France is expected to experience higher demand for professionals in the following industries: Information Technology, Finance, Supply Chain & Procurement, and Tax, Legal & Compliance.
Below are the average salaries of some jobs in France for 2019. Please refer to Robert Walters' Salary Survey 2020 for more information.
The minimum wage in France is €10.03 per hour or €1521.22 per month on a 35 hour working week.
Employees are usually paid their salary per month
13th month salary
It is customary but not mandatory to pay the 13th month bonus at the end of december.
The standard work hours in France is 35 hrs a week but collective bargaining agreements may set a different standard.
The maximum working hours are :
The companies are entitled to compensate employees for overtime hours worked in the following structure:
The list of public holidays can be found here.
An employee who has worked for 12 months in continuance, is entitled to 5 weeks of paid leave annually.
The social security health system in France pays an employee on sick leave a daily benefit, and the employee is legally required to only make up the difference between that benefit and the employee's normal compensation.
Employees are entitled to 3 working days of leave for the birth of their child. In addition to this, they are further entitled to 11 days of paid leave.
The termination process is moderately simple.
A valid reason is necessary for termination accompanied with a reasonable notice period unless termination is due to misconduct in which no notice is required.