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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does an Elementary School Teacher make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
7,960 EUR
( 95,600 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Germany typically earns around 7,960 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,270 EUR (lowest) to 12,300 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Elementary School Teacher salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Elementary School Teacher Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Elementary School Teacher

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

  • Salary Range

    Elementary School Teacher salaries in Germany range between 3,270 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 12,300 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,280 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher are earning less than 8,280 EUR while the other half are earning more than 8,280 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 as Elementary School Teacher are earning less than 5,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Elementary School Teacher are earning less than 11,100 EUR while 25% are earning more than 11,100 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 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

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Elementary School Teacher

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level. An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,760 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,150 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,500 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,850 EUR per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 9,200 EUR per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 11,400 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
3,760 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
5,150 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
6,500 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
7,850 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
9,200 EUR
20+ Years+24%
11,400 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Elementary School Teacher

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 3,760 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,750 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,640 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 9,340 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 11,600 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

3,760 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
4,750 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
6,640 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
9,340 EUR
11,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Elementary School TeacherThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Elementary School Teacher employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
7,680 EUR
8,240 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany Elementary School TeacherWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Elementary School Teacher employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
7,780 EUR
Public Sector+5%
8,150 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

How are Elementary School Teacher salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Elementary School Teacher
Average Salary 2016
6,890 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,140 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
7,400 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
7,680 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Elementary School Teacher 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 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.

Elementary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Germany

46 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Elementary School Teacher is 46 EUR. This means that the average Elementary School Teacher in Germany earns approximatly 46 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.

