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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

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Remuneration of engineers, managers and technicians as at 01/01/2019

 

Civil service category

Corps Grade Gross annual salary – start of career Gross maximum annual salary– end of career Allowances for responsibilities, constraints and expertise (annually)
A Research engineer (IR) Hors classe €44,499 €66,654 €7,900
A Research engineer (IR) 1st classe €39,625 €52,784 €7,200
A Research engineer (IR) 2nd classe €28,866 €45,792 €5,900
A Engineer (IE) Hors classe €35,888 €48,934 €5,200
A Engineer (IE) Standard class €25,329 €41,130 €4,450
A Assistant engineer (AI) x €23,692 €38,368 €3,500
B Research technician (TR) Exceptional class €25,065 €36,030 €3,300
B Research technician (TR) Superior class €22,941 €32,950 €3,200
B Research technician (TR) Standard class €22,010 €31,007 €3,000
C Research assistant (AT) Principal 1st class €21,864 €28,387 €2,500
C Research assistant (AT) Principal 1nd class €20,627 €25,688 €2,400

Remuneration of researchers as at 01/01/2019
 

Civil service category Corps Grade Gross annual salary – start of career Gross maximum annual salary– end of career Research prime (annually)
A Research Director (DR) Execeptional class €66,377 €75,149 €977
A Research Director (DR) 1st class €47,090 €66,377 €977
A Research Director (DR) 2ndclass €37,924 €60,360 €977
A Research scientist (CR) Hors classe €36,430 €55,268 €999
A Research scientist (CR) Standard class €26,927 €47,238 €999

These tables provide a range of remuneration, spanning an entire career for a given grade, for information purposes. The net salary can be calculated by deducting a contribution rate of 17% to 18%.

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