What are the average salaries for the steps of an academic career in Italy (RTDa, RTDb, Associate Professor, Full Professor)? In the vacancy announcements that I've seen, this information was not included. Are there any tables containing this information? Are the salaries or bonuses individually negotiated or fixed nation-wide?


They are essentially fixed nation-wide, apart from a minor portion of local taxes.

Here are the tables for my university. Labels are in Italian, but "Costo a.l. Amm." means "gross yearly salary", and "tempo pieno" means "full-time". You get a raise every three years.

  • Thank you! Roughly speaking, what is the tax percentage to be applied on the gross salary?
    – Kei
    Dec 25 '20 at 20:39
  • I think it's going to be around 50% on that number when you factor in everything. For a more accurate estimate, sum up the "stip. a.l.", "I. I. S. a.l." and "A. A. a.l." columns, subtract income tax which has several brackets, and toss in about 100E/month of additional local taxes. Dec 25 '20 at 21:04
  • Also, there are some child benefits, but I am not familiar with them, having no children myself. Dec 25 '20 at 21:08
  • At the end of the day, my net salary is more or less what is in the first column of that table. This might be an accurate rule-of-thumb, apart from the RTD-B table which seems to be built differently. Dec 25 '20 at 21:11
  • Another thing that is probably not clear at a first read is that the various rows for professor positions essentially represent career years. In your first year you'll get what the first line says, then the second line, and so on. So raises are every three years, essentially. Dec 25 '20 at 21:12

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