What we offer

On joining ECHA, you will work with a leading group of experts dedicated to implementing the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.

Our working and contractual conditions are based on the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities. These offer a competitive remuneration package with a system of allowances and benefits.

  • Health and accident insurance
  • Pension and unemployment scheme
  • Household allowance
  • Dependent-child allowance
  • Pre-school allowance
  • Reimbursement of school fees
  • Expatriation or foreign residence allowance

Salaries

The salaries for staff depend on the category and grade of each post. The basic monthly salaries are shown in the following tables.

Temporary agents

Category

Grade

Basic salary in EUR

Step 1

Basic salary in EUR

Step 2

AD

 

12

11.008,23

11.470,80

AST

11

9.729,43

10.138,26

10

8.599,20

8.960,54

9

7.600,25

7.919,63

8

6.717,35

6.999,62

7

5.937,01

6.186,49

6

5.247,33

5.467,83

5

4.637,77

4.832,65

 

4

4.099,01

4.271,25

 

3

3.622,83

3.775,07

 

2

3.201,98

3.336,53

 

1

2.830,02

2.948,94

 

Contract agents

Function Group

Grade of recruitment

Basic salary in EUR

Years of experience required for the grade

IV

16

4.857,84

More than 20 years of professional experience

14

3.794,69

More than 7 years of professional experience

13

3.353,84

Professional experience of up to 7 years

III

9

2.964,22

More than 7 years of professional experience

8

2.619,87

Professional experience of up to 7 years

II

5

2.315,36

More than 7 years of professional experience

4

2.046,33

Professional experience of up to 7 years

I

1

1.970,18

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The basic salary will be subject to various allowances as well as tax, social security and other deductions set out in the staff regulations. The basic salary is exempted from national tax.

To reflect the higher cost of living in Helsinki compared to Brussels, the basic salary is weighted by applying a coefficient based on the cost of living in Helsinki. The basic salaries indicated in the tables above are the amounts before the adjustment.

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