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Mechanic Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Mechanic make in Germany?


Average Monthly Salary
5,830 EUR
( 69,900 EUR yearly)

LOW
2,680
EUR
AVERAGE
5,830
EUR
HIGH
9,260
EUR

A person working as a Mechanic in Germany typically earns around 5,830 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,680 EUR (lowest) to 9,260 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Mechanic salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Mechanic Salary Distribution in Germany

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Mechanic salaries in Germany range from 2,680 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 9,260 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,290 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanic(s) are earning less than 6,290 EUR while the other half are earning more than 6,290 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 Mechanic(s) are earning less than 4,040 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,040 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 8,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 8,400 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

Mechanic Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Mechanic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Mechanic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,040 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,060 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,000 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,320 EUR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 7,980 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,640 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Mechanic average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
3,040 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,060 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
6,000 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
7,320 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
7,980 EUR
20+ Years+8%
8,640 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Mechanic(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Mechanic salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Mechanic is 3,470 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,440 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,130 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Mechanic average salary difference by education level in Germany

High School
3,470 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+57%
5,440 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+68%
9,130 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Mechanic employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
5,620 EUR
Male+7%
6,030 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Mechanic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Mechanic(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Mechanic

Mechanic(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Mechanic
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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 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

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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Mechanic Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Mechanic
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A Mechanic is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
35%
No Bonus
65%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Mechanic 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

Mechanic Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

How are Mechanic salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
5,040 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,220 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
5,420 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
5,620 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Mechanic salaries in Germany are on the rise 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.

Mechanic Average Hourly Wage in Germany


34 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 34 EUR. This means that the average Mechanic in Germany earns approximately 34 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.

Mechanic VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Mechanic is 29% less than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 30% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
After Sales Automotive Manager12,500 EUR+110%
Alignment Technician7,010 EUR+20%
Auto Damage Adjuster6,640 EUR+14%
Auto Detailer5,870 EUR+1%
Auto Parts Manager11,200 EUR+92%
Automotive Assembler5,710 EUR-2%
Automotive Assembly Manager10,600 EUR+82%
Automotive Body Repairer5,790 EUR-1%
Automotive Branch Manager11,000 EUR+89%
Automotive Central Planner7,180 EUR+23%
Automotive Electrician5,770 EUR-1%
Automotive Estimating Manager11,200 EUR+92%
Automotive Estimator11,200 EUR+92%
Automotive General Manager12,500 EUR+110%
Automotive Inventory Officer6,030 EUR+4%
Automotive Parts Supplier8,000 EUR+37%
Automotive Project Engineer8,480 EUR+46%
Automotive Project Manager10,600 EUR+82%
Automotive Purchase Manager11,200 EUR+92%
Automotive Sales9,470 EUR+63%
Automotive Technician5,970 EUR+2%
Automotive Test Engineer10,500 EUR+80%
Automotive Warranty Administrator7,450 EUR+28%
Automotive Warranty Clerk7,050 EUR+21%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter5,580 EUR-4%
Damage Appraiser8,190 EUR+41%
Diesel Engine Specialist6,340 EUR+9%
Job Card Opener4,960 EUR-15%
Lube Technician5,230 EUR-10%
Master File Maintenance7,300 EUR+25%
Materials Planner9,520 EUR+63%
Mechanic5,830 EUR+0%
Motor Vehicle Inspector9,260 EUR+59%
Service Advisor9,290 EUR+59%
Service Manager11,300 EUR+94%
Stock Controller7,510 EUR+29%
Technical Advisor8,550 EUR+47%
Tire Retreader6,410 EUR+10%
Used Car Manager11,100 EUR+91%
Vehicle Body Maker6,370 EUR+9%
Vehicle Examiner6,960 EUR+19%
Vehicle Painter6,400 EUR+10%
Vehicle Trimmer6,710 EUR+15%
Welder5,180 EUR-11%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin6,580 EUR
Bremen5,550 EUR
Dortmund5,850 EUR
Dresden5,350 EUR
Dusseldorf6,450 EUR
Essen6,150 EUR
Frankfurt6,340 EUR
Hamburg6,520 EUR
Hannover5,140 EUR
Koln6,410 EUR
Leipzig5,420 EUR
Munchen6,470 EUR
Nurnberg5,170 EUR
Stuttgart6,160 EUR
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