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Talent Wiki – France

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in France

Capital

Paris

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Languages

French

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

GDP per Capita

$42,330.45

Employer Tax

30.50%-31.30%

Talent Overview

France holds the third-largest economy in Europe. France boasts economic growth and comes in 19th position with the highest GDP per capita ranking. The country is expanding more efficiently in tourism, agriculture, and industries.

Major economic hubs:

Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille

Skills in demand:

Cybersecurity, IoT, Software Developer, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, System Analyst

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Local Universities

The top local universities in France are as follows:

Uni1 21

Université de Strasbourg

Ranking

Local: 1

World: 233

Uni2 20

Université de Lille

Ranking

Local: 2

World: 271

Uni3 21

Université de Paris

Ranking

Local: 3

World: 273

Uni4 19

Sorbonne Université

Ranking

Local: 4

World: 337

Uni5 19

École Normale Supérieure

Ranking

Local: 5

World: 390

Salary Data

The average monthly salary of some popular jobs in France are as follows:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (EUR) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accounting Manager 6,140 6522.68
Financial Analyst 5,160 5481.60
Office Manager 3,390 3601.28
Graphic Designer 2,640 2804.54
Sales Representative 2,600 2762.05
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards

Pole-emploi.fr, Indeed.fr, Monster.fr

Number of LinkedIn users

25,390,000

Multiplier Recruitment Partner

iXceed

Employing in France

Employment contracts are mandatory in France. In order to hire an individual from France, the employer must have knowledge about the employment laws, benefits, allowances, and more. This segment will help the employer with all the information required.

Employee Contract

In France, there are two types of Employment contracts; CDI (Permanent employment) and CDD (Temporary employment). According to the France employment laws, CDI (contrat à durée indéterminée) is provided to an employee for continuing and indefinite service. CDI (contrat à durée déterminée) is provided to an employee hired for temporary employment and can not be extended over 18 months of service.

French is the preferred language for employment contracts though employees and employers have the option for the contract to be translated to other languages

Probation Period

The probationary period for employees ranges from 1 – 3 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2024

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Years day National Holiday
29 Mar Good Friday National Holiday
1 Apr Easter Monday National Holiday
1 May Labor day National Holiday
8 May Victory in Europe day National Holiday
9 May Ascension day National Holiday
19 May Pentecost National Holiday
14 Jul Bastille day National Holiday
15 Aug Assumption of Mary National Holiday
1 Nov All Saints’ day National Holiday
11 Nov Veterans day National Holiday
25 Dec Christmas day National Holiday
26 Dec Boxing day National Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual/Earned Leave 35 days Yes
Sick Leave 90 days Yes
Maternity Leave 16 weeks Yes

 

Payroll

Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

The payroll cycle in France is monthly.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in France is 11.27 EUR per hour and 1,709.28 EUR per month.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

Any hours of work beyond the statutory limit of 35 hours a week is considered overtime. The companies are entitled to compensate employees for overtime hours worked in the following structure:

Bonus

13th Month Pay

The 13th month’s pay is not mandatory in France. However, the employer can provide it on mutual agreement and is paid at the end of the year.

Employee Benefits

  • Pension Scheme
  • Social Security
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave

Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax

Funds Contributions
Health, Disability, Maternity, Death 13%
Autonomy Solidarity Contribution 0.3%
Old-Age Insurance (Upper limit of 3,428 EUR) 8.55%
Family Benefits 3.45% or 5.25%
Unemployment 4.05%
Wage Guarantee Insurance 0.15%

Employee Payroll Tax

Funds Contributions
Old-Age Insurance (Upper limit of 3,428 EUR) 6.9%
Social Security Surcharge 9.2%
Social Security Debt Reimbursement Contribution 0.5%

Employee Income Tax

Total Compensation Employee Social Contributions Total Taxable Compensation Single Employee Married Employee Employee with 1 child Employee with 2 children
35000 7,351 28,646 1,695 0 0 0
40000 8,401 32,739 2,761 133 0 0
45000 9,405 36,877 3,879 728 0 0
50000 10,396 41,029 5,000 1,325 509 0
55000 11,387 45,180 6,121 1,922 1,106 289
60000 12,377 49,333 7,242 2,520 1,703 886
65000 13,368 53,484 8,363 3,045 2,300 1,483
70000 14,359 57,635 9,483 3,456 2,894 2,080
75000 15,349 61,788 10,605 4,527 3,305 2,677
80000 16,340 65,939 11,725 5,647 4,055 3,154
85000 17,331 70,091 12,847 6,769 5,177 3,585
90000 18,322 74,242 13,967 7,889 6,297 4,705
95000 19,312 78,395 15,088 9,010 7,418 5,826
100000 20,303 82,546 16,209 10,131 8,539 6,497
105000 21,294 86,698 17,713 11,252 9,660 8,068
110000 22,284 90,850 19,246 12,373 10,781 9,189
120000 24,266 99,153 22,310 14,615 13,023 11,431
150000 30,210 124,064 31,502 21,341 19,749 18,157
200000 40,169 165,547 48,336 34,058 32,466 30,874
250000 50,149 207,017 66,693 51,061 49,469 47,877
300000 60,129 248,487 85,355 68,064 66,472 64,880

VAT

The standard rate of Value Added Tax in France is 20%.

Offboarding & Termination

The employer can terminate the employment contract based on a valid reason (personal or financial reasons) or mutual consent or if the individual is retiring.

The notice period for employees under probation is up to 5 days, while regular employees will have up to 3 months.

The severance pay varies based on the individual’s service to the employer. The statutory severance pay is;

Years of service Severance Pay
Below 10 years 25% of the monthly salary for each year of service
Above 10 years 33.33% of the monthly salary for each year of service

Visa and Immigration

If an individual stays more than 90 days, Long term Visa is mandatory. In order to avail of a long-term visa, supporting documents for the stay are required. Long-term visas are available to most nationalities, except for EEA and EU nationals.

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Payroll

Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

  • 25% surcharge for the first extra 8 hrs during the week
  • 50% surcharge in case overtime exceeds 8 hrs during the week.

Visa & Immigration

A Long Term visa with a residence permit can be issued based on the requirement of the individual. All the personal documents and passports issued before 10 years should be presented. The individual can be called upon by the French Office for Immigration and Integration for further information.