Hire employees in

Egypt, hassle-free

Hire employees in Egypt, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Egypt. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Egypt is 5 days with Deel.

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Currency

Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Capital

Cairo

Official Language

Modern Standard Arabic

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Egypt. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Egypt, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Egypt also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Egypt quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Egypt
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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Egypt within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Egypt

Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Egypt

Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is 2,400 EGP per month

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax is based on progressive tax brackets that start from 10% up to 25%.

Employer Cost

Employer cost: 5% on Social Insurance.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

The maximum working hours are 8 hours per day, and 48 hours a week.

Maternity Leave

90 days of paid maternity leave. Under most contracts, paid maternity leave is eligible twice within 5 years.

Paternity Leave

There are no provisions in Egyptian law regarding paternity leave.

Sick Leave

In Egypt, employees are generally entitled to up to 6 months of sick leave to be paid at between 75% and 100% of the employee’s regular wage.

Notice Period

The standard notice period is 2 months if the employee has been working for less than 10 years, and 3 months if the employee has been working for more than 10 years.

Paid Time Off

Employees are generally entitled to 21 days of annual paid leave, once they have worked for 6 months.

Employees who are over the age of 50, or have been employed for over 10 years are entitled to 30 days of leave.

Public Holidays

Egypt celebrates 12 days based on the Gregorian calendar, and 2/3 days of holidays based on the lunar calendar.

  • Orthodox Christmas Day
  • January 25 Revolution Day
  • National Police Day
  • Sinai Liberation Day
  • Labour Day
  • Sham Ennessim
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • June 30 Revolution
  • June 30 Uprising in Egypt
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Revolution Day
  • Islamic New Year
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Prophet's Birthday

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in writing in Egypt, in triplicate and in Arabic. Also, should include an offer letter.

Fixed-term contracts are allowed for up to 5 years.

Probation Period

Three months is the maximum. This cannot be increased as it is the maximum probation period allowed by law.

Hiring in Egypt, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Egypt. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

Group (8)

599 USD

Management fee

Group (9)

5%

Estimate Employer Cost

*of employee salary

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