How to get job in Azerbaijan? A quick guide for everyone

If you have already a work permit, or you are Azeri, you can just go down to see how to find a job in Azerbaijan.
If you don’t have a work permit, the first thing you need to do is to find a job. So go down to see how to find a job in Azerbaijan.

How to get a job in Azerbaijan? A quick guide for everyone

Azeri people can get you a job in Azeri without a job permit. You can just find a job in Azerbaijan. Go below to see different ways to find a job in Azerbaijan in person and online.

If you don’t have a work permit, the first thing you need to do is to find a job and then get a work permit with the help of your employer. So go down to see how to find a job in Azerbaijan.

Searching the internet is the most efficient and popular option for ex-pats to locate work in Azerbaijan. There are websites that are user-friendly and easy to navigate, and they use a blend of English and Azerbaijani. They have a very high employment success rate. Jobsearch.az is an example.

Many foreigners prefer to look for employment openings in newspapers, particularly in Baku, the capital city. The employment classifieds in Avrasiya, Bakinsky Bulvar, and the Baku Sun are all extensive. Vacancies are advertised in a variety of sectors and businesses both online and in print, and prospective employees should maintain watch of these postings.

How to find a job in Azerbaijan? 

You can start looking around at some useful job listing websites.

  • Google: when you start job hunting, a simple google search can be a good start. Look for the kind of job you would like to do, for example, “accounting managers in Azerbaijan” or “Delivery driver in Azerbaijan”. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.
  • Facebook Jobs: can be also an option to start to see what’s around you. You can also ask around in the Facebook groups that are relevant to your profession, or your language or nationality, or just relevant to your wider interests.
  • jobsearch.az. : Best site for jobs in Azerbaijan.
  • Human Capital Baku: It is a great starting point if you are looking to do something different.
  • Glassdoor: It has quite a few Job openings in Baku.
  • Learn4good:

Do I need an Azerbaijan Visa? 

An Azerbaijani passport and visa are required for entry.
There are three working days for the issuance of an E-Visa. It is a single-entry visa and is valid for 30 days.

Can you work in Azerbaijan without knowing Modern Standard Arabic?

It depends on the work you are looking for. Some people will tell that you will have no chance of getting to work without learning Arabic unless you are qualified to teach English or some other language that is widely taught in Yemen. Some other people will tell you that they lived and worked for years in Yemen with just enough Arabic to order at a restaurant or to get a taxi.
If an employer is interested in hiring you from abroad, your knowledge of Arabic will probably not be important. So try to find a job and then worry about becoming fluent in Arabic later.

Jobs in Azerbaijan you can do

Part-time work 

Part-time work is available throughout Azerbaijan, especially in tourism. You won’t be well paid for this kind of job and it might be better for those young people who don’t want to save. For example, if you’re working in a bar, you might get paid just enough for your rent. 

Note also that many part-time jobs pay in cash and employers will not be sponsoring work visas. Although this might be not an issue for you, you should avoid exploitation. Also, you should seek protection from dishonest employers. 

Teaching English in Azerbaijan

If you are not able to secure a teaching job before you arrive in Azerbaijan, then you will need to visit schools in person to ask about openings. You must have advanced degrees and certifications for teaching to get the best jobs.

Try visiting some private schools if you feel your qualifications may be lacking. Make sure you have your passport, a copy of your degree, a teaching certificate, and a resume.
Also, many schools may recruit teachers without formal teaching certifications.

If you are looking for English teacher jobs online then use a website like Dave’s ESL Cafe that offers updated listings of open positions. 

Most popular jobs in Azerbaijan

Banking, which includes various professions such as credit specialists, finance, insurance, and accounting managers, is the second-fastest-growing sector in Azerbaijan’s labor market. Unlike ten years ago, when young people sought careers in diplomacy, advocacy, and teaching, the banking industry is now more popular. Public service has become more popular among young people today than it was 10-15 years ago. Despite the fact that the average salary for these positions is 300 manats ($ 370), young people consider public service to be one of their top priorities for future employment.

Top jobs in Azerbaijan

Crane operator in Azerbaijan – Because Azerbaijan’s developed construction sector lacks local skilled crane operators, many foreigners with the necessary skills are hired.
Support worker in Azerbaijan – Although it is one of the lowest-paying jobs in Azerbaijan, many foreigners are interested in it because it does not require employees to have specific professional skills.
Maintenance worker in Azerbaijan – This is an important position for all oil and gas companies.
Production worker in Azerbaijan – Production workers usually works in oil equipment production or in food production companies in Azerbaijan
Truck driver in Azerbaijan – For international transportation, oil transport companies prefer to hire foreign truck drivers.

Azerbaijani taxation

Anyone who earns money in Azerbaijan is subject to taxation. Employers calculate income tax and deduct it from employees’ earnings under the pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) system.

Any additional revenue earned by commercial activity or any other business activity, such as rent, must be reported and declared separately before the end of the tax year on March 31.

The income tax form, as well as more information on Azerbaijan’s tax regulations, can be obtained on the official website.

Residents without a resident visa are only liable to pay tax on income generated in the country; however, permanent residents will be taxed on profit and income made outside. An annual wage of 24,000 AZN is subject to a 14 percent income tax rate. Anyone earning more than this amount is subject to a 30% tax rate.

Azerbaijan’s Social Security System

All residents and citizens of Azerbaijan are required to register for social insurance; contributions are deducted from each employee’s gross wage (22 percent), and the employer must pay an additional 3% of the gross compensation. Unemployment, maternity, invalidity, and old-age pension are all covered under the country’s social security system, which provides benefits to a wide spectrum of people.


The above cover image shows Flame Towers, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo by Lloyd Alozie on Unsplash