Work in Malta

Getting a job and working in Malta 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 Malta 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 7 002 vacancies available in Malta. That is 2.9% of all the job positions, both occupied and vacant, in the country.

Wages and expenses

In Malta the minimum wage is EUR 761.97, while the average salary is EUR 1379.

A single person in Malta spends an average of EUR 831 per month, not including rent.

Wage distribution

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

Wage distirbution by gender and insustry in Malta (in EUR)
Mining and quarrying15111118
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supplyn/an/a
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activitiesn/an/a
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles14561069
Transportation and storagen/an/a
Accommodation and food service activitiesn/an/a
Information and communication1771n/a
Financial and insurance activities23151831
Real estate activitiesn/an/a
Professional, scientific and technical activities16541335
Administrative and support service activitiesn/an/a
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security16831482
Human health and social work activitiesn/an/a
Arts, entertainment and recreation19911304
Other service activitiesn/an/a


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

Useful resources

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

Work permit services

If you are interested in working in Malta, 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 Malta.