A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in Germany typically earns around 9,510 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,380 EUR (lowest) to 15,100 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secondary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Secondary School Teacher salaries in Germany range from 4,380 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 15,100 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 10,300 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 10,300 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,300 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 Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 6,590 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,590 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 13,700 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,700 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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,970 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,630 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 9,800 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,000 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 13,000 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 14,100 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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 5,770 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 11,100 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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 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 Secondary School Teacher employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
Secondary School Teacher(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 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 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.
A Secondary School Teacher is considered to be a low 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.
64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Secondary School Teacher employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Secondary School Teacher salaries in Germany are on the rise 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.
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 Secondary School Teacher is 23% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||12,300 EUR||+29%|
|Academic Coach||12,100 EUR||+27%|
|Academic Manager||13,500 EUR||+42%|
|Academic Specialist||10,000 EUR||+5%|
|Academic Staff||9,400 EUR||-1%|
|Achievement Coach||12,100 EUR||+27%|
|Admissions Specialist||10,200 EUR||+7%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||8,860 EUR||-7%|
|Anthropology Teacher||10,000 EUR||+5%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||8,690 EUR||-9%|
|Archeology Teacher||9,420 EUR||-1%|
|Architecture Teacher||11,100 EUR||+17%|
|Art Teacher||8,630 EUR||-9%|
|Assistant School Principal||12,900 EUR||+36%|
|Assistant Teacher||7,880 EUR||-17%|
|Biochemistry Professor||13,200 EUR||+39%|
|Biology Teacher||9,880 EUR||+4%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||10,700 EUR||+12%|
|Business Teacher||10,400 EUR||+9%|
|Chemistry Teacher||9,270 EUR||-3%|
|Child Care Coordinator||9,380 EUR||-1%|
|Child Care Worker||7,410 EUR||-22%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||13,900 EUR||+46%|
|College Aide||12,000 EUR||+26%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||12,500 EUR||+31%|
|College President||18,800 EUR||+98%|
|Communications Teacher||9,940 EUR||+4%|
|Community Education Officer||8,280 EUR||-13%|
|Computer Science Teacher||8,710 EUR||-8%|
|Computer Teacher||9,350 EUR||-2%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||10,900 EUR||+15%|
|Credit Counselor||11,700 EUR||+23%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||9,300 EUR||-2%|
|Curriculum Developer||12,200 EUR||+28%|
|Curriculum Specialist||12,100 EUR||+27%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||11,500 EUR||+21%|
|Director of Learning Technology||13,100 EUR||+38%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||10,700 EUR||+12%|
|Economics Lecturer||16,500 EUR||+73%|
|Education Administrator||11,000 EUR||+16%|
|Education Assistant Director||11,900 EUR||+25%|
|Education Assistant Principal||10,200 EUR||+7%|
|Education Assistant Professor||13,300 EUR||+40%|
|Education Consultant||13,900 EUR||+46%|
|Education Coordinator||9,600 EUR||+1%|
|Education Counselor||11,400 EUR||+20%|
|Education Director||17,000 EUR||+79%|
|Education Program Specialist||12,200 EUR||+28%|
|Education Researcher||13,500 EUR||+42%|
|Education Resource Specialist||10,100 EUR||+6%|
|Education Services Facilitator||10,400 EUR||+9%|
|Educational Psychologist||15,300 EUR||+61%|
|EFL Teacher||9,600 EUR||+1%|
