Country Payroll Guide Gabon

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Key Facts

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Central African CFA franc
the standard rate is 18%



Social Security
Social Security - 20.10%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 20.10%


Social Security
Social Security - 2.5%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 2.5%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Gabon is 150000 CFA per month.


Payroll Cycle
Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Bi-Monthly
13th Salary

Common but not mandatory.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
0 - 1,5000,000 CFA - 0%
Employee Income Tax (2)
1,500,000-1,920,000 CFA - 5%
Employee Income Tax (3)
1,920,000 - 2,700,000 CFA - 10%
Employee Income Tax (4)
2,700,000 - 3,600,000 CFA - 15%
Employee Income Tax (5)
3,600,000 -5,160,000 CFA - 20%
Employee Income Tax (6)
5,160,000 - 7,500,000 CFA - 25%
Employee Income Tax (7)
7,500,000 - 11,000,000 CFA - 30%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

40 hours per week.


Overtime work must be compensated with 1.5 times the standard pay.


Paid Time Off

Employees accrue two days of paid annual per month after a year of service. Those under 18 years old receive two and a half days of leave per month.

Public Holidays

11 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees receive up to six months of paid sick leave which is covered by the employer. After six months of illness, social security covers the sick leave pay.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave: six weeks of leave prior to the birth and eight weeks after.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave is covered by family allowance leave.

Parental Leave

There is no statutory parental leave.


Termination Process

An employment contract can be terminated for poor performance or misconduct. Employers must write to the employee and ask for an interview to discuss cause of dismissal. If the employer decides to terminate the contract, they must write a letter including the reason for dismissal.

Notice Period
  • Less than one year of service: 15 days
  • One to three years of service: one month
  • Three to five years of service: two months
  • 5 to 10 years of service: three months
  • 10 to 15 years of service: four months
  • 15 to 20 years of service: five months
  • 20 to 30 years of service: six months
Severance Pay
  • Under two years of service: no pay
  • Two to four years: 0.4 months pay
  • Four to five years: 0.8 months pay
  • 5 to 10 years: one month pay
  • 10 to 20 years: two months pay
  • 20+ years: four months pay
Probation Period

The probation period is capped at six months while fixed-term contracts can be of up to 24 months and renewed once.


Employment Visa

Employees must apply for all visas at the Gabon foreign ministry or find a Gabon embassy in their country of residence. The most common route is to apply for a business visa, then fill out the special pass form upon arrival. After which employees should apply for a temporary work visa and make all the necessary payments.