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Psychololgist Average Salary in Germany 2021

How much money does a Psychololgist make in Germany?


Average Monthly Salary
9,570 EUR
( 115,000 EUR yearly)

LOW
4,400
EUR
AVERAGE
9,570
EUR
HIGH
15,200
EUR

A person working as a Psychololgist in Germany typically earns around 9,570 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,400 EUR (lowest) to 15,200 EUR (highest).

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

Psychololgist Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Psychololgist salaries in Germany range from 4,400 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 15,200 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,300 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Psychololgist(s) are earning less than 10,300 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,300 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 Psychololgist(s) are earning less than 6,630 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,630 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Psychololgist(s) are earning less than 13,800 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,800 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

Psychololgist 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 Psychololgist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Psychololgist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,000 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,670 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 9,860 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, Psychololgist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,000 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 13,100 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 14,200 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Psychololgist average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
5,000 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,670 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
9,860 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
12,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
13,100 EUR
20+ Years+8%
14,200 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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Psychololgist 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 Psychololgist employees in Germany earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
9,850 EUR
Female-6%
9,290 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Psychololgist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

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

Psychololgist

Psychololgist(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

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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

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 2020

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 2020. 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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Psychololgist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Psychololgist
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A Psychololgist is considered to be a high 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.

10% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 90% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
90%
No Bonus
10%

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.

Psychololgist Average Hourly Wage in Germany


55 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 55 EUR. This means that the average Psychololgist in Germany earns approximately 55 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.

Psychololgist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Psychololgist and Health and Medical monthly Germany
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The average salary for Psychololgist is 7% more than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 57% more than those of Health and Medical.

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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin10,600 EUR
Bremen9,300 EUR
Dortmund9,370 EUR
Dresden8,480 EUR
Dusseldorf9,630 EUR
Essen9,990 EUR
Frankfurt9,860 EUR
Hamburg10,700 EUR
Hannover8,750 EUR
Koln10,800 EUR
Leipzig9,360 EUR
Munchen10,800 EUR
Nurnberg8,320 EUR
Stuttgart9,720 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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 on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,720 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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