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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Germany 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
12,400 EUR
( 148,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Germany typically earns around 12,400 EUR per month. Salaries range from 5,990 EUR (lowest) to 20,400 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor12,300 EUR
Academic Coach12,100 EUR
Academic Manager13,500 EUR
Academic Specialist10,000 EUR
Academic Staff9,400 EUR
Accompanist9,860 EUR
Achievement Coach12,100 EUR
Admissions Specialist10,200 EUR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher8,860 EUR
Anthropology Teacher10,000 EUR
Arabic Language Teacher8,690 EUR
Archeology Teacher9,420 EUR
Architecture Teacher11,100 EUR
Archivist8,460 EUR
Art Teacher8,630 EUR
Assistant School Principal12,900 EUR
Assistant Teacher7,880 EUR
Biochemistry Professor 13,200 EUR
Biology Teacher9,880 EUR
Bursary Scheme Manager10,700 EUR
Business Teacher10,400 EUR
Chemistry Teacher9,270 EUR
Child Care Coordinator9,380 EUR
Child Care Worker7,410 EUR
Clinical School Psychologist13,900 EUR
College Aide12,000 EUR
College and Career Readiness Specialist12,500 EUR
College President18,800 EUR
Communications Teacher9,940 EUR
Community Education Officer8,280 EUR
Computer Science Teacher8,710 EUR
Computer Teacher9,350 EUR
Creative Writing Trainer10,900 EUR
Credit Counselor11,700 EUR
Cultural Studies Teacher9,300 EUR
Curriculum Developer12,200 EUR
Curriculum Specialist12,100 EUR
Demonstrator8,200 EUR
Deputy Controller of Examinations11,500 EUR
Director of Learning Technology13,100 EUR
Distance Learning Coordinator10,700 EUR
Economics Lecturer16,500 EUR
Education Administrator11,000 EUR
Education Assistant Director11,900 EUR
Education Assistant Principal10,200 EUR
Education Assistant Professor13,300 EUR
Education Consultant13,900 EUR
Education Coordinator9,600 EUR
Education Counselor11,400 EUR
Education Director17,000 EUR
Education Program Specialist12,200 EUR
Education Researcher13,500 EUR
Education Resource Specialist10,100 EUR
Education Services Facilitator10,400 EUR
Educational Psychologist15,300 EUR
EFL Teacher9,600 EUR
eLearning Trainer8,810 EUR
Elementary School Teacher7,960 EUR
Engineering Lecturer16,300 EUR
Engineering Teacher13,000 EUR
English Teacher8,700 EUR
ESL Teacher9,890 EUR
Faculty Assistant11,800 EUR
Foreign Language Teacher8,890 EUR
GED Teacher8,920 EUR
Geography Teacher9,170 EUR
Head of Mathematics Department12,800 EUR
Head of School15,500 EUR
High School Teacher10,700 EUR
History Teacher9,380 EUR
Infant Teacher7,000 EUR
Instructional Assistant10,200 EUR
Instructor11,000 EUR
Kindergarten Teacher7,840 EUR
Language Instructor For Expatriate7,440 EUR
Law Teacher12,800 EUR
Learning Designer10,900 EUR
Lecturer13,800 EUR
Librarian7,440 EUR
Library Assistant6,430 EUR
Library Director11,200 EUR
Library Specialist8,040 EUR
Life Sciences Teacher9,230 EUR
Math Lecturer17,700 EUR
Mathematics Teacher10,700 EUR
Mentor10,400 EUR
Middle School Teacher9,860 EUR
Music Teacher9,160 EUR
Nursery Manager14,600 EUR
Nursery Worker5,920 EUR
Paraprofessional12,300 EUR
Physical Education Specialist9,920 EUR
Physical Education Teacher8,330 EUR
Physics Teacher 9,480 EUR
Political Science Teacher9,750 EUR
Post Doctoral Researcher15,300 EUR
Preschool Education Administrator10,800 EUR
Preschool Teacher7,900 EUR
Primary School Teacher8,640 EUR
Principal13,200 EUR
Product Specialist10,900 EUR
Professor - Accounting17,600 EUR
Professor - Architecture17,600 EUR
Professor - Biology16,700 EUR
Professor - Business Administration15,900 EUR
Professor - Chemical Engineering17,100 EUR
Professor - Chemistry18,300 EUR
Professor - Civil Engineering16,600 EUR
Professor - Communication16,200 EUR
Professor - Computer Science16,700 EUR
Professor - Dentistry17,100 EUR
Professor - Drama17,000 EUR
Professor - Economics18,000 EUR
Professor - Education17,400 EUR
Professor - Electrical Engineering17,800 EUR
Professor - English15,800 EUR
Professor - Environmental Engineering16,600 EUR
Professor - Foreign Languages16,700 EUR
Professor - Geological Sciences16,900 EUR
Professor - History16,800 EUR
Professor - Industrial Engineering16,300 EUR
Professor - Law17,300 EUR
Professor - Legal Support16,700 EUR
Professor - Liberal Arts17,200 EUR
Professor - Marketing17,600 EUR
Professor - Mathematics18,400 EUR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering17,600 EUR
Professor - Medical Administration17,400 EUR
Professor - Medicine19,500 EUR
Professor - Music15,900 EUR
Professor - Nursing16,100 EUR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences16,600 EUR
Professor - Philosophy16,400 EUR
Professor - Physical Therapy18,700 EUR
Professor - Physics18,900 EUR
Professor - Psychology16,900 EUR
Professor - Rehabilitation15,400 EUR
Professor - Social Work14,900 EUR
Professor - Sociology15,900 EUR
Professor - Special Education17,600 EUR
Psychology Teacher13,600 EUR
Public Management Assistant Professor13,800 EUR
School Counselor12,700 EUR
Science Educator9,420 EUR
Science Laboratory Assistant8,760 EUR
Science Teacher9,600 EUR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher9,340 EUR
Secondary School Teacher9,510 EUR
Special Education Teacher9,900 EUR
Special Needs Assistant8,310 EUR
Statistics Lecturer15,600 EUR
Student Accounts Coordinator8,820 EUR
Student Development Specialist11,000 EUR
Student Employment Specialist10,300 EUR
Student Services8,850 EUR
Student Support Manager11,700 EUR
Substitute Teacher7,810 EUR
Teacher8,820 EUR
Teacher Aide7,290 EUR
Teacher Trainer11,300 EUR
Training and Development Specialist12,200 EUR
Training Coordinator8,360 EUR
Tutor9,080 EUR
University Teacher15,600 EUR
Vocational Education Teacher8,930 EUR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Teaching / Education

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

  • Salary Range

    The Teaching / Education salaries in Germany range between 5,990 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 20,400 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,900 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,900 EUR while the other half are earning more than 12,900 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 8,480 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,480 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 18,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 18,000 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

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016
10,700 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
11,100 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
11,500 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
11,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Germany

71 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Teaching / Education is 71 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 71 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin14,100 EUR
Bremen12,200 EUR
Dortmund11,900 EUR
Dresden11,500 EUR
Dusseldorf13,000 EUR
Essen12,400 EUR
Frankfurt13,200 EUR
Hamburg13,900 EUR
Hannover11,200 EUR
Koln13,400 EUR
Leipzig11,700 EUR
Munchen13,600 EUR
Nurnberg11,000 EUR
Stuttgart12,700 EUR
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