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Remuneration of tenured staff

If you join the INRAE after passing a competitive exam, your remuneration is determined based on the regulatory framework for tenured staff. It includes index-linked base pay, determined according to your corps, grade and echelon. Added to that is a research bonus or allowances comprising a base amount that may be adjusted for performing certain duties related to expertise or management.

Updated on 02 January 2020 (Last update 17 May 2022)

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Remuneration of engineers, managers and technicians as at 01/01/2022

 

Civil service category

Corps Grade Gross annual salary – start of career Gross maximum annual salary– end of career

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Allowances for responsibilities, constraints and expertise (annually)

A Research engineer (IR) Hors classe €47,038 €68,800 €8,800
A Research engineer (IR) 1st classe €41,989 €54,473 €7,800
A Research engineer (IR) 2nd classe €30,742 €47,781 €6,450
A Engineer (IE) Hors classe €38,184 €52,017 €5,850
A Engineer (IE) Standard class €26,831 €42,744 €4,900
A Assistant engineer (AI) x €24,773 €39,338 €4,080
B Research technician (TR) Exceptional class €26,018 €36,983 €3,975
B Research technician (TR) Superior class €23,974 €33,983 €3,955
B Research technician (TR) Standard class €23,213 €32,210 €3,925
C Research assistant (AT) Principal 1st class €23,597 €30,233 €3,635
C Research assistant (AT) Principal 1nd class €22,743 €27,073 €3,455

Remuneration of researchers as at 01/01/2022
 

Civil service category Corps Grade Gross annual salary – start of career Gross maximum annual salary– end of career wich
Research prime (annually)
A Research Director (DR) Execeptional class €68,760 €77,533 €2,800
A Research Director (DR) 1st class €49,473 €68,760 €2,800
A Research Director (DR) 2nd class €40,307 €62,800 €2,800
A Research scientist (CR) Hors classe €38,957 €57,458 €2,800
A Research scientist (CR) Standard class €29,454 €49,473 €2,800

These tables provide a range of remuneration, spanning an entire career for a given grade, for information purposes. The remuneration includes: the gross annual salary + the research prime or the allowance for responsibilities, constraints and expertise. The net salary can be calculated by deducting a contribution rate of 17% to 18%.

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