The Social Security ceiling is the maximum amount of remuneration or earnings to be taken into account for the calculation of certain contributions. Its amount is revalued each year. It should be set at € 3,311 per month in 2018 (€ 39,732 per year) by decree that is yet to be issued.
This ceiling is used as a basis for calculating certain benefits and for calculating entitlements (supplementary pension, employee savings, etc.). Its increase bears important consequences. In addition, new methods for determining the social security ceiling will come into effect on 1 January 2018.