As an employed member of the CERN personnel (fellow or staff) or ESO personnel (fellow or staff, subject to the conditions specified in the CERN/ESO Agreement), you will automatically join the Fund, as membership is compulsory. Your contribution is automatically deducted from your monthly salary.
As a CERN/ESO staff member or ESO fellow, contributions are based on your monthly CHF reference salary and calculated using the following rates:
a) If you joined the Fund on or before 31 December 2011:
- Member: 11.33%
- Organisation: 22.67%
b) If you joined the Fund on or after 1 January 2012:
- Member: 12.64%
- Organisation: 18.96%
As a CERN fellow, your contributions are based on a fixed reference salary of 6 273 CHF and calculated using the rates above.
As a CERN graduate, your contributions are based on a fixed reference salary of 5 663 CHF and calculated using the rates above