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Executive and Management Average Salaries in Germany 2022

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in Germany?


Average Monthly Salary
5,160 EUR
( 61,900 EUR yearly)

LOW
1,700
EUR
AVERAGE
5,160
EUR
HIGH
8,510
EUR

A person working in Executive and Management in Germany typically earns around 5,160 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,700 EUR (lowest average) to 8,510 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Executive and Management careers. 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
Account Coordinator3,300 EUR
Administration Manager3,970 EUR
Area Manager3,720 EUR
Asset Protection Associate4,650 EUR
Assistant Director4,030 EUR
Assistant Manager4,690 EUR
Assistant Operations Manager4,990 EUR
Assistant Project Manager4,100 EUR
Assistant Section Head3,630 EUR
Assistant to CEO4,060 EUR
Assistant Vice President4,720 EUR
Associate Director4,350 EUR
Bid Manager4,930 EUR
Branch Manager4,710 EUR
Business Development Manager5,120 EUR
Business Operations Associate4,330 EUR
Business Operations Lead4,380 EUR
Campaign Manager4,830 EUR
Chairman of The Board8,370 EUR
Chairman Office Manager5,400 EUR
Chief Corporate Officer6,330 EUR
Chief Executive Officer8,080 EUR
Chief Financial Officer7,480 EUR
Chief of Staff3,810 EUR
Chief Operating Officer5,940 EUR
Chief Risk Officer5,090 EUR
Client Services Manager5,550 EUR
Commercial Project Manager4,610 EUR
Commodity Broker3,310 EUR
Corporate Affairs Executive5,000 EUR
Corporate Compliance Director5,580 EUR
Corporate Director5,760 EUR
Corporate Officer3,930 EUR
Corporate Partnerships Officer3,990 EUR
Country Manager6,690 EUR
Deputy Director5,840 EUR
Director6,580 EUR
Director of Accreditation5,370 EUR
Director of Catering Services4,730 EUR
Director of Client Services5,440 EUR
Director of Facilities Management4,700 EUR
Director of Operations5,640 EUR
Director of Process Simplification4,230 EUR
Director of Project Management5,650 EUR
Director of Revenue Management5,160 EUR
Director of Training and Development5,310 EUR
Distribution Manager5,580 EUR
Division Manager4,980 EUR
Duty Manager4,570 EUR
Engagement Manager5,610 EUR
Executive Director7,870 EUR
Executive Manager6,940 EUR
Franchise Manager6,960 EUR
General Manager6,100 EUR
Global Master Data Manager5,780 EUR
Head of Middle Office5,230 EUR
Head of Projects5,420 EUR
Head of Sustainability4,680 EUR
Housing Manager4,430 EUR
HSE Manager4,370 EUR
Key Account Manager4,500 EUR
Knowledge Manager5,300 EUR
Location Manager4,930 EUR
Logistics Manager4,430 EUR
Management Consultant4,490 EUR
Management Executive5,800 EUR
Manager5,660 EUR
Managing Director6,690 EUR
MIS Executive5,760 EUR
Ocean Services Manager5,810 EUR
Operations Assistant4,120 EUR
Operations Director6,130 EUR
Operations Executive6,050 EUR
Operations Manager6,200 EUR
Operations Supervisor4,980 EUR
Policy Administration Executive4,600 EUR
Private Sector Executive5,030 EUR
Product Development Manager5,580 EUR
Product Executive4,820 EUR
Production Executive5,410 EUR
Production Manager5,640 EUR
Production Supervisor4,500 EUR
Program Manager5,610 EUR
Programme Coordinator4,040 EUR
Project Control Manager5,700 EUR
Project Coordinator3,530 EUR
Project Management Officer4,060 EUR
Project Manager3,940 EUR
Project Portfolio Manager4,500 EUR
Quality Manager4,610 EUR
R/D Director4,770 EUR
Regional Director7,700 EUR
Regional Manager5,750 EUR
Relationship Manager5,450 EUR
Retail District Manager3,740 EUR
Revenue Manager4,560 EUR
Risk and Capital Manager5,930 EUR
Risk Officer4,310 EUR
Safety Manager4,200 EUR
Section Head4,290 EUR
Service Manager4,600 EUR
Shift Supervisor3,430 EUR
Solutions Manager3,920 EUR
Supervisor3,320 EUR
Supply Chain Manager5,810 EUR
Surveyor3,860 EUR
Technical Manager5,040 EUR
Territory Manager5,320 EUR
Validation Manager4,750 EUR
Vice President6,390 EUR
Zone Manager5,970 EUR

Executive and Management Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Executive and Management salaries in Germany range from 1,700 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 8,510 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,570 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 5,570 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,570 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 in Executive and Management are earning less than 3,270 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,270 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 7,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 7,600 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Executive and Management Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Executive and Management
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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 employees in Germany who work in Executive and Management earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
5,310 EUR
Female-6%
5,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Executive and Management Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Executive and Management professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Executive and Management

Executive and Management professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 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 2021

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 2021. 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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Executive and Management Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Executive and Management
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Executive and Management is considered to be a high bonus-based field 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.

16% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% 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
84%
No Bonus
16%

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.

Executive and Management Hourly Average Wage in Germany


30 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 30 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 30 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.

Executive and Management VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Executive and Management is 35% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin5,870 EUR
Bremen5,090 EUR
Dortmund4,980 EUR
Dresden4,800 EUR
Dusseldorf5,400 EUR
Essen5,190 EUR
Frankfurt5,480 EUR
Hamburg5,780 EUR
Hannover4,680 EUR
Koln5,580 EUR
Leipzig4,900 EUR
Munchen5,680 EUR
Nurnberg4,590 EUR
Stuttgart5,280 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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
3,720 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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