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Bulgaria

Last updated on 3/12/2019
View all currencies in Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

Minimum gross wage

Applicable
575 BGN per month

Salary per category

Unskilled

690 BGN per month

Skilled

1,092.5 BGN per month

Specialist

1,207.5 BGN per month

Foreman

1,150 BGN per month

Leaders

1,437.5 BGN per month

Professionals

1,437.5 BGN per month

Daily

8 hours

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

3 hours per day ( 2 hours at night )
6 hours per week ( 4 hours at night )
30 hours per month ( 21 hours at night )
150 hours per year

Breaks

Lunch

Between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
30 minutes
Part of standard working time
Paid

Special conditions

Dangerous zone and carcinogous products
Work in ionizing radiation
Underground work
7 hours per day
35 hours per week
150 hours per month

Within Bulgaria

Meal allowance

4 BGN per day for food
1 BGN per day for beverage
Info
Only for people working under specific labor conditions - (increased noise, dust, vibrations)

Overtime

60 % of salary per hour

Evening work

Allowed

Night work

Allowed
From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
50 % of salary per hour

Working on Saturdays

Allowed
85 % of salary per hour

Working on Sundays

Allowed
85 % of salary per hour

Working on public holidays

Mandatory
Allowed
110 % of salary per hour

Shift work

Allowed
50 % of salary per hour night shift

Hazardous work

5 % of salary per hour

Standby pay

Applicable
25 % of salary per hour (availability)
50 % of salary per hour (holidays)

Annual holidays allowance

Applicable
100 % of salary per hour

Seniority

0.6 % of salary for each year of professional experience

Other

Broken machinery

100 % of salary per hour

Bad weather conditions

100 % of salary per hour

Number of holidays

23 days per year

Public holidays

11 days for 2017
1 january
3 march (if on saturday and sunday the following monday will be festive)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Labour Day
6 may (if on saturday and sunday the following monday will be festive)
24 may (if on saturday and sunday the following monday will be festive)
6 september (if on saturday and sunday the following monday will be festive)
24 september (if on saturday and sunday the following monday will be festive)
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
26 december

Social security contributions

10.7 %
For posted workers
All social and health contributions are paid in the country of origin of the posted worker

Income tax

10 %
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Taxes are deducted in the country of origin

Additional pension funds

2.2 %

Sickness/illness

80 %
Info
After doctor’s examination, a temporary work incapacity document must be presented to the employer.

Work injuries/accidents

80 %
Info
After doctor’s examination, a temporary work incapacity document must be presented to the employer.

Info Contacts

Federation construction, industry and water - PODKREPA

1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Angel Kanchev Str. № 2, fl. 4
T. + 359 2 950 73 39
You can contact us in the following languages
Bulgarian, Greek, English