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Construction Project Manager Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Construction Project Manager make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
5,800 EUR
( 69,600 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Construction Project Manager in Germany typically earns around 5,800 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,670 EUR (lowest) to 9,230 EUR (highest).

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

Construction Project Manager Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction Project Manager salaries in Germany range from 2,670 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 9,230 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,270 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 6,270 EUR while the other half are earning more than 6,270 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 Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 4,020 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,020 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 8,370 EUR while 25% are earning more than 8,370 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

Construction Project Manager 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 Construction Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Construction Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,030 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,050 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 5,980 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, Construction Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,290 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 7,950 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 8,600 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Construction Project Manager average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
3,030 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,050 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
5,980 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
7,290 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
7,950 EUR
20+ Years+8%
8,600 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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Construction Project Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Construction Project Manager(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 Construction Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Construction Project Manager is 3,520 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 6,800 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Construction Project Manager average salary difference by education level in Germany

Bachelor's Degree
3,520 EUR
Master's Degree+93%
6,800 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 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,200 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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Construction Project Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Construction Project Manager employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,600 EUR
6,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Construction Project Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Construction Project Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 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

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

Information Technology

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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Construction Project Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Construction Project Manager
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A Construction Project Manager is considered to be a high 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.

13% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 87% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,730 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction Project Manager Average Hourly Wage in Germany

33 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 33 EUR. This means that the average Construction Project Manager in Germany earns approximately 33 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.

Construction Project Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction Project Manager and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Germany
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The average salary for Construction Project Manager is 160% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 42% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assembler1,140 EUR-80%
Boat Builder and Shipwright1,680 EUR-71%
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Building Administrator1,580 EUR-73%
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Building Inspector1,440 EUR-75%
Building Monitor1,190 EUR-79%
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Cabinetmaker1,260 EUR-78%
Carpenter1,370 EUR-76%
Civil Engineer3,330 EUR-43%
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Construction and Maintenance Manager2,700 EUR-53%
Construction Assistant1,430 EUR-75%
Construction Coordinator2,020 EUR-65%
Construction Estimator2,200 EUR-62%
Construction Field Engineer2,930 EUR-50%
Construction General Manager6,520 EUR+12%
Construction Inventory Officer1,150 EUR-80%
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Construction Project Coordinator3,460 EUR-40%
Construction Project Engineer3,390 EUR-42%
Construction Project Manager5,800 EUR-0%
Construction Project Planner3,150 EUR-46%
Construction Quality Control Manager4,440 EUR-23%
Construction Safety Officer2,090 EUR-64%
Construction Superintendent2,290 EUR-61%
Construction Supervisor3,450 EUR-41%
Construction Technical Assistant1,270 EUR-78%
Construction Technical Officer1,460 EUR-75%
Construction Technical Writer1,330 EUR-77%
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Electrical Engineering Technician1,480 EUR-74%
Electrician1,800 EUR-69%
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Engineer3,420 EUR-41%
Excavator Operator1,240 EUR-79%
Floor Finisher1,380 EUR-76%
Floor Manager2,010 EUR-65%
Foreman1,020 EUR-82%
Frame and Truss Detailer1,050 EUR-82%
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Gas Technician 1,110 EUR-81%
Handyman1,060 EUR-82%
Health and Safety Coordinator1,390 EUR-76%
Health and Safety Officer1,630 EUR-72%
Installation Manager3,980 EUR-31%
Installer990 EUR-83%
Insulation Installer1,230 EUR-79%
Labourer910 EUR-84%
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Lift Technician1,170 EUR-80%
Material Tester1,750 EUR-70%
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Painter1,080 EUR-81%
Pipe Layer1,000 EUR-83%
Pipefitter980 EUR-83%
Plumber1,260 EUR-78%
Property Coordinator2,840 EUR-51%
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Welder980 EUR-83%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin6,690 EUR
Bremen5,760 EUR
Dortmund5,830 EUR
Dresden5,780 EUR
Dusseldorf6,180 EUR
Essen6,010 EUR
Frankfurt6,580 EUR
Hamburg6,500 EUR
Hannover5,230 EUR
Koln6,780 EUR
Leipzig5,970 EUR
Munchen6,970 EUR
Nurnberg5,470 EUR
Stuttgart6,260 EUR
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