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Guinea Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Guinea




Guinean franc (GNF)



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

The coastal country of Western Africa, Republic of Guinea, has an economy dependent on agriculture and mineral resources. The country is the second largest producer of Bauxite in the world. Almost 75% of the population is engaged in agriculture. The GDP of the country is expected to reach 18 billion USD by the end of 2022. The country has an economic freedom score of 54.2, making it the 129th freest economy.

Major economic hubs:

Conakry, Nzérékoré, Kankan

Skills in demand:

Accountant, Mining related jobs, Human Resource Management

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Guinea are as follows:

Uni1 70

Université Kofi Annan de Guinée


Local: 1

World: 10,700

Salary Data

Some of the popular jobs and their monthly salaries are listed below:

Job title Average Monthly Salary (GNF) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Business development manager 10,600,000 1,233
Financial analyst 8,780,000 1,021
Office manager 5,890,000 685
Accountant 4,450,000 520
Secretary 2,940,000 340
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

Careers in Africa

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

Airswift, Africawork

Employing in Guinea

The employment laws in Guinea are governed by many laws including Amended Labor Code of Republic of Guinea 1991, Labor Code of Republic of Guinea 2014, Social security code 1994, and other conventions. Read forward to gather information on the regulations on working conditions in the country.

Employee Contract

It is mandatory to have a written contract of employment in the local language, which is French.

Probation period

The usual probationary period followed in Guinea is from 30 days to three months.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2023

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day Public Holiday
3 Apr Second Republic Day Public Holiday
10 Apr Easter Monday Public Holiday
17 Apr Lailat al-Qadr Public Holiday
22 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 May Labour Day Public Holiday
25 May Africa Day Public Holiday
29 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
15 Aug Assumption of Mary Public Holiday
27 Sep The Prophet’s Birthday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
2 Oct Independence Day Public Holiday
1 Nov All Saints’ Day Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave TimePeriod Mandatory
Annual Leave 30 days Yes
Sick Leave Up to 6 months Yes
Maternity Leave 14 weeks Yes


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Payroll Cycle

Guinea follows a monthly payroll cycle.

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Minimum Wage

Guinea follows a statutory minimum wage of GNF 550,00

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Overtime Pay

According to the Labor Code of the Republic of Guinea, the extra hours of work beyond the regular 40 hours a week is considered overtime.  The working hours, including overtime, is limited to 10 hours a day and 48 hours a week. The weekly overtime pay is as follows:

  • 130% of the normal rate for the first four hours of overtime
  • 160% of the normal rate for the remaining


13th Month Pay

The 13th month pay is not mandatory in Guinea.

Employee Benefits

  • Paid vacation leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Fee-based community healthcare


Employer Payroll Tax

Tax item Tax contribution
Social security (from annual salary) 18%

Employee Payroll Tax

Tax item Tax contribution
Social security (from annual salary) 5%

Employee Income Tax

Guinea follows a personal income tax rate of 40%.


VAT is followed at a standard rate of 18%.

Offboarding & Termination

Except in case of serious misconduct, employees are entitled to at least a 5-day notice stating reasons for dismissal, followed by an interview.  Fixed term employees are terminated at the end of the contract period, while infinite term employees’ termination can be initiated by either party.

The notice period for permanent and probationary employees is 5 days.

Employees with a service period of at least 1 year are entitled to severance pay of:

  • For hourly wage workers – at least 50 hours wage
  • For monthly wage workers – 25% of one month’s wage

Visa and Immigration

To work long term in Guinea, foreign employees need a long term visa. The necessary documents are:

  • Valid passport
  • Copies of personal information on passport
  • Photograph
  • Medical certificate stating immunization against yellow fever
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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration