The table below shows the average salaries of some jobs in Afghanistan. Please refer to SalaryExplorer for more information.
Employers are not expected to pay any taxes in respect of their employers or their salaries
The income tax rate in Afghanistan is as follows:
There is no minimum wage for a permanent worker in the private sector. However, the minimum wage for a permanent worker in the government sector is AFN 6000 per month.
The employees are paid on alternate payroll schedules (weekly, semi-monthly and monthly).
13th month salary
There is no provision for 13th month salary.
The standard number of working hours in Afghanistan is upto 40 hours a week. It has been kept to 35 hours for youth between 15-18 years of age and pregnant women, and 30 hours for people working underground.
Employees who work overtime are entitled to a 25% increase in their wages for the hours worked.
Number of national holidays is 17 days. The list of holidays can be found here.
Employees are entitled to a minimum of 20 days of paid leave per year.
All employees are entitled to 20 days of sick leave as well.
Maternal leave of about 90 days is awarded to the female employees. Out of these 90, 30 can be availed before the birth of the child and 60 days after the birth of the child.
There is no statutory paternity leave in Afghanistan.
Employees are entitled to 45 days of paid leave for the performance of Hajj or pilgrimage to other sacred places one during their service.
In Afghanistan, an employer may terminate an open-ended contract without any reason provided that the notice period has been adhered to. On the other hand, a fixed contract cannot be terminated without providing any justifiable reason.
The notice period in Afghanistan for a fixed term contract is one month
Severance pay in Afghanistan is mandatory and payable based on the duration of the service as follows:
No VAT in Afghanistan