A person working as a Receptionist in Germany typically earns around 6,230 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,870 EUR (lowest) to 9,900 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Receptionist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Receptionist salaries in Germany range from 2,870 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 9,900 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,730 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 6,730 EUR while the other half are earning more than 6,730 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 Receptionist(s) are earning less than 4,320 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,320 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 8,980 EUR while 25% are earning more than 8,980 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 Receptionist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Receptionist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,250 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,340 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 6,420 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,830 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 8,530 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 9,230 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 Receptionist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Receptionist is 3,710 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,820 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,760 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Receptionist employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
Receptionist(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 Receptionist 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 Receptionist 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%|
Receptionist 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 Receptionist is 13% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||10,200 EUR||+64%|
|Administrative Aide||4,550 EUR||-27%|
|Administrative Analyst||6,700 EUR||+8%|
|Administrative Assistant||5,970 EUR||-4%|
|Administrative Associate||5,610 EUR||-10%|
|Administrative Manager||7,110 EUR||+14%|
|Administrative Receptionist||5,430 EUR||-13%|
|Board Secretary||6,480 EUR||+4%|
|Central Office Operator||5,540 EUR||-11%|
|Commercial Administrator||8,270 EUR||+33%|
|Commissions Processor||7,450 EUR||+20%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||6,460 EUR||+4%|
|Document Controller||5,450 EUR||-12%|
|Document Management Specialist||7,280 EUR||+17%|
|Executive Assistant||7,560 EUR||+21%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||8,870 EUR||+42%|
|Executive Secretary||7,540 EUR||+21%|
|Front Desk Attendant||6,500 EUR||+4%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||7,070 EUR||+14%|
|Front Desk Manager||8,730 EUR||+40%|
|Group Services Manager||11,700 EUR||+88%|
|Head Receptionist||7,720 EUR||+24%|
|Key Account Assistant||8,140 EUR||+31%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||4,040 EUR||-35%|
|Leasing Administrator||7,110 EUR||+14%|
|Legal Secretary||6,540 EUR||+5%|
|Mailroom Manager||6,580 EUR||+6%|
|Management Support Secretary||7,120 EUR||+14%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||9,920 EUR||+59%|
|Medical Receptionist||6,900 EUR||+11%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||7,890 EUR||+27%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||10,600 EUR||+70%|
|Night Manager||8,740 EUR||+40%|
|Office Administrator||8,880 EUR||+43%|
|Office Assistant||4,840 EUR||-22%|
|Office Manager||7,450 EUR||+20%|
|Office Services Coordinator||7,220 EUR||+16%|
|Operations Analyst||9,590 EUR||+54%|
|Operations Manager||11,600 EUR||+86%|
|Personal Assistant||7,350 EUR||+18%|
|Planning Assistant||6,920 EUR||+11%|
|Process Expert||8,990 EUR||+44%|
|Program Coordinator||7,740 EUR||+24%|
|Programme Assistant||7,400 EUR||+19%|
|Project Administrator||9,750 EUR||+57%|
|Project Coordinator||9,930 EUR||+59%|
|Reception Team Lead||9,260 EUR||+49%|
|Records Officer||5,360 EUR||-14%|
|Schedule Officer||5,330 EUR||-14%|
|School Secretary||5,900 EUR||-5%|
|Switchboard Operator||4,790 EUR||-23%|
|Technical Program Manager||9,890 EUR||+59%|
|Technical Project Manager||10,100 EUR||+62%|
|Wayleave Officer||5,090 EUR||-18%|