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22% up to wages of RUB 1,021,000/year and 10% for any amount over it. - State Pension Fund
2.9% up to wages of RUB 815,000/year - Social Insurance Fund
5.10% - Medical Insurance Fund
2.00% - Accident Insurance
13.00% - FLAT RATE (Residents)
30.00% - FLAT RATE (Non-Residents)

Minimum Wage


Minimum wage is RUB 11,163 ($176.94) monthly, however may vary across regions.

Working Hours


Full time employment is considered 40 hours weekly.


Overtime should not exceed for hours in two consdective days or 120 hours yearly. The first two hours are paid (atleast) 150%, and 200% for additional hours and work on weekends and non-work days. *Employees are allowed to demand additional days off for overtime.



18% standard rate.


Payroll Frequency

Salaries are paid twice monthly, partial payment is made on the 20th, and the remainder is paid on the 5th of the following month.

Mandatory Benefits

Pension Fund

Employers contribute 22% of the employee wages not exceeding RUB 711,000 and additional 10% for any amount above it.

Social Security

All social contributions together are calculated on an annual level, and are as follows: * O-815,000 RUB 30.2% * 815,000- 1,021,000 RUB: 27.3% * 1,021,000 - 3,734,680 RUB: 15.30% ** The limits are annual reviewed, these are updated for 2018


Termination Process

The Russian Labor Code is particularly employee-protective, dismissing of an employee is common only under the following grounds: - Disciplinary offences - Non-compliance with the professional duties - Personnel reduction - Company’s liquidation Considering the above, it is strongly recommend to stick to mutual agreement procedure in case a dismissal is initiated by the employer. This foresees that the parties negotiate the termination terms themselves and can set the notification period as agreed. This procedure usually includes some compensation to the employee of up to 3 monthly salari

Advance Notice

During the probation period, employees must provide 3 days of notice. Following that period, employees must provide written notice 14 days in advance.

Severance Pay

If an employee is terminated due to redundancy, they are entitled to severance pay one month of average wages. For all the other reasons, they are entitled to severance pay of two weeks average wages.