In Mondragon University, given its cooperative nature, the economic remuneration of its members is done by monthly part payments in anticipation of the final results of the economic activity of the cooperative for each financial year. The levels corresponding to said part payments are based on what is established in the remuneration system, which outlines the framework criteria and basic premises of action on remuneration matters. All the people in the university are assigned to a professional scale and are classified within the same, by designating a Professional Rate depending on the responsibilities assumed and on their response to certain professional factors and parameters.

The Professional Rates are situated at a level between 1.4 and 4.5. However, some unipersonal positions at Rectorate level may exceed said margins.

By way of reference, the rate 1.4 is approximately equal to a gross annual salary of 22,446 euros, while the 4.5 rate corresponds approximately to 73,745 euros gross annual salary. Situated at these levels are the PDI (initials in Spanish for Research Professor Staff) and PAS (initials in Spanish for Administration and Services Staff), whose professional assessment depends on the work undertaken and their work post.

The professional rates for each of the groups include:

  • PAS (Administration and Services Staff): from 1,4 to 2,6
  • PDI (Research Professor Staff): from 2,0 to 3,5
  • Management teams: 3,3 to 4,5

Staff costs account for 51.2% of the University's total overheads.



Personnel 2018-2019

  TOTAL PDI Total PAS Total PEI Total PTA Total
TOTAL 707 507 141 45 14
Men 384 308 35 29 12
Women 323 199 106 16 2


Personnel by cathegory 2018-2019

  TOTAL Men Women
TOTAL 707 384 323
PDI 507 308 199

Associate Professorship

328 187 141

Associate Professor, Contract Doctor and Assistant Doctor

50 34 16
Associate Professor 8 6 2
Teaching assistant, assistant or collaborator 121 81 40
PAS 141 35 106

Qualified staff

11 4 7

Assistance or administrative staff

85 11 74
Administrative research staff 8 7 1
Services and tradess staff 37 13 24



Evolution PDI and PAS

PDI (Research Professor Staff) evolution by gender in %

PAS evolution by gender in %

Evolution of full-time equivalent PDI (ETC)

PAS (Administration and Services Staff) Evaluation equivalent to full time over the total

Evolución profesorado extranjero