A person working in Information Technology in Germany typically earns around 11,500 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,680 EUR (lowest average) to 18,300 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||10,500 EUR|
|ABAP Developer||10,000 EUR|
|Advertising Account Planner||10,100 EUR|
|Android Developer||10,100 EUR|
|Angular Developer||9,740 EUR|
|Application Consultant||12,300 EUR|
|Applications System Specialist||9,400 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||12,300 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||11,100 EUR|
|AS400 Programmer||10,700 EUR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||12,700 EUR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||13,000 EUR|
|Avaloq Developer||10,100 EUR|
|BizTalk Developer||10,300 EUR|
|Blockchain Associate||10,900 EUR|
|Blockchain Developer||10,000 EUR|
|Build and Release Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||11,800 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||11,100 EUR|
|Business Objects Developer||9,880 EUR|
|Business Process Consultant||11,900 EUR|
|Business Systems Analyst||9,670 EUR|
|C# Developer||10,300 EUR|
|C++ Developer||11,000 EUR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||15,200 EUR|
|Change Administrator||9,680 EUR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||15,600 EUR|
|Client Delivery Manager||14,800 EUR|
|CMS Developer||9,630 EUR|
|Computer Animator||9,220 EUR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||9,630 EUR|
|Computer Networks Architect||11,300 EUR|
|Computer Operator||7,790 EUR|
|Computer Technician||8,810 EUR|
|Copy Editor||9,210 EUR|
|CRM Application Administrator||10,100 EUR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||12,700 EUR|
|Curam Developer||9,390 EUR|
|Data Analyst||9,880 EUR|
|Data Architect||11,400 EUR|
|Data Center Technician||9,590 EUR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||8,500 EUR|
|Data Manager||12,200 EUR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||11,000 EUR|
|Data Quality Analyst||10,600 EUR|
|Data Security Analyst||10,700 EUR|
|Data Security Manager||13,100 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||12,700 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||10,100 EUR|
|Database Administration Manager||12,300 EUR|
|Database Administrator||11,200 EUR|
|Database Analyst||11,400 EUR|
|Database Developer||10,900 EUR|
|Database Report Writer||11,000 EUR|
|Delivery Manager||10,900 EUR|
|Developer / Programmer||9,650 EUR|
|Development Manager||12,500 EUR|
|Director of Application Development||14,300 EUR|
|Director of Technology||16,300 EUR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||10,900 EUR|
|Documentation Specialist||9,450 EUR|
|E-Commerce Manager||13,500 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||12,700 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||13,600 EUR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||13,800 EUR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||15,900 EUR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||13,400 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||12,500 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||16,500 EUR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||11,300 EUR|
|ERP Analyst||11,800 EUR|
|ERP Project Manager||15,200 EUR|
|Ethical Hacker||9,870 EUR|
|Financial Systems Manager||15,700 EUR|
|Flash Developer||9,050 EUR|
|Front End Developer||9,280 EUR|
|Full Stack Developer||10,600 EUR|
|Functional Analyst||11,400 EUR|
|Game Developer||9,740 EUR|
|GIS Analyst||9,760 EUR|
|GIS Developer||10,200 EUR|
|Global BI Analyst||12,300 EUR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||9,970 EUR|
|Graphics Programmer||9,340 EUR|
|Graphics Web Designer||8,880 EUR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||10,600 EUR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||15,800 EUR|
|Hardware Technician||8,320 EUR|
|Head of Development||15,000 EUR|
|Help Desk Analyst||10,400 EUR|
|Help Desk Manager||10,600 EUR|
|Help Desk Support||8,030 EUR|
|Helpdesk Manager||12,100 EUR|
|Imaging Programmer||9,790 EUR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||10,700 EUR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||11,500 EUR|
|Information Program Director||13,800 EUR|
|Information Security Administrator||10,300 EUR|
|Information Security Analyst||11,500 EUR|
|Information Security Engineer||10,000 EUR|
|Information Security Manager||14,400 EUR|
|Information Security Specialist||11,700 EUR|
|Information Services Consultant||11,700 EUR|
|Information Technology Administrator||8,580 EUR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||12,800 EUR|
|Information Technology Consultant||11,400 EUR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||8,490 EUR|
|Information Technology Director||17,600 EUR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||9,550 EUR|
|Information Technology Manager||17,100 EUR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||16,300 EUR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||14,800 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||9,490 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||11,600 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||12,800 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||13,100 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||12,400 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||12,400 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||11,500 EUR|
