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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Germany 2020

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Germany?


Average Monthly Salary
2,690 EUR
( 32,300 EUR yearly)

LOW
960
EUR
AVERAGE
2,690
EUR
HIGH
6,520
EUR

A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Germany typically earns around 2,690 EUR per month. Salaries range from 960 EUR (lowest average) to 6,520 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman1,070 EUR
Assembly Line Worker1,020 EUR
Assembly Supervisor1,590 EUR
Assistance Maintenance Manager3,780 EUR
Assistant Shipping Manager3,150 EUR
Chemical Equipment Controller2,300 EUR
Chemical Technican Apprentice2,060 EUR
CNC Machinist2,210 EUR
CNC Operator2,280 EUR
CNC Programmer2,500 EUR
Colour Technologist1,210 EUR
Contracts Manager4,410 EUR
Data Collection Coordinator1,680 EUR
Demand Planner1,550 EUR
Derrick Operator1,100 EUR
Director of Manufacturing6,390 EUR
Dock Worker1,010 EUR
Drying Technician1,000 EUR
Equipment Operator930 EUR
Export Sales Coordinator3,190 EUR
Factory Superintendent1,570 EUR
Factory Worker1,070 EUR
Failure Analysis Technician1,520 EUR
Fiberglass Laminator1,070 EUR
Food Technologist1,860 EUR
Forklift Driver1,080 EUR
Forming Machine Operator1,050 EUR
Furnace Operator980 EUR
Gas Appliance Repairer1,050 EUR
General Warehouse Associate1,740 EUR
Heavy Equipment Operator1,360 EUR
HSE Manager4,220 EUR
Industrial Engineer3,390 EUR
Industrial Machinery Mechanic2,020 EUR
Industrial Production Manager6,220 EUR
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer3,340 EUR
Intake Operator1,320 EUR
Key Account Manager4,970 EUR
Lift Truck Operator1,090 EUR
Loading Supervisor1,910 EUR
Logistic Coordinator2,680 EUR
Logistics Clerk1,210 EUR
Machine Operator1,030 EUR
Machinist1,050 EUR
Maintenance Manager3,900 EUR
Maintenance Store Clerk1,090 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer3,220 EUR
Manufacturing Engineering Manager4,720 EUR
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist3,850 EUR
Manufacturing Manager5,510 EUR
Manufacturing Operative1,690 EUR
Manufacturing Production Technician1,340 EUR
Manufacturing Supervisor2,860 EUR
Manufacturing Technician1,250 EUR
Materials Supervisor2,780 EUR
Mechanical Fitter Engineer3,360 EUR
Mechanical Foreman1,000 EUR
Merchandise Planner1,750 EUR
Metrology Engineer3,160 EUR
Operations Engineer3,160 EUR
Operations Manager5,310 EUR
Order Management Coordinator2,630 EUR
Order Processing Manager4,250 EUR
Order Selector1,220 EUR
Package Handler1,010 EUR
Packaging Manager3,350 EUR
Packer1,050 EUR
Packing Deputy Supervisor2,610 EUR
Planning Manager4,730 EUR
Plant Manager5,290 EUR
Precision Instrument Repairer1,620 EUR
Process Technician1,270 EUR
Product Manager5,550 EUR
Production Analyst4,660 EUR
Production Director6,600 EUR
Production Engineer3,500 EUR
Production Engineering Supervisor5,030 EUR
Production Inspector3,520 EUR
Production Laborer900 EUR
Production Manager6,030 EUR
Production Scheduler2,460 EUR
Production Supervisor3,210 EUR
Quality Control Analyst4,200 EUR
Quality Control Inspector3,600 EUR
Quality Control Manager4,590 EUR
Service Technician1,230 EUR
SHEQ Officer1,530 EUR
Shipping Manager5,050 EUR
Small Engine Mechanic1,790 EUR
Spray Painter1,000 EUR
Sterile Processing Technician1,160 EUR
Structural Welder960 EUR
Supply Chain Operative2,830 EUR
Technical Operator1,350 EUR
Technology Development Manager5,610 EUR
Testing Technician2,410 EUR
Toolmaker1,730 EUR
Warehouse Operative1,120 EUR
Warehouse Worker1,100 EUR
Warranty Handler1,960 EUR
Welder980 EUR
Workshop Manager3,750 EUR

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Germany range from 960 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,520 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,900 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 2,900 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,900 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 1,740 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,740 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 5,090 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,090 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
2,590 EUR
Male+7%
2,780 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany
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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

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

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 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

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 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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

66% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.

Received Bonus
34%
No Bonus
66%

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.

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

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Germany


16 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 16 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 16 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Germany
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 29% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin3,060 EUR
Bremen2,650 EUR
Dortmund2,590 EUR
Dresden2,500 EUR
Dusseldorf2,810 EUR
Essen2,700 EUR
Frankfurt2,860 EUR
Hamburg3,010 EUR
Hannover2,440 EUR
Koln2,910 EUR
Leipzig2,550 EUR
Munchen2,960 EUR
Nurnberg2,390 EUR
Stuttgart2,750 EUR
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