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Information Technology Average Salaries in Germany 2023

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
3,830 EUR
( 45,900 EUR yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Germany typically earns around 3,830 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,980 EUR (lowest average) to 6,240 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer3,400 EUR
ABAP Developer3,250 EUR
Advertising Account Planner3,250 EUR
Android Developer3,650 EUR
Angular Developer3,270 EUR
Application Consultant4,320 EUR
Applications System Specialist3,040 EUR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist4,320 EUR
Artificial Intelligence Developer4,240 EUR
AS400 Programmer3,700 EUR
Assistant Information Technology Manager4,120 EUR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager4,200 EUR
Avaloq Developer3,470 EUR
BizTalk Developer 3,640 EUR
Blockchain Associate3,530 EUR
Blockchain Developer3,240 EUR
Build and Release Engineer3,320 EUR
Business Intelligence Analyst3,780 EUR
Business Intelligence Developer3,590 EUR
Business Objects Developer3,200 EUR
Business Process Consultant3,860 EUR
Business Systems Analyst3,130 EUR
C# Developer3,860 EUR
C++ Developer3,820 EUR
Capacity Planning Manager4,850 EUR
Change Administrator3,130 EUR
Chief Information Security Officer5,290 EUR
Client Delivery Manager4,780 EUR
CMS Developer3,120 EUR
Computer Animator2,980 EUR
Computer Hardware Engineer3,120 EUR
Computer Networks Architect3,660 EUR
Computer Operator2,520 EUR
Computer Technician2,850 EUR
Copy Editor2,980 EUR
CRM Application Administrator3,280 EUR
Cross Platform Security Manager4,810 EUR
Curam Developer3,040 EUR
Data Analyst3,200 EUR
Data Architect3,700 EUR
Data Center Technician3,100 EUR
Data Entry Supervisor2,350 EUR
Data Manager4,670 EUR
Data Modeling Analyst3,570 EUR
Data Quality Analyst3,440 EUR
Data Security Analyst3,460 EUR
Data Security Manager4,830 EUR
Data Warehousing Manager4,870 EUR
Data Warehousing Specialist3,260 EUR
Database Administration Manager4,500 EUR
Database Administrator3,630 EUR
Database Analyst3,700 EUR
Database Developer3,540 EUR
Database Report Writer3,550 EUR
Delivery Manager3,530 EUR
Developer / Programmer3,480 EUR
Development Manager4,860 EUR
Director of Application Development5,320 EUR
Director of Technology6,060 EUR
Disaster Recovery Analyst3,530 EUR
Documentation Specialist3,060 EUR
E-Commerce Manager4,370 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst4,110 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager4,390 EUR
E-Commerce Sales Manager4,480 EUR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager5,140 EUR
Enterprise Architecture Manager4,320 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect4,700 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager5,740 EUR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant3,670 EUR
ERP Analyst3,820 EUR
ERP Project Manager4,930 EUR
Ethical Hacker3,190 EUR
Financial Systems Manager5,250 EUR
Flash Developer2,930 EUR
Front End Developer3,150 EUR
Full Stack Developer3,560 EUR
Functional Analyst3,670 EUR
Game Developer3,150 EUR
GIS Analyst3,160 EUR
GIS Developer3,470 EUR
Global BI Analyst3,980 EUR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer3,230 EUR
Graphics Programmer3,020 EUR
Graphics Web Designer2,870 EUR
Hardware Design Engineer3,430 EUR
Hardware Engineering Manager5,110 EUR
Hardware Technician2,690 EUR
Head of Development4,860 EUR
Help Desk Analyst3,360 EUR
Help Desk Manager3,920 EUR
Help Desk Support2,600 EUR
Helpdesk Manager3,910 EUR
Imaging Programmer3,170 EUR
Informatics Optimization Specialist3,450 EUR
Information Assurance Analyst3,720 EUR
Information Program Director4,950 EUR
Information Security Administrator3,840 EUR
Information Security Analyst4,290 EUR
Information Security Engineer3,510 EUR
Information Security Manager5,420 EUR
Information Security Specialist4,370 EUR
Information Services Consultant4,130 EUR
Information Technology Administrator2,770 EUR
Information Technology Asset Manager4,500 EUR
Information Technology Consultant4,300 EUR
Information Technology Coordinator2,750 EUR
Information Technology Director6,010 EUR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer3,090 EUR
Information Technology Manager6,340 EUR
Information Technology Operations Manager5,680 EUR
Information Technology Product Manager5,200 EUR
Information Technology Project Administrator3,070 EUR
Information Technology Project Coordinator3,750 EUR
Information Technology Project Leader4,250 EUR
Information Technology Project Manager5,350 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager4,020 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)4,010 EUR
Information Technology Quality Specialist3,730 EUR
Information Technology Support2,370 EUR
Information Technology Team Leader4,130 EUR
Information Technology Trainer3,770 EUR
Information Technology Training Analyst3,650 EUR
Interface Design Manager4,300 EUR
Interface Designer2,780 EUR
IOS Developer4,020 EUR
Java Developer3,840 EUR
Javascript Developer3,660 EUR
Lead Developer3,960 EUR
Linux Administrator3,540 EUR
Lotus Domino Administrator3,590 EUR
Lotus Notes Developer3,620 EUR
Mail Server Administrator3,160 EUR
Major Incident Manager3,950 EUR
Managed Service Specialist3,600 EUR
Microsystems Engineer3,580 EUR
Mobile Developer3,690 EUR
Multimedia Developer3,050 EUR
Multimedia Services Manager4,150 EUR
Network Administration Team Lead4,270 EUR
Network Administrator3,060 EUR
Network Analyst3,180 EUR
Network and Infrastructure Manager5,520 EUR
Network Engineer3,300 EUR
Network Engineering Manager4,230 EUR
Network Security Systems Manager4,430 EUR
Network Specialist3,440 EUR
Network Technician2,660 EUR
Nodejs Developer3,770 EUR
NT Systems Administrator3,050 EUR
Numerical Control Programmer2,810 EUR
Online Banking Manager5,890 EUR
Online Banking Specialist4,310 EUR
OPS Manager5,090 EUR
Oracle Database Administrator3,350 EUR
Oracle Developer3,740 EUR
Perl Developer2,900 EUR
PHP Developer3,290 EUR
Python Developer3,600 EUR
Records Manager3,100 EUR
Remedy Developer2,800 EUR
Reporting Analyst3,310 EUR
Ruby Developer3,170 EUR
Salesforce Administrator3,250 EUR
Salesforce Developer2,910 EUR
SAP Consultant3,840 EUR
SAS Programmer3,150 EUR
Scrum Master2,870 EUR
SEO Associate2,980 EUR
SEO Manager4,350 EUR
Service Delivery Manager4,810 EUR
Service Level Manager4,360 EUR
Service Support Lead3,690 EUR
SharePoint Administrator3,330 EUR
Sharepoint Consultant3,710 EUR
Sharepoint Developer3,770 EUR
Shift Leader3,590 EUR
SOA Analyst3,340 EUR
SOC Engineer3,290 EUR
Software Analyst3,330 EUR
Software Architect3,430 EUR
Software Development Manager4,640 EUR
Software Engineer3,410 EUR
Software QA Engineer3,170 EUR
Software Sales3,290 EUR
Software Specialist3,050 EUR
Software Support Engineer2,810 EUR
Software Test Engineer2,930 EUR
Solutions Architect4,930 EUR
Storage Engineer2,880 EUR
Supervisor2,580 EUR
Support Analyst3,230 EUR
Support Specialist3,700 EUR
System Administrator3,310 EUR
Systems Analyst3,600 EUR
Systems Architect3,630 EUR
Systems Consultant4,050 EUR
Systems Engineer2,910 EUR
Systems Integrator3,440 EUR
Technical Analyst2,970 EUR
Technical Consultant4,140 EUR
Technical Manager3,930 EUR
Technical Project Manager4,660 EUR
Technical Sales3,450 EUR
Technical Trainer3,570 EUR
Technical Writer3,060 EUR
Technology Business Analyst3,550 EUR
Technology Director6,200 EUR
Technology Specialist4,450 EUR
Teradata Developer2,960 EUR
Test Analyst3,510 EUR
Tester3,120 EUR
Testing Manager4,500 EUR
TIBCO Developer3,040 EUR
UNIX Administrator3,630 EUR
Usability Engineer3,320 EUR
User Experience Consultant3,640 EUR
User Experience Design Expert3,560 EUR
User Experience Designer3,190 EUR
User Experience Researcher3,890 EUR
User Interface Designer3,470 EUR
VB Developer2,810 EUR
VB.NET Developer3,640 EUR
Video Game Designer3,210 EUR
Visual Information Specialist3,220 EUR
Web Applications Manager4,100 EUR
Web Content Specialist3,640 EUR
Web Designer3,000 EUR
Web Developer3,300 EUR
Web Editor3,010 EUR
Web Project Manager4,140 EUR
Web Promotions Specialist3,500 EUR
Web Security Administrator3,570 EUR
Web Security Manager5,060 EUR
Web Support Analyst2,620 EUR
Web Writer2,980 EUR
Webmaster3,070 EUR
Windows System Administrator3,190 EUR
Wireless Consultant4,220 EUR
Writer and Documentor3,150 EUR

