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Georgia Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Georgia




Georgian Lari (GEL)



Payroll Frequency

Monthly, Bi-Monthly

GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Georgia, located in eastern Europe, was named the World’s Greatest Economic Reformer by the World Bank in 2007. After 2003, Georgia witnessed a large flow of Foreign Direct Investments that led to its rapid economic growth. Tourism, agriculture, and mining are among the primary industries in Georgia.

Major economic hubs:

Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi

Skills in demand:

Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Development, Exports, Sales

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Georgia are as follows:

Uni1 66

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University


Local: 1

World: 1984

Uni3 50

Ilia State University


Local: 2

World: 3139

Uni4 20

The University of Georgia


Local: 3

World: 4083

Uni2 58

Georgian Technical University


Local: 4

World: 4089

Uni5 44

International Black Sea University


Local: 5

World: 5675

Salary Data

Some of the top jobs and their corresponding monthly salaries are as follows:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (GEL) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accounting Manager 10,000 3,854
Chartered Accountant 5,670 2,185
Office Manager 5,820 2,243
Graphic Designer 3,970 1,530
Business Analyst 8,330 3,211
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards, MyJobs,

Number of LinkedIn users


Top Recruitment Agencies

AirSwift, UpWork, BrainSource

Employing in Georgia

Below are the key points an employer must keep in mind while seeking employees in Georgia.

Employee Contract

An employment contract in Georgia must be drafted in a language that both parties can understand. If the agreement is drawn in two languages, one of those must be specified as the priority contract.

Probation Period

The probation period for Georgian employees is up to 24 days.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day Public holiday
2 Jan New Year’s (Day 2) Public holiday
7 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day Public holiday
19 Jan Orthodox Epiphany Public holiday
3 Mar Mothers’ Day Public holiday
8 Mar International Women’s Day Public holiday
9 Apr Independence Restoration Day Public holiday
3 May Orthodox Good Friday Public holiday
4 May Orthodox Holy Saturday Public holiday
5 May Orthodox Easter Sunday Public holiday
6 May Orthodox Easter Monday Public holiday
9 May Victory Day Public holiday
12 May St Andrew’s Day Public holiday
26 May Independence Day Public holiday
28 Aug Day of the Assumption of Mary Public holiday
14 Oct Svetitskhovloba Public holiday
23 Nov St George’s Day Public holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 24 days Yes
Sick Leave 30 days Yes
Maternity Leave 18 weeks Yes


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Payroll Cycle

The payroll cycle in Georgia is Monthly or Bi-weekly

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Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Georgia is GEL 115 for public sector employees and GEL 20 for private sector employees.

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Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in Georgia are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week for a five-day workweek. The overtime pay in Georgia is 150% over the employee’s base pay.


13th Month Pay

The 13th-month bonus is not mandatory for Georgian employers.

Employee Benefits

  • Leave
  • Sick Leaves
  • Maternity Leave
  • Insurance


Employer Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Contribution
Pension 2%

Employee Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Contribution
Pension 2%

Employee Income Tax

All Georgian employees must pay the income tax at a flat rate of 20%.


The standard rate for VAT in Georgia is 18%.

Offboarding & Termination

Employment in Georgia can be terminated both by the employee and the employer. The employer can terminate the employment on substantial grounds. If the employment is terminated without any grounds, the employer must pay a severance to the employee.

The notice period for both permanent employees and employees on probation is at least 30 days.

Severance pay in Georgia is set to at least one month’s salary.

Visa and Immigration

Individuals seeking employment in Georgia can apply for a Type – D visa. The Type – D visa can also be clubbed with a work and residency permit, which is usually valid for one year. Individuals residing in Georgia can apply for permanent residency after six years.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration