Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Israel
Israeli Shekel (ILS)
Hebrew, Arabic, English
GDP per Capita
29.33% to 19.8%
Israel is a promising country for investors and foreigners seeking to expand their operations within the region. It has been ranked 35th in the Ease of Doing Business Index by the World Bank and ranked 12th place in the most number of start-up businesses in the world. In turn, the labor market in the country remains to have an increasing trajectory, to meet the demand of their developing business sector.
Major economic hubs:
Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Raanana, Kfar Saba, Ramat HaSharon
Skills in demand:
Accountant, Software Engineer, Marketing, Teacher, Computer programmers
The top local universities in Israel includes the following:
Some popular jobs in Israel and their corresponding salaries are listed below:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (ILS)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
|Financial Manager||29,477 ILS||8,142 USD|
|General Manager||48,515 ILS||13,401 USD|
|Business Development Manager||27,245 ILS||7,526 USD|
|Business Analyst||17,648 ILS||4,875 USD|
|Financial Analyst||19,131 ILS||5,284 USD|
|Project Manager||22,803 ILS||6,299 USD|
In Israel, the payroll cycle is monthly.
The National minimum wage in Israel is 5,400.00 ILS per month.
The standard working hours in Israel are 48 hours for a five-day workweek.
A 13th month pay is not mandatory in Israel. However, most employers in Israel provide 13th month pay for their employees.
Benefits for Israeli employees may include the following:
|Type of Contribution||Tax Rate|
|National Insurance||For residents||0 – 6,331 ILS||3.55%|
|6,331 ILS – 45,075 ILS||7.6%|
|For non-residents||0 – 6,331 ILS||0.59%|
|6,331 ILS – 45,075 ILS||2.65%|
|Pension Fund||6.50% (7.50% including disability insurance)|
|Advance Study Fund||Up to 7.5%|
|Type of Contribution||Tax Rate|
|National Insurance||For residents||0 – 6,331 ILS||0.40%|
|6,331 ILS – 45,075 ILS||7%|
|For non-residents||0 – 6,331 ILS||0.04%|
|6,331 ILS – 45,075 ILS||0.87%|
|Health Insurance (Residents only)||0 – 6,331 ILS||3.10%|
|6,331 ILS – 45,075 ILS||5%|
|Taxable Annual Income (ILS)||Tax on First amount||Tax Rate|
|0 – 77,400||0||10%|
|77,400 – 110,880||7,740||14%|
|110,880 – 178,080||12,427||20%|
|178,080 – 247,440||25,867||31%|
|247,440 – 514,920||47,369||35%|
|514,920 – 663,240||140,987||47%|
The Standard VAT rate in Israel is 17%
Offboarding & Termination
Termination is based on valid reasons and in compliance with law. It includes a hearing process explaining the reasons and the decision to be communicated in writing. Recommended to provide a termination letter in person, preferably in 48 hours after the hearing process.
Notice period for employees in Israel is given as per the table below:
|Year of Employment||Notice period|
|1st year||1 day for every month worked|
|2nd year||14 days|
|3rd year||21 days|
|After 3 years||1 month|
Employees entitled to a severance pay after completing 1 year of service. The pay to be calculated as one month’s pay times(multiplied by) the years of employment.
Visa and Immigration
Foreign employees in Israel need to apply for a work visa from the Israeli Ministry of Interior. Employers are required to secure a work permit on behalf of their employees to legally work in the country.
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If an employee works for extended hours, they must be given overtime pay at the following rate:
|First 2 hours||125%|
|After 2 hours (and every hour after that)||150%|