How much money does a person working in Nursing make in Germany?
3,920 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Nursing in Germany typically earns around 3,920 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Nursing jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Acute Care Nurse||3,932 EUR|
|Assistant Director of Nursing||4,839 EUR|
|Case Manager||4,537 EUR|
|Company Nurse||2,756 EUR|
|Critical Care Nurse||3,649 EUR|
|District Nurse||3,413 EUR|
|Head Nurse||3,775 EUR|
|Home Nurse||3,173 EUR|
|ICU Registered Nurse||3,513 EUR|
|Informatics Nurse Specialist||3,718 EUR|
|Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)||3,590 EUR|
|MDS Coordinator||3,725 EUR|
|Mental Health Nurse||3,443 EUR|
|Neonatal Nurse Practitioner||3,699 EUR|
|Nurse Midwife||4,145 EUR|
|Nurse Practitioner||3,470 EUR|
|Nursing Assistant||3,030 EUR|
|Nursing Coordinator||3,921 EUR|
|Nursing Director||5,264 EUR|
|Nursing Services Instructor||3,999 EUR|
|Nursing Supervisor||4,141 EUR|
|Occupational Health Advisor||4,930 EUR|
|Occupational Therapist||5,436 EUR|
|Personal Support Worker||2,664 EUR|
|Psychiatric Nurse||3,608 EUR|
|Registered Nurse||3,356 EUR|
|Respiratory Manager||5,336 EUR|
|School Nurse||3,153 EUR|
|Staff Nurse||3,708 EUR|
|Theatre Manager||4,635 EUR|
|Utilization Review Nurse||3,340 EUR|
Nursing Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
The Nursing salaries in Germany range between 2,861 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,549 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,077 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Nursing are earning less than 4,077 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,077 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 Nursing are earning less than 3,122 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,122 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Nursing are earning less than 5,198 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,198 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
Nursing Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany
How do Nursing salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.
|Average Salary 2017|| = |
|Average Salary 2018|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2020|| +4% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Nursing salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Nursing Hourly Average Wage in Germany
23 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Nursing is 23 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 23 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.
Nursing VS Other Jobs
We compared Germany salaries for Health and Medical and All Jobs and we found that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.
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