• Minimum Salary Level Increased
  • February 22, 2018
  • The situation


    Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum salary for locally hired foreign workers has increased to RSD 143 net per hour, up 10 percent from last year.


    A closer look


    • Minimum salary per month. The minimum monthly salary requirement in Serbia fluctuates per month, depending on the number of working hours, as follows:
      • Months with 160 working hours: RSD 22,880
      • Months with 164 working hours: RSD 24,024
      • Months with 176 working hours: RSD 25,168
      • Months with 184 working hours: RSD 26,312
    • Initial and renewal applications. Employers of foreign nationals seeking to obtain or renew a work permit on or after January 1, 2018 must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule.
    • Pending applications. Employers of foreign nationals with pending work permit applications as of January 1, 2018 must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule.
    • Immigration applications that do not meet the minimum salary will be rejected.

    Reminders on other requirements


    • Benefits and allowances. As before, benefits and allowances may not be included in the salary calculation.