As a result of the deliberations of the Minimum Wage Determination Commission, the gross minimum wage for the second half of 2023 has been determined as 13,414.50 ₺, and the net amount as 11,402.32 ₺. The increase also brings changes in many parameters. Among these are the wages of foreign workers, which are calculated based on the minimum wage. With the increase in the minimum wage, the wages of foreign workers also receive salary hikes.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security takes into account the nature of work, the educational status of the foreign employee, the contribution of the workplace to the economy, and the employment situation when considering foreign employment.
Starting from July 2023, the wage levels for foreigners in work permit applications are as follows:
|Type of Work/Employee Title||Reference Value||Wage Amount|
|Top-level executives and pilots||6,5 X Minimum Wage||87.194,25 TL|
|Unit or branch managers, engineers, and architects||4 X Minimum Wage||53.658 TL|
|Specialized and skilled jobs such as teachers and doctors||3 X Minimum Wage||40.243,50 TL|
|Foreigners working in tourism-entertainment sector with titles such as acrobats and similar positions as well as foreign workers working as masseurs, masseuses, and SPA therapists||2 X Minimum Wage||26.829 TL|
|Foreigners working in other professions (salesperson, marketing, export representative, etc., foreigners working in employee status)||1,5 X Minimum Wage||20.121,75 TL|
|Foreigners employed in domestic services||Minimum Wage||13.414,50 TL|