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Serbia

Last updated on 3/12/2019
View all currencies in Serbian dinar (RSD)

Minimum gross wage

143 RSD per hour
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The minimum wage in the Republic of Serbia is calculated in net amount, per working hour, with no difference based on age, region, or profession.

Salary per category

Unskilled

192 to 294 RSD per hour

Skilled

253 to 416 RSD per hour

Specialist

304 to 477 RSD per hour

Foreman

375 to 681 RSD per hour for engineers

Professionals

498 to 1,008 RSD per hour

Average salary (indication)

60,297 gross
43,742 net

Daily

8 hours

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

8 hours per day
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Daily working time cannot be longer than 12 hours, including the overtime work.

Breaks

30 minutes
Part of standard working time
Paid
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Employees who work longer than 10 hours during a day have the right to a brake of 45 minutes.

Within Serbia

Travel allowance

Not part of standard working time
It is not a flat rate
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If the employer did not foresee the transport he is obliged to pay an allowance amounting to the price of the ticket in public transport

Meal allowance

7,465 RSD net per month
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Branch CBA for road maintenance sector sets the amount of meal allowance per month to 30% of minimum salary (RSD 7,465.00 for 174 hours of work), and then it is calculated per day and applied only to days of work

Accommodation allowance

2 % of minimum net salary
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The specified allowance (2% of minimum net salary) is foreseen in case when the employer has provided accommodation and food. In case these are not provided – employees are entitled to the real expenses for food and accommodation.

Subsistence/daily allowance

Yes for business trip
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Daily allowance and meal allowance are mutually exclusive.

Overtime

26 % of salary

Evening work

Allowed until 10:00 pm hours
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In Serbia it is seen as work in the second shift. The increase in salary is not mandatory, unless regulated by CBA.

Night work

Allowed
26 % of salary per hour

Working on Saturdays

Allowed
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The increase of salary is not mandatory. It can be regulated by CBA.

Working on Sundays

Allowed
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The increase of salary is not mandatory. It can be regulated by CBA.

Working on public holidays

Not mandatory
Allowed
110 % of salary

Shift work

Allowed
15 % per hour
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Increases by 15% if such work is not already calculated in the basic salary.

Standby pay

Applicable
10 % of salary per hour
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On-call. Employee is obliged to respond to the call of the employer during his day or week rest. During this time when he is on-call the wage is increased by 10%

Annual holidays allowance

Applicable
2,482,200 RSD
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The amount is at least equal to a monthly minimum wage – it can be paid in one instalment, two or more instalments or monthly – 1/12 of the amount each month.

Additional wage components

Applicable
0.4 % of the basis for each year of service with the employer
Applied to the part of the wage from 15,000.00 Serbian dinar above
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For each full year of service with the employer the wage increases by 0.4%

Number of holidays

Min 23 days per year
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Minimum amount of 20 days (Labour Law) increases on various basis determined by the Labour Law.
The number of 23 days is the minimum according to the branch CBA for road maintenance sector.

Public holidays

New Year's Day
Second New Year's Day
7 january
15 and 16 february statehood day
Good Friday to easter monday
Labour Day
Armistice Day
Christmas Day
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If the Public holiday comes on Sunday –then the day after the day of the Public Holiday (i.e. Monday) is not a working day.

Social security contributions

14 % pension
5.15 % health
0.75 % unemployment

Income tax

10 %
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Applied to the part of the wage from 15,000.00 Serbian dinar above

Sickness/illness

65 % of salary
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During the first 30 days of leave due to sickness the employer pays the wage, and after that the wage is paid from the Republic Institute for Health Insurance

Work injuries/accidents

100 % of salary
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During the first 30 days of leave due to sickness the employer pays the wage, and after that the wage is paid from the Republic Institute for Health Insurance

Info Contacts

Autonomous Trade Union of Road Maintenance Workers of Serbia

14/VI Decanska Street
11000 Belgrade
T. +381 11 3234509
You can contact us in the following languages
English, Serbian