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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Germany 2022

How much money does a person working in Doctor / Physician make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
8,960 EUR
( 107,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in Germany typically earns around 8,960 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,290 EUR (lowest average) to 15,100 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 Doctor / Physician 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
Advanced Nutrition Aide5,200 EUR
Advanced Practice Provider4,830 EUR
Allergist6,750 EUR
Behavioral Health Specialist3,940 EUR
Chiropractor4,450 EUR
Clinical Psychologist11,400 EUR
Correctional Treatment Specialist7,100 EUR
Counseling Psychologist8,500 EUR
Dermatologist10,600 EUR
Dietitian7,210 EUR
Doctor9,130 EUR
Emergency Department Physician8,460 EUR
Exercise Physiologist8,760 EUR
Forensic Pathologist9,550 EUR
General Medical Practitioner7,070 EUR
Genetic Counselor6,020 EUR
Internist11,800 EUR
Interventionist11,100 EUR
Invasive Cardiologist14,500 EUR
Mental Health Therapst6,100 EUR
Naturopathic Physician10,800 EUR
Neurologist11,100 EUR
Neurophysiology Technologist3,340 EUR
Nuclear Medicine Physician9,670 EUR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist10,300 EUR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist5,040 EUR
Ophthalmologist7,880 EUR
Optometrist7,430 EUR
Pediatrician8,940 EUR
Physical Therapist5,880 EUR
Physical Therapy Director6,660 EUR
Physician - Anesthesiology13,500 EUR
Physician - Cardiology14,200 EUR
Physician - CCU7,880 EUR
Physician - Dermatology10,900 EUR
Physician - Emergency Room8,030 EUR
Physician - Endocrinology10,100 EUR
Physician - Family Practice7,590 EUR
Physician - Gastroenterology10,100 EUR
Physician - Generalist7,950 EUR
Physician - Geriatrics6,720 EUR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology9,230 EUR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy11,200 EUR
Physician - Infectious Disease9,410 EUR
Physician - Internal Medicine11,300 EUR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine8,840 EUR
Physician - Nephrology11,700 EUR
Physician - Neurology11,500 EUR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine9,600 EUR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology9,960 EUR
Physician - Occupational Medicine7,550 EUR
Physician - Ophthalmology6,970 EUR
Physician - Otolaryngology7,090 EUR
Physician - Pain Medicine6,490 EUR
Physician - Pathology8,100 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology9,820 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology9,190 EUR
Physician - Pediatrics9,020 EUR
Physician - Physiatry9,650 EUR
Physician - Podiatry8,690 EUR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine6,730 EUR
Physician - Radiation Therapy10,800 EUR
Physician - Radiology11,700 EUR
Physician - Rheumatology10,200 EUR
Physician - Sports Medicine9,880 EUR
Physician - Urology12,600 EUR
Physician Assistant5,750 EUR
Physiotherapist6,950 EUR
Podiatrist6,890 EUR
Preventive Medicine Physician8,480 EUR
Psychiatrist9,530 EUR
Psychololgist9,570 EUR
Psychometrician8,040 EUR
Radiologist9,790 EUR
Registered Respiratory Therapist6,090 EUR
Skin Care Specialist5,610 EUR
Urologist13,200 EUR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist6,120 EUR

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Doctor / Physician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Doctor / Physician salaries in Germany range from 3,290 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 15,100 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,670 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 9,670 EUR while the other half are earning more than 9,670 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 Doctor / Physician are earning less than 5,830 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,830 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 13,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,400 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

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.

Doctor / Physician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Doctor / Physician
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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 in Germany who work in Doctor / Physician earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

9,220 EUR
8,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany
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Doctor / Physician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Doctor / Physician professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Doctor / Physician

Doctor / Physician professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% 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 Doctor / Physician
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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 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2021. 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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Doctor / Physician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

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

16% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% 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
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.

Doctor / Physician Hourly Average Wage in Germany

52 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 52 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 52 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.

Doctor / Physician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Doctor / Physician and Health and Medical monthly Germany
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The average salary for Doctor / Physician is 57% more than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin10,200 EUR
Bremen8,850 EUR
Dortmund8,640 EUR
Dresden8,330 EUR
Dusseldorf9,380 EUR
Essen9,010 EUR
Frankfurt9,520 EUR
Hamburg10,000 EUR
Hannover8,130 EUR
Koln9,690 EUR
Leipzig8,500 EUR
Munchen9,860 EUR
Nurnberg7,970 EUR
Stuttgart9,170 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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