Salaries & Benefits A Spot

Salaries & Benefits


Salaries & Benefits A Spot
Salaries & Benefits A Spot

EUMETSAT offers attractive employment conditions, not just in terms of salary: comprehensive benefits are also offered, including health and social welfare provision.

Last Updated

07 August 2023

Published on

20 April 2020

EUMETSAT became a formal member of what is known as the Co-ordinated Organisations on 1 July 2012. This is a well established forum for discussing and reviewing the remuneration, allowances and pension arrangements for international civil servants of the following international organisations based in Europe: OECD, NATO, Council of Europe, ESA and ECMWF.

Staff posts are graded on the basis of the duties and responsibilities of each post, as well as the minimum level of formal qualifications normally required to carry out the duties. ‘B’ graded roles (B2 – B6) typically encompass technical, secretarial and clerical roles, and the executives / supervisors within those fields. Such roles require appropriate professional qualifications. ‘A’ graded roles (A2 – A6) comprise staff engaged in management, planning and research duties, and require a university degree, although this may be waived in lieu of equivalent professional experience.

In addition to a basic salary, staff may be eligible for a number of significant additional benefits and allowances, depending on personal and family circumstances. EUMETSAT remuneration is paid after deduction of an internal tax and is exempt from national income tax.

Social security and pension

Staff, and generally their family, will be affiliated to EUMETSAT's own comprehensive social security system, which includes health insurance, long-term care insurance, death benefits and unemployment benefits.

Staff members are also affiliated to the EUMETSAT pension scheme (for which you pay a percentage of your salary which is increased by a larger organisational contribution). Retirement pensions accrue to those Staff members who have completed ten or more years of service with the organisation. A severance grant is payable to those leaving with less than 10 years of service.