Currency United States Dollar (USD)


Employer 6.20% - Social Security Tax
1.45% - Medicare
Up To 4.62% - State Taxes



Termination Process Missouri follows “employment at will” doctrine which means both the employee and employer are allowed to terminate the employment at any given time without a reason. Therefore at the time of termination, the employer must pay all the necessary wages up to the day of termination.

Mandatory Benefits

Pension Fund Employer:contributes a percentage of the total payroll per month for the employees pension funds. The contribution percentage is not specified
Employee:contributes a percentage of the total payroll per month for pension funds. The contribution percentage is not specified.

Social Security As of 2011, after the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, the Social Security tax rate is 4.2 percent of an employee's wages.

Advance Notice While there is no official period required, the general practice is is 2 weeks.

Severance Pay Missouri law does not either require or prohibit severance payments. It depends on the employer’s agreement with the employee.

Minimum Wage

General Minimum wage is $7.70 per hour.

Non Mandatory

Expat Benefits There are no official expat benefits. However different companies can offer special benefits for the expats working for them. Benefits differ from one company to another.


Additional Employee Withholding

1. Medicare - 1.45%
2. Social Security - 6.2%
3. Unemployment Tax - 6.0% and maximum taxable earnings are $7,000
1. Unemployment Insurance - 2.7%
1. Medicare - 1.45% (additional 0.9% contribution for employees earning less than $200,000)
2. Social Security - 6.2% with salary ceiling of $118,500
3. Unemployment Tax - 0%
1. Unemployment Insurance - Voluntary contributions permitted.


General The state sales tax is 4.225%. However, can be up to 9.6% depending on local municipalities.