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Health and Safety Officer Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Health and Safety Officer make in Germany?


Average Monthly Salary
7,150 EUR
( 85,800 EUR yearly)

LOW
3,290
EUR
AVERAGE
7,150
EUR
HIGH
11,400
EUR

A person working as a Health and Safety Officer in Germany typically earns around 7,150 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,290 EUR (lowest) to 11,400 EUR (highest).

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

Health and Safety Officer Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Health and Safety Officer salaries in Germany range from 3,290 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 11,400 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,730 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 7,730 EUR while the other half are earning more than 7,730 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 Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 4,960 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,960 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Health and Safety Officer(s) are earning less than 10,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 10,300 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

Health and Safety Officer 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 Health and Safety Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Health and Safety Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,740 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,990 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 7,370 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, Health and Safety Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,990 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 9,800 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 10,600 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Health and Safety Officer average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
3,740 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,990 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
7,370 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
8,990 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
9,800 EUR
20+ Years+8%
10,600 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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Health and Safety Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Health and Safety Officer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Health and Safety Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Health and Safety Officer is 4,260 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,690 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,200 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Health and Safety Officer average salary difference by education level in Germany

Certificate or Diploma
4,260 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+57%
6,690 EUR
Master's Degree+68%
11,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 59,400 Euro(s) to 178,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Health and Safety Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Health and Safety Officer
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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 Health and Safety Officer employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
6,900 EUR
Male+7%
7,410 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Health and Safety Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Health and Safety Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Safety Officer

Health and Safety Officer(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 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

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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

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 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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Health and Safety Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Health and Safety Officer
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A Health and Safety Officer is considered to be a low 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.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
35%
No Bonus
65%

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Health and Safety Officer 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

Health and Safety Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

How are Health and Safety Officer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Health and Safety Officer
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Average Salary 2016
6,190 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,420 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
6,650 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
6,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Health and Safety Officer salaries in Germany are on the rise 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.

Health and Safety Officer Average Hourly Wage in Germany


41 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 41 EUR. This means that the average Health and Safety Officer in Germany earns approximately 41 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.

Health and Safety Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Safety Officer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Germany
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The average salary for Health and Safety Officer is 15% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator7,250 EUR+1%
Assembler6,660 EUR-7%
Boat Builder and Shipwright7,570 EUR+6%
Bricklayer5,540 EUR-23%
Building Administrator7,560 EUR+6%
Building Contracts Manager12,400 EUR+73%
Building Inspector8,120 EUR+14%
Building Monitor6,150 EUR-14%
Building Sales Manager12,700 EUR+78%
Cabinetmaker6,900 EUR-4%
Carpenter7,200 EUR+1%
Civil Engineer9,970 EUR+39%
Civil Technician8,550 EUR+20%
Concreter7,060 EUR-1%
Construction and Maintenance Manager8,750 EUR+22%
Construction Assistant8,240 EUR+15%
Construction Coordinator9,100 EUR+27%
Construction Estimator9,360 EUR+31%
Construction Field Engineer9,740 EUR+36%
Construction General Manager11,700 EUR+64%
Construction Inventory Officer5,940 EUR-17%
Construction Operations Manager11,000 EUR+54%
Construction Project Coordinator10,100 EUR+41%
Construction Project Engineer10,100 EUR+41%
Construction Project Manager12,800 EUR+79%
Construction Project Planner10,000 EUR+40%
Construction Quality Control Manager11,600 EUR+62%
Construction Safety Officer9,160 EUR+28%
Construction Superintendent10,500 EUR+47%
Construction Supervisor11,500 EUR+61%
Construction Technical Assistant7,470 EUR+4%
Construction Technical Officer7,090 EUR-1%
Construction Technical Writer6,850 EUR-4%
Construction Technician6,580 EUR-8%
Crane and Tower Operator6,670 EUR-7%
Diesel Mechanic5,970 EUR-17%
Drywall Installer6,630 EUR-7%
Electrical Draftsman5,840 EUR-18%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor10,900 EUR+52%
Electrical Engineering Technician8,200 EUR+15%
Electrician9,120 EUR+27%
Elevator Installer and Repairer7,390 EUR+3%
Engineer10,100 EUR+41%
Excavator Operator7,700 EUR+8%
Floor Finisher8,320 EUR+16%
Floor Manager9,320 EUR+30%
Foreman5,980 EUR-16%
Frame and Truss Detailer5,800 EUR-19%
Furniture Finisher5,730 EUR-20%
Gas Technician 5,710 EUR-20%
Handyman5,760 EUR-19%
Health and Safety Coordinator7,700 EUR+8%
Health and Safety Officer7,150 EUR-0%
Installation Manager11,000 EUR+54%
Installer6,330 EUR-12%
Insulation Installer6,470 EUR-10%
Labourer4,830 EUR-32%
Land Surveyor7,030 EUR-2%
Lift Technician5,880 EUR-18%
Material Tester7,200 EUR+1%
Model Maker7,160 EUR+0%
Order Picker5,820 EUR-19%
Painter5,950 EUR-17%
Pipe Layer5,570 EUR-22%
Pipefitter5,610 EUR-22%
Plumber6,360 EUR-11%
Property Coordinator10,000 EUR+40%
Purchasing Manager11,900 EUR+66%
Quantity Surveyor9,840 EUR+38%
Roof Slater and Tiler6,670 EUR-7%
Sheet Metal Mechanic7,380 EUR+3%
Site Clerk6,670 EUR-7%
Site engineer9,290 EUR+30%
Site Leader11,100 EUR+55%
Stock Controller8,380 EUR+17%
Structural Steel Construction Worker7,550 EUR+6%
Technical Draughtsman7,190 EUR+1%
Tendering Manager12,500 EUR+75%
Tower Crane Operator5,760 EUR-19%
Wall and Floor Tiler5,960 EUR-17%
Warehouse Manager11,600 EUR+62%
Welder5,880 EUR-18%
Welding Superintendent7,230 EUR+1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin7,820 EUR
Bremen7,150 EUR
Dortmund6,870 EUR
Dresden6,850 EUR
Dusseldorf7,290 EUR
Essen7,440 EUR
Frankfurt7,740 EUR
Hamburg8,010 EUR
Hannover6,180 EUR
Koln7,570 EUR
Leipzig6,720 EUR
Munchen8,190 EUR
Nurnberg6,170 EUR
Stuttgart7,000 EUR
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