Employee social security contribution rates
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Employee social security contribution ratesContact person/organisation
Contact OECD.TaxDatabase@oecd.org. If the subject line is not populated please use 'Tax Database: Table III.1 dataset'. This will help us to answer your enquiry more quickly.
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Country representatives on the OECD Working Party 2: Tax Policy and Tax Statistics of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs.
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This table reports employee social security contribution rates and related provisions. A representative case is used for those countries where social security provisions vary by locality.

Threshold and maximum contribution amounts are shown in national currencies.

Please also refer to the Explanatory Notes on 'social security contributions' for more details

OECD Tax Database - Explanatory noteshttp://www.oecd.org/ctp/tax-policy/tax-database.htmTax Policy Analysis homepagehttp://www.oecd.org/ctp/tax-policy/Taxing Wages publicationhttp://www.oecd.org/ctp/tax-policy/taxing-wages.htm
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This data is updated after the finalisation of the Taxing Wages publication for the corresponding year.
Taxing Wages publicationhttp://www.oecd.org/ctp/tax-policy/taxing-wages.htm
Other data characteristics
The Euro (€) The figures for 2000 and subsequent years are shown in Euros for all countries in the Eurozone
Aggregation and consolidation
In some social security systems, both flat rate and progressive rate structures apply. Where these apply to the same base (e.g., gross earnings), the elements are aggregated for the purpose of reporting in this table.

For example,

  • Assume a flat rate of 10.05% is applied to total gross earnings under one part of the social security contribution charge.
  • Assume another element imposes a 1.5% rate on gross earnings between 0 and 97,200, and a 0.5% rate on gross earnings between 97,200 and 243,000.

Given the same base (gross earnings), the various charges can be consolidated as follows:

  • 11.55% rate applicable to earnings between 0 and 92,000
  • 10.55% rate applicable to earnings between 97,200 and 243,000; and
  • 10.50% rate is applicable to earnings above 243,000.
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This data is also linked to from the OECD Tax database webpage.
OECD Tax Database - Explanatory noteshttp://www.oecd.org/ctp/tax-policy/tax-database.htm