Elementary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Elementary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Elementary School Teacher, Teaching / Education, and All Jobs and we found that Elementary School Teacher salaries are 36% less than those of Teaching / Education. We also found out that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Specialist10,000 EUR+26%
Academic Staff9,400 EUR+18%
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Achievement Coach12,100 EUR+52%
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Assistant School Principal12,900 EUR+62%
Assistant Teacher7,880 EUR-1%
Biochemistry Professor 13,200 EUR+66%
Biology Teacher9,880 EUR+24%
Bursary Scheme Manager10,700 EUR+34%
Business Teacher10,400 EUR+31%
Chemistry Teacher9,270 EUR+16%
Child Care Coordinator9,380 EUR+18%
Child Care Worker7,410 EUR-7%
Clinical School Psychologist13,900 EUR+75%
College Aide12,000 EUR+51%
College and Career Readiness Specialist12,500 EUR+57%
College President18,800 EUR+140%
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Creative Writing Trainer10,900 EUR+37%
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Curriculum Developer12,200 EUR+53%
Curriculum Specialist12,100 EUR+52%
Demonstrator8,200 EUR+3%
Deputy Controller of Examinations11,500 EUR+44%
Director of Learning Technology13,100 EUR+65%
Distance Learning Coordinator10,700 EUR+34%
Economics Lecturer16,500 EUR+110%
Education Administrator11,000 EUR+38%
Education Assistant Director11,900 EUR+49%
Education Assistant Principal10,200 EUR+28%
Education Assistant Professor13,300 EUR+67%
Education Consultant13,900 EUR+75%
Education Coordinator9,600 EUR+21%
Education Counselor11,400 EUR+43%
Education Director17,000 EUR+110%
Education Program Specialist12,200 EUR+53%
Education Researcher13,500 EUR+70%
Education Resource Specialist10,100 EUR+27%
Education Services Facilitator10,400 EUR+31%
Educational Psychologist15,300 EUR+92%
EFL Teacher9,600 EUR+21%
eLearning Trainer8,810 EUR+11%
Elementary School Teacher7,960 EUR-0%
Engineering Lecturer16,300 EUR+100%
Engineering Teacher13,000 EUR+63%
English Teacher8,700 EUR+9%
ESL Teacher9,890 EUR+24%
Faculty Assistant11,800 EUR+48%
Foreign Language Teacher8,890 EUR+12%
GED Teacher8,920 EUR+12%
Geography Teacher9,170 EUR+15%
Head of Mathematics Department12,800 EUR+61%
Head of School15,500 EUR+95%
High School Teacher10,700 EUR+34%
History Teacher9,380 EUR+18%
Infant Teacher7,000 EUR-12%
Instructional Assistant10,200 EUR+28%
Instructor11,000 EUR+38%
Kindergarten Teacher7,840 EUR-2%
Language Instructor For Expatriate7,440 EUR-7%
Law Teacher12,800 EUR+61%
Learning Designer10,900 EUR+37%
Lecturer13,800 EUR+73%
Librarian7,440 EUR-7%
Library Assistant6,430 EUR-19%
Library Director11,200 EUR+41%
Library Specialist8,040 EUR+1%
Life Sciences Teacher9,230 EUR+16%
Math Lecturer17,700 EUR+120%
Mathematics Teacher10,700 EUR+34%
Mentor10,400 EUR+31%
Middle School Teacher9,860 EUR+24%
Music Teacher9,160 EUR+15%
Nursery Manager14,600 EUR+83%
Nursery Worker5,920 EUR-26%
Paraprofessional12,300 EUR+54%
Physical Education Specialist9,920 EUR+25%
Physical Education Teacher8,330 EUR+5%
Physics Teacher 9,480 EUR+19%
Political Science Teacher9,750 EUR+22%
Post Doctoral Researcher15,300 EUR+92%
Preschool Education Administrator10,800 EUR+36%
Preschool Teacher7,900 EUR-1%
Primary School Teacher8,640 EUR+9%
Principal13,200 EUR+66%
Product Specialist10,900 EUR+37%
Professor - Accounting17,600 EUR+120%
Professor - Architecture17,600 EUR+120%
Professor - Biology16,700 EUR+110%
Professor - Business Administration15,900 EUR+100%
Professor - Chemical Engineering17,100 EUR+110%
Professor - Chemistry18,300 EUR+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering16,600 EUR+110%
Professor - Communication16,200 EUR+100%
Professor - Computer Science16,700 EUR+110%
Professor - Dentistry17,100 EUR+110%
Professor - Drama17,000 EUR+110%
Professor - Economics18,000 EUR+130%
Professor - Education17,400 EUR+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering17,800 EUR+120%
Professor - English15,800 EUR+98%
Professor - Environmental Engineering16,600 EUR+110%
Professor - Foreign Languages16,700 EUR+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences16,900 EUR+110%
Professor - History16,800 EUR+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering16,300 EUR+100%
Professor - Law17,300 EUR+120%
Professor - Legal Support16,700 EUR+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts17,200 EUR+120%
Professor - Marketing17,600 EUR+120%
Professor - Mathematics18,400 EUR+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering17,600 EUR+120%
Professor - Medical Administration17,400 EUR+120%
Professor - Medicine19,500 EUR+140%
Professor - Music15,900 EUR+100%
Professor - Nursing16,100 EUR+100%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences16,600 EUR+110%
Professor - Philosophy16,400 EUR+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy18,700 EUR+130%
Professor - Physics18,900 EUR+140%
Professor - Psychology16,900 EUR+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation15,400 EUR+93%
Professor - Social Work14,900 EUR+87%
Professor - Sociology15,900 EUR+100%
Professor - Special Education17,600 EUR+120%
Psychology Teacher13,600 EUR+71%
Public Management Assistant Professor13,800 EUR+73%
School Counselor12,700 EUR+59%
Science Educator9,420 EUR+18%
Science Laboratory Assistant8,760 EUR+10%
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Secondary Mathematics Teacher9,340 EUR+17%
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Special Education Teacher9,900 EUR+24%
Special Needs Assistant8,310 EUR+4%
Statistics Lecturer15,600 EUR+96%
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Student Development Specialist11,000 EUR+38%
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Student Services8,850 EUR+11%
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Teacher8,820 EUR+11%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin8,970 EUR
Bremen7,770 EUR
Dortmund7,340 EUR
Dresden6,840 EUR
Dusseldorf8,150 EUR
Essen7,740 EUR
Frankfurt7,910 EUR
Hamburg8,920 EUR
Hannover7,220 EUR
Koln8,800 EUR
Leipzig7,630 EUR
Munchen8,860 EUR
Nurnberg6,620 EUR
Stuttgart7,710 EUR
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