Employer of Record Greece

Payroll & Tax in Greece

A beginners guide to understanding payroll and tax in Greece

Employer of Record Greece

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Our fully-compliant payroll service in Greece ensures your employees are paid on time, every time

Whatever the territory or region, you need to attract and retain the best talent. But different countries and different cultures mean different employee expectations. Greece is no exception.

Payroll is key for any business; paying the correct salary to your business’s employees is vital. Using Agility EOR means that your employees in Greece are paid on time, every time.

Agility EOR offers the following payroll services in Greece:

what to expect

How does Payroll in Greece work?

Pay your staff once a month

The usual payroll cycle in Greece is monthly. All employees in the private sector are entitled to Christmas, Easter, and vacation bonuses under Greek legislation. None of these bonuses may be given in kind; they must all be paid in cash.

 Amount Date of Payment 
Christmas Bonus 1 months wages (prorated for under 1 years employment) Before Dec 21st 
Easter Bonus 0.5 months wages (prorated for under 1 years employment) Mid April 
Vacation Bonus 0.5 months wages (prorated for under 1 years employment) Mid July 

Discretionary bonuses

Bonuses are generally defined as discretionary, and therefore not required to be placed in the contract of employment.

National minimum wage

Employees must be paid at least the national minimum wage which is as follows:

Years of service 

Wage per month 

(12 payments) 

Wage per month  

(14 payments) 

Up to 3 years 



3 – 6 years 



6 – 9 years 



Over 9 years 



Our approach

It is common in Greece to pay employees once per month, and Agility EOR make the payment on the last working day of every month. You can also agree whether overtime should be paid (this is not a requirement so long as they receive the national minimum wage rate) or given as time off in lieu.

Tax in Greece

Greek employers’ costs include:

  • 13.33% – Pension Fund  
  • 3% – Supplementary Pension
  • 4.3% – Health Insurance  
  • 0.25% – Supplementary Health Insurance 0.25%
  • 1.41% Additional Contributions & Unemployment Insurance

Greek employees’ costs include:

  • 6.67% – Pension Fund 
  • 2.15% – Health Care 
  • 0.4% – Health in Benefit 
  • 3% – Supplementary Insurance
  • 1.2% – Unemployment 
  • 2.20% – High Occupational Risk (industry specific) 

The tax brackets for individuals are between 9% and 44%. The tax system applies progressive rates on income. Rates as a whole may also be affected by a wide variety of other variables, such as marital status and family size. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!