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Tajikistan Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Tajikistan




Tajikistani Somoni (TJS)



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Tajikistan is a Central Asian country that thrives mainly on minerals and agriculture. To improve the working and living conditions in the country and provide consistent employment, the local government is introducing forward-looking economic policies with the aim to establish a market economy. The country has a GDP of 8.7 billion USD and recorded a growth of 7.4% year-on-year in H1CY22 despite global struggles, indicating strong economic foundations and adaptability.

Major economic hubs:

Dushanbe, Isfara, Istaravshan

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Tajikistan are as follows:

Uni1 39

Tajik National University


Local: 1

World : 7685

Uni2 34

Russian-Tajik Slavonic University


Local: 2

World : 8593

Uni3 3

Tajik State Medical University


Local: 3

World : 9026

Uni4 32

Tajik Technical University


Local: 4

World : 9451

Uni5 28

Tajik State Pedagogical University


Local: 5

World : 9951

Salary Data

The table below mention some common jobs in Tajikistan with average monthly salary:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (in TJS) Average Monthly Salary (in USD)
Financial Manager 24,700 TJS 2436.84 USD
General Manager 21,500 TJS 2121.13 USD
Business Developer Manager 18,700 TJS 1844.89 USD
Financial Analyst 15,600 TJS 1539.05 USD
Business Analyst 14,200 TJS 1400.93 USD
Project Manager 13,300 TJS 1312.14 USD
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

Jobisland, UN Jobnet

Number of LinkedIn users:


Employing in Tajikistan

The Labor Code of Republic of Tajikistan covers the employment policies and domain of labour relations in the country. These regulations are in place to protect the interests of both employees and employers. The following sections discuss important points in the Labor Code which every employer in Tajikistan must follow while hiring and managing their workforce.

Employee Contract

The Labor Legislation of Tajikistan mandates employers to establish an oral or written employment contract containing information regarding the job post, employee rights, benefits, working hours and duration of the contract.

Probation Period

The probation period in Tajikistan is decided mutually between the employer and employee. However, the period must not be longer than three months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day Public Holiday
8 Mar International Women’s Day Public Holiday
21 Mar Navruz Celebration Public Holiday
22 Mar Navruz Celebration Public Holiday
23 Mar Navruz Celebration Public Holiday
24 Mar Navruz Celebration Public Holiday
10 Apr Eid ul Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
9 May Victory Day Public Holiday
17 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
27 Jun Day of National Unity Public Holiday
9 Sep Independence Day Public Holiday
6 Nov Constitution Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual leaves 24 days Yes
Maternity leaves 140 days (70 days before birth and 70 days after birth) Yes



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Payroll Cycle

Tajikistan follows a monthly payroll cycle.

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Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Tajikistan is 600 TJS per month.

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Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in Tajikistan is 8 hours per day, which is reduced to 6 hours per day for disabled employees.


13th Month Pay

There is no mandatory 13th-month pay in Tajikistan.

Employee Benefits

  • Social insurance
  • Paid leaves
  • Maternity leaves


Employer Payroll Tax:

Contribution Rate
Social Tax 20%

Employee Payroll Tax:

Contribution Rate
Social Tax 2%

Employee Income Tax:

Income type Rate
  • 12% for resident employees
  • 20% for non-resident employees
Others 15%


The rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Tajikistan is 15%.

Offboarding & Termination

According to the Tajik laws, employers must issue a written notice to their employees before terminating the contract.

The notice period in Tajikistan depends upon the reason for termination, as given below:

Reason of termination Notice period
Liquidation 2 months
Incompatibility with the job 1 month

The severance package for an employee is calculated by multiplying one-quarter of the average salary to the number of years worked in the company. It is important to remember that this pay cannot be less than one month’s average salary of the employee.

Visa and Immigration

Foreign citizens aiming to live and work in Tajikistan must gain a working visa and a work permit before their first day of employment. The visa can be obtained digitally from the official website and physically at an Embassy or a Consulate.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in Tajikistan is 8 hours per day, which is reduced to 6 hours per day for disabled employees. If an employee crosses the standard working hour threshold, they qualify for overtime pay, which is 200% of their regular wage. Employers can choose to pay concrete overtime payments by discussing with the employee or their representative agency and including the information in the collective agreement.

Visa & Immigration