Personal development

At EASA we encourage our staff to take ownership of their career as to achieve their full potential through a variety of courses and learning resources (e.g. technical and language classes). Every year, we conduct a performance appraisal to review past performance, set future objectives and development goals, and discuss career aspirations. Our annual reclassification process rewards staff for their contribution to the organization's success. This involves nominating staff to the next higher grade in their function group as a recognition of their competency to perform at a higher level of responsibility.

 

 

Flexible working arrangements

Standard working time at EASA is, on average, 8 hours per day (i.e., 40 hours per week). EASA allows telework up to 3 days per week depending on tasks and within 130 km of Cologne or equivalent daily commute time. Staff can also telework outside this area for max. 10 days per year with manager approval. Office work and telework are considered equivalent. Staff can accumulate up to 2 hours of overtime per day and recuperate up to 2 days per month if the credit balance is justified and the recuperation request compatible with the interests of the service.

 

Attractive leave options

EASA offers 24 – 30 days annual leave per year + around 17 additional holidays (e.g. Christmas, Easter etc.). Our staff benefit from various special leave options such as for family reasons, years of service etc. In order to allow our staff to balance their professional and private life, we offer the possibility to work part-time under certain conditions. It is also possible to buy annual leave (“time credits”) by working full-time whilst being paid 50% of your salary over a certain period of time. 

 


View official basic salary grids for all grades and different type of contracts.

Contract Agent

  Basic salary* Net salary without any allowances Net salary with expatriation allowance Net salary with expatriation, household & 1 child allowance
CA FG III – grade 8 (less than 5 years of work experience) €3111.21 €2785.62 €3447.31 €4115.19
CA FG III – grade 9 (at least 5 years of work experience) €3520.14 €3150.47 €3595.81 €4508.80
CA FG III – grade 10 (at least 15 years of work experience) €3982.81 €3475.03 €3972.13 €4980.06
CA FG IV – grade 13 (less than 5 years of work experience) €3982.82 €3475.03 €3972.14 €4980.07
CA FG IV – grade 14 (at least 5 years of work experience) €4506.36 €3718.99 €4464.52 €5496.76
CA FG IV – grade 16 (at least 17 years of work experience) €5768.89 €4647.61 €5602.01 €6701.32

Temporary Agent

  Basic salary* Net salary without any allowances Net salary with expatriation allowance Net salary with expatriation, household & 1 child allowance
AST 1 - Step 1 (less than 3 years of work experience) €3360.76 €3011.50 €3475.02 €4349.45
AST 1 - Step 2 (at least 3 years of work experience) €3501.98 €3137.50 €3583.94 €4493.27
AST 2 - Step 1 (at least 3 years of work experience) €3802.49 €3405.62 €3828.35 €4799.36
AST 2 - Step 2 (at least 6 years of work experience) €3962.27 €3475.02 €3958.31 €4962.12
AD 5 - Step 1 (less than 3 years of work experience) €5507.55 €4460.30 €5371.47 €6456.31
AD 5 - Step 2 (at least 3 years of work experience) €5738.98 €4628.67 €55578.13 €6675.95
AD 6 - Step 1 (at least 3 years of work experience) €6231.42 €4978.02 €6008.95 €7137.75
AD 6 - Step 2 (at least 6 years of work experience) €6493.29 €5161.93 €6236.18 €7379.64
AD 7 - Step 1 (at least 6 years of work experience) €7050.47 €5546.18 €6712.61 €7890.65
AD 7 - Step 2 (at least 9 years of work experience) €7346.74 €5745.22 €6960.67 €8157.51
AD 10 - Step 1 (at least 12 years of work experience) €10211.93 €7552.65 €9242.11 €10617.16
AD 10 - Step 2 (at least 15 years of work experience) €10641.03 €7801.40 €9561.84 €10963.88

*Deducted from basic salary:
  • pension contribution (11,10%),
  • health insurance (1,70%),
  • accident cover (0,10%) ,
  • unemployment insurance (0,81%)
  • EU tax levied progressively at a rate of between 8% and 45% of the taxable portion of your salary
  • solidarity levy (6%)

Pay

Officials and other staff of the European institutions pay a tax on their salary. This means, however, that your salary is not subject to national tax in any of the Member States.

Your salary is also weighted by applying a coefficient based on the cost of living in the country in which you are posted (the coefficient for Belgium and Luxembourg being 100). The various components of your pay are also adjusted every year equal to the weighted average adjustment of public sector salaries (net of inflation) in the Member States.

Staff who has been at one step in his/her grade for two years shall automatically advance to the next step in that grade given satisfactory performance.


The Agency has no permanent officials, but is staffed mainly by temporary and contract agents recruited through open selection procedures.

