Salary conditions and career progression

Staff

Entrance salary ranges (remuneration net of tax) are determined by a grade assigned to each job. Assignment to a given grade is based on the level of functions of the job, as well as the relevant experience, qualification and skills.

Career progression at CERN within a job is based on perfor­mance and expertise. Changes of grades are based on the level of functions and responsibilities.

Grade Basic minimum entry level-salary
(CHF per month)
1 3964
2 4717
3 5613
4 6649
5 7948
6 8743
7 10404

(Salary grid effective 1 January 2021)

Fellows

Position Stipend (CHF per month)
1 4585
2 5305
3 6586
4 7201
5 7592
6 7926
7 8178

Students

Programme Subsistence allowance
(CHF per month)
Doctoral 3719
Technical 3319
Administrative 3319
Summer 90 CHF/day