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Central African Republic Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Central African Republic




Central African CFA Franc (XAF)


French and Sango

Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

The Central African Republic is located in central Africa that is surrounded by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo and Cameroon.  The GDP relies on Agriculture.

Major economic hubs:


Skills in demand:

IT Professionals, Engineers, and General Managers

Central African Republic Map

Local Universities

The top local universities in Central African Republic are as follows:

Central African Republic Uni1

University of Bangui


Local: 1

World: 10855

Salary Data

Some of the common jobs in Central African Republic with average monthly salary is mentioned below;

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (XAF) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Financial Manager 889,000 1340.09
General Manager 766,000 1154.68
Business Development Manager 654,000 985.85
Financial Analyst 543,000 818.53
Business Analyst 551,000 830.59
Project Manager 495,000 746.17
Central African Republic Talentsource

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

jobnetafrica, glassdoor, LinkedIn

Number of LinkedIn users:


Employing in Central African Republic

In this section, we will share information about employment laws, benefits, taxes and other details that employers need to know when hiring talent in the country.

Employee Contract:

In the Central African Republic, employment contracts should be in the local language, i.e., French or Sango.

Probation Period:

The probation period can be a maximum of 6 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2023:

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
29 Mar Commemoration of Boganda Public Holiday
10 Apr Easter Monday Public Holiday
22 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 May Labour Day Public Holiday
18 May Ascension Day Public Holiday
29 May Whit Monday Public Holiday
29 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
30 Jun National Payer Day Public Holiday
13 Aug Independence Day Public Holiday
15 Aug Assumption of Mary Public Holiday
1 Nov All Saints’ Eve Public Holiday
1 Dec Republic Day Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves:

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave Not more than 30 days (After completion of one year of service) Yes
Sick Leave As per mutual understanding of employer and employee As mentioned in employment contract
Maternity Leave 14 weeks Yes


Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

In the Central African Republic, the payroll cycle is usually Monthly.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in the Central African Republic is  35,000 CFA francs per month.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

Full-time employees are entitled to overtime pay for working hours exceeding 40 hours a week or 49 hours in Agriculture as per the collective bargaining agreement.


13th Month Pay:

There is no statutory law for 13th-month pay in the Central African Republic.

Employee Benefits:

  • Paid Leave
  • Maternity Leave
  • Stipend for housing and education
  • Company car or phone


Employer Payroll Tax:

Contribution Rate
Family Allowance 12%
Professional risks 3%
Social Security Contribution for pension, invalidity, and death 4%
Manpower National Fund 1.1%
Professional Training 0.90%

Employee Payroll Tax:

Contribution Rate
Social Security Contribution for pension, invalidity, and death 3%

Employee Income Tax:

Income in XAF Rate
0 to 378.000 0
378.001 to 1.680.000 8%
1.680.001 to 3.360.000 15%
3.360.001 to 5.040.000 28%
Above 5.040.000 40%


The standard rate of VAT is 19% in the Central African Republic.

Offboarding & Termination

Both employee and employer can terminate the employment contract by giving notice. If the probationary period is going on, there is no need to give notice.

The notice period varies depending on the job type.

It is not mandatory to pay severance pay unless it is negotiated during the hiring of an employee and mentioned in the employment contract. 

Visa and Immigration

An individual needs a work permit to work in the Central African Republic. There are two categories of visas.

Type of Visa Period
Short-stay visas 3 Months long
Long-stay visas 1 Year Long
Central African Republic Visa
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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration