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Surgery Average Salaries in Germany 2020

How much money does a person working in Surgery make in Germany?

12,768 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Surgery in Germany typically earns around 12,768 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Surgery 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
Chief of Surgery18,995 EUR
Oral Surgeon13,351 EUR
Perioperative Aide3,715 EUR
Surgeon13,304 EUR
Surgeon - Burn13,851 EUR
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic18,697 EUR
Surgeon - Heart Transplant20,017 EUR
Surgeon - Neurology16,910 EUR
Surgeon - Orthopedic18,723 EUR
Surgeon - Pediatric16,237 EUR
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive18,504 EUR
Surgeon - Trauma14,529 EUR
Surgical Assistant8,515 EUR
Surgical Instrument Techncian3,693 EUR
Surgical Technologist3,741 EUR

Surgery Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Surgery

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Surgery salaries in Germany range between 3,661 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 20,597 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,279 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Surgery are earning less than 13,279 EUR while the other half are earning more than 13,279 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 Surgery are earning less than 7,623 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,623 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Surgery are earning less than 18,293 EUR while 25% are earning more than 18,293 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

Surgery Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Surgery
Average Salary 2017    =  
11,450 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
11,874 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
12,313 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
12,768 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Surgery 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.

Surgery Hourly Average Wage in Germany

74 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Surgery is 74 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 74 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.

Surgery VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Surgery 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
Berlin14,542 EUR
Bremen12,610 EUR
Dortmund12,317 EUR
Dresden11,872 EUR
Dusseldorf13,369 EUR
Essen12,843 EUR
Frankfurt13,574 EUR
Hamburg14,301 EUR
Hannover11,592 EUR
Koln13,817 EUR
Leipzig12,119 EUR
Munchen14,059 EUR
Nurnberg11,367 EUR
Stuttgart13,074 EUR
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