In France, the “social security ceiling” allows for the calculation of certain social charges, which are considered to have an upper limit (ceiling), as they are only due up to this amount as established by the government. The portion of salary above this amount is not subject to the social charges. This is the case with old-age pensions (assurance vieillesse) and supplementary retirement schemes. It also serves as a reference to calculate certain salaries for certain categories of workers. Therefore, setting this ceiling is essential for the calculation of remuneration in France. It is readjusted every year. In 2017, it will likely be set at 39.228 € per year, or 3.269 € per month. These amounts will soon be confirmed by decree.