|Information Technology Support||7,310 EUR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||12,800 EUR|
|Information Technology Trainer||11,700 EUR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||11,300 EUR|
|Interface Design Manager||13,300 EUR|
|Interface Designer||8,590 EUR|
|IOS Developer||10,800 EUR|
|Java Developer||10,200 EUR|
|Lead Developer||10,900 EUR|
|Linux Administrator||10,900 EUR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||11,100 EUR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||11,200 EUR|
|Mail Server Administrator||9,770 EUR|
|Major Incident Manager||12,200 EUR|
|Managed Service Specialist||11,100 EUR|
|Microsystems Engineer||11,100 EUR|
|Mobile Developer||10,700 EUR|
|Multimedia Developer||9,420 EUR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||12,800 EUR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||13,200 EUR|
|Network Administrator||9,470 EUR|
|Network Analyst||9,830 EUR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||15,800 EUR|
|Network Engineer||10,200 EUR|
|Network Engineering Manager||12,100 EUR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||12,700 EUR|
|Network Specialist||10,600 EUR|
|Network Technician||8,240 EUR|
|Nodejs Developer||11,300 EUR|
|NT Systems Administrator||9,440 EUR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||8,680 EUR|
|Online Banking Manager||17,100 EUR|
|Online Banking Specialist||13,300 EUR|
|OPS Manager||13,100 EUR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||10,400 EUR|
|Oracle Developer||11,700 EUR|
|Perl Developer||8,970 EUR|
|PHP Developer||10,000 EUR|
|Python Developer||10,500 EUR|
|Records Manager||9,580 EUR|
|Remedy Developer||8,660 EUR|
|Reporting Analyst||10,200 EUR|
|Ruby Developer||9,400 EUR|
|Salesforce Administrator||10,100 EUR|
|Salesforce Developer||8,990 EUR|
|SAP Consultant||11,900 EUR|
|SAS Programmer||9,750 EUR|
|Scrum Master||8,860 EUR|
|SEO Associate||9,200 EUR|
|SEO Manager||13,400 EUR|
|Service Delivery Manager||14,900 EUR|
|Service Level Manager||13,500 EUR|
|Service Support Lead||11,400 EUR|
|SharePoint Administrator||10,300 EUR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||11,500 EUR|
|Sharepoint Developer||10,300 EUR|
|Shift Leader||11,100 EUR|
|SOA Analyst||11,300 EUR|
|SOC Engineer||10,200 EUR|
|Software Analyst||10,300 EUR|
|Software Architect||10,600 EUR|
|Software Development Manager||12,100 EUR|
|Software Engineer||10,500 EUR|
|Software QA Engineer||9,800 EUR|
|Software Sales||10,200 EUR|
|Software Specialist||9,430 EUR|
|Software Support Engineer||8,690 EUR|
|Software Test Engineer||9,060 EUR|
|Solutions Architect||12,800 EUR|
|Storage Engineer||8,900 EUR|
|Support Analyst||9,990 EUR|
|Support Specialist||11,400 EUR|
|System Administrator||10,200 EUR|
|Systems Analyst||11,100 EUR|
|Systems Architect||11,200 EUR|
|Systems Consultant||11,200 EUR|
|Systems Engineer||9,000 EUR|
|Systems Integrator||10,600 EUR|
|Technical Analyst||9,180 EUR|
|Technical Consultant||12,100 EUR|
|Technical Manager||12,200 EUR|
|Technical Project Manager||14,400 EUR|
|Technical Sales||10,700 EUR|
|Technical Trainer||11,000 EUR|
|Technical Writer||9,450 EUR|
|Technology Business Analyst||11,000 EUR|
|Technology Director||14,100 EUR|
|Technology Specialist||11,900 EUR|
|Teradata Developer||9,160 EUR|
|Test Analyst||10,800 EUR|
|Testing Manager||12,400 EUR|
|TIBCO Developer||9,410 EUR|
|UNIX Administrator||11,200 EUR|
|Usability Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|User Experience Consultant||11,800 EUR|
|User Experience Design Expert||11,000 EUR|
|User Experience Designer||9,860 EUR|
|User Experience Researcher||13,000 EUR|
|User Interface Designer||10,700 EUR|
|VB Developer||8,680 EUR|
|VB.NET Developer||9,790 EUR|
|Video Game Designer||9,930 EUR|
|Visual Information Specialist||9,950 EUR|
|Web Applications Manager||12,700 EUR|
|Web Content Specialist||11,200 EUR|
|Web Designer||9,280 EUR|
|Web Developer||10,200 EUR|
|Web Editor||9,290 EUR|
|Web Project Manager||12,800 EUR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||10,800 EUR|
|Web Security Administrator||11,000 EUR|
|Web Security Manager||13,300 EUR|
|Web Support Analyst||8,080 EUR|
|Web Writer||9,210 EUR|
|Windows System Administrator||9,870 EUR|
|Wireless Consultant||11,900 EUR|
|Writer and Documentor||9,730 EUR|
Information Technology salaries in Germany range from 1,680 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 18,300 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 12,400 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 12,400 EUR while the other half are earning more than 12,400 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 people working in Information Technology are earning less than 6,340 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,340 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 16,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 16,600 EUR.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 59,400 Euro(s) to 178,000 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2019. 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.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Information Technology salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.