Albania offers not only a highly skilled workforce, but also the lowest cost in the region. Employment relations between the employer and the employee are regulated by individual or collective employment contracts, based on the Labor Code of the Republic of Albania and Law no. 8549, dated 11.11.1999 "On the status of civil servant".

Albania adheres to all basic labor organizations and international conventions for the protection of workers' rights.



The minimum wage in Albania is 30,000 ALL (approximately 244 euros). The basic minimum monthly wage is paid for 8 hours of work per day.

The maximum salary for the purpose of calculating social security and health insurance contributions is 132,312 ALL (approximately 1,087 euros).

According to data from INSTAT, the average salary for 2020 (public and private sector) is 53,662 ALL (approximately 441 euros).

The labor force participation rate for the population, at the end of 2019, for the 15-64 age group is 69.1%.


Employment by group-sectors

The services sector and the agricultural sector have the highest percentage of employees, with 43.4% and 36.1% of the total employees, respectively.

It is followed by the manufacturing sector (11.2%), construction (7%) and other industries (2.3%).

Pagat minimale, AIDA