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Talent Wiki - Algeria

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Algeria

Capital

Algiers

Currency

Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Languages

Arabic, Berber

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

GDP per Capita

$4,214

Employer Tax

26%

Talent Overview

A regional power in the North African region, Algeria has the highest human development index among the non-island African countries. The country’s economy is supported by rich natural gas and oil reserves.  It is regarded as one of the largest economies on the continent. 

Major economic hubs:

Algiers, Oran, Constantine

Skills in demand:

Engineers, Software engineers, Area managers, Sales executives, Sales managers

Local Universities

The top local universities in Algeria, along with their world rankings, are added below:

Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène

Ranking

Local: 1

World: 3728

Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M’sila

Ranking

Local: 2

World: 3732

Université Abou Bekr Belkaid de Tlemcen

Ranking

Local: 3

World: 3770

Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif

Ranking

Local: 4

World: 3843

Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1

Ranking

Local: 5

World: 4113

Salary Data

Some of the common jobs and their monthly salaries in Algeria are listed below:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (DZD) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accountant 134,000 992
Office manager 155,000 1,147
Secretary 81,500 603
Financial analyst 238,000 1,762
Business analyst 226,000 1,673

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

Emploitic.com, Jobisland

Number of LinkedIn users:

3,598,000

Top Recruitment Agencies:

global career company, expat.com, Al Abira

Employing in Algeria

In Algeria, a large number of the labor population is employed in the services sector. Get to know more about the rules and regulations prevailing in the country for a smooth employment process.

Employee Contract

Employment contracts can be oral or written, but a written form is mostly preferred. The language of the contract can be Arabic or French, depending on the familiarity of both parties.

Probation Period

Algeria follows a probationary period of six months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
12 Jan Berber New Year Public Holiday
10 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
11 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 May May Day Public Holiday
17 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
18 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
5 Jul Independence Day Public Holiday
8 Jul Muharram (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
17 Jul Day of Achura (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
16 Sep The Prophet’s Birthday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 Nov Anniversary of the Revolution Public Holiday

Employee leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 30 days Yes
Sick Leave 15 days Yes
Maternity Leave 14 weeks yes

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Algeria follows a monthly payroll cycle

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Algeria is 18,000 Algerian dinars (170 dollars) per month.

Overtime Pay

The Algerian labor law prohibits forced overtime employment. No employee should work beyond 8 hours of overtime a week. However, they are entitled to overtime pay of 50% of the regular hourly rate for their extra work.

Bonus

13th Month Pay:

Algeria does not have statutory 13th-month pay.

Employee Benefits:

Below are some statutory benefits that Algerian employers offer their employees:

  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Social security benefits

Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax:

Algeria has extensive social security benefits and covers retirement, illness, unemployment, and work accidents. Employers contribute 26% of the employees’ gross salary for social security contributions.

Employee Payroll Tax:

Employees contribute 9% of their gross salary towards social security.

Employee Income Tax:

Algeria follows a progressive income tax structure for individual taxpayers.

Annual taxable income (DZD) Rate (%)
Less than 240,000 0
240,001 to 480,000 23
480,001 to 960,000 27
960,001 to 1,920,000 30
1,920,001 to 3,840,000 33
More than 3, 840,000 35

VAT:

A standard rate of 19% is followed in Algeria.

Offboarding & Termination

Permanent employment in Algeria can be terminated due to redundancy, serious misconduct, or economic reasons.

The notice period followed in Algeria ranges from six to twelve months.

Severance pay is allowed only for those employees who completed at least 2 years of employment in the firm. Employees will be entitled to 15 days’ wage for each completed service year.

Visa and Immigration

Entry visas are required for specific nationalities (eg: EU, US), while citizens of countries such as Morocco and Tunisia do not need an entry visa. Foreigners need temporary work authorization along with a work visa to stay and have employment in the country. It is renewable and is given a maximum validity of 2 years.

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