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Turkey

Last updated on 3/12/2019
View all currencies in Turkish lira (TRY)

Minimum gross wage

2,029.5 TRY per month
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Valid until 31.12.2018. Determined at least every two years by the Minimum Wage Determination Commission consists of 10 members from the state, trade unions and employers' organizations.

Salary per category

Unskilled

9.06 TRY to 9.29 TRY per hour
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Salary varies depending on task type, skill level, machine used etc.

Skilled

9.49 TRY to 12.26 TRY per hour
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Salary varies depending on task type, skill level, machine used etc.

Specialist

Machine operator
12.85 TRY to 15.66 TRY per hour
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Salary varies depending on task type, skill level, machine used etc.

Foreman

15.82 TRY to 16.85 TRY per hour
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Salary varies depending on task type, skill level, machine used etc.

Daily

7.5 to 9 hours per day

Weekly

45 hours per week
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The division of the 45 hours of the weekly working time into 5 or 6 days is determined by the employer in accordance with the provisions of the legislation.

Overtime

Total working time cannot exceed 11 hours per day
Total working time cannot exceed 270 hours per year
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Determined by law.

Breaks

15 minutes (less than 4 hours of work)
30 minutes (4 hours to 7.5 hours of work)
60 minutes (more than 7.5 hours of work)
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Determined by law.

Special conditions

Max 7.5 hours per day
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Any type of protective gas welding, welding under dust, oxygen and electric welding.

Underground works such as sewerage and tunnel construction.

Processes whose noise level exceeds 85 dB (A).

Works that require to be done in the compressed air under water (up to 20 meters of depth or 2 kg / cm2 of pressure) including time spent on entry, exit and transit.

Works in workplaces where pneumoconiosis dust is present.

Within Turkey

Travel allowance

If worker resided nearby, travel is provided or reimbursed. No deduction from salary.

Meal allowance

15 TRY to 17 TRY per day
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If worker resides in employer’s premises meals are provided. No deduction from salary.

If worker resides in own premises but works overtime/night meals are provided. No deduction from salary.

If worker resides in own premises meal allowance is applicable.

Accommodation allowance

If worker is unable to commute to own premises, accommodation is provided. No deduction from salary.

Overtime

Allowed - worker's approval is required.
50 % of salary per hour

Night work

Allowed - worker's approval is required.
From 8:00 pm to 6:00 am
Max 7.5 hours per day
Salary is determined by individual contracts or collective bargaining agreements

Working on Sundays

Allowed - worker's approval is required.
150 % of salary per day
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Full day work considered regardless of how many hours worked.

Working on public holidays

Allowed - worker's approval is required.
100 % of salary per day

Shift work

Allowed
Max 7.5 hours per day
Max 2 weeks of consecutive night shifts
15 % of salary per hour

Additional wage components

Determined by law.
152.21 TRY to 258.76 TRY per month of minimum living allowance
Determined by YOL-IS collective bargaining agreement
Bonus is paid each year : 120 x 100 % of salary per day
850 TRY in case of marriage of worker
450 TRY for each newborn child of worker
450 TRY in case of death of worker’s spouse/child
250 TRY in case of death of one of worker’s parents
2,000 TRY funeral expenses to worker’s family in case of death of worker from natural causes outside of the employers’ premises

Other

Broken machinery
100 % of salary per hour
Bad Weather
100 % of salary per hour
Other dangerous conditions that prevent work
100 % of salary per hour

Number of holidays

14 days (less than 5 years of service)
20 days (5 years to 15 years of service)
26 days (more than 15 years of service)
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Determined by law.

Public holidays

16 days per year
New Year's Day
23 april national sovereignty and children's day
Labour Day
19 may commemoration of atatürk, youth and sports day
15 july democracy and national solidarity day
30 august victory day
29 october republic day
Ramadan Feast : 4 days
Sacrifice Feast : 5 days

Social security contributions

14 % social security contributions

Additional social security insurance

1 % unemployment premium

Income tax

15 % of annual gross income from 0 TRY to 14,800 TRY
20 % of annual gross income from 14,800.01 TRY to 34,000 TRY
27 % of annual gross income from 34,000.01 TRY to 120,000 TRY
35 % of annual gross income from 120,000.01 TRY or more

Additional pension funds

3 %
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Compulsory Individual Pension System

Sickness/illness

2/3 of salary per day in case of outpatient treatment
1/2 of salary per day in case of inpatient treatment

Work injuries/accidents

2/3 of salary per day in case of outpatient treatment
1/2 of salary per day in case of inpatient treatment

Info Contacts

THE TURKISH UNION OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING WORKERS (YOL-IS)

Kizilay Mah. Sumer-1 Sok. No:18
Cankaya 06420 Ankara
T. +90 31 223 246 87
You can contact us in the following languages
English, Turkish