Salary schemes for University Staff according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Academic university staff

According to the job group scheme for academic staff (referred to as ‘staff members in science / art’ in the Collective Bargaining Agreement), academic staff members are allocated to the job groups A1, A2, B1, B2 and C.

  • Job group A 1 – university professors appointed on the basis of an appointment procedure (section 98 and section 99 of the 2002 Universities Act)
  • Job group A 2 – academic staff with whom a qualification agreement was concluded
  • Job group B 1 – university assistants (referred to as ‘assistant professors’ in the Collective Bargaining Agreement), senior scientists, senior lecturers and project staff who have completed a master’s or diploma programme
  • Job group B 2 – lecturers
  • Job group C – student staff and project staff who have not completed a master’s or diploma programme

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Salary group A1
Salary group A2
Salary group B1
Salary group B2
Salary group C

General university staff

According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff, all staff members are allocated to job groups I to V depending on fulfilment of classification criteria. Every job group comprises two qualification levels, to which the staff members are allocated: the basic level and the regular level.

The basic level applies to

  • staff members who are employed in the relevant occupation for the first time (in particular high school or university graduates),
  • staff members with no previous job-specific experience, or
  • staff members who have been reallocated from lower job groups.


The regular level applies to staff members after three years at the basic level of the same job group.

An advancement to regular level is possible earlier than after three years

  • if proof of previous job-specific experience is provided, or
  • if the staff member has been reallocated from a lower job group and would have to be allocated to the basic level of the higher job group as laid down in article 53, para. 2 and already possesses the required knowledge and experience, or
  • if s/he has successfully completed subject-specific internal and external measures of continuing education and training to improve or expand his/her skills.

 

According to article 56, para. 1 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement of 1 January 2017, the monthly apprentice pay for apprentices as defined in the Austrian Act on Vocational Training [Berufsausbildungsgesetz/BAG] amounts to

EUR 535.90 in the 1st year,
EUR 705.70 in the 2nd year,
EUR 899.70 in the 3rd year, and
EUR 1,190.40 in the 4th year of apprenticeship.