Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Myanmar
Burmese Kyat (MMK)
Burmese (official), English
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly
GDP per Capita
Agriculture is the main occupation of Myanmar, and it constitutes almost 65% of the GDP and employs about 65% of the population. Other prominent industries in Myanmar are copper, tin, tungsten, cement, construction, and garments.
Major economic hubs:
Skills in demand:
Engineering (Civil and Petroleum), Sales and Business Development, Marketing and Creative design, and Software Programming.
The local universities of Myanmar with ranks are mentioned below;
Average monthly salary in Myanmar:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (MMK)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
|Accounting Manager||810,000 MMK||383 USD|
|Software Engineer||510,000 MMK||241 USD|
|Data Analyst||489,000 MMK||232 USD|
|UX Designer||388,000 MMK||184 USD|
|Product Manager||776,000 MMK||367 USD|
|Sales Manager||936,000 MMK||443 USD|
Employees in Myanmar can be paid daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
As of 2022, the minimum wage followed in Myanmar is 4800 MMK per Day.
Maximum overtime permitted in Myanmar is 12 hours a week, paid at 200% of the standard hourly wage.
|Type of Tax||Rate|
|Type of Tax||Rate|
|Employee Type||Tax Rate|
|For Resident foreigners||Progressive rates from 1% to 25%|
|For Non-resident foreigners||Progressive rates from 1% to 25%|
There is no VAT in Myanmar; however, commercial tax is generally rated at 5%.
Offboarding & Termination
To terminate an employee for misconduct, the employer must state a list of misconduct offenses in the employment contract and ensure that the employee has had 3 written prior warnings and had the time to improve their performance before the termination.
The notice period in Myanmar is dependent on a mutual discussion between the employer and the employee, and should be in accordance with the labor laws of Myanmar.
|Service length||Severance Pay|
|Six months to One year||Half month|
|One to two years||One month|
|Two to three years||One and Half months|
|Three to four years||Three months|
|Four to six years||Four months|
|Six to eight years||Five months|
|Eight to ten years||Six months|
|Ten to twenty years||Eight months|
|Twenty to Twenty five years||Ten months|
|Above Twenty five||Thirteen months|
Visa and Immigration
The Stay Permit allows a foreigner to work for three months or one year without re-entry to Myanmar. A Stay Permit and a valid Multiple Journey Special re-entry Visa will enable a foreigner to work while traveling in and out of Myanmar.
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