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Average Salary in Germany 2019

How much money does a person working in Germany make?

4,651 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Germany typically earns around 4,651 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Germany | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Germany range between 630 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 20,597 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,837 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,837 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,837 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 2,460 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,460 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 13,734 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,734 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

How are Germany salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,171 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,325 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
4,485 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
4,651 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary

Average Hourly Wage in Germany | All Jobs

27 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany | All Jobs is 27 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 27 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin5,297 EUR
Bremen4,594 EUR
Dortmund4,487 EUR
Dresden4,325 EUR
Dusseldorf4,870 EUR
Essen4,678 EUR
Frankfurt4,945 EUR
Hamburg5,209 EUR
Hannover4,223 EUR
Koln5,033 EUR
Leipzig4,415 EUR
Munchen5,121 EUR
Nurnberg4,141 EUR
Stuttgart4,763 EUR
4087 - 2191
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