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Average Salary in Germany 2018

How much money does a person working in Germany make?

4,098 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Germany typically earns around 4,098 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

25% of people earn
2,500 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
3,586 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
5,000 EUR
or less
Minimum
600 EUR
Median
3,586 EUR
Maximum
17,500 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Germany range between 600 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 17,500 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,586 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,586 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,586 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 2,500 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,500 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 5,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,000 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.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
3,772 EUR
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
3,878 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,986 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,098 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Average Hourly Wage in Germany | All Jobs

21 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany | All Jobs is 21 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 21 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
Berlin3,463 EUR
Bremen4,393 EUR
Dortmund4,339 EUR
Dresden4,333 EUR
Dusseldorf4,432 EUR
Essen4,120 EUR
Frankfurt4,605 EUR
Hamburg3,938 EUR
Hannover3,960 EUR
Koln4,166 EUR
Leipzig3,577 EUR
Munchen4,330 EUR
Nurnberg4,009 EUR
Stuttgart4,081 EUR
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