Payroll Cycle
Minumum Wage
Overtime Pay
Type of Day Rate
Weekdays Hourly rate x 1.5 for the first two hours ;

Hourly rate x 2 for the succeeding hours thereafter

Public Holidays Hourly rate x 2
Visa Immigration

Talent Wiki - Fiji

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Fiji
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Capital
Suva
Currency
Fijian Dollar (FGD)
Languages
English, Fijian, Fiji Hindi, Rotuman
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
GDP per Capita
$4,810
Employer Tax
26%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Fiji

Talent Overview

Fiji is known to be a developing country in the Pacific Islands and is considered to be a middle income nation. Their main economic sectors are agriculture and tourism. Indigenous Fijians are responsible for 18% of their GDP through subsistence farming, where they cultivate crops like taro, cocoa, banana, cassava, and etc. Commercially, they export sugar and have a huge market in the European Union countries. 

Major economic hubs:

Suva, Lautoka, Nadi, Labasa

Skills in demand:

Agriculture skills, Tourism skills

Local Universities

The top universities in Fiji are as follows:

The University of South Pacific

RANKING

Fiji : 1

World : 1958

Fiji National University

RANKING

Fiji : 2

World : 3647

The University of Fiji

RANKING

Fiji : 3

World : 10559

Salary Data

No. Job Title Salary Range (in FGD) Salary Range (in USD)
1 Financial Accountant 1,490 - 5,150 732 - 2,530
2 Software Engineer 2,150 - 7,440 1,056 - 3,654
3 Data Analyst 1,980 - 6,840 973 - 3,360
4 Sales Manager 3,620 - 12,500 1,778 - 6,139
5 Product Manager 2,470 - 8,530 1,214 - 4,204

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

My Jobs Fiji, Jobsite, Jobboard Finder

Number of LinkedIn users

185,300

Top Recruitment Agencies

Uni Agents, Pacific People Recruitment

Employing in Fiji

Knowing the labor laws in Fiji is the first step to employing local employees in the country. Below are some areas that employers must delve into before taking in Fijian workers: 

Employee Contract

The language used in a written Fijian employment contract is English. It is also the preferred medium in business, government and educational documents. 

Probation Period

The employee probationary period in Fiji is at the employer’s discretion. However, it should be in agreement with the local labor laws.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
3 Jan Day off for New Year Public Holiday
15 Apr Good Friday Public Holiday
16 Apr Holy Saturday Public Holiday
18 Apr Easter Monday Public Holiday
7 Sep Constitution Day Public Holiday
7 Oct Day off for The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
8 Oct The Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
10 Oct Fiji Day Public Holiday
25 Oct Diwali Public Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Public Holiday
26 Dec Day off for Christmas Day Public Holiday
26 Dec Boxing Day Public Holiday
27 Dec Day off for Boxing Day Public Holiday

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Payroll in Fiji is released once a month.

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Minimum Wage

Minimum wage in Fiji is announced to be gradually increase until 2023. Effective from April 1, 2022, the minimum wage per hour is $3.01/hour (FGD 6.51). It will then increase to $3.34/hour (FGD 7.23) on July, 1, 2022, $3.67/hour (FGD 7.94) on October 1, 2022 and $ 4/hour (FGD 8.65) on January 1, 2023.

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Overtime Pay 

Overtime Pay in Fiji varies on the day that extra work was done. Click on the link below to see the rates with the corresponding type of day:

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Health Examination Clause

Bonus

13th Month Pay

There is no obligatory rule but it is a general practise to pay the 13th month salary as bonus

Employee Benefits

Employees in Fiji are entitled to the following benefits:

  • ~Maternity leave
  • ~Paternity leave
  • ~Provident Fund
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Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax

Contribution Tax Rate
Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) employer contribution 6%
Fringe Benefit tax 20%

Employee Payroll Tax

Annual Income (FGD) SRT Payable ECAL Payable
0 - 30,000 0% 0
30,000 - 50,000 0% 0
50,000 - 270,000 0% 0
270,000 - 300,000 13% over FGD 270,000 10% of excess over FJD 270,000
300,000 - 350,000 FGD 3900 + 14% over FGD 300,000 10% of excess over FJD 270,000
350,000 - 400,000 FGD 10,900 + 15% over FGD 300,000 10% of excess over FJD 270,000
400,000 - 450,000 FGD 18,400 + 16% over FGD 300,000 10% of excess over FJD 270,000
450,000 - 500,000 FGD 26,400 + 17% over FGD 300,000 10% of excess over FJD 270,000
500,000 - 1,000,000 FGD 124,900 + 19% over FGD 300,000 10% of excess over FJD 270,000
1,000,000 and above FGD 124,900 + 19% over FGD 300,000 10% of excess over FJD 270,000

Employee Income Tax

Annual Income (FGD) Income Tax
0 - 30,000 0%
30,000 - 50,000 18% over FGD 30,000
50,000 - 270,000 FGD 3600 + 20% over FGD 50,000
270,000 - 300,000 FJD 47,600 + 20% over FJD 270,000
300,000 - 350,000 FJD 53,600 + 20% over FJD 300,000
350,000 - 400,000 FJD 63,600 + 20% over FJD 350,000
400,000 - 450,000 FJD 73,600 + 20% over FJD 400,000
450,000 - 500,000 FJD 83,600 + 20% over FJD 450,00
500,000 - 1,000,000 FJD 93,600 + 20% over FJD 500,000
> 1,000,000 FJD 193,600 + 20% over FJD 1,000,000

VAT

The VAT in Fiji has increased to 15% by April 2022

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

An employer may terminate an employee by giving one month’s written notice or any other notice period as agreed by them mutually in the employment agreement. However, in the event of summary dismissal, no notice is required.

Notice Period

The notice period in Fiji is generally up to one month.

Severance Pay

A sum equal to and not less than 5/6th of a day’s wages for each completed month of the period of employment.

Visa and Immigration

Foreigners wanting to work in Fiji need a work permit to legally stay in the country. Below are the types of permits they can apply for based on the nature of their employment:

  • ~Work Permit Checklist.
  • ~Short Term Work Permit
  • ~Work Permit Fishing Checklist
  • ~Work Permit Under Education
  • ~Work Permit Under Religious
  • ~Work Permit under Volunteer
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