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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Germany 2020

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
12,600 EUR
( 152,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Germany typically earns around 12,600 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,610 EUR (lowest) to 19,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology jobs. 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
Assistant Pharmacist9,480 EUR
Assistant Pharmacy Director17,900 EUR
Associate Medical Affairs Director16,100 EUR
Bioinformatics Scientist15,500 EUR
Bioinformatics Technician10,200 EUR
Biological Scientist16,300 EUR
Biological Technician10,700 EUR
Biomedical Engineer9,560 EUR
Biomedical Engineering Director13,600 EUR
Biostatistician11,400 EUR
Biotechnologist 11,100 EUR
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager9,990 EUR
Chemical Process Technician10,000 EUR
Clinical Consultant12,100 EUR
Clinical Data Manager13,300 EUR
Clinical Data Specialist11,400 EUR
Clinical Operations Manager13,500 EUR
Clinical Pharmacist12,700 EUR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist13,900 EUR
Clinical Programmer7,920 EUR
Clinical Project Manager11,500 EUR
Clinical Research Associate11,200 EUR
Clinical Research Manager13,400 EUR
Clinical Study Manager14,500 EUR
Compliance Specialist12,700 EUR
Cytology Laboratory Technologist10,500 EUR
Cytotechnologist10,300 EUR
GCP Auditor11,800 EUR
Hospital Pharmacy Technician11,500 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer11,000 EUR
Medical Affairs Director16,000 EUR
Medical Representative 9,080 EUR
Medical Science Liaison12,200 EUR
Molecular and Cellular Biologist12,700 EUR
Nuclear Pharmacist1,560 EUR
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead18,900 EUR
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager16,500 EUR
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer12,000 EUR
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager11,700 EUR
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor13,200 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant9,900 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist10,600 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Associate12,900 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist15,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Researcher15,800 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager15,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager16,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative8,510 EUR
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager14,000 EUR
Pharmaceutical Team Leader12,700 EUR
Pharmaceutical Technologist9,660 EUR
Pharmacist12,500 EUR
Pharmacy Aide9,970 EUR
Pharmacy Manager17,800 EUR
Pharmacy Stock Controller8,340 EUR
Pharmacy Technician8,890 EUR
Records Management Coordinator7,610 EUR
Shift Encapsulator8,580 EUR
Staff Pharmacist12,500 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

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

  • Salary Range

    The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Germany range between 1,610 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 19,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 13,200 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 13,200 EUR while the other half are earning more than 13,200 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 6,640 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,640 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 17,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 17,400 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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

How do Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary 2016
10,900 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
11,300 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
11,800 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
12,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Germany

73 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 73 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 73 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin14,400 EUR
Bremen12,500 EUR
Dortmund12,200 EUR
Dresden11,800 EUR
Dusseldorf13,200 EUR
Essen12,700 EUR
Frankfurt13,400 EUR
Hamburg14,200 EUR
Hannover11,500 EUR
Koln13,700 EUR
Leipzig12,000 EUR
Munchen13,900 EUR
Nurnberg11,300 EUR
Stuttgart13,000 EUR
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