Paygrades and allowances


Salaries are paid according to the standard scale for European institutions; for detailed salary information, please see individual job announcements.


In addition to your basic salary, you may be entitled to various allowances. Depending on your particular situation, you may be entitled to an expatriation allowance of 16% of the total amount of the basic salary plus household and the dependent child allowance, or a foreign residence allowance (4% of the total amount of the basic salary plus household and the dependent child allowance). The expatriation allowance and the foreign residence allowance are subject to the correction coefficient.

You may also be entitled to receive additional benefits such as household allowance, dependent child allowance, pre-school allowance and education allowance. 

For Poland, those allowances are as follows for all pay grades:

  • Dependent child allowances for each child: EUR 353.15
  • Preschool allowance: EUR 86.27
  • Education allowance for each child in full-time education, excluding preschool: up to EUR 239.61 in Primary level and up to 479.23 in Secondary level and Higher education (depending on the child’s place of study and nationality of the staff member).

Remuneration is expressed in euros, after all compulsory deductions. It can be paid either in euros or in złoty, according to a fixed exchange rate.

Under the Frontex Staff Regulations, remuneration, the correction coefficient and the exchange rate are updated before the end of each year, with retroactive effect from 1 July.

Staff pays an EU tax at source and deductions are also made for medical insurance, pension and unemployment insurance. Salaries are exempt from national taxes. The rate of the solidarity levy is 6%. Please note that salaries posted in vacancy announcements are net of all taxes and compulsory contributions.

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