Country Payroll Guide Austria

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Key Facts

Capital
Vienna
Date format
dd-mm-yyyy
Currency
Euro (EUR)
VAT
the standard rate is 20%

Contributions

Employers

Sickness
Sickness - 3.78%
Unemployment
Unemployment - 3%
Pension
Pension - 12.55%
Accident Insurance
Accident Insurance - 1.2%
Other
Other - 0.7%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 21.23%

Employees

Health Insurance
Health Insurance - 3.87%
Unemployment
Unemployment - 3%
Pension
Pension - 10.25%
Provision Fund
Provision Fund - 1.53%
Other
Other - 1%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 19.56%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

No set minimum wage set nationally. Minimum wages are industry based.

Payroll

Payroll Cycle
Monthly
13th Salary

Generally given in June and November (in two instalments).

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
Up to 11,000 EUR - 0%
Employee Income Tax (2)
11,001 - 18,000 EUR - 20%
Employee Income Tax (3)
18,000 - 31,000 EUR - 35%
Employee Income Tax (4)
31,001 - 60,000 EUR - 42%
Employee Income Tax (5)
60,001 - 90,000 EUR - 48%
Employee Income Tax (6)
90,001 - 1,000,000 EUR - 50 %
Employee Income Tax (7)
1,000,000 EUR and over - 55%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

40 hours per week.

Overtime

Overtime is paid at time 1.5x the normal salary.

Leave

Paid Time Off

30 days paid (after 6 months of employment) and 36 days paid (after 25 years of employment at the same company).

Public Holidays

13 public holidays.

Sick Days
  • 1 year of employment – 6 weeks
  • 2-15 years of employment – 8 weeks
  • 16-25 years of employment – 10 weeks
  • 26+ years of employment – 12 weeks
Maternity Leave

16 weeks.

Paternity Leave

1 month (unpaid).

Parental Leave

One parent can take 12-28 months OR both parents can take 15-35 months.

Termination

Termination Process

Mutual consent, Unilateral termination, Dismissal (misconduct, poor performance etc.), Resignation.

Notice Period
  • 1st and 2nd year – 6 weeks
  • 3rd – 5th year – 2 months
  • 6th – 15th year – 3 months
  • 16th – 25th year – 4 months
  • 26th year and beyond – 5 months.
Severance Pay

Every month starting from the second month of employment, the employer must contribute 1.53% towards a provision fund.

Probation Period

1 month.

Visa

Employment Visa

For EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens: entitled to work in Austria for up to three months with no visa.

Individuals outside of these categories must obtain a visa to stay and work in Austria.