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            The United Nations offers you an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. The level of pay for staff in the Professional and higher categories that are recruited internationally is set by reference to the highest paying national civil service. Staff members in categories that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally.

• Professional and higher categories
• General services and related categories
• National professional officers
• Field service

In the Professional and higher categories you are normally recruited internationally. You will receive a salary which is paid on the basis of a worldwide scale and benefits which take account of your dependants and the cost of living at your duty station.

Tax exemption
Salaries, grants and allowances paid by the United Nations are normally exempt from income tax.


Salary

Professional Level Annual Base Salary (a) Post Adjustment (b) Total Annual Salary (c)
Max ($US) Min ($US) NEW YORK Max ($US) Min ($US)
Entry Level (P:2 - P:3) $80,521 $46,730 65.5% $133,262 $77,338
Mid-Level (P:4 - P:5) $106,510 $67,483 65.5% $176,274 $111,684
Senior Level (D:1 - D:2) $123,033 $95,394 65.5% $203,620 $157,877

Other Benefits
As a United Nations staff member you may also be entitled to other allowances and benefits including :

  • Rental subsidy if newly arrived at the duty station your rent represents too high proportion of the total remuneration.
  • Dependency allowances if you have an eligible dependent spouse and/or child(ren).
  • Under certain conditions an education grant if you have eligible children in school.
  • Travel and shipping expenses when you are moving from one duty station to another.
  • Assignment grant to assist you in meeting initial extraordinary costs when arriving at or relocating to a new duty station.
  • At some duty stations, a hardship allowance linked to living and working conditions is paid and where there are restrictions on bringing family members, a non-family hardship allowance is also paid.
  • Hazard pay and rest and recuperation break when you serve in locations where the conditions are particularly hazardous, stressful and difficult.

Holidays and leave.  Depending on your type of contract, you will be entitled to 18 days to 30 days of vacation per year. In addition, the United Nations also observes 10 paid holidays per year; these differ from duty station to duty station.
You might also be eligible for home leave travel to renew your social, cultural and family ties in your home country; frequency depends on the duty station you are assigned to.

Health Insurance
You will be eligible to participate in one of the United Nations-sponsored medical insurance plans. The monthly premiums are co-shared by yourself and the Organization.


Retirement Pension
If you have an appointment of six months or more or complete six months of service without an interruption you become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. A compulsory contribution will be deducted from your monthly salary.
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