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 10 days with Deel.

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Egyptian Pound (EGP)



Official Language

Modern Standard Arabic

Payroll Cycle


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.

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All the necessary benefits for Egypt
built right in

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

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
  • Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)

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 for 2023 is EGP 2700 per month. 

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 25%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Gross Annual Income (EGP) Tax Rate (%)
From 0 to 15,000 0%
15,000 to 30,000 2.5%
30,000 to 45,000 10%
45,000 to 60,000 15%
60,000 to 200,000 20%
200,000 to 400,000 22.5%
More than 400,000 25%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 19.75% of the employee's salary.

  • Social Security - 18.75%
  • Unemployment - 1.0%

Some employer costs have limits, therefore, the percentage will vary.

One time fee

  • Mandatory Wet Ink Employment Agreement Handling Fee - $80 USD

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Sunday to Thursday.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees who have worked for 10 consecutive months are entitled to 90 days of paid leave. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period up to a maximum of 10,900 EGP per month, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave currently required by law.

Parental Leave

In Egypt, no law covers parental leave. However, some employees may be entitled to maternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 1 year. This leave is paid at different rates and by different payers depending upon length:


Period Pay Payer
0 - 90 days 75% of base salary Social Security
90 - 180 days 80% of base salary Social Security
180 - 360 days 0% of base salary N/A

Termination Requirements

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 Egypt can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Egypt for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • probation period
    • objective grounds
    • disciplinary dismissal
    • performance due to unsuitability for the job
  • By expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 60 days and will be increased according to the length of the employment.

  • 60 days if the length of service is less than 10 years
  • 90 days if the length of service is more than 10 years

Severance for Employees

In Egypt, there are no statutory requirements for severance payments unless the termination was unjustified. During the notice period, the employee will receive standard salary wages.

To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country.  Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 21 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.75 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 1 year of continued service. During the first year of employment, an employee cannot take more than the amount accrued.

Public Holidays

Egypt celebrates 12 national holidays over 15 days

  • 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 (3 day)
  • Revolution Day
  • Islamic New Year
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Prophet's Birthday


Onboarding takes 10 business days after the client signs the SOW.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Arabic and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed in wet ink by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • name
  • start date
  • length of the employment
  • job description
  • termination conditions

The employment agreement and any amendment thereto (and notice of termination) must be signed using wet ink. 

Probation Period

Probation periods are mandatory. The minimum probation period is 30 days and the maximum probation period is 90 days (3 months).

The Employer can immediately terminate the Employee at any time during the probation period and for any reason, and without providing the Employee with any severance pay.

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.

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