Onboard, pay and manage employees in Chile with Deel.
Usually, to hire in Chile, 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.
Deel lets you hire employees in Chile quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.
All the necessary benefits for Chile
built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Chile within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Pension Fund
- Profit-Sharing Bonus
- Unemployment Insurance
- Workers Compensation Insurance
- Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
- Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Chile
Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Chile
Minimum Wage Requirements
The national minimum wage for full-time employees in Chile is CLP 440,000.
The law establishes gradual increases over the years 2023 and 2024 to raise the minimum wage to CLP 500,000. As part of this change, on September 1, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to CLP 460,000, and finally to CLP 500,000 on July 1, 2024.
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 40%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Non-residents may be subject to an additional flat tax rate of 15%.
|Gross Annual Income||Tax Rate (%)|
|Up to CLP 854,050.50||0%|
|CLP 854,050.51 to CLP 1,897,890.00||4%|
|CLP 1,897,890.01 to CLP 3,163,150.00||8%|
|CLP 3,163,150.01 to CLP 4,428,410.00||13.5%|
|CLP 4,428,410.01 to CLP 5,693,670.00||23%|
CLP 5,693,670.01 to CLP 7,591,560.00
|CLP 7,591,560.01 to CLP 19,611,530.00||35.5%|
|Over CLP 19,611,530.01||40%|
The employer cost is generally estimated between 4.94% of the employee salary.
- Legal Profit Sharing - CLP 162,292
- Telework - CLP 25,000
- Life Insurance - 1.61%*
- Accident Insurance - 0.93%*
- Unemployment Insurance - 2.4%**
*Up to a maximum salary for the contribution of CLP 2,941,704.48 (including Legal Profit Sharing)
**Up to a maximum salary for the contribution of CLP 4,419,766.78 (including Legal Profit Sharing)
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Pregnant employees who have contributed to Social Security for 6 months are entitled to 126 days of paid leave, broken into 2 parts. 42 days must be taken before the child's birth (pre-birth license) and 84 days must be taken after the birth (post-birth license).
This leave is paid at 100% of the employee’s regular salary up to a cap, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.
This leave may be extended through parental leave.
Employees are entitled to seven working days of paid paternity leave. The leave will start as of childbirth and employees must present the certificate of birth. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.
The employee can’t extend leave.
Mothers who have taken maternity leave are entitled to further parental leave. They may choose one of the following options:
- An additional 84 days of full-time leave.
- An additional 144 days of half-day leave. In this case, the employee only works for half of the working day, and the other half is spent with the child.
- An additional 84 days that is shared with the father of the child. The employee must notify the employer of this at least 30 days before the end date listed on the post-birth license.
No medical certificate is needed for parental leave. The choice of parental leave is completely up to the employee and cannot be influenced by the employer.
This leave is paid for at 100% of the employee’s regular salary by the healthcare system.
Employees are entitled to unlimited paid sick leave.
The employer is not responsible for paying sick days. Payments are made by the health institution the employee has (ISAPRE or FONASA). The Chilean healthcare system requires 6 months of contribution before they will subsidize sick leave.
Sick leave is paid as follows:
- 1-3 days: 0% of salary paid to the employee, healthcare only pays the employee’s contribution to social laws.
- 4-10 days: The healthcare system pays the employee their normal salary and the employee’s contribution to social laws, discounting 3 days.
- 11+ days: The healthcare system pays the employee their normal salary and the employee’s contribution to social laws completely.
The employees salary is paid daily, calculated on the past 3 months average daily salary, with a maximum amount of 86UF monthly.
The doctor submits the medical certificate through iMed, which issues a notification to the employer. The employer has 3 days to process this leave of absence electronically. If the document could not be submitted through iMed, the employee has 48 hours to submit the document to the employer.
Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.
Terminations in Chile can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Chile for employers. Employers must ground terminations on a company-related business need.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- Probation period
- Objective grounds
- Disciplinary dismissal
- By the expiration of the contract
After the end term, the employer must confirm in writing to the employee that the agreement won't be renewed for fixed-term contracts.
Severance for Employees
In Chile, all employees who are terminated due to general grounds or without notice are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay is 30 days of salary per year of service up to 330 days based compensation.
The monthly severance compensation cannot exceed a maximum of 90 UF (USD 3,500) unless the employee is dismissed without notice.
Paid Time Off
Chile celebrates both 15-16 national and 3 regional holidays based on the location of the employee.
National public holidays for 2022 include:
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Friday
- Easter Sunday
- Labor Day
- Naval Glories Day
- National Day of the Indigenous Peoples in Chile
- Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul
- The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Assumption of Mary
- Independence Day
- Day of the Glories of the Army
- Day of the Race (Discovery of Two Worlds)
- Reformation Day
- All Saints’ Day
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception
- Christmas Day
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in Spanish and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties. A contract must include:
- Start date
- Length of the employment
- Job description
- Remote work conditions
- Right to disconnect conditions
- Termination conditions
Hiring in Chile, hassle-free
With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Chile with our EOR solution. If you have an entity, our Global Payroll solution takes care of payroll and compliance for your direct employees. Our 250+ in-house experts handle everything from managing local laws, complex tax systems, or your payroll in Chile and 150+ countries.
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