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Slovenia Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Slovenia




Euro (EUR)


Slovenian, English

Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Slovenia is located in Central Europe with the 32nd freest economy in the world and 22nd among the 45 countries in Europe. It has developed a 3% GDP growth over the years, partly thanks to its reliance on trade with the EU countries. The country is also the only one in Central Europe and Eastern Europe to have control over its banking sector.

Major economic hubs:

Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje

Skills in demand:

ICT Professionals, Education Professionals, Legal Professionals, Medical Professionals

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Slovenia are as follows:

Uni1 46

Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana)


Local: 1

World : 395

Uni2 40

Univerza v Mariboru (University of Maribor)


Local: 2

World : 1088

Uni3 34

Univerza na Primorskem (University of Primorska)


Local: 3

World : 3078

Uni5 33

IEDC-Bled School of Management


Local: 5

World : 6438

Salary Data

The table contains the average monthly salary in Slovenia:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (in EUR) Average Monthly Salary (in USD)
Information Technology Manager 3,180.00 3,416.40
Network Engineering Manager 2,010.00 2,159.42
Developer / Programmer 1,810.00 1,944.56
Project Manager 2,100.00 2,256.11
Database Administrator 1,890.00 2,030.50
Business Analyst 2,300.00 2,470.98
Business Development Manager 2,800.00 3,008.15
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

MojeDelo, Optius

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

Manpower, Adecco Group, Accur Services

Employing in Slovenia

Hiring in Slovenia requires you to be aware of the local employment laws, benefits, payroll, and taxes. Given below is everything you need to know on how to successfully onboard talents from Slovenia.

Employee Contract

The language for the contract is not mandatory to be in the local language; however, the labour law requires a Slovenian version for it to be recognized as legitimately binding.

Probation Period

The probationary period for new employees ranges from 1 to 6 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2023

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day National holiday
2 Jan New Year holiday National holiday
8 Feb Prešeren Day National holiday
9 Apr Easter Sunday National holiday
10 Apr Easter Monday National holiday
27 Apr Day of Uprising Against Occupation National holiday
1 May Labor Day / May Day National holiday
2 May Labour Day holiday National holiday
28 May Whit Sunday National holiday
25 Jun Statehood Day National holiday
15 Aug Assumption of Mary National holiday
31 Oct Reformation Day National holiday
1 Nov Remembrance Day National holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National holiday
26 Dec Independence and Unity Day National holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of leave Time period Mandatory
Annual leave/Earned Leave 2 weeks Yes
Maternity Leave 130 days Yes
Sick Leave Up to 30 days No


Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

Workers are paid monthly.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Slovenia is EUR 1,074.43 per month.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

Overtime pay in Slovenia must have a written form to be given advanced to employees. The overtime work limit is 8 hours per week and 170 hours per year which can be extended 230 hours.


13th Month Pay

The 13th-month pay is customary in Slovenia.

Employee Benefits

  • Pension and Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Accident / Injury Benefit
  • Disability Benefit
  • Unemployment Insurance


Employer Payroll Tax

Contribution Rate (%)
Pension and Disability Insurance 8.85
Health Insurance 6.56
Unemployment Insurance 0.06
Injury at Work 0.53
Parental Insurance 0.10

Employee Payroll Tax

Contribution Rate (%)
Pension and Disability Insurance 15.50
Health Insurance 6.36
Unemployment Insurance 0.14
Parental Insurance 0.10

Employee Income Tax

Taxable Base (EUR) Tax on Column 1 (EUR) Tax on Excess (%)
0 – 8,755.00 0 16
8,755.01 – 25,750.00 1,400.80 26
25,750.01 – 51,500.00 5,819.50 33
51,500.01 – 74, 160.00 14,317.00 39
74, 160.01 and above 23,154.40 45


The standard VAT in Slovenia is 22%.

Offboarding & Termination

Employers must provide written notice for terminating employees specifying valid reasons under the labour code. Failure to do so is illegal and may be subject to fines and legal action.

Prior to termination, employees are entitled to defend the reasons for incapacity within a reasonable deadline. If the worker is in a union, the employee may request the employer to notify the union in writing.

The notice period for probationary and regular employees ranges from 15 – 60 days.

The severance pay in Slovenia depends on the tenure of employment.

  • For employees who have at least one year up to ten years of service, 1/5th of the employee’s monthly salary will be paid for each year of service.
  • For employees who have at least ten years up to 20 years of service, 1/4th of the employee’s monthly salary will be paid for each year of those years of service.
  • For employees employed for more than 20 years of service, 1/3rd of the employee’s monthly salary is paid for each year of those years of service.

Visa and Immigration

Applying for a business visa to Slovenia is under the Schengen requirements of the European Union. Travellers must have the following documents ready for application.

  • Invitation from a Slovene company
  • Letter of Guarantee
  • Letter from employer (purpose of travelling)
  • Entry tickets
  • Documents supporting the trade relations of the company with the Slovene company
  • Document proving business activities of the company
  • Documents proving employment in the company
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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Overtime pay in Slovenia must have a written form to be given advanced to employees. The overtime work limit is 8 hours per week and 170 hours per year which can be extended 230 hours.

Overtime pay should be at least 125% of the regular rate.

For night work, the usual rate is 175% of the regular rate. For holiday and weekend work, the rate is 200%.

Visa & Immigration