Somalia is a developing country whose main economic sector is agriculture. Livestock, for one, accounts for 40% of the country’s GDP and has employed most of the Nomads and the semi-pastoralists population. The country’s economic source includes telecommunication, foreign remittances, and manufacturing.
Mogadishu, Hargeysa, Borama
Project Manager, Field Officer, Telecommunication Technicians
The top local universities of Somalia with ranks are as follows:
World : 9,273
World : 9,925
World : 10,185
World : 10,760
World : 11,343
The below table mentions job titles in Somalia with average monthly salaries;
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (in SOS)||Average Monthly Salary (in USD)|
|Customer Service Representative||96,400||169.57|
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Salaries for employees paid by the day must be released not later than every fortnight. For the rest of the employee classifications, salaries must be paid every month.
Somalia does not indicate a mandatory minimum wage for its employees.
For every extra hour of work performed on a regular workday, Somali employees are entitled to 125% of their hourly rate. For work performed during holidays, employees are given 150% of their regular rate. However, for work performed during Labor day, National Commemorative day, and Revolution day, the pay will be 200%.
A 13th month pay is not a statutory requirement in Somalia.
Below are some benefits that Somali employees get to have during their employment:
|Type of Contribution||Tax Rate (%)|
|Social Insurance System||5% – 7%|
There are no statutory employee contributions in Somalia.
|Monthly income bracket (in USD)||Tax Rate (%)|
The VAT rate in Somalia is 10%.
Employers and employees in Somalia are given the right to end an employment contract provided that a written notice is submitted indicating the reasons for termination.
Notice Period for employees that were terminated in Somalia will be up to 30 days, depending on the nature of job.
The severance pay for terminated employees will be their rightful remuneration during their notice period.
Foreign employees in Somalia must secure a work permit from the Ministry of Labor to work legally. Afterwhich, they are to apply for a residence grant to stay in Somalia during their employment.