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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Germany 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
27,500 EUR
( 330,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in Germany typically earns around 27,500 EUR per month. Salaries range from 12,400 EUR (lowest average) to 46,700 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 Aide12,000 EUR
Advanced Practice Provider13,300 EUR
Allergist20,900 EUR
Behavioral Health Specialist12,600 EUR
Chiropractor12,900 EUR
Clinical Psychologist35,300 EUR
Correctional Treatment Specialist22,000 EUR
Counseling Psychologist26,300 EUR
Dermatologist38,400 EUR
Dietitian25,700 EUR
Doctor28,200 EUR
Emergency Department Physician21,800 EUR
Exercise Physiologist27,100 EUR
Forensic Pathologist29,500 EUR
General Medical Practitioner21,000 EUR
Genetic Counselor18,600 EUR
Internist36,400 EUR
Interventionist34,300 EUR
Invasive Cardiologist44,900 EUR
Mental Health Therapst18,900 EUR
Naturopathic Physician33,500 EUR
Neurologist30,900 EUR
Neurophysiology Technologist13,900 EUR
Nuclear Medicine Physician28,700 EUR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist30,500 EUR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist14,700 EUR
Ophthalmologist24,300 EUR
Optometrist23,000 EUR
Pediatrician27,600 EUR
Physical Therapist18,200 EUR
Physical Therapy Director20,600 EUR
Physician - Anesthesiology41,600 EUR
Physician - Cardiology43,800 EUR
Physician - CCU24,300 EUR
Physician - Dermatology33,700 EUR
Physician - Emergency Room24,800 EUR
Physician - Endocrinology31,100 EUR
Physician - Family Practice23,500 EUR
Physician - Gastroenterology31,200 EUR
Physician - Generalist24,700 EUR
Physician - Geriatrics20,800 EUR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology28,500 EUR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy34,700 EUR
Physician - Infectious Disease29,100 EUR
Physician - Internal Medicine34,800 EUR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine27,300 EUR
Physician - Nephrology27,400 EUR
Physician - Neurology35,600 EUR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine29,700 EUR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology29,400 EUR
Physician - Occupational Medicine23,300 EUR
Physician - Ophthalmology21,500 EUR
Physician - Otolaryngology21,900 EUR
Physician - Pain Medicine20,100 EUR
Physician - Pathology25,000 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology30,400 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology28,400 EUR
Physician - Pediatrics27,900 EUR
Physician - Physiatry29,800 EUR
Physician - Podiatry26,900 EUR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine20,800 EUR
Physician - Radiation Therapy34,000 EUR
Physician - Radiology36,900 EUR
Physician - Rheumatology31,400 EUR
Physician - Sports Medicine30,600 EUR
Physician - Urology39,000 EUR
Physician Assistant17,800 EUR
Physiotherapist21,500 EUR
Podiatrist21,300 EUR
Preventive Medicine Physician26,200 EUR
Psychiatrist29,500 EUR
Psychololgist28,200 EUR
Psychometrician24,900 EUR
Radiologist30,300 EUR
Registered Respiratory Therapist18,800 EUR
Skin Care Specialist17,300 EUR
Urologist41,100 EUR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist18,900 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 12,400 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 46,700 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 29,700 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 29,700 EUR while the other half are earning more than 29,700 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 19,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 19,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 41,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 41,300 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 earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

26,600 EUR
28,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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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

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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

Information Technology

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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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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany
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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.

Private Sector
11,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
12,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Doctor / Physician Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

How do Doctor / Physician salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Doctor / Physician
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Average Salary 2016
23,800 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
24,700 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
25,600 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
26,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Doctor / Physician salaries in Germany are rising 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.

Doctor / Physician Hourly Average Wage in Germany

160 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 160 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 160 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 67% more than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin31,300 EUR
Bremen27,200 EUR
Dortmund26,600 EUR
Dresden25,600 EUR
Dusseldorf28,800 EUR
Essen27,700 EUR
Frankfurt29,300 EUR
Hamburg30,800 EUR
Hannover25,000 EUR
Koln29,800 EUR
Leipzig26,100 EUR
Munchen30,300 EUR
Nurnberg24,500 EUR
Stuttgart28,200 EUR
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