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 salaries in Germany range from 3,290 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 11,400 EUR per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||7,570 EUR||+6%|
|Building Administrator||7,560 EUR||+6%|
|Building Contracts Manager||12,400 EUR||+73%|
|Building Inspector||8,120 EUR||+14%|
|Building Monitor||6,150 EUR||-14%|
|Building Sales Manager||12,700 EUR||+78%|
|Civil Engineer||9,970 EUR||+39%|
|Civil Technician||8,550 EUR||+20%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||8,750 EUR||+22%|
|Construction Assistant||8,240 EUR||+15%|
|Construction Coordinator||9,100 EUR||+27%|
|Construction Estimator||9,360 EUR||+31%|
|Construction Field Engineer||9,740 EUR||+36%|
|Construction General Manager||11,700 EUR||+64%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||5,940 EUR||-17%|
|Construction Operations Manager||11,000 EUR||+54%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||10,100 EUR||+41%|
|Construction Project Engineer||10,100 EUR||+41%|
|Construction Project Manager||12,800 EUR||+79%|
|Construction Project Planner||10,000 EUR||+40%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||11,600 EUR||+62%|
|Construction Safety Officer||9,160 EUR||+28%|
|Construction Superintendent||10,500 EUR||+47%|
|Construction Supervisor||11,500 EUR||+61%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||7,470 EUR||+4%|
|Construction Technical Officer||7,090 EUR||-1%|
|Construction Technical Writer||6,850 EUR||-4%|
|Construction Technician||6,580 EUR||-8%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||6,670 EUR||-7%|
|Diesel Mechanic||5,970 EUR||-17%|
|Drywall Installer||6,630 EUR||-7%|
|Electrical Draftsman||5,840 EUR||-18%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||10,900 EUR||+52%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||8,200 EUR||+15%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||7,390 EUR||+3%|
|Excavator Operator||7,700 EUR||+8%|
|Floor Finisher||8,320 EUR||+16%|
|Floor Manager||9,320 EUR||+30%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||5,800 EUR||-19%|
|Furniture Finisher||5,730 EUR||-20%|
|Gas Technician||5,710 EUR||-20%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||7,700 EUR||+8%|
|Health and Safety Officer||7,150 EUR||-0%|
|Installation Manager||11,000 EUR||+54%|
|Insulation Installer||6,470 EUR||-10%|
|Land Surveyor||7,030 EUR||-2%|
|Lift Technician||5,880 EUR||-18%|
|Material Tester||7,200 EUR||+1%|
|Model Maker||7,160 EUR||+0%|
|Order Picker||5,820 EUR||-19%|
|Pipe Layer||5,570 EUR||-22%|
|Property Coordinator||10,000 EUR||+40%|
|Purchasing Manager||11,900 EUR||+66%|
|Quantity Surveyor||9,840 EUR||+38%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||6,670 EUR||-7%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||7,380 EUR||+3%|
|Site Clerk||6,670 EUR||-7%|
|Site engineer||9,290 EUR||+30%|
|Site Leader||11,100 EUR||+55%|
|Stock Controller||8,380 EUR||+17%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||7,550 EUR||+6%|
|Technical Draughtsman||7,190 EUR||+1%|
|Tendering Manager||12,500 EUR||+75%|
|Tower Crane Operator||5,760 EUR||-19%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||5,960 EUR||-17%|
|Warehouse Manager||11,600 EUR||+62%|
|Welding Superintendent||7,230 EUR||+1%|