EuropeAid salary scales: A primer

Euro bills. Photo by: Miroslav Sárička

EuropeAid and other EU institutions may offer lower pay than other international organizations, but they remain popular nonetheless: Competitions for civil servant vacancies attract 10,000 job seekers on average.

The remuneration of EuropeAid employees depends on their job type and seniority. Permanent staff are divided into 16 grades, all but the highest of them comprising five steps, or salary levels. Contract staff fall into 16 grades with seven steps each.

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    Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.