Maternity Leave

What is the length of maternity leave in Ethiopia? MyWage reports that female employees are entitled to 30 working days of antenatal and 90 working days of postnatal paid leave.  However, additional leave is given if the female does not deliver within 30 days of antenatal leave, until her delivery. Learn more about maternity leave in Ethiopia

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Economic Facts

  • Did you know that the Growth and Transformation Plan II (GTP II) in Ethiopia aims at transforming the country into a manufacturing hub through expansion of physical infrastructure? GTP II aims at an annual GDP growth of 11 % by creating more jobs! Take the cost of living survey in Ethiopia 
  • The continent of Africa is home to a plethora of UNESCO certified world heritage sites. Ethiopia has the second-most number of sites: Nine, ranking after South Africa’s ten. These contribute massively towards the economy in the tourism sector. Check minimum wage in Ethiopia!
  • Do you like drinking coffee? The first cup of coffee originated in Ethiopia and ended up becoming a global phenomenon, and now a part of people’s daily routine. The coffee industry plays an important role in the economy of Ethiopia, which is the largest coffee producer in Africa and the fifth-largest in the world. It has been estimated that approximately 400,000 hectares of area of the nation is only used for coffee cultivation and supports the livelihood of millions of people. Check your salary and keep drinking coffee!
  • An anomaly in the region, Ethiopia is one of the only two African nations to have never been completely under the rule of a colonising country. It is a point of great pride for the people of Ethiopia.  Labour Laws in Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia is ranked 146 in the Economic Freedom Index with a score of 53.6 in 2020. In the Sub-Saharan African region which comprises 47 countries, Ethiopia is ranked 30th. Its total score is under the regional average and significantly below the world average. Check out information on trade unions in Ethiopia
  • As of 2019, Ethiopia’s population stands at 112 million, making it the second most populated country in Africa. However, Ethiopia is one of the poorest nations with a per capita income of 32215 Birr (850 USD). What is the cost of living in Ethiopia?
  • Did you know that in 2019, agriculture accounted for 33.88% of Ethiopia's GDP? In 2020, the industry accounted for around 65.617% of total employment. Know more about Work and Pay in Ethiopia
  • Did you know about the highest paying career in Ethiopia? Surgeons make it to the top of the list, earning 33,100 ETB on average. Their salary range can go up to 51,600 ETB. They are followed by judges, lawyers, and bank managers. Know more about Job and Pay in Ethiopia

Minimum Wages

Did you know that the monthly salary of Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister is  14,315.83 ETB (363.24 USD)? MyWage reports that Level 1 labourers make 420-734 ETB (10.66- 18.62 USD respectively). The Prime Minister's salary is 34.08 times more than the starting salary of a labourer! Learn more about minimum wages in Ethiopia