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Employment in Cyprus - Remuneration & Minimum Salaries

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Information on Cyprus minimum employment wage scales and salaries

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Remuneration

Salaries are usually paid monthly or weekly. The compulsory payments of the employee, such as social insurance contributions, income tax and welfare fund and health care contributions, are withheld from the salary.
 
The Minimum Wages Decree of 2009 (KDP 194/2009) lays down the minimum wage payable by law to persons pursuing the following professions:

sales person, office worker, nursing assistant, child care assistant, nursery assistant, school assistant, guard, carer.
 
Under the Decree, the minimum wage on recruitment is set at €870, which increases to €920 after uninterrupted service of 6 months with the same employer.

Although there are no legal provisions laying down the minimum wage for all other professions, the minimum payment stated above is offered as remuneration also in other professions. It should also be said that the Public Employment Service does not accept vacancies offering a lower wage than the wage for a profession which is stipulated in the Decree.
 
The pay slip must state the employee's particulars, the basic salary, the deductions and the net salary. The usual method of payment is by a cheque accompanied by the pay slip. Alternatively, the salary may be paid into a bank account and the employee may be given just the pay slip. If there is a collective agreement, payment is in accordance with those standards and the terms of this agreement.
 
The company (employer) is responsible for paying in the employee's social insurance contributions and income tax. The employee is given information about the total deductions at the end of the year, and during the year the deductions are shown on the payslip.
 
Useful information can be obtained from the Department of Labour Relations or by telephoning the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance (+357 22 40 16 00).

Nicosia Central Offices
54, Griva Digeni Ave., 2nd floor, 1096 Nicosia
Tel.: 22803100/101 | Fax: 22661977
E-mail: info@dlr.mlsi.gov.cy

Nicosia District Office
54, Griva Digeni Ave., 2nd floor, 1096 Nicosia
Tel.: 22803145/127 | Fax: 22661965
E-mail: info@dlr.mlsi.gov.cy

Limassol District Office
Social Insurance Building, 80, Franklin Roosevelt Ave.,
P.O.Box. 71019, 3840 Limassol
Tel.: 25819440/820 | Fax: 25819274
E-mail: cnicolaou@dlr.mlsi.gov.cy

Larnaka - Famagusta District Office
61-63, Lord Byron Str., Lumiel Building, 2nd floor, 6023 Larnaka
Tel.: 24817800/801 | Fax: 24621458
E-mail: mtheofilidou@dlr.mlsi.gov.cy

Paphos District Office
1, Agiou Spyridonos Str., 8021 Paphos
Tel.: 26822614/640 | Fax: 26822621
E-mail: eiacovou@dlr.mlsi.gov.cy

Opening hours: 08:00 - 15:00

Source European Union

Last updated 13 October 2016

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