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Romania

Last updated on 4/3/2019
View all currencies in Romanian leu (RON)

Minimum gross wage

Applicable
3,000 RON per month

Salary per category

Unskilled

1,900 RON per month

Skilled

1,900 RON per month

Specialist

1,900 RON per month

Foreman

1,900 RON per month

Beginners / young workers

1,900 RON per month

Professionals

1,900 RON per month

Daily

8 hours

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

4 hours per day
8 hours per week (exceptionally a working week can be over 48 hours, but the average over a 4-month period must be 48 hours/week)
average 48 hours / week hours per trimester
average 48 hours / week hours per semester
average 48 hours / week hours per year

Breaks

Rest

Info
Daily - minimum 12 hours, and exceptionally 8 hours on shift change; for 12 hours of work minimum 24 hours of rest.

Weekly - minimum 48 hours Monday to Sunday.

Lunch

after 6 hours of work
Part of standard working time (by collective agreement)
Paid (by collective agreement)

Special conditions

6 7 hours per day
30 35 hours per week
average 48 hours / week per trimester
average 48 hours / week per semester
average 48 hours / week per year

Within Romania

Travel allowance

Info
The accommodation is provided by the employer and cannot be deducted from the salary.
Not applicable to posted workers

Meal allowance

Optional
Info
Meal-ticket system

Accommodation allowance

Accommodation provided
Info
When in an unusual workplace, the accommodation is provided by the employer and it cannot be deducted from the salary.
Not applicable to posted workers

Subsistence/daily allowance

An average of 35 EUR
Info
When it is an unusual workplace, the level is established only for the public sector. For the private sector the level is negotiable.
For posted workers
If expenses for meals, accommodation or transport are not paid, they can be added to the country of origin wage if it is compliant with the minimum wage level in Romania.

Overtime

75 % of salary per hour

Night work

Allowed
From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
25 % of salary per hour

Working on Saturdays

Allowed within 5 days/week working time
Negotiable in collective agreements

Working on Sundays

Allowed within 5 days/week working time
Negotiable in collective agreements

Working on public holidays

Mandatory for utility services and supplying basic necessities
Allowed for activities that cannot be stopped
100 % of salary per hour

Shift work

Allowed
Negotiable in collective agreements

Hazardous work

Negotiable in collective agreements
Not applicable to posted workers

Standby pay

Not applicable

Annual holidays allowance

Not applicable

13th month

Not applicable

14th month

Not applicable

Additional wage components

Not applicable

Other

75 % of salary
For posted workers
Not specifically included in the minimum wage concept, but a minimum percentage is mandatory as stipulated in the Labour Code.

Number of holidays

20 days per year at least 10 consecutive days.

Public holidays

Variable
1st and 2nd January
24 January
First and second Easter
1st May (Labour day)
1 June
First and second Whitsuntide Day
Virgin Mary's day (8th August)
Saint Andrew the Apostle's day (30th November)
1st December (Romanian National Day)
First and second Christmas Day
Two days for each of the three religious holidays for the legally recognized religions other than Christian

Social security contributions

25 % for pensions
10 % for health
Not applicable to posted workers

Additional social security insurance

For posted workers
paid in the country of origin

Income tax

10 %

Sickness/illness

75 % in case of sickness *
100 % in case of medical emergencies or other special diseases
Info
* From first to fifth day paid by the employer
* No longer than 183 days/year
For posted workers
it depends on the sending country

Work injuries/accidents

100 %
Info
From first to fifth day paid by the employer;
No longer than 183 days/year.
For posted workers
it depends on the sending country

Info Contacts

Confederation Confederaţia Sindicatelor Democratice din România

You can contact us in the following languages
Romanian

Labour Inspection (Inspecţia Muncii)

T. +40213027053, +40213027031
You can contact us in the following languages
English, French, Romanian

National Trade Union Confederation Blocul Naţional Sindical

You can contact us in the following languages
Romanian

National Trade Union Confederation Cartel-ALFA

You can contact us in the following languages
Romanian

National Trade Union Confederation Meridian

You can contact us in the following languages
Romanian

National Trade Union Confederation Sindicatelor Libere din România - Frăţia

You can contact us in the following languages
Romanian

Territorial labour inspectorate, for every county (Inspectoratul Teritorial de Muncă)

T. +40232257100, +40752079315
You can contact us in the following languages
English, French, Romanian

The General Trade Union Federation Familia

str. Biserica Doamnei nr. 3
Bucuresti
Romania
T. +40.21.312.38.86
You can contact us in the following languages
English, Romanian