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Talent Wiki - Angola

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Angola
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Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Angola

Talent Overview

Angola, a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country, has the fastest growing economy among the African countries, significantly contributed by its minerals, diamonds, and petroleum reserves. The economy of Angola is ranked 139 freest, with an economic freedom score of 52.6%, and the country’s GDP is expected to touch 74 billion USD by the end of 2022.

Major Economic Hubs: 

Luanda, N'dalatando, Huambo, Lobito

Skills in Demand:

Oil and gas industry skills, IT technical jobs, Teaching skills, Construction

Local Universities

The top local universities in Angola are listed below:

Universidade Mandume Ya Ndemufayo


Belarus : 1

World : 1413

Universidade Independente de Angola


Belarus : 2

World : 2066

Universidade Agostinho Neto


Belarus : 3

World : 2567

Universidade Técnica de Angola


Belarus : 4

World : 4846

Universidade Óscar Ribas


Belarus : 5

World : 6072

Salary Data

The monthly salary data of a few job title in Angola are;

Job Title Average Salary ( AOA) Average Salary (USD)
Accountant 194,000 449.62
Financial Analyst 359,000 832.03
Receptionist 97,600 226.30
Graphic Designer 175,000 405.77
Business Development Manager 423,000 981.20
Customer Service Manager 364,000 844.34

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards: 

Jobisland, jobartis, Indeed

Number of LinkedIn users:


Top Recruitment Agencies:

Airswift, Global Career Company,

Employing in Angola

One must know the rules and regulations Angola follows to successfully hire talent from the country. Get to know the important information regarding Angola employment law below.

Employee Contract

Angola follows the Portuguese language for employment contracts between the parties. 

Probation Period

Angola follows a probationary period of two weeks.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
4 Feb Liberation Movement Day Public Holiday
1 Mar Carnival Public Holiday
7 Mar Day off for International Women's Day Public Holiday
8 Mar International Women's Day Public Holiday
23 Mar Southern Africa Liberation Day Public Holiday
4 Apr Peace Day Public Holiday
15 Apr Good Friday Public Holiday
1 May May Day Public Holiday
17 Sep National Hero Day Public Holiday
2 Nov All Souls' Day Public Holiday
11 Nov Independence Day Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 22 days yes
Maternity Leave 3 months Yes


Payroll Cycle:

Angola follows a monthly payroll cycle, in which the employees are paid on the last working day of the month.

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Minimum Wage:

The minimum wage followed in Angola ranges from AOA 32,181.15 per month to AOA 48,271.73 per month

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Overtime Pay:

Maximum overtime is limited to 2 hours per day, 40 hours per month, and 200 hours per year. Overtime up to 30 hours per month are paid at an additional 50% of the normal hourly wage. Beyond that, employees are paid 75% of their hourly wage.

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Health Examination Clause


13th Month Pay: 

Both 13th-month and 14th-month salaries are mandatory in Angola. These are paid at 50% of the normal monthly salary.

Employee Benefits: 

  • ~Holiday bonus
  • ~Christmas bonus
  • ~Maternity leave
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Employer Payroll Tax:

Employers have to make the following contributions on the gross monthly salary of every employee they maintain.

Employer payroll tax Contributed to
8% Social Security

Employee Payroll Tax:

Every employee is entitled to a monthly salary, from which the following contributions will be made.

Employee Payroll Tax Contributed to
3% Social Security

Employee Income Tax:

Annual Taxable Income (AOA) Tax Rate
Less than 70,000 0%
Ranges from 70,001 to 100,000 10% of excess + 3000 AOA
Ranges from 100,001 to 150,000 13% of excess + 6000 AOA
Ranges from 151,001 to 200,000 16% of excess + 12,500 AOA
Ranges from 200,001 to 300,000 18% of excess + 31,250 AOA
Ranges from 300,001 to 500,000 19% of excess + 49,250 AOA
Ranges from 500,001 to 1,000,000 20% of excess + 87,250 AOA
Ranges from 1,000,001 to 1,500,000 21% of excess + 187,250 AOA
Ranges from 1,500,001 to 2,000,000 22% of excess + 292,250 AOA
Ranges from 2,000,001 to 2,500,000 23% of excess + 402,250 AOA
Ranges from 2,500,001 to 5,000,000 24% of excess + 517,250 AOA
Ranges from 5,000,001 to 10,000,000 24.5% of excess + 1,117,250 AOA
Above 10,000,001 25% of excess + 2,342,250 AOA


Angola follows a standard VAT rate of 14%.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

The employment contract can be terminated on the following conditions:

  • ~Objective causes, beyond the capacity of parties involved
  • ~Mutual understanding
  • ~Unilateral termination, enforceable on the other party

Notice Period

In Angola, the notice period for employees is 60 days.

Severance Pay

The compensation is such that one month’s full salary is paid for the first five years of employment and 50% of the salary for the remaining years.

Visa and Immigration

Some important documents mandatory for a work visa in Angola are added below. Note that each of these needs to be translated into Portuguese and authenticated by the Department of State.

  • ~Visa application form
  • ~Work permit
  • ~Letter from employer
  • ~Necessary certificates
  • ~Statement of pledging respect to the country laws
  • ~Passport
  • ~Passport-size photos
  • ~Statement from Ministry of Public Administration, Employment, and Social Security on the activity of enterprise in question
  • ~Criminal background check
  • ~A photocopy of Diário da República
  • ~Medical certificate
  • ~Curriculum Vitae
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