Payment of Salary

A Payment Information Form must be filled out before the payment of the first salary. The form and the original employee's tax card must be sent to Certia, the Universities' Service Centre.

If you wish the University of Eastern Finland to deduct the trade union membership fee directly from your salary, you should also submit a letter of authority for the collection of trade union membership fee.

For employees whose contract is valid until further notice, the salary is, as a rule, paid on the 15th of each month. For employees who have a fixed-term contract, the salary is paid on the last day of the month. The salary of part-time hourly-paid teachers is paid, against invoice, on the first possible salary payment date.

For the delivery of the electronic payslip, you can choose whether you wish to have your payslip delivered electronically to your Finnish online bank (Verkkopalkka) or as a paper printout to the university. 

Further information in the UEF intranet (log in required)

Deductions from your salary

In addition to the tax, the employer is also required to withhold social security contributions from your gross salary at the time of salary payment. Social security contributions amount to approximately 7% unless you have the A1 Certificate of a posted employee.

Compulsory social security contributions payable by the employee in 2016 are as follows:

  • Employee's pension insurance contribution: 5.70% or 7.20% used for employees of age 53 or over
  • Employee's unemployment insurance contribution: 1.55%

Further information: