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Clinical Pharmacist Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Clinical Pharmacist make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
12,700 EUR
( 153,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Clinical Pharmacist in Germany typically earns around 12,700 EUR per month. Salaries range from 5,210 EUR (lowest) to 19,600 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Clinical Pharmacist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Clinical Pharmacist Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Clinical Pharmacist

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

  • Salary Range

    Clinical Pharmacist salaries in Germany range between 5,210 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 19,600 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 13,200 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Clinical Pharmacist 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 as Clinical Pharmacist are earning less than 8,290 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,290 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Clinical Pharmacist are earning less than 17,700 EUR while 25% are earning more than 17,700 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

Clinical Pharmacist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Clinical Pharmacist

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Clinical Pharmacist salaries by experience level. A Clinical Pharmacist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,000 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,230 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,400 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Clinical Pharmacist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,500 EUR per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 14,700 EUR per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 18,200 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
6,000 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
8,230 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
10,400 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
12,500 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
14,700 EUR
20+ Years+24%
18,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Clinical Pharmacist Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Clinical Pharmacist

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Clinical Pharmacist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Clinical Pharmacist is 6,000 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,580 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 10,600 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 14,900 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 18,500 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

6,000 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
7,580 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
10,600 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
14,900 EUR
18,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Clinical Pharmacist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Clinical PharmacistThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Clinical Pharmacist employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
12,300 EUR
13,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany Clinical PharmacistWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Clinical Pharmacist employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
12,400 EUR
Public Sector+5%
13,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Clinical Pharmacist Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

How are Clinical Pharmacist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Clinical Pharmacist
Average Salary 2016
11,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
11,400 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
11,800 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
12,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Clinical Pharmacist 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 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.

Clinical Pharmacist Average Hourly Wage in Germany

73 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Clinical Pharmacist is 73 EUR. This means that the average Clinical Pharmacist 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.

Clinical Pharmacist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, and All Jobs and we found that Clinical Pharmacist salaries are 1% more than those of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. We also found out that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist9,480 EUR-25%
Assistant Pharmacy Director17,900 EUR+41%
Associate Medical Affairs Director16,100 EUR+27%
Bioinformatics Scientist15,500 EUR+22%
Bioinformatics Technician10,200 EUR-20%
Biological Scientist16,300 EUR+28%
Biological Technician10,700 EUR-16%
Biomedical Engineer9,560 EUR-25%
Biomedical Engineering Director13,600 EUR+7%
Biostatistician11,400 EUR-10%
Biotechnologist 11,100 EUR-13%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager9,990 EUR-21%
Chemical Process Technician10,000 EUR-21%
Clinical Consultant12,100 EUR-5%
Clinical Data Manager13,300 EUR+5%
Clinical Data Specialist11,400 EUR-10%
Clinical Operations Manager13,500 EUR+6%
Clinical Pharmacist12,700 EUR-0%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist13,900 EUR+9%
Clinical Programmer7,920 EUR-38%
Clinical Project Manager11,500 EUR-10%
Clinical Research Associate11,200 EUR-12%
Clinical Research Manager13,400 EUR+5%
Clinical Study Manager14,500 EUR+14%
Compliance Specialist12,700 EUR-0%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist10,500 EUR-17%
Cytotechnologist10,300 EUR-19%
GCP Auditor11,800 EUR-7%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician11,500 EUR-10%
Manufacturing Engineer11,000 EUR-13%
Medical Affairs Director16,000 EUR+26%
Medical Representative 9,080 EUR-29%
Medical Science Liaison12,200 EUR-4%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist12,700 EUR-0%
Nuclear Pharmacist1,560 EUR-88%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead18,900 EUR+49%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager16,500 EUR+30%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer12,000 EUR-6%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager11,700 EUR-8%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor13,200 EUR+4%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant9,900 EUR-22%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist10,600 EUR-17%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate12,900 EUR+1%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist15,400 EUR+21%
Pharmaceutical Researcher15,800 EUR+24%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager15,400 EUR+21%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager16,400 EUR+29%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative8,510 EUR-33%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager14,000 EUR+10%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader12,700 EUR-0%
Pharmaceutical Technologist9,660 EUR-24%
Pharmacist12,500 EUR-2%
Pharmacy Aide9,970 EUR-22%
Pharmacy Manager17,800 EUR+40%
Pharmacy Stock Controller8,340 EUR-34%
Pharmacy Technician8,890 EUR-30%
Records Management Coordinator7,610 EUR-40%
Shift Encapsulator8,580 EUR-33%
Staff Pharmacist12,500 EUR-2%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin14,700 EUR
Bremen12,400 EUR
Dortmund12,600 EUR
Dresden11,200 EUR
Dusseldorf13,300 EUR
Essen13,000 EUR
Frankfurt12,900 EUR
Hamburg14,200 EUR
Hannover11,200 EUR
Koln13,400 EUR
Leipzig11,600 EUR
Munchen13,800 EUR
Nurnberg11,700 EUR
Stuttgart13,600 EUR
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