Country Payroll Guide South Sudan

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Key Facts

Date format
South Sudanese Pound (SSP)
the standard rate is 15%



National Social Insurance Fund (NSIF)
National Social Insurance Fund (NSIF) - 9%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 9%


National Social Insurance Fund (NSIF)
National Social Insurance Fund (NSIF) - 8%
Pension Fund
Pension Fund - up to 8%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 16%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

South Sudan has no statutory minimum wage.


Payroll Cycle
Bi-Weekly, Monthly
13th Salary

There are no provisions in the law regarding 13th salaries.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
Up to 2,000 SSP - 0%
Employee Income Tax (2)
2,001 - 5,000 SSP - 5%
Employee Income Tax (3)
5,001 - 10,000 SSP - 10%
Employee Income Tax (4)
10,001 - 15,000 SSP - 15%
Employee Income Tax (5)
More than 15,001 SSP - 20%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

40 hours per week, spread over five days a week.


Overtime is paid at a minimum of 150% of the employee’s regular rate. Overtime cannot exceed 10 hours a week and three hours a day.


Paid Time Off

Employees receive 21 days of paid annual leave after a year of service, which increases to 25 days after three years of service and 30 days after 15 years of service.

Public Holidays

10 public holidays.

Sick Days

Once a medical certificate has been produced, an employee is entitled to 12 days of sick leave a year.

Maternity Leave

90 days of maternity leave.

Paternity Leave

Two weeks of paternity which must start within three days of the birth.

Parental Leave

There are no provisions in the law regarding parental leave.

Other Leave

Compassionate leave – Three days fully paid, when the death or serious illness occurs of an immediate family member.


Termination Process

Employers are required to provide a written statement to employees explaining the reason for their termination.

Notice Period

Up to one month.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is provided to employees with more than six months of service. Employers are not required to provide severance pay for employees who are dismissed due to misconduct or leaving their jobs for seven days without justification or notice.

Probation Period

Three months.


Employment Visa

Non-residents will need to obtain a work visa in order to work and live in the country.