Turkey: New Monthly Minimum Wage Requirements for 2023  

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Turkey increased the country’s minimum monthly wage requirements for foreign nationals holding work permits on 22 December 2022  


The government of Turkey introduced a new minimum wage for work permit holders on 22 December 2022. Sponsoring employers must meet the following requirements:  

  • Gross minimum monthly wage: 10.003,00 Turkish Lira (TRY)  
  • Net minimum monthly wage: 8.506,80 TRY 

The minimum salary requirements differ based on position:   

  • High-level managers must be paid 6.5 times the minimum wage (65.052,00 TRY gross per month).   
  • Department managers, engineers or architects cannot be paid less than four times the minimum wage (40.032,00 TRY gross per month).   
  • Positions requiring expertise must be paid three times the minimum wage (30.024,00 TRY gross per month).   
  • All others (for example sales officers and low-level marketing officers) must be paid 1.5 times the minimum wage 15.012,00 TRY gross per month).   

Salary requirements must continue to be met throughout the work permit's validity. 

What are the Changes?  

The government of Turkey increased the country’s monthly minimum wage for work permit holders for 2023. According to the government announcement, this is an increase of up to 54.66 percent from July 2022.  

Looking Ahead  

The new minimum wage is expected to remain in place until 31 December 2023. Continue to check the government of Turkey’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.   

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