What we offer

What we offer

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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. ECHA has a diverse work environment and is committed to promoting equality and inclusion as set in ECHA’s Charter on Diversity and Inclusion.

Our working and contractual conditions are based on the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union. 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


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 11.893,46 12.393,23
AST 11 10.511,83 10.953,54
10 9.290,71 9.681,10
9 8.211,43 8.556,48
8 7.257,53 7.562,50
7 6.414,44 6.683,99
6 5.669,29 5.907,53
5 5.010,72 5.221,27
4 4.428,64 4.614,72
3 3.914,15 4.078,65
2 3.459,47 3.604,83
1 3.057,60 3.186,07

Contract agents


Function Group Grade of recruitment Basic salary in EUR Years of experience
required for the grade
IV 16 5.248,48 17 years or more
14 4.099,84 between 5 years and 17 years
13 3.623,54 less than 5 years
III 10 3.623,53 15 years or more
9 3.202,59 between 5 years and 15 years
8 2.830,56 less than 5 years
II 5 2.501,54 5 years or more
4 2.210,88 less than 5 years
I 1 2.128,61 no experience needed

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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