What are the rates for contribution (deduction) to ESI? Simi 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? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.