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Nursing Average Salaries in Germany 2020

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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse3,932 EUR
Assistant Director of Nursing4,839 EUR
Case Manager4,537 EUR
Company Nurse2,756 EUR
Critical Care Nurse3,649 EUR
District Nurse3,413 EUR
Head Nurse3,775 EUR
Home Nurse3,173 EUR
ICU Registered Nurse3,513 EUR
Informatics Nurse Specialist3,718 EUR
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)3,590 EUR
MDS Coordinator3,725 EUR
Mental Health Nurse3,443 EUR
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner3,699 EUR
Nurse3,548 EUR
Nurse Midwife4,145 EUR
Nurse Practitioner3,470 EUR
Nursing Assistant3,030 EUR
Nursing Coordinator3,921 EUR
Nursing Director5,264 EUR
Nursing Services Instructor3,999 EUR
Nursing Supervisor4,141 EUR
Occupational Health Advisor4,930 EUR
Occupational Therapist5,436 EUR
Personal Support Worker2,664 EUR
Psychiatric Nurse3,608 EUR
Registered Nurse3,356 EUR
Respiratory Manager5,336 EUR
School Nurse3,153 EUR
Staff Nurse3,708 EUR
Theatre Manager4,635 EUR
Utilization Review Nurse3,340 EUR

Nursing Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Nursing

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Nursing
Average Salary 2017    =  
3,515 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,645 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,780 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
3,920 EUR
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

Salary Comparison Between Nursing and Health and Medical monthly GermanyWe 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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,464 EUR
Bremen3,871 EUR
Dortmund3,781 EUR
Dresden3,645 EUR
Dusseldorf4,104 EUR
Essen3,943 EUR
Frankfurt4,167 EUR
Hamburg4,390 EUR
Hannover3,559 EUR
Koln4,242 EUR
Leipzig3,720 EUR
Munchen4,316 EUR
Nurnberg3,490 EUR
Stuttgart4,014 EUR
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