Determining the increase in Turkey: net salary for public employees


After the inflation gap and President Erdogan’s announcement of the additional rate of increase, the salaries of some government officials became apparent.

Accordingly, as of January, the lowest salary for a government employee rose to 6,429 liras, and the lowest pension for a civil servant to 4,289 liras.


Increases for public employees and retirees have also been announced.

The increases in the financial and social rights of public officials in 2022 are defined under the 6-year collective agreement.

Which covers the years 2022 and 2023 on the financial and social rights of public servants and service branches.

Inflation was set in December which determines the rate of increase for civil servants and retirees

As of January, it was envisaged to increase the salaries and wages of all public servants and retirees by 5 percent.


In addition, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the good news with an additional 2.5 percent increase.

While the inflation rate reached 25.47 percent in the second six-month period of 2021, an overall improvement of 30.95 percent will be made in the salaries and wages of public servants and retirees.

This is from January 2022 with the increase and additional rise due to inflation.

In the same period, a 25.47 percent increase in SSK and Bağ-Kur pensions will be achieved.

President Erdogan announced the percentage of increase that will be given to civil servants, and the lowest salary for a government employee was 6,429 liras


In this context, the wage of the lowest government employee, including family assistance allowance, increased from 4,881 pounds to 6,429 pounds, and the minimum government employee’s pension increased from 3,276 pounds to 4,289 pounds.