month Pay

A 13th-month pay is not compulsory in Albania.

Employee Benefits

Albania offers a range of benefits for their employees. Below are some of them:

  • Statutory Leaves
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Social Insurance


Employer Payroll Tax

Contribution Type Rate
Social Insurance 15%
Health Insurance 1.7%

Employee Payroll Tax

Contribution Type Rate
Social Insurance 9.5%
Health Insurance 1.7%

Employee Income Tax

Employee Income range (in ALL per month) Taxable income (in ALL per month) Tax rate in % per month (PIT rate)
0 – 50,000 0 – 50,000 0%
50,001 – 60,000 0 – 35,000 0%
30 001 – 60,000 13% of the amount exceeding ALL 35,000
60,001 and above 0 – 30,000 0%
30 001 – 200,000 13% of the amount exceeding ALL 30,000
200 001 – above ALL 22,100 + 23% of the amount exceeding ALL 200,000


The standard VAT rate is 20%.

Offboarding & Termination

Employment contracts in Albania can either be in a definite or indefinite period, and the termination process and notice period for each classification vary. The termination will only occur for a definite employment duration when the contract expires. If the employee works beyond the end date, their contract shall be considered indefinite. The contract may be terminated for indefinite employment duration by either the employer or employee. A notice must be given stating the reason for termination.

The notice period for Albanian employees is generally one month.

A Severance Allowance may be given to an employee if the termination of the contract is immediate and is due to redundancy. Moreover, severance pay in the form of a seniority-related award may be given to an employee upon termination if they have served for three years or more. The pay will be equivalent to 15 days of work for each year completed.

Visa and Immigration

Expats seeking employment in Albania must legally secure a work permit to work in the country. They must also apply for a residence permit if they are required to stay more than 90 days in the country during 180 days. The following are types of residence permits that foreigners may apply for based on the duration of their stay:

  • Type A – a residence permit that specifies the period for which the employee stays in the country;
  • Type B – a residence permit that is limited for a definite period and can be renewed
  • Type C – a residence permit that is permanent and guarantees its holder the right to enter, stay and exit the country
  • Type S – a residence permit for seasonal workers.
  • AL Blue Card – a renewable residence permit issued to highly qualified workers.
  • AL-C Blue Card – a permanent residence permit issued to highly qualified workers.
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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration