Guest Contributor: Daniel Rushfield

Israel offers a wide range of professional opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Whether you’ve already found a job or are still seeking, it’s important to understand the basic components of both salary and the benefits that are customary in Israel.

For a list of Israeli salary surveys, see: JobMob’s listing & Ethosia.  Additional information about salaries is available (in Hebrew) on the Shenhar website.

In general, when attempting to determine a reasonable starting salary for a position, bear in mind that despite your experience from abroad, you will have to prove yourself to your new employer. For this reason, most new immigrants take a step backward in professional responsibility when they begin to work in Israel. The Hilan Tax Survey (in Hebrew) is a useful tool for figuring the exact amount of tax on a certain salary.

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