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Hiring guidelines in Bulgaria

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Minimum Wage Requirements
The minimum wage in Bulgaria for 2021 is BGN 650 per month and it is expected to increase to BGN 764 in 2022.
Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax is a flat rate of 10%.

Note: apart from this income tax, employees will have to contribute 13.78% to Social Security.

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated between 19% of the employee's salary.

  • Health insurance - 4.80%*
  • Occupational accident and disease fund - 0.50%*
  • Common sickness and maternity fund - 2.10%*
  • Unemployment fund - 0.60%* 
  • Pension Fund in NSSI - 8.22%*
  • Supplementary Compulsory Pension Insurance in Universal Pension Fund - 2.80%*
  • Medical exam evaluation and Health & Safety - BGN 5

*The maximum salary for the calculation of the contribution is BGN 3,400.

One time fees

  • Courier Cost for EA Delivery - BGN 20
  • Mandatory Wet Ink Employment Agreement Handling Fee - USD 80

Annual fees

  • Risk Assessment - BGN 35
  • Labor Safety Company Insurance - BGN 25
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.