Temporary Agent

The initial duration of a Temporary Agent contract is usually 5 years with the possibility of renewal for an indefinite period. The probationary period is nine months.

Temporary agent contracts are classified into two function groups, depending on the type of position: administrator function group (AD) and assistant function group (AST).

Contract Agent

The initial duration of a Contract Agent contract is usually 3 years with the possibility of renewal for another 2 years. Any further renewal shall be for an indefinite period. In specific cases the individual contract duration may be limited to the length of the specific project the candidate will undertake. The probationary period is nine months.

Contract Agent posts are classified, according to the nature and importance of the duties, into two function groups: assistant function group (III) and administrator function group (IV):

  • Function group III corresponds to executive, drafting and accountancy tasks;
  • Function group IV corresponds to administrative, scientific, advisory, and linguistic tasks.
Type of allowanceWho may be eligible? Allowance
 Expatriation Expatriate staff (Non-DE nationals, who have not been resident in DE 5.5 years prior contract start; or DE nationals, who have not been resident in DE during 10 years prior contract start) 16% of the total of the basic salary, household  allowance and dependent child allowance
 Foreign residence Staff who are not DE nationals but do not qualify for expatriation allowance 4% of the total of the basic salary, household  allowance and dependent child allowance
 Allowances when  taking up duties New staff who have to change their place of residence to take up employment at EASA
  • daily subsistence allowance intended to offset costs of temporary residence (minimum 80 km from place of employment)
  • travel expenses reimbursement (minimum 200 km from place of employment)
 Allowances after completion of probationary period Staff who successfully completed 9 months probationary period
  • installation allowance to help staff settle at the place of employment
  • reimbursement of removal expenses
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Type of allowanceWho may be eligible?Allowance
 Household Staff who have dependent children, or are married and the spouse’s income is below a specified limit € 215,91 plus 2% of the basic salary monthly (subject to local weighting)
 Dependent  child Staff who have dependent children until 18 years of age (or 26  years of age if the child pursues further education) € 471,80 per child monthly (subject to local weighting)
 Pre-school Staff with children of pre-school age (0-5 years) or not yet in regular full-time attendance at a primary school (until the child reaches the age of 8) € 115,26 per child monthly (subject to local weighting)
 Education I Staff with dependent children attending primary, secondary or higher education Monthly contribution towards education costs for children in primary and secondary education (up to € 640,24) or flat rate for higher education/university (€ 320,12 or € 640,24 for staff receiving expatriation allowance, if studies pursued more than 50 km from Cologne
 Education II Staff with children attending one of the 6 international schools in the wider Cologne area with which EASA has signed a service contract (see below) EASA contribution for tuition fees and registration fees up to € 12.531,12 per child per school year (subject to yearly revision)
TypeWho may be eligible?Benefit
Sickness and accident insuranceAll Temporary and Contract Agents (family members and children may also be covered)Reimbursement towards medical costs worldwide. The scheme also covers accident, invalidity or death.
Annual medical check-upTemporary and Contract Agents A free comprehensive medical check-up with EASA medical provider
PensionTemporary and Contract Agents after 10 years of serviceStaff accrue 1.8% of their basic salary for each year of service. The pensionable age is set at 66 years.
Unemployment insuranceStaff leaving EASA who completed 6 months of uninterrupted service, did not resign and were not dismissed on disciplinary grounds.A monthly allowance supplementary to national allowances

Schooling and Kindergarten

There are many primary and secondary schools in the Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf area offering international curricula and bilingual programmes

EASA has also signed service contracts with six international schools in the wider Cologne area. The Agency contributes to the payment of the school fees at the schools listed below:

We have reserved some seats in public Kindergartens. At times, the demand might be higher than the supply of places and there is a waiting list, so make sure you register your child as soon as possible. We will provide you with the relevant registration information when you have accepted a job offer. 

 

 

Transportation

We contribute to an ever greener transportation, not only in the sky but also on ground. As of May 2023 our staff can benefit from a special corporate rate and receive the new Deutschlandticket. For a monthly price of 34 €, ticket holders can use all local transport and regional trains across Germany.
In addition, you can ask your name to be put on a waiting list to secure a parking space in the garage of our headquarters. For cyclists, parking places and showers are available. 

 

Social Clubs and activities

We have a variety of social welfare activities and events such as Charity, Flying Club, Football, Hiking, Choir and many more. Together we celebrate special occasions (e.g., Carnival, Christmas gathering for EASA families).

During lunchtime many of us enjoy doing physical exercises in our multi-functional room (Yoga, Pilates). Also very popular: take some fresh air while going for a run or walk along the river during lunch break. 

Did you know that we also have a band? The EASA Band