Country Payroll Guide Burundi

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Key Facts

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Burundian Franc (BIF)
the standard rate is 18%



Social Security
Social Security - 6% (with an additional 3% for hazardous jobs)
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 9%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

Burundi does not have a national minimum wage.


Payroll Cycle
13th Salary

Not required by law.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
Up to 1800000 BIF - 0%
Employee Income Tax (2)
1800001 - 3600000 BIF - 20%
Employee Income Tax (3)
3600000 BIF and above - 30%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

45 hours per week.


An employee cannot work overtime for more than 15 hours a week, and 150 hours per year.


Paid Time Off

20 days per year.

Public Holidays

13 days.

Sick Days

Maximum of three months in one year, at a rate of 66.7% of the employees regular wage.

Maternity Leave

12 weeks, that can be extended to 14 weeks. Six weeks have to be taken after the birth. This should be paid at 50% of the employee’s regular salary.

Paternity Leave

Four fully paid days after the birth of a child.

Parental Leave

There are no statutory laws regarding parental leave.


Termination Process

The following notice periods for termination must be followed:

  • One month’s notice for less than three years of service.
  • One and a half month’s notice for three to five years of service.
  • Two months for five to 10 years of service.
  • Three months for over 10 years of service
Notice Period

Between one to three months, depending on the length of service.

Severance Pay
  • One month’s pay for employees with three to five years of service.
  • Two month’s pay for employees with five to 10 years of service.
  • Three month’s pay for employees with more than 10 years of service.
Probation Period

Six months.


Employment Visa

To work in Burundi, foreign employees must have a work visa and residence permit.