When recruiting overseas employees, understanding the statutory benefits in the target country is crucial. Indonesia, a Southeast Asian country with vast territory and abundant resources, is the focus of this overview for employers considering hiring in the region.

1. Wages:

  -Indonesia's minimum wage is set at 2.4 million Indonesian Rupiah per month, approximately $160 USD. However, this is a minimum standard, and wages in many industries are much higher. Additionally, Indonesian law grants employees the right to an annual salary increase.

2. Social Insurance:

  -Indonesia's social insurance system comprises five types of insurance: old-age insurance, health insurance, work accident insurance, maternity insurance, and death insurance. These insurances are managed and regulated by the government. According to Indonesian law, employers are obligated to contribute to employees' social insurance.

3. Old-Age Insurance:

  -In Indonesia, employees are entitled to receive old-age insurance upon reaching the age of 65. Employers must contribute 2% of the old-age insurance cost for their employees.

4. Health Insurance:

  -Indonesia's health insurance system includes public health insurance and private health insurance. Public health insurance is managed and regulated by the government, while private health insurance is provided by private companies. Employers are required to contribute 1.2% of the health insurance cost for their employees.

5. Work Accident Insurance:

  -Employers in Indonesia must contribute to work accident insurance for their employees. If an employee is injured or falls ill during working hours, they are eligible for work accident compensation.

6. Maternity Insurance:

  -Female employees in Indonesia have the right to maternity insurance. According to Indonesian law, employers must contribute 0.3% of the maternity insurance cost for female employees.

7. Death Insurance:

  -Employers in Indonesia must contribute to death insurance for their employees. In the unfortunate event of an employee's death, their family is entitled to death compensation.

8. Annual Leave:

  -According to Indonesian law, employees are entitled to 12 days of paid annual leave per year. Additionally, employees have the right to 10 days of paid sick leave and 3 days of paid family leave.


  -Understanding Indonesia's statutory benefits is crucial for employers. When recruiting Indonesian employees, employers must adhere to Indonesian laws and provide statutory benefits to employees. By understanding these benefits, employers can better manage their workforce and ensure the well-being of their employees is protected.

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