Work in Greece

Getting a job and working in Greece is one of the reasons why one might want to acquire a residence permit in Europe (an example of this would be a residence permit in Latvia). Working in Greece also allows you to enjoy all the benefits of residing in the EU, such as freedom of moving in the Schengen area, the chance to be employed and do business in the member-states with fewer requirement, as well as travel to European destinations without the need for a visa (with some exceptions).


As of now, there are approximately 14 343 vacancies available in Greece. That is 0.7% of all the job positions, both occupied and vacant, in the country.

Wages and expenses

In Greece the minimum wage is EUR 758.33, while the average salary is EUR 1060.

A single person in Greece spends an average of EUR 632 per month, not including rent.

Wage distribution

The wages in Greece differ based on several factors, such as the industry and gender of an employee:

Wage distirbution by gender and insustry in Greece (in EUR)
Mining and quarrying1475965
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply14871246
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities1195999
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles995783
Transportation and storage14071061
Accommodation and food service activities827729
Information and communication15121122
Financial and insurance activities15071250
Real estate activities6000
Professional, scientific and technical activities1354948
Administrative and support service activities909668
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security11111019
Human health and social work activities1007799
Arts, entertainment and recreation1050809
Other service activities991719


The standard workweek in Greece is 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

Useful resources

If you are planning to work in Greece, it is useful to know the following information and contacts of organizations.

Work permit services

If you are interested in working in Greece, you need to obtain a work permit and a residence permit (which in some cases are obtained simultaneously). For this you can use the help of our legal team - we provide consultations, find the best solutions to your unique case and deliver legal assisstance of all kinds. So contact us by using the form on the upper right side of the page, and start a journey to your dream job in Greece.