EUAA salaries

EUAA salaries

This article provides approximate net salaries at EUAA, the European Union Agency for Asylum, located in Valetta, Malta.

EUAA is an EU institution that supports EU Member States in applying the package of EU laws that govern asylum, international protection and reception conditions, known as the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). EUAA aims to ensure that asylum practices in all EU Member States are harmonised in line with the relevant regional and international standards.

Most EU institutions, including EUAA, 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 EUAA, 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 Malta, 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 EUAA. 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 EUAA. You are a Belgian national (any nationality except Maltese 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 EUAA in Malta, your net take-home remuneration package would be around EUR 6395. A Maltese national with a similar family situation would earn EUR 5388.

Contract Agent salaries at EUAA

Function groupBasic salaryCorrection Coefficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
FG I step 12128921726273522613271
FG II step 42211921784279523193330
FG III step 82831922269329128483870
FG IV step 133624922846387735394576
Contract agent salaries at EUAA

Administrator salaries at EUAA

Function groupBasic salaryCorrection Coefficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
AD 55011923855491647635825
AD 65669924314538853206395
AD 76414924830591859497037
AD 87258925397650166417745
AD 98211926012713374008521
AD 109291926673781482239364
AD 11105129273808544911410277
AD 121189392812993181007011259
AD 1313457928865100831104112259
AD 1415225929381106431191913181
AD 15172279210257115571310914409
AD 16194919211163125071436815712
Administrator salaries at EUAA

Assistant salaries at EUAA

Function groupBasic salaryCorrection Coefficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST 13058922468349530834110
AST 23459922741377434154448
AST 33914923076411838194861
AST 44429923442449342615313
AST 55011923855491647635825
AST 65669924314538853206395
AST 76414924830591859497037
AST 87258925397650166417745
AST 98211926012713374008521
AST 109291926673781482239364
AST 11105129273808544911410277
Assistant salaries at EUAA

Secretaries and Clerks salaries at EUAA

Function groupBasic salaryCorrection Coefficient01| Single local without children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat without children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST/SC 12745922201322727803807
AST/SC 23106922494352131094135
AST/SC 33514922735377234344471
AST/SC 43976923103414638474889
AST/SC 54499923492454443125364
AST/SC 65090923927498948365897
Secretaries and Clerks salaries at EUAA

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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