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Talent Wiki - Liberia

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Liberia

Capital

Monrovia

Currency

Liberian dollar (LRD)

Languages

English

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

GDP per Capita

$35

Employer Tax

3%

Talent Overview

Liberia, officially known as the Republic of Liberia, is located on the West African coast. The majority of the population relies on Agriculture and the export of raw commodities. The economic freedom score of Liberia is 47.9, which makes it 159th economically freest in the 2022 index. The GDP of the country has improved since 2020. Liberia is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Major economic hubs:

Monrovia

Skills in demand:

IT Professional, Engineers

Local Universities

The top local universities with ranks in Liberia are mentioned below;

University of Liberia

RANKING

Local: 1

World : 10189

Cuttington University

RANKING

Local: 2

World : 10638

United Methodist University

RANKING

Local: 3

World : 11822

African Methodist Episcopal University

RANKING

Local: 4

World : 12484

William V. S. Tubman University

RANKING

Local: 5

World : 12590

Salary Data

The below table mention some common jobs in Liberia with average salary;

Job Title Average Monthly Salary  (LRD) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Financial Manager 145,000 938
General Manager 127,000 821
Business Development Manager 113,000 731
Financial Analyst 95,700 619
Business Analyst 91,400 591
Project Manager 82,200 531

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

liberiahrjobs, dejobs.org

Number of LinkedIn users:

132,500

Top Recruitment Agencies:

xycareers, expressglobalemployment, africawork

Employing in Liberia

For hiring employees in Liberia, every employer has to follow employment laws.

Employee Contract:

It is mandatory to have an employment contract for hiring employees in the English language.

Probation Period:

Probation period for all workers shall be minimum one month and maximum three months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
2 Jan Day off for New Year Public Holiday
11 Feb Armed Forces Day Public Holiday
8 Mar Decoration Day Public Holiday
15 Mar J. J. Roberts Birthday Public Holiday
14 Apr Fast and Prayer Day Public Holiday
14 May National Unification Day Public Holiday
15 May Day off for National Unification Day Public Holiday
26 Jul Independence Day Public Holiday
24 Aug Flag Day Public Holiday
2 Nov Thanksgiving Public Holiday
29 Nov William Tubmans Birthday Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 2 weeks ( For first 2 years of continuous service)3 weeks ( For next each 12 months  of continuous service after 2 years )4 weeks (For 60 months of continuous service and thereafter) Yes
Sick Leave Based on collective agreement No
Maternity Leave Minimum 6 weeks Yes

 

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

The payroll cycle in Liberia is Monthly.

Minimum Wage

$5.50 per day (845.31 LRD per day) for unskilled workers and $3.50 per day (537.93 LRD per day) for domestic workers.

Overtime Pay

The normal work hours in Liberia is eight hours a day. Work hours exceeding the daily working hours should be paid at the rate of 50% above the normal rate. Same rates apply for working on public holidays as well.

Bonus

13th Month Pay: 

In Liberia, there is no statutory law for 13th month pay.

Employee Benefits: 

  • Annual Leave
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Public holidays

Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax:

Contribution Rate
Social security contribution 3%

Employee Payroll Tax:

Contribution Rate
Social security contribution 4.75%

Employee Income Tax:

Income range (in LRD) Rate
Up to 70,000 0
70,001 to 200,000 5%
200,001 to 800,000 6,500 +15%
Over 800,001 96,500 + 25%

For non-residents, flat 15% tax is applicable at income sourced in Liberia.

VAT/GST:

GST is levied at 10%; and 15% for telecommunications services.

Offboarding & Termination

In case of a definite period contract, work contracts end without the need of giving notice as per the terms and conditions. Whereas in case of an indefinite contract, the employer has the right to dismiss the employees by giving them notice.

Employers have to give 2 weeks notice for non-salaried employees and 4 weeks notice in case of salaried employees.

Employers either have to give notice or payment in lieu of notice.

Visa and Immigration

Foreign nationals who want to work in Liberia need to get a work permit/Visa. In Liberia, work permits are linked to employers, so when you change a job, you need to apply for a new work permit as well.

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Payroll

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