Three reasons to work with us

Help shape a meaningful future for the EU and beyond

We are the bank of the European Union. We finance sustainable projects that have a positive impact on the lives of EU citizens and communities around the world.

We back a broad variety of projects, from large infrastructure (like the Øresund bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden), to scientific research (like the development of new treatments to find a cure for cancer).

Work in a diverse and rewarding environment

We interact with people from across Europe and the world. We offer a diverse environment where everyone can thrive and bring their own uniqueness to the table.

We believe in allowing you to cultivate your personal life and enjoy a work-life balance by offering flexible working arrangements (e.g. part-time, teleworking).

Broaden your professional horizons

To fulfil our mission it is important for you to be able to work at the maximum of your capabilities and strive to develop your skills and competencies.

We provide a wide range of learning opportunities, as well as internal mobility and transversal projects.

Base salary

Our annual base salaries are determined according to the level of responsibility of the job. We conduct regular remuneration surveys to monitor the external competitiveness of our pay conditions.

The corresponding salary bands for 2020 are available below in gross terms (minimum and maximum for each band).

Grade level

  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Minimum (EUR)

  • 231 026.64
  • 202 959.76
  • 122 855.64
  • 93 619.88
  • 70 679.01
  • 56 155.26
  • 50 407.73
  • 42 752.60
  • 33 760.39

Maximum (EUR)

  • 258 151.32
  • 240 878.41
  • 196 569.02
  • 149 791.81
  • 113 086.42
  • 89 848.41
  • 80 652.36
  • 68 404.16
  • 54 016.62

Upon your arrival

  • Housing search
  • Removal and travel expenses
  • Installation allowance
  • VAT exemption
  • Expatriation allowance

Your compensation

  • Base salary
  • Paid overtime (only for grades 1 to 3)
  • Performance awards

Your health and other insurance

  • Health insurance
  • Preventive medicine
  • Accident insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • International emergency assistance

For your family

  • Family allowance
  • Dependent child allowance
  • Education allowance
  • Free European school
  • Subsidised preschool
  • Day-care/garderie and study centre (CPE)

Your pension

  • Pension scheme
  • Optional supplementary pension scheme

Your career development

  • Internal mobility
  • Training programmes
  • Career development opportunities

Your work/life balance

  • Annual leave
  • Telework
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Part-time arrangements
  • Maternity/parental/adoption leave
  • Special leave (paternity, bereavement, etc.)
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Family leave

For your mobility and your social life

  • Travel to centre of interest
  • Housing loan subsidy
  • Psychological counselling and advice
  • Legal consultations
  • Subsidised sports and leisure activities
  • Subsidised restaurant and cafeteria
  • Library and information resources
  • Conciergerie
  • Free parking

Upon your departure/pension

  • Termination allowance
  • Resettlement allowance
  • Removal and travel expenses
  • Pension payment
  • Dependent family allowance
  • Dependent child allowance
  • Dependent education allowance

Income tax

The Protocol of Privileges and Immunities of the European Union applies to our staff.

You are liable to pay income tax to the European Union on your EIB salary and pensions. We withhold this tax at source. You are exempt from paying national taxes on your EIB income.

Tax scale

The tax scale is progressive: the greater the taxable income, the higher the rate of tax. The scale is divided into income brackets with increasing percentages of taxation, from 0% to 45%. The original tax scale was laid down in 1968 by EC Regulation No 260/68 on tax, with a coefficient of 100%. This coefficient is readjusted on a regular basis by the Council of Ministers of the European Union and published in the Official Journal.

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