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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Germany 2020

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
13,000 EUR
( 156,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Germany typically earns around 13,000 EUR per month. Salaries range from 7,450 EUR (lowest average) to 19,700 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist10,600 EUR
Algorithm Developer12,300 EUR
Analytical Chemist13,400 EUR
Anthropologist12,400 EUR
Archeologist11,700 EUR
Assistant Breeder6,970 EUR
Astronomer19,100 EUR
Atmospheric and Space Scientist15,700 EUR
Behavior Analyst11,600 EUR
Behavior Intervention Specialist12,500 EUR
Biochemist14,000 EUR
Biofuels Processing Technician9,740 EUR
Biofuels Production Manager12,800 EUR
Biologist13,300 EUR
Biomedical Scientist16,600 EUR
Biophysicist15,800 EUR
Chemical Engineer11,700 EUR
Chemical Technologist10,700 EUR
Chemist14,400 EUR
Chief Technologist16,500 EUR
Climate Change Analyst12,900 EUR
Clinical Laboratory Scientist14,800 EUR
Computer Scientist12,900 EUR
Conservation Scientist15,200 EUR
Data Scientist13,000 EUR
DNA Analyst14,700 EUR
Ecologist15,400 EUR
Economic Development Specialist15,900 EUR
Flavourist10,300 EUR
Food Scientist11,900 EUR
Forensic Scientist12,300 EUR
Formulation Technologist9,520 EUR
Fraud Investigator11,800 EUR
Genomics Scientist16,800 EUR
Geographer12,100 EUR
Geographic Information Systems Technician8,680 EUR
Geological Data Technician9,240 EUR
Geological Technician9,950 EUR
Geologist14,900 EUR
Geomatics Scientist15,100 EUR
Geophysical Data Technician8,900 EUR
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist12,200 EUR
Hydrologist12,200 EUR
Industrial Ecologist13,700 EUR
Intelligence Analyst12,500 EUR
Knowledge Management Specialist11,400 EUR
Laboratory Manager13,400 EUR
Laboratory Researcher11,400 EUR
Laboratory Technician8,840 EUR
Life Sciences Analyst12,400 EUR
Life Scientist15,300 EUR
Marine Architect12,100 EUR
Marine Biologist14,400 EUR
Marine Superintendent9,880 EUR
Materials Analyst10,600 EUR
Materials Scientist13,500 EUR
Mathematician15,200 EUR
Medical Scientist15,100 EUR
Metallurgist13,800 EUR
Meteorologist13,400 EUR
Microbiologist15,300 EUR
Natural Language Processing Researcher11,600 EUR
Natural Resource Specialist12,800 EUR
Natural Sciences Manager16,200 EUR
Nuclear Engineer18,700 EUR
Physical Scientist14,800 EUR
Physicist15,600 EUR
Political Scientist15,800 EUR
Polygraph Examiner8,880 EUR
Polysomnographic Technologist11,300 EUR
Product Development Scientist12,600 EUR
Quantitative Research Analyst12,300 EUR
Quantitative Researcher13,300 EUR
Radiation Protection Specialist12,400 EUR
Refrigeration Technician7,920 EUR
Research Scientist12,900 EUR
Risk Safety Engineer10,800 EUR
Scientific Photographer10,800 EUR
Scientific Programmer12,200 EUR
Scientist13,700 EUR
Service Engineer10,300 EUR
Service Technician9,360 EUR
Social Science Research Assistant9,550 EUR
Social Scientist14,200 EUR
Sociologist14,200 EUR
Soil Scientist12,800 EUR
Statistical Analyst10,000 EUR
Statistical Assistant9,090 EUR
Statistician13,100 EUR
Survey Analyst10,400 EUR
Survey Researcher9,510 EUR
Surveying and Mapping Technician8,220 EUR
Team Leader11,600 EUR
Technical Manager13,300 EUR
Technical Officer8,780 EUR
Technical Service Director12,900 EUR
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist11,100 EUR
Technical Services Research and Development Manager16,600 EUR
Technical Services Research Coordinator11,600 EUR
Technician8,020 EUR
Water Ecologist14,900 EUR
Wildlife Biologist14,900 EUR

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Germany range from 7,450 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 19,700 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,100 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 14,100 EUR while the other half are earning more than 14,100 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 9,690 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,690 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 18,200 EUR while 25% are earning more than 18,200 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 59,400 Euro(s) to 178,000 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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Science and Technical Services
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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 earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

12,600 EUR
13,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Science and Technical Services professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Science and Technical Services
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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

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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

Information Technology

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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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Science and Technical Services
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Science and Technical Services is considered to be a moderate 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.

41% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Private Sector
11,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
12,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Science and Technical Services
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Average Salary 2016
11,300 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
11,700 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
12,100 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
12,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services salaries in Germany are rising 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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Germany

75 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 75 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 75 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Germany
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 10% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin14,800 EUR
Bremen12,900 EUR
Dortmund12,600 EUR
Dresden12,100 EUR
Dusseldorf13,600 EUR
Essen13,100 EUR
Frankfurt13,900 EUR
Hamburg14,600 EUR
Hannover11,800 EUR
Koln14,100 EUR
Leipzig12,400 EUR
Munchen14,400 EUR
Nurnberg11,600 EUR
Stuttgart13,300 EUR
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