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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Germany 2020

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

10,782 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Doctor / Physician in Germany typically earns around 10,782 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Doctor / Physician 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
Advanced Nutrition Aide4,693 EUR
Advanced Practice Provider5,199 EUR
Allergist8,174 EUR
Behavioral Health Specialist4,929 EUR
Chiropractor5,049 EUR
Clinical Psychologist13,831 EUR
Correctional Treatment Specialist8,599 EUR
Counseling Psychologist10,290 EUR
Dermatologist15,040 EUR
Dietitian10,069 EUR
Doctor11,054 EUR
Emergency Department Physician8,532 EUR
Exercise Physiologist10,607 EUR
Forensic Pathologist11,560 EUR
General Medical Practitioner8,232 EUR
Genetic Counselor7,293 EUR
Internist14,275 EUR
Interventionist13,451 EUR
Invasive Cardiologist17,598 EUR
Mental Health Therapst7,388 EUR
Naturopathic Physician13,118 EUR
Neurologist12,086 EUR
Neurophysiology Technologist5,461 EUR
Nuclear Medicine Physician11,254 EUR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist11,933 EUR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist5,745 EUR
Ophthalmologist9,538 EUR
Optometrist9,000 EUR
Pediatrician10,828 EUR
Physical Therapist7,120 EUR
Physical Therapy Director8,057 EUR
Physician - Anesthesiology16,299 EUR
Physician - Cardiology17,147 EUR
Physician - CCU9,538 EUR
Physician - Dermatology13,212 EUR
Physician - Emergency Room9,719 EUR
Physician - Endocrinology12,176 EUR
Physician - Family Practice9,189 EUR
Physician - Gastroenterology12,234 EUR
Physician - Generalist9,682 EUR
Physician - Geriatrics8,141 EUR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology11,176 EUR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy13,598 EUR
Physician - Infectious Disease11,398 EUR
Physician - Internal Medicine13,637 EUR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine10,699 EUR
Physician - Nephrology10,728 EUR
Physician - Neurology13,949 EUR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine11,623 EUR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology11,514 EUR
Physician - Occupational Medicine9,141 EUR
Physician - Ophthalmology8,435 EUR
Physician - Otolaryngology8,582 EUR
Physician - Pain Medicine7,862 EUR
Physician - Pathology9,808 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology11,891 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology11,129 EUR
Physician - Pediatrics10,923 EUR
Physician - Physiatry11,682 EUR
Physician - Podiatry10,522 EUR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine8,149 EUR
Physician - Radiation Therapy13,318 EUR
Physician - Radiology14,442 EUR
Physician - Rheumatology12,307 EUR
Physician - Sports Medicine11,967 EUR
Physician - Urology15,289 EUR
Physician Assistant6,961 EUR
Physiotherapist8,416 EUR
Podiatrist8,341 EUR
Preventive Medicine Physician10,269 EUR
Psychiatrist11,537 EUR
Psychololgist11,032 EUR
Psychometrician9,739 EUR
Radiologist11,854 EUR
Registered Respiratory Therapist7,372 EUR
Skin Care Specialist6,792 EUR
Urologist16,097 EUR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist7,409 EUR

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Doctor / Physician

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Doctor / Physician salaries in Germany range between 4,863 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 18,308 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,213 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 11,213 EUR while the other half are earning more than 11,213 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 Doctor / Physician are earning less than 7,234 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,234 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 15,941 EUR while 25% are earning more than 15,941 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

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
Average Salary 2017    =  
9,668 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
10,026 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
10,397 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
10,782 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 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.

Doctor / Physician Hourly Average Wage in Germany

62 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Doctor / Physician is 62 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 62 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.

Doctor / Physician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Doctor / Physician 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
Berlin12,279 EUR
Bremen10,648 EUR
Dortmund10,401 EUR
Dresden10,025 EUR
Dusseldorf11,289 EUR
Essen10,845 EUR
Frankfurt11,462 EUR
Hamburg12,076 EUR
Hannover9,788 EUR
Koln11,667 EUR
Leipzig10,233 EUR
Munchen11,871 EUR
Nurnberg9,598 EUR
Stuttgart11,040 EUR
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