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How much Project Manager earns in Cameroon? (0-2) years of experience

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$20370
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Hiring guidelines in Cameroon

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Minimum Wage Requirements

In Cameroon, the minimum wage can vary depending on the industry of the company.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 11% to 38.5%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. 

Gross Annual Income

Tax Rate (%)

Up to XAF 2.000.000

11%

Up to XAF 2.000.001 to 3.000.000

16.5%

Up to XAF 3.000.001 to 5.000.000

27.5%

Over XAF 5.000.000

38.5%

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 15.45% of the employee salary.

  • Pension insurance - 4.20%
  • Occupational Accident Insurance - 1.75%
  • Family Benefit - 7.00%
  • National House Loan Fund Tax - 1.50%
  • National Employment fund - 1.00%

13th salary, paid at the end of the year. 

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week (2.400 hours per year). The standard work week is from Monday to Friday. Work performed between 10pm and 6am is considered night work. 

Overtime payment is mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 20 hours of overtime per week, maximum 10 hours per day. For additional hours performed during the week, employees are paid:

  • For the first 8 hours, 120% of the hourly wage;
  • For the next 8 hours, 130% of the hourly wage;
  • For overtime worked on Sundays, 140% of the hourly wage;
  • For overtime worked at night, 150% of the hourly wage;
  • For overtime worked in case of an emergency or in case of force major during non-business days, 150% of the hourly wage