The starting salary for a tenure-eligible lecturer in 2017 is 32,273.42 euros a year, before taxes; the starting salary for an associate professor in 2017 is 35,612.36 euros a year, before taxes; the starting salary for a full professor in 2017 is 43,402.30 euros a year, before taxes. At the end of one's academic career, an associate professor or full professor can have doubled their starting salary if they receive positive assessments in all the five-year teaching period and six-year research period merit evaluations. Furthermore, a lecturer can receive additional income from technology-transfer contracts or for specific commissions (Article 83 of the Law on Universities (LOU)).
The base salary is divided into 12 monthly payments, with two extraordinary payments, one in June and the other in December. Different salary supplements may also be received: for the functions of certain academic posts or management responsibilities while they are exercised; for seniority; for teaching or research merits (both requiring prior assessment). In the future, Serra Húnter lecturers may receive financial incentives, but this is pending development by the Government of Catalonia.
Lecturers will be provided with Social Security coverage and will be contributing for their retirement pension and unemployment pension. They will have 31 calendar days’ holiday on non-teaching days, preferably in August, and paid leave on non-teaching days during the Christmas and Easter periods. Paid leave of varying lengths will also be given for marriage; birth of, adoption or fostering a child; for breastfeeding; for deaths in the family; for moving home; for sitting final exams in official centres; and others. Unpaid leave with the position guaranteed and time off with or without the position guaranteed can be requested for the reasons and under the conditions established by legislation and the collective bargaining agreement.