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Lithuania Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Lithuania






Lithuanian, Belarusian, Polish, Russian

Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax

1.77% - 3.03%

Talent Overview

Lithuania is the largest economy among the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). The country ranks 11th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index and 16th in the Index of Economic Freedom. The educated workforce and thriving Information Technology sector have positioned Lithuania as an attractive investment destination.

Major economic hubs:

Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai

Skills in demand:

Engineer, Doctor, Driver, Handyman

Lithuania Map

Local Universities

The top local universities in Lithuania are as follows:

Uni1 6

Vilniaus Universitetas


Local: 1

World : 642

Uni2 6

Kauno technologijos universitetas


Local: 2

World : 1197

Uni3 5

Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas


Local: 3

World : 1621

Uni4 4

Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas


Local: 4

World : 1803

Uni5 4

Lietuvos sveikatos mokslu universitetas


Local: 5

World : 2689

Salary Data

Some common jobs in Lithuania with average monthly salary are:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (EUR) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Financial Manager 1,946 EUR 2075 USD
General Manager 1,613 EUR 1720 USD
Business Development Manager 1,561 EUR 1664 USD
Financial Analyst 1,184 EUR 1262 USD
Business Analyst 1,196 EUR 1275 USD
Project Manager 1,242 EUR 1324 USD


Lithuania Talentsource

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

CV Market, Renkuosi Lietuva, Work in Lithuania

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

Alliance for Recruitment, Emigra Inc., Manpower Lit

Employing in Lithuania

The Labour Code of Lithuania governs the rules and regulations for employment in the country. All employers must be aware of the following legislations before hiring and onboarding any employee from the country.

Employee Contract:

Employment contracts in Lithuania must be published in Lithuanian or any other language(s) acceptable to both parties.

Probation Period

The Lithuanian Labor Code standardises a probation period of three months. However, both parties can agree on shorter probation.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Holiday Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day National Holiday
16 Feb Independence Day National Holiday
11 Mar Independence Restoration Day National Holiday
31 Mar Easter Sunday National Holiday
1 Apr Easter Monday National Holiday
1 May Labour Day National Holiday
5 May Mother’s Day National Holiday
2 Jun Father’s Day National Holiday
24 Jun St John’s Day National Holiday
6 Jul King Mindaugas’ Day National Holiday
15 Aug Assumption Day National Holiday
1 Nov All Saints’ Day National Holiday
2 Nov All Souls’ Day National Holiday
24 Dec Christmas Eve National Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National Holiday
26 Dec 2nd Day of Christmas National Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual/Earned Leave 20 days for those who work 5 days a week

24 days for those who work 6 days a week

Sick Leave No provisions in Lithuania’s Labour Code Yes
Maternity Leave 126 days Yes



Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

Lithuania follows a monthly payroll cycle

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

Lithuania has a minimum wage of 840 EUR per month.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

The legal working hours in Lithuania are eight hours per day and 40 hours per week. The overtime compensation is generally 150% of the regular pay rate; however, the employer must pay 200% if the task is performed between 10 PM and 6 AM on the employee’s rest day.


13th Month Pay:

Lithuania does not mandate 13th-month pay.

Employee Benefits: 

  • Social security
  • Health insurance
  • Education leave


Employer Payroll Tax:

Category Tax rate
Social security 1.45% – 2.71%

(2.17% to 3.43% for time limited agreements)

Employee Payroll Tax:

Category Tax rate
Social security Income under EUR 101,094 19.5%
Income above EUR 101,094 26.48%

Employee Income Tax:

Income Tax rate
Under EUR 101,094 20%
Above EUR 101,094 32%


The standard rate of Value Added Tax in Lithuania is 21%.

Offboarding & Termination

Article 57 of Lithuania’s Labour Code demands employers to give written notice to their employers at least a month in advance. The notice can be given two weeks in advance for employees with a tenure of less than a year. The termination notice must include a legal reason behind the step. If an employee is relieved of their services due to misconduct, they must be given a warning and an opportunity to explain their actions.

The notice period in Lithuania is given as per the following table

Duration of employment Notice period
Less than 1 year 2 weeks
1 year and more 30 days

The severance pay in Lithuania is paid as per the following table:

Reason for termination Employee’s tenure Severance pay
On the employee’s initiative for valid reasons More than one year 2 months’ salary
Less than one year 1 month’s salary
On the employer’s initiative without the employee’s fault More than one year 2 months’ salary
Less than one year 0.5 month’s salary
Business insolvency 5 to 10 years 77.58% of monthly salary for one month
10 to 20 years 77.58% of monthly salary for two months
20 years or more 77.58% of monthly salary for three months
Invalid reasons as per the Labour code on the initiative of the employer 6 months’ pay
Both parties unwilling to extend the contract More than one year 1 month’s salary
Less than one year 0.5 month’s salary
Employer bankruptcy More than one year 2 months’ salary
Less than one year 0.5 month’s salary
Expiration of a fixed-term contract 2 years or more 1 month’s salary

Visa and Immigration

EU/EEA (European Union/European Economic Area) nationals can work freely in Lithuania. However, they must register for their stay after three months to continue working in the country.

Non-EU/EEA citizens can work in Lithuania only after receiving their work permit. Their employer must apply for the employee’s work permit in the Labor Services in Lithuania with the relevant documents. Work permit holders can stay in the country with their national D visa for a maximum of one year.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

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