Read about how you will be paid for your work, the salary increase regulations and compensation for working overtime.

Salary scale

Your salary scale arrangements are set out in the financial terms and conditions in Appendix A to the CAO NU. In addition to your salary, you are also entitled to a holiday allowance and a year-end bonus. Your holiday allowance is equal to 8% of your total salary, and your year-end bonus is 8.3% of the salary you received during the relevant calendar year. Article 3.4 of the CAO contains more information on the year-end bonus, and Article 3.11 has more about your holiday allowance.

Job classification

An overview of all the job levels can be found in the job level matrix. If you wish to object to your job classification, there are two aspects that can qualify. If you believe that your duties should be part of another job profile, or your position has not been allocated the right job level, you may submit an objection according to the Objections Regulations of the University Job Classification System (UFO).

Salary increase

Your salary may be increased until you reach the maximum salary for your salary scale. It is possible to receive an annual salary increase in addition to the increase provided for in the CAO. If the university believes that your job performance is satisfactory, your salary may be increased to the next grade on the salary scale. If you perform your duties very well or extremely well, your salary may be increased by a higher amount. Your individual salary increase conditions can be found in Article 3.3 of the CAO.


You are entitled to compensation for overtime if you are a member of support staff or management staff at a salary scale below 11. You will only be compensated for overtime that has been explicitly asked of you by your employer. Overtime is defined as work performed outside your normal working hours that also exceeds your working hours factor (WHF). Overtime that is a continuation of your normal working hours is only compensated if it is more than half an hour. Article 3.27 of the CAO describes the remaining conditions applicable to overtime. Compensation for overtime consists of compensation hours equal to the duration of the overtime, plus additional leave.

Additional leave

The university will allocate additional compensation hours or a monetary for overtime according to the following rules:

  • 25% for overtime worked between 7:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday;
  • 50% for overtime worked before 7:00 or after 18:00 from Monday to Friday, and for overtime worked between 00:00 and 16:00 on Saturdays;
  • 100% for overtime worked after 16:00 on Saturdays, and for overtime worked on Sundays and public holidays.
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