CEDEFOP salaries

CEDEFOP salaries

This article provides approximate net salaries at CEDEFOP, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, located in Thessaloniki, Greece.

CEDEFOP supports the promotion, development and implementation of vocational education and training (VET) policies in the European Union. It also produces and disseminates knowledge, provides support to evidence-based policymaking and facilitates knowledge sharing. The agency works with EU Member States, the European Commission and a plethora of other stakeholders. CEDEFOP was founded in 1975.

Most EU institutions, including CEDEFOP, do a notoriously poor job in communicating their salary scales as they often indicate just the basic pay and little other detail, and quite many even fail to adjust it by the Correction Coefficient. This is not helpful for people without experience in the EU system, and a hindrance for quite many staff members that consider changing their positions as this makes it really difficult to understanding a person’s future income. This article series will seek to address the lack of information on actual net salaries in EU institutions.

The salaries below are presented according to four typical personal/family situations of future employees:

  • by type of contract (Contract Agent, Administrator, Assistant, Secretary and Clerk) and
  • function group (FGI-FGIV, AD5-AD16, AST1-AST11, AST/SC1-AST/SC6).

The mentioned personal/family situations are:

Situation 01Situation 02Situation 03Situation 04
Single local with no childrenMarried local with two childrenSingle expat with no childrenMarried expat with two children
The term ‘local’ refers to nationals of the country where the EU institution has its headquarters. The term ‘expat’ refers to employees of the said EU institution that have a nationality of another EU member state.
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To get an idea of your actual salary at CEDEFOP, you should look at the right cell in one of the four columns in the tables below that best corresponds to your personal/family situation. In calculating these values we have summed up not only the basic salary, but also the applicable allowances and deductions: household allowance, child allowances, expatriation allowance, pension contribution, sickness, accident and unemployment insurance, as well as community tax. All values in the last four columns are also adjusted by the European Commission’s Correction Coefficient for Greece, so they present a realistic approximation of take-home pay/full remuneration package calculation.

As usual in these types of articles, I have to add the caveat that your precise salary can be calculated only by the EU institution’s HR department that knows your particular professional and personal circumstances.

The information below gives you a realistic estimate of what you can expect to earn at CEDEFOP. People interested in working for EU institutions often only look up the basic pay for their type of contract and grade. This is a mistake as the actual net salary can differ up or down quite a bit, compared to the basic salary.

If you want to understand what elements constitute the full salary package in the EU institutions and their weight in the total remuneration calculation, please read the article applicable to your type of contract: Contract Agents, Administrators, Assistants, Secretaries and Clerks.

How to read the tables

Here’s an explanation of how to read the tables below.

Let’s assume that you have applied for an AD6 Administrator’s vacancy in CEDEFOP. You are a Belgian national (any nationality except Greek fits here) with a spouse and two children. From the table below you can deduct that your basic salary without any adjustments would be EUR 5669, however, by working for CEDEFOP in Vigo, your net take-home remuneration package would be around EUR 4902. A Greek national with a similar family situation would earn EUR 5818.

Contract Agent salaries at CEDEFOP

FUNC-TION GROUPBASIC SALARYCOR-RECTION COEF-FICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
FG I step 1212883.71570248820572976
FG II step 4221183.71623254321103030
FG III step 8283183.72064299425913521
FG IV step 13362483.72590352732204163
Contract agent salaries at CEDEFOP

Administrator salaries at CEDEFOP

FUNC-TION GROUPBASIC SALARYCOR-RECTION COEF-FICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
AD 5501183.73507447343335299
AD 6566983.73925490248405818
AD 7641483.74394538454126402
AD 8725883.74910591460427047
AD 9821183.75470648967337752
AD 10929183.76071710974818519
AD 111051283.76714777382919350
AD 121189383.773968477916210243
AD 131345783.7806591741004511153
AD 141522583.7853596831084311992
AD 151722783.79332105141192613109
AD 161949183.710156113791307114294
Administrator salaries at CEDEFOP

Assistant salaries at CEDEFOP

FUNC-TION GROUPBASIC SALARYCOR-RECTION COEF-FICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST 1305883.72246318028053739
AST 2345983.72493343331074047
AST 3391483.72798374634744423
AST 4442983.73131408838774834
AST 5501183.73507447343335299
AST 6566983.73925490248405818
AST 7641483.74394538454126402
AST 8725883.74910591460427047
AST 9821183.75470648967337752
AST 10929183.76071710974818519
AST 111051283.76714777382919350
Assistant salaries at CEDEFOP

Secretaries and Clerks salaries at CEDEFOP

FUNC-TION GROUPBASIC SALARYCOR-RECTION COEF-FICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST/SC 1274583.72002293625293464
AST/SC 2310683.72269320328283762
AST/SC 3351483.72488343231254068
AST/SC 4397683.72823377234994448
AST/SC 5449983.73177413439234880
AST/SC 6509083.73573453943995365
Secretaries and Clerks salaries at CEDEFOP

Allowances and other benefits for EU institutions staff

Several allowances and other benefits can quite significantly boost an EU official’s income. This is largely depends on whether the person is an expat and has a spouse and/or children. When considering a job at an EU institution, people too often do not take these benefits into account. Important – these benefits are available to Administrators in grades AD 5-16, Assistants in grades AST 1-11, Secretaries and Clerks in grades AST/SC 1-6, and Contract Agents in grades FG I-IV.

  • Travel costs on taking up duties
  • Daily subsistence allowance (during probation period)
  • Installation allowance and coverage of removal costs (one-time payments)
  • Expatriation allowance or Foreign Residence allowance
  • Household allowance
  • Dependent child allowance
  • European School enrolment for children or Education allowance if there is no local EU school
  • Healthcare costs reimbursement to a level of 80-85% through the EU’s Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme (JSIS) for the employee and any direct family members and dependents. 100% reimbursement of costs in case of a serious illness
  • Accident insurance
  • Annual travel compensation
  • Birth grant
  • Parental leave
  • Unemployment allowance
  • Removal expenses when leaving your home country and again when leaving your EU institution
  • EU pension, survivors and orphan’s pensions, invalidity allowance
  • Lump sum payments in case of permanent invalidity or death
  • Lump sum funeral expenses, up to EUR 2350

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