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Information Technology Average Salaries in Germany 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
11,500 EUR
( 138,000 EUR yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer10,500 EUR
ABAP Developer10,000 EUR
Advertising Account Planner10,100 EUR
Android Developer10,100 EUR
Angular Developer9,740 EUR
Application Consultant12,300 EUR
Applications System Specialist9,400 EUR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist12,300 EUR
Artificial Intelligence Developer11,100 EUR
AS400 Programmer10,700 EUR
Assistant Information Technology Manager12,700 EUR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager13,000 EUR
Avaloq Developer10,100 EUR
BizTalk Developer 10,300 EUR
Blockchain Associate10,900 EUR
Blockchain Developer10,000 EUR
Build and Release Engineer10,300 EUR
Business Intelligence Analyst11,800 EUR
Business Intelligence Developer11,100 EUR
Business Objects Developer9,880 EUR
Business Process Consultant11,900 EUR
Business Systems Analyst9,670 EUR
C# Developer10,300 EUR
C++ Developer11,000 EUR
Capacity Planning Manager15,200 EUR
Change Administrator9,680 EUR
Chief Information Security Officer15,600 EUR
Client Delivery Manager14,800 EUR
CMS Developer9,630 EUR
Computer Animator9,220 EUR
Computer Hardware Engineer9,630 EUR
Computer Networks Architect11,300 EUR
Computer Operator7,790 EUR
Computer Technician8,810 EUR
Copy Editor9,210 EUR
CRM Application Administrator10,100 EUR
Cross Platform Security Manager12,700 EUR
Curam Developer9,390 EUR
Data Analyst9,880 EUR
Data Architect11,400 EUR
Data Center Technician9,590 EUR
Data Entry Supervisor8,500 EUR
Data Manager12,200 EUR
Data Modeling Analyst11,000 EUR
Data Quality Analyst10,600 EUR
Data Security Analyst10,700 EUR
Data Security Manager13,100 EUR
Data Warehousing Manager12,700 EUR
Data Warehousing Specialist10,100 EUR
Database Administration Manager12,300 EUR
Database Administrator11,200 EUR
Database Analyst11,400 EUR
Database Developer10,900 EUR
Database Report Writer11,000 EUR
Delivery Manager10,900 EUR
Developer / Programmer9,650 EUR
Development Manager12,500 EUR
Director of Application Development14,300 EUR
Director of Technology16,300 EUR
Disaster Recovery Analyst10,900 EUR
Documentation Specialist9,450 EUR
E-Commerce Manager13,500 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst12,700 EUR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager13,600 EUR
E-Commerce Sales Manager13,800 EUR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager15,900 EUR
Enterprise Architecture Manager13,400 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect12,500 EUR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager16,500 EUR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant11,300 EUR
ERP Analyst11,800 EUR
ERP Project Manager15,200 EUR
Ethical Hacker9,870 EUR
Financial Systems Manager15,700 EUR
Flash Developer9,050 EUR
Front End Developer9,280 EUR
Full Stack Developer10,600 EUR
Functional Analyst11,400 EUR
Game Developer9,740 EUR
GIS Analyst9,760 EUR
GIS Developer10,200 EUR
Global BI Analyst12,300 EUR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer9,970 EUR
Graphics Programmer9,340 EUR
Graphics Web Designer8,880 EUR
Hardware Design Engineer10,600 EUR
Hardware Engineering Manager15,800 EUR
Hardware Technician8,320 EUR
Head of Development15,000 EUR
Help Desk Analyst10,400 EUR
Help Desk Manager10,600 EUR
Help Desk Support8,030 EUR
Helpdesk Manager12,100 EUR
Imaging Programmer9,790 EUR
Informatics Optimization Specialist10,700 EUR
Information Assurance Analyst11,500 EUR
Information Program Director13,800 EUR
Information Security Administrator10,300 EUR
Information Security Analyst11,500 EUR
Information Security Engineer10,000 EUR
Information Security Manager14,400 EUR
Information Security Specialist11,700 EUR
Information Services Consultant11,700 EUR
Information Technology Administrator8,580 EUR
Information Technology Asset Manager12,800 EUR
Information Technology Consultant11,400 EUR
Information Technology Coordinator8,490 EUR
Information Technology Director17,600 EUR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer9,550 EUR
Information Technology Manager17,100 EUR
Information Technology Operations Manager16,300 EUR
Information Technology Product Manager14,800 EUR
Information Technology Project Administrator9,490 EUR
Information Technology Project Coordinator11,600 EUR
Information Technology Project Leader12,800 EUR
Information Technology Project Manager13,100 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager12,400 EUR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)12,400 EUR
Information Technology Quality Specialist11,500 EUR
Information Technology Support7,310 EUR
Information Technology Team Leader12,800 EUR
Information Technology Trainer11,700 EUR
Information Technology Training Analyst11,300 EUR
Interface Design Manager13,300 EUR
Interface Designer8,590 EUR
IOS Developer10,800 EUR
Java Developer10,200 EUR
Javascript Developer10,300 EUR
Lead Developer10,900 EUR
Linux Administrator10,900 EUR
Lotus Domino Administrator11,100 EUR
Lotus Notes Developer11,200 EUR
Mail Server Administrator9,770 EUR
Major Incident Manager12,200 EUR
Managed Service Specialist11,100 EUR
Microsystems Engineer11,100 EUR
Mobile Developer10,700 EUR
