What are the rates for contribution (deduction) to ESI? Simi Paleri July 26, 2019 10:56 Updated Follow For employees, ESI deduction rate is 1.75% of the ESI Gross salary. For employer, ESI contribution is at the rate of 4.75% of the ESI gross salary. Related articles What is ESI Gross Salary? How to create a reimbursement claim request on greytHR ESS portal? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.