|eLearning Trainer||8,810 EUR||-7%|
|Elementary School Teacher||7,960 EUR||-16%|
|Engineering Lecturer||16,300 EUR||+71%|
|Engineering Teacher||13,000 EUR||+37%|
|English Teacher||8,700 EUR||-9%|
|ESL Teacher||9,890 EUR||+4%|
|Faculty Assistant||11,800 EUR||+24%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||8,890 EUR||-7%|
|GED Teacher||8,920 EUR||-6%|
|Geography Teacher||9,170 EUR||-4%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||12,800 EUR||+35%|
|Head of School||15,500 EUR||+63%|
|High School Teacher||10,700 EUR||+12%|
|History Teacher||9,380 EUR||-1%|
|Infant Teacher||7,000 EUR||-26%|
|Instructional Assistant||10,200 EUR||+7%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||7,840 EUR||-18%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||7,440 EUR||-22%|
|Law Teacher||12,800 EUR||+35%|
|Learning Designer||10,900 EUR||+15%|
|Library Assistant||6,430 EUR||-32%|
|Library Director||11,200 EUR||+18%|
|Library Specialist||8,040 EUR||-15%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||9,230 EUR||-3%|
|Math Lecturer||17,700 EUR||+86%|
|Mathematics Teacher||10,700 EUR||+12%|
|Middle School Teacher||9,860 EUR||+4%|
|Music Teacher||9,160 EUR||-4%|
|Nursery Manager||14,600 EUR||+53%|
|Nursery Worker||5,920 EUR||-38%|
|Physical Education Specialist||9,920 EUR||+4%|
|Physical Education Teacher||8,330 EUR||-12%|
|Physics Teacher||9,480 EUR||-0%|
|Political Science Teacher||9,750 EUR||+2%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||15,300 EUR||+61%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||10,800 EUR||+14%|
|Preschool Teacher||7,900 EUR||-17%|
|Primary School Teacher||8,640 EUR||-9%|
|Product Specialist||10,900 EUR||+15%|
|Professor - Accounting||17,600 EUR||+85%|
|Professor - Architecture||17,600 EUR||+85%|
|Professor - Biology||16,700 EUR||+76%|
|Professor - Business Administration||15,900 EUR||+67%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||17,100 EUR||+80%|
|Professor - Chemistry||18,300 EUR||+92%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||16,600 EUR||+74%|
|Professor - Communication||16,200 EUR||+70%|
|Professor - Computer Science||16,700 EUR||+76%|
|Professor - Dentistry||17,100 EUR||+80%|
|Professor - Drama||17,000 EUR||+79%|
|Professor - Economics||18,000 EUR||+89%|
|Professor - Education||17,400 EUR||+83%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||17,800 EUR||+87%|
|Professor - English||15,800 EUR||+66%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||16,600 EUR||+74%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||16,700 EUR||+76%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||16,900 EUR||+78%|
|Professor - History||16,800 EUR||+77%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||16,300 EUR||+71%|
|Professor - Law||17,300 EUR||+82%|
|Professor - Legal Support||16,700 EUR||+76%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||17,200 EUR||+81%|
|Professor - Marketing||17,600 EUR||+85%|
|Professor - Mathematics||18,400 EUR||+93%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||17,600 EUR||+85%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||17,400 EUR||+83%|
|Professor - Medicine||19,500 EUR||+100%|
|Professor - Music||15,900 EUR||+67%|
|Professor - Nursing||16,100 EUR||+69%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||16,600 EUR||+74%|
|Professor - Philosophy||16,400 EUR||+72%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||18,700 EUR||+97%|
|Professor - Physics||18,900 EUR||+99%|
|Professor - Psychology||16,900 EUR||+78%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||15,400 EUR||+62%|
|Professor - Social Work||14,900 EUR||+57%|
|Professor - Sociology||15,900 EUR||+67%|
|Professor - Special Education||17,600 EUR||+85%|
|Psychology Teacher||13,600 EUR||+43%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||13,800 EUR||+45%|
|School Counselor||12,700 EUR||+34%|
|Science Educator||9,420 EUR||-1%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||8,760 EUR||-8%|
|Science Teacher||9,600 EUR||+1%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||9,340 EUR||-2%|
|Secondary School Teacher||9,510 EUR||-0%|
|Special Education Teacher||9,900 EUR||+4%|
|Special Needs Assistant||8,310 EUR||-13%|
|Statistics Lecturer||15,600 EUR||+64%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||8,820 EUR||-7%|
|Student Development Specialist||11,000 EUR||+16%|
|Student Employment Specialist||10,300 EUR||+8%|
|Student Services||8,850 EUR||-7%|
|Student Support Manager||11,700 EUR||+23%|
|Substitute Teacher||7,810 EUR||-18%|
|Teacher Aide||7,290 EUR||-23%|
|Teacher Trainer||11,300 EUR||+19%|
|Training and Development Specialist||12,200 EUR||+28%|
|Training Coordinator||8,360 EUR||-12%|
|University Teacher||15,600 EUR||+64%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||8,930 EUR||-6%|