EUSPA salaries

EUSPA salaries

This article provides estimated net salaries at EUSPA, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme, located in Prague, Czech Republic.

EUSPA is an EU institution that manages the European Union Space Programme. It was founded under the current name on 12 May 2021, however, it inherits the work of its predecessors: the European GNSS Supervisory Authority and the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency. It should not be confused with the European Space Agency.

Most EU institutions, including EUSPA, do a notoriously poor job in communicating their salaries. Very often EU agencies and other EU institutions just indicate the gross basic pay without deductions and allowances, and quite many do not adjust it by the Correction Coefficient which can have a significant impact on an employee’s net take-home pay.

This makes it very hard for people without experience in the EU system to understand one’s actual future income, and is a hindrance for quite many people already employed in EU institutions that consider a career change.

This article series will seek to address the lack of information on actual net salaries in EU agencies and other institutions.

As usual for this type of information, bear in mind 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 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 EUSPA, 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 the Czech Republic, so they present a realistic approximation of take-home pay/full remuneration package calculation.

The information below gives you a realistic estimate of what you can expect to earn at EUSPA. 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 EUSPA. You are a Belgian national (any nationality except Czech 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 EUSPA in Prague, your net take-home remuneration package would be around EUR 6117. A Czech national with a similar family situation would earn EUR 5154.

Contract Agent salaries at EUSPA

FUNCTION GROUPBASIC SALARYCORRECTION COEFFICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
FG I step 12128881651261621633128
FG II step 42211881706267322183186
FG III step 82831882170314827243702
FG IV step 133624882723370833854377
Contract agent salaries at EUSPA

Administrator salaries at EUSPA

FUNCTION GROUPBASIC SALARYCORRECTION COEFFICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
AD 55011883687470345565571
AD 65669884126515450896117
AD 76414884620566156906731
AD 87258885162621863537409
AD 98211885751682370798151
AD 109291886383747478658957
AD 1110512887059817387179830
AD 12118938877768913963210769
AD 131345788848096451056111726
AD 1415225888973101811140012608
AD 1517227889811110551253913783
AD 16194918810678119641374315029
Administrator salaries at EUSPA

Assistant salaries at EUSPA

FUNCTION GROUPBASIC SALARYCORRECTION COEFFICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST 13058882361334329493931
AST 23459882622361032674255
AST 33914882942393936534650
AST 44429883292429840765082
AST 55011883687470345565571
AST 65669884126515450896117
AST 76414884620566156906731
AST 87258885162621863537409
AST 98211885751682370798151
AST 109291886383747478658957
AST 1110512887059817387179830
Assistant salaries at EUSPA

Secretaries and Clerks salaries at EUSPA

FUNCTION GROUPBASIC SALARYCORRECTION COEFFICIENT01| Single local with no children02| Married local with 2 children03| Single expat with no children04| Married expat with 2 children
AST/SC 12745882105308726593641
AST/SC 23106882386336829743956
AST/SC 33514882616360832854277
AST/SC 43976882968396536794676
AST/SC 54499883340434641255130
AST/SC 65090883757477246255641
Secretaries and Clerks salaries at EUSPA

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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