Multimedia Developer9,420 EUR
Multimedia Services Manager12,800 EUR
Network Administration Team Lead13,200 EUR
Network Administrator9,470 EUR
Network Analyst9,830 EUR
Network and Infrastructure Manager15,800 EUR
Network Engineer10,200 EUR
Network Engineering Manager12,100 EUR
Network Security Systems Manager12,700 EUR
Network Specialist10,600 EUR
Network Technician8,240 EUR
Nodejs Developer11,300 EUR
NT Systems Administrator9,440 EUR
Numerical Control Programmer8,680 EUR
Online Banking Manager17,100 EUR
Online Banking Specialist13,300 EUR
OPS Manager13,100 EUR
Oracle Database Administrator10,400 EUR
Oracle Developer11,700 EUR
Perl Developer8,970 EUR
PHP Developer10,000 EUR
Python Developer10,500 EUR
Records Manager9,580 EUR
Remedy Developer8,660 EUR
Reporting Analyst10,200 EUR
Ruby Developer9,400 EUR
Salesforce Administrator10,100 EUR
Salesforce Developer8,990 EUR
SAP Consultant11,900 EUR
SAS Programmer9,750 EUR
Scrum Master8,860 EUR
SEO Associate9,200 EUR
SEO Manager13,400 EUR
Service Delivery Manager14,900 EUR
Service Level Manager13,500 EUR
Service Support Lead11,400 EUR
SharePoint Administrator10,300 EUR
Sharepoint Consultant11,500 EUR
Sharepoint Developer10,300 EUR
Shift Leader11,100 EUR
SOA Analyst11,300 EUR
SOC Engineer10,200 EUR
Software Analyst10,300 EUR
Software Architect10,600 EUR
Software Development Manager12,100 EUR
Software Engineer10,500 EUR
Software QA Engineer9,800 EUR
Software Sales10,200 EUR
Software Specialist9,430 EUR
Software Support Engineer8,690 EUR
Software Test Engineer9,060 EUR
Solutions Architect12,800 EUR
Storage Engineer8,900 EUR
Supervisor10,400 EUR
Support Analyst9,990 EUR
Support Specialist11,400 EUR
System Administrator10,200 EUR
Systems Analyst11,100 EUR
Systems Architect11,200 EUR
Systems Consultant11,200 EUR
Systems Engineer9,000 EUR
Systems Integrator10,600 EUR
Technical Analyst9,180 EUR
Technical Consultant12,100 EUR
Technical Manager12,200 EUR
Technical Project Manager14,400 EUR
Technical Sales10,700 EUR
Technical Trainer11,000 EUR
Technical Writer9,450 EUR
Technology Business Analyst11,000 EUR
Technology Director14,100 EUR
Technology Specialist11,900 EUR
Teradata Developer9,160 EUR
Test Analyst10,800 EUR
Tester9,650 EUR
Testing Manager12,400 EUR
TIBCO Developer9,410 EUR
UNIX Administrator11,200 EUR
Usability Engineer10,300 EUR
User Experience Consultant11,800 EUR
User Experience Design Expert11,000 EUR
User Experience Designer9,860 EUR
User Experience Researcher13,000 EUR
User Interface Designer10,700 EUR
VB Developer8,680 EUR
VB.NET Developer9,790 EUR
Video Game Designer9,930 EUR
Visual Information Specialist9,950 EUR
Web Applications Manager12,700 EUR
Web Content Specialist11,200 EUR
Web Designer9,280 EUR
Web Developer10,200 EUR
Web Editor9,290 EUR
Web Project Manager12,800 EUR
Web Promotions Specialist10,800 EUR
Web Security Administrator11,000 EUR
Web Security Manager13,300 EUR
Web Support Analyst8,080 EUR
Web Writer9,210 EUR
Webmaster9,490 EUR
Windows System Administrator9,870 EUR
Wireless Consultant11,900 EUR
Writer and Documentor9,730 EUR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

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 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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Information Technology
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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 earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

11,100 EUR
11,900 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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany
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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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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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 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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany
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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.

Private Sector
11,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
12,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Information Technology
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Average Salary 2016
9,940 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
10,300 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
10,700 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
11,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Germany

66 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 66 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 66 EUR for every worked hour.

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

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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Germany
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The average salary for Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin13,100 EUR
Bremen11,400 EUR
Dortmund11,100 EUR
Dresden10,700 EUR
Dusseldorf12,000 EUR
Essen11,600 EUR
Frankfurt12,200 EUR
Hamburg12,900 EUR
Hannover10,400 EUR
Koln12,400 EUR
Leipzig10,900 EUR
Munchen12,700 EUR
Nurnberg10,200 EUR
Stuttgart11,800 EUR
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