Average monthly personnel costs at CERN

Average monthly personnel costs (EUR)

Currency: EUR

Staff (per Career Path)

Average costs in EUR

2 8'700
3 10'400
4 12'300
5 14'700
6 16'100
7 19'200
8 22'800
9 27'200
10 32'400

Other status

Early Career Graduate 6,700
Experienced Project Graduate 8,500
Postdoc Research Fellow 9,100
Guest Professor (invited in the frame of External Grants) 4,700
Scientific Associate


Technical Student 3,600
Admin Student 3,600
Doctoral Student 4,000

This table is to be used only when the members of personnel working on the project are not identified

These values should be used for budget estimates. They include pension, health insurance, etc.

They are average of CERN's personnel costs at an estimated CHF/EUR exchange rate.

The costs are given in EUR. They are deemed to be used at the first steps of an EU Project proposal writing only. For more information or more  precise figures please contact our section (FAP-RPC-EG) via email: external.grants@cern.ch

Updated on: 18/07/2022