A person working as a Project Manager in Germany typically earns around 3,940 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,810 EUR (lowest) to 6,270 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Project Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Project Manager salaries in Germany range from 1,810 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,270 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,260 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Project Manager(s) are earning less than 4,260 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,260 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 Project Manager(s) are earning less than 2,730 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,730 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 5,690 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,690 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 Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,060 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,750 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 4,060 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,960 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 5,400 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 5,850 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 Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Project Manager is 2,530 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,970 EUR per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,310 EUR per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 5,650 EUR per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+18%|
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Project Manager employees in Germany earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Project Manager(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 14 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 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.
A 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.
14% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 86% 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.
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.
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 Project Manager is 24% less than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 35% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Coordinator||3,300 EUR||-16%|
|Administration Manager||3,970 EUR||+1%|
|Area Manager||3,720 EUR||-6%|
|Asset Protection Associate||4,650 EUR||+18%|
|Assistant Director||4,030 EUR||+2%|
|Assistant Manager||4,690 EUR||+19%|
|Assistant Operations Manager||4,990 EUR||+27%|
|Assistant Project Manager||4,100 EUR||+4%|
|Assistant Section Head||3,630 EUR||-8%|
|Assistant to CEO||4,060 EUR||+3%|
|Assistant Vice President||4,720 EUR||+20%|
|Associate Director||4,350 EUR||+10%|
|Bid Manager||4,930 EUR||+25%|
|Branch Manager||4,710 EUR||+19%|
|Business Development Manager||5,120 EUR||+30%|
|Business Operations Associate||4,330 EUR||+10%|
|Business Operations Lead||4,380 EUR||+11%|
|Campaign Manager||4,830 EUR||+22%|
|Chairman of The Board||8,370 EUR||+110%|
|Chairman Office Manager||5,400 EUR||+37%|
|Chief Corporate Officer||6,330 EUR||+60%|
|Chief Executive Officer||8,080 EUR||+100%|
|Chief Financial Officer||7,480 EUR||+90%|
|Chief of Staff||3,810 EUR||-3%|
|Chief Operating Officer||5,940 EUR||+51%|
|Chief Risk Officer||5,090 EUR||+29%|
|Client Services Manager||5,550 EUR||+41%|
|Commercial Project Manager||4,610 EUR||+17%|
|Commodity Broker||3,310 EUR||-16%|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||5,000 EUR||+27%|
|Corporate Compliance Director||5,580 EUR||+41%|
|Corporate Director||5,760 EUR||+46%|
|Corporate Officer||3,930 EUR||-0%|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||3,990 EUR||+1%|
|Country Manager||6,690 EUR||+70%|
|Deputy Director||5,840 EUR||+48%|
|Director of Accreditation||5,370 EUR||+36%|
|Director of Catering Services||4,730 EUR||+20%|
|Director of Client Services||5,440 EUR||+38%|
|Director of Facilities Management||4,700 EUR||+19%|
|Director of Operations||5,640 EUR||+43%|
|Director of Process Simplification||4,230 EUR||+7%|
|Director of Project Management||5,650 EUR||+43%|
|Director of Revenue Management||5,160 EUR||+31%|
|Director of Training and Development||5,310 EUR||+35%|
|Distribution Manager||5,580 EUR||+41%|
|Division Manager||4,980 EUR||+26%|
|Duty Manager||4,570 EUR||+16%|
|Engagement Manager||5,610 EUR||+42%|
|Executive Director||7,870 EUR||+100%|
|Executive Manager||6,940 EUR||+76%|
|Franchise Manager||6,960 EUR||+76%|
|General Manager||6,100 EUR||+55%|
|Global Master Data Manager||5,780 EUR||+47%|
|Head of Middle Office||5,230 EUR||+33%|
|Head of Projects||5,420 EUR||+37%|
|Head of Sustainability||4,680 EUR||+19%|
|Housing Manager||4,430 EUR||+12%|
|HSE Manager||4,370 EUR||+11%|
|Key Account Manager||4,500 EUR||+14%|
|Knowledge Manager||5,300 EUR||+34%|
|Location Manager||4,930 EUR||+25%|
|Logistics Manager||4,430 EUR||+12%|
|Management Consultant||4,490 EUR||+14%|
|Management Executive||5,800 EUR||+47%|
|Managing Director||6,690 EUR||+70%|
|MIS Executive||5,760 EUR||+46%|
|Ocean Services Manager||5,810 EUR||+47%|
|Operations Assistant||4,120 EUR||+4%|
|Operations Director||6,130 EUR||+55%|
|Operations Executive||6,050 EUR||+53%|
|Operations Manager||6,200 EUR||+57%|
|Operations Supervisor||4,980 EUR||+26%|
|Policy Administration Executive||4,600 EUR||+17%|
|Private Sector Executive||5,030 EUR||+28%|
|Product Development Manager||5,580 EUR||+41%|
|Product Executive||4,820 EUR||+22%|
|Production Executive||5,410 EUR||+37%|
|Production Manager||5,640 EUR||+43%|
|Production Supervisor||4,500 EUR||+14%|
|Program Manager||5,610 EUR||+42%|
|Programme Coordinator||4,040 EUR||+2%|
|Project Control Manager||5,700 EUR||+45%|
|Project Coordinator||3,530 EUR||-10%|
|Project Management Officer||4,060 EUR||+3%|
|Project Manager||3,940 EUR||-0%|
|Project Portfolio Manager||4,500 EUR||+14%|
|Quality Manager||4,610 EUR||+17%|
|R/D Director||4,770 EUR||+21%|
|Regional Director||7,700 EUR||+95%|
|Regional Manager||5,750 EUR||+46%|
|Relationship Manager||5,450 EUR||+38%|
|Retail District Manager||3,740 EUR||-5%|
|Revenue Manager||4,560 EUR||+16%|
|Risk and Capital Manager||5,930 EUR||+50%|
|Risk Officer||4,310 EUR||+9%|
|Safety Manager||4,200 EUR||+6%|
|Section Head||4,290 EUR||+9%|
|Service Manager||4,600 EUR||+17%|
|Shift Supervisor||3,430 EUR||-13%|
|Solutions Manager||3,920 EUR||-1%|
|Supply Chain Manager||5,810 EUR||+47%|
|Technical Manager||5,040 EUR||+28%|
|Territory Manager||5,320 EUR||+35%|
|Validation Manager||4,750 EUR||+20%|
|Vice President||6,390 EUR||+62%|
|Zone Manager||5,970 EUR||+51%|
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.