EFCA salaries

EFCA salaries

This article provides approximate net salaries at EFCA, the European Fisheries Control Agency, located in Vigo, Spain.

The European Fisheries Control Agency promotes the highest common standards for control, inspection and surveillance of fishing under the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It ensures that there’s fair and equal competition all over the Union, and it works towards sustainable fishing industry. EFCA was established in 2002.

Most EU institutions, including EFCA, 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 EFCA, 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 Spain, 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 EFCA. 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 EFCA. You are a Belgian national (any nationality except Spanish 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 EFCA in Vigo, your net take-home remuneration package would be around EUR 6617. A Spanish national with a similar family situation would earn EUR 5576.

Contract Agent salaries at EFCA

Func-tion groupBasic salaryCorrect-ion Coef-ficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
FG I step 1212895.21786283023403384
FG II step 4221195.21846289224003446
FG III step 8283195.22348340529474005
FG IV step 13362495.22945401236624735
Contract agent salaries at EFCA

Administrator salaries at EFCA

Function groupBasic salaryCorrection Coefficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
AD 5501195.23989508749296027
AD 6566995.24464557655056617
AD 7641495.24998612461567282
AD 8725895.25584672768728015
AD 9821195.26221738176588817
AD 10929195.26905808585099689
AD 111051295.276378841943110635
AD 121189395.2841296421042111651
AD 131345795.29173104341142512685
AD 141522595.29708110141233313639
AD 151722795.210614119591356514910
AD 161949195.211552129421486716258
Administrator salaries at EFCA

Assistant salaries at EFCA

Function groupBasic salaryCorrection Coefficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST 1305895.22554361731904253
AST 2345995.22836390535344603
AST 3391495.23183426139525030
AST 4442995.23561465044105498
AST 5501195.23989508749296027
AST 6566995.24464557655056617
AST 7641495.24998612461567282
AST 8725895.25584672768728015
AST 9821195.26221738176588817
AST 10929195.26905808585099689
AST 111051295.276378841943110635
Assistant salaries at EFCA

Secretaries and Clerks salaries at EFCA

Function groupBasic salaryCorrection Coefficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST/SC 1274595.22277334028773939
AST/SC 2310695.22581364332174279
AST/SC 3351495.22830390335544627
AST/SC 4397695.23211429039805059
AST/SC 5449995.23614470244625550
AST/SC 6509095.24064516350046102
Secretaries and Clerks salaries at EFCA

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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