What are the rates for contribution (deduction) to ESI? greytHR Support April 16, 2019 10:03 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 How to enable ESI eligibility for employees in bulk? What is PF Basic or PF Gross? What is Gratuity? An employee has ESI deduction but is not appearing in the ESI report. What could be the issue? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.