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Germany

Median and salary distribution Germany Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
3,830 EUR or more
10% of people earn
3,390 to 3,830 EUR
20% of people earn
2,420 EUR or less
65% of people earn
2,420 to 3,390 EUR
Minimum Salary
1,980 EUR
3,690 EUR
6,240 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Information Technology salaries in Germany range from 1,980 EUR per month (starting average salary) to 6,240 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,690 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 3,690 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,690 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.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 3,060 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,060 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,230 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,230 EUR.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 2,420 EUR to 3,390 EUR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 2,420 EUR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 3,390 EUR to 3,830 EUR. Only 5% of people grossed 3,830 EUR or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,200 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Information Technology

Salary comparison by gender Germany Information Technology monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Germany who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,940 EUR
3,720 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Germany / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Germany is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

41% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
3,310 EUR
Average Salary 2020+4%
3,430 EUR
Average Salary 2021+4%
3,560 EUR
Average Salary 2022+4%
3,690 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Information Technology
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Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Germany

22 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 22 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 22 EUR for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Germany is 11 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

3,830 EUR
3,810 EUR
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Germany
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,360 EUR
Bremen3,780 EUR
Dortmund3,690 EUR
Dresden3,560 EUR
Dusseldorf4,010 EUR
Essen3,850 EUR
Frankfurt4,070 EUR
Hamburg4,290 EUR
Hannover3,470 EUR
Koln4,140 EUR
Leipzig3,630 EUR
Munchen4,210 EUR
Nurnberg3,410 EUR
Stuttgart3,920 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,720 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Information Technology in Germany?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 3,690 EUR and 4,230 EUR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Information Technology in Germany is ranges from 3,060 EUR to 4,230 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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