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Angola Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Angola




Kwanza (AOA)



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Angola, a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country, has the fastest growing economy among the African countries, significantly contributed by its minerals, diamonds, and petroleum reserves. The economy of Angola is ranked 139 freest, with an economic freedom score of 52.6%, and the country’s GDP is expected to touch 74 billion USD by the end of 2022.

Major economic hubs:

Luanda, N'dalatando, Huambo, Lobito

Skills in demand:

Oil and gas industry skills, IT technical jobs, Teaching skills, Construction


Local Universities

The top local universities in Angola are as follows:

Angola Uni1

Universidade Católica de Angola


Local: 1

World : 8935

Angola Uni2

Universidade Agostinho Neto


Local: 2

World : 9146

Angola Uni3

Universidade Óscar Ribas


Local: 3

World : 10546

Angola Uni4

Universidade Técnica de Angola


Local: 4

World : 11021

Angola Uni5

Universidade Independente de Angola


Local: 5

World : 11167

Salary Data

The monthly salary data of a few job title in Angola are:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (AOA) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accountant 194,000 235
Financial Analyst 359,000 435
Receptionist 97,600 118
Graphic Designer 175,000 212
Business Development Manager 423,000 512
Customer Service Manager 364,000 441
Talent Source Angola

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards

Jobisland, jobartis, Indeed

Number of LinkedIn users


Top Recruitment Agencies

Airswift, Global Career Company,

Employing in Angola

One must know the rules and regulations Angola follows to successfully hire talent from the country. Get to know the important information regarding Angola employment law below.

Employee Contract

Angola follows the Portuguese language for employment contracts between the parties.

Probation period

Angola follows a probationary period of two weeks.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
4 Feb Liberation Movement Day Public Holiday
12 Feb Carnival Holiday Public Holiday
13 Feb Carnival Public Holiday
8 Mar International Women’s Day Public Holiday
23 Mar Southern Africa Liberation Day Public Holiday
29 Mar Good Friday Public Holiday
4 Apr Peace Day Public Holiday
5 Apr Day off for Peace Day Public Holiday
1 May May Day Public Holiday
16 Sep Day off for National Hero Day Public Holiday
17 Sep National Hero Day Public Holiday
2 Nov All Souls’ Day Public Holiday
11 Nov Independence Day Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 30 days Yes
Sick Leave 3 days Yes
Maternity Leave 3 months Yes


Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

Angola follows a monthly payroll cycle, in which the employees are paid on the last working day of the month.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The Angola minimum wage rate ranges from 32,181.15 – 48,271.73 kwanza per month, depending on the industry sector.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

Maximum overtime is limited to 2 hours per day, 40 hours per month, and 200 hours per year. Overtime up to 30 hours per month are paid at an additional 50% of the normal hourly wage. Beyond that, employees are paid 75% of their hourly wage.


13th Month Pay

Both 13th-month and 14th-month salaries are mandatory in Angola. These are paid at 50% of the normal monthly salary.

Employee Benefits

  • Holiday bonus
  • Christmas bonus
  • Maternity leave


Employer Payroll Tax

Employers have to make the following contributions to every employee’s gross monthly salary.

Contribution Tax rate
Social security 8%

Employee Payroll Tax

Every employee is entitled to a monthly salary, from which the following contributions will be made.

Contribution Tax rate
Social security 3%

Employee Income Tax

Over Not Over Rate(%) Tax liability(AOA)
0 70,000 0.00
70,000 100,000 10.00 3,000.00
100,000 150,000 13.00 6,500.00
150,000 200,000 16.00 8,000.00
200,000 300,000 18.00 18,000.00
300,000 500,000 19.00 38,000.00
500,000 1,000,000 20.00 100,000.00
1,000,000 1,500,000 21.00 105,000.00
1,500,000 2,000,000 22.00 110,000.00
2,000,000 2,500,000 23.00 115,000.00
2,500,000 5,000,000 24.00 600,000.00
5,000,000 10,000,000 24.50 1,225,000.00
10,000,000 and over 25.00 1,250,000.00


Angola follows a standard VAT rate of 14%.

Offboarding & Termination

The employment contract can be terminated on the following conditions:

  • Objective causes, beyond the capacity of parties involved
  • Mutual understanding
  • Unilateral termination, enforceable on the other party

In Angola, the notice period for employees is 60 days.

The compensation is such that one month’s full salary is paid for the first five years of employment and 50% of the salary for the remaining years.

Visa and Immigration

Some important documents mandatory for a work visa in Angola are added below. Note that each of these needs to be translated into Portuguese and authenticated by the Department of State.

Visa And Immigration
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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration

  • Visa application form
  • Work permit
  • Letter from employer
  • Necessary certificates
  • Statement of pledging respect to the country laws
  • Passport
  • Passport-size photos
  • Statement from Ministry of Public Administration, Employment, and Social Security on the activity of enterprise in question
  • Criminal background check
  • A photocopy of Diário da República
  • Medical certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae