The table below shows the average salaries of some jobs in Estonia. Please refer to SalaryExplorer for more information.
The employer payroll tax is calculated as follows:
The employee payroll tax is calculated as follows:
Estonia has a proportional flat tax rate of 20%.
The minimum wage in Estonia is €584 per month.
The employee must be paid monthly.
13th month salary
There is no provision for the 13th month salary in Estonia.
The typical number of working hours in Estonia is 40 hours a week.
In terms of overtime, it cannot exceed over 8 hours within a 7 day period.
Number of public holidays is 12 days. The list of holidays can be found here.
The number of paid leave days entitled to employees is 28 days per year.
Employees are entitled to 182 days of sick leave a year, with the maximum being 250. The salary paid during this period is 70% of his or her last average salary.
Female employees are entitled to 140 days of maternity leave which can commence 70 days before the birth of the child. Maternity benefits are paid by the state.
Paternity leave is given for about 10 working days within 2 months of the expected due date of the child.
In Estonia, a mother or father is able to take paid parental leave until the child is of an age up to 3 years.
Termination in Estonia can take place in three ways:
Immediate Termination - An employer terminates the contract immediately due to misconduct
Employee Resignation - An employee can send a written resignation between 14 days to 1 month.
Termination with notice - Notice period is determined from the employee agreement.
Notice period depends on the duration of the employment:
If the contract is terminated due to redundancy, the employer must pay compensation of one month’s average wage of the employee equivalent to the average of the previous 6 month’s salary.
The probation labour contract should not exceed 4 months.