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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Human Resources Officer make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
9,250 EUR
( 111,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Germany typically earns around 9,250 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,260 EUR (lowest) to 14,700 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Human Resources Officer Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Human Resources Officer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Officer salaries in Germany range from 4,260 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 14,700 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,000 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 10,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,000 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 6,410 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,410 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 13,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,300 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

Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,830 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,450 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 9,540 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,600 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 12,700 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 13,700 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
4,830 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,450 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
9,540 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
11,600 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
12,700 EUR
20+ Years+8%
13,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Human Resources Officer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 5,620 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,800 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in Germany

Certificate or Diploma
5,620 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
10,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Human Resources Officer employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

8,930 EUR
9,580 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Human Resources Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Human Resources Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Human Resources Officer
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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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Human Resources Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Human Resources Officer
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A Human Resources Officer 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.

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 Human Resources Officer 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

Human Resources Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

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Average Salary 2016
8,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
8,300 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
8,610 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
8,930 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Officer 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.

Human Resources Officer Average Hourly Wage in Germany

53 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 53 EUR. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in Germany earns approximately 53 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.

Human Resources Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Officer and Human Resources monthly Germany
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The average salary for Human Resources Officer is 24% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator9,860 EUR+7%
Benefits Analyst11,100 EUR+20%
Benefits Manager12,800 EUR+38%
Chief People Officer14,600 EUR+58%
Compensation Analyst10,300 EUR+11%
Compensation and Benefits Manager12,500 EUR+35%
Compensation and Benefits Officer8,990 EUR-3%
Compensation Manager13,200 EUR+43%
Corporate Director of Human Resources16,300 EUR+76%
Corporate Trainer11,900 EUR+29%
Employee Benefits Administrator10,900 EUR+18%
Employee Communications Manager11,300 EUR+22%
Employee Development Specialist12,100 EUR+31%
Employee Engagement Specialist12,200 EUR+32%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator11,600 EUR+25%
Employee Performance Specialist11,300 EUR+22%
Employee Relations Manager12,000 EUR+30%
Employee Relations Practitioner11,300 EUR+22%
Employee Services Manager12,600 EUR+36%
Employment Advice Worker8,610 EUR-7%
Employment Interviewer10,000 EUR+8%
Employment Service Specialist10,100 EUR+9%
Employment Services Coordinator10,600 EUR+15%
Enrollment Counselor11,800 EUR+27%
Equal Opportunity Representative11,300 EUR+22%
Executive Human Capital Management16,800 EUR+82%
Executive Recruiter12,100 EUR+31%
Expatriate Administration Manager12,700 EUR+37%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor10,300 EUR+11%
Global Mobility Manager12,600 EUR+36%
Headhunter12,000 EUR+30%
Health Benefits Coordinator10,100 EUR+9%
HRIS Analyst9,850 EUR+6%
HRIS Manager13,200 EUR+43%
HRIS Supervisor10,100 EUR+9%
Human Resources Administration Specialist9,090 EUR-2%
Human Resources Administrator9,780 EUR+6%
Human Resources Advisor11,800 EUR+27%
Human Resources Analyst10,800 EUR+17%
Human Resources Assessor9,120 EUR-1%
Human Resources Assistant Manager13,500 EUR+46%
Human Resources Associate10,200 EUR+10%
Human Resources Consultant11,900 EUR+29%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager12,200 EUR+32%
Human Resources Generalist12,300 EUR+33%
Human Resources Manager15,300 EUR+65%
Human Resources Officer9,250 EUR-0%
Human Resources Representative8,740 EUR-6%
Human Resources Section Head11,400 EUR+23%
Human Resources Superintendent9,040 EUR-2%
Human Resources Training Executive11,800 EUR+27%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist13,100 EUR+42%
Job Evaluation Specialist12,000 EUR+30%
Labor Relations Director12,900 EUR+39%
Labor Relations Manager13,700 EUR+48%
Labor Relations Specialist11,000 EUR+19%
Learning and Development Manager12,400 EUR+34%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer8,770 EUR-5%
Organizational Development Consultant12,900 EUR+39%
Organizational Development Manager12,700 EUR+37%
Organizational Development Specialist9,650 EUR+4%
Payroll Assistant7,270 EUR-21%
Payroll Supervisor9,500 EUR+3%
People Development Officer10,400 EUR+12%
Personnel Officer9,140 EUR-1%
Records Clerk5,210 EUR-44%
Records Manager12,500 EUR+35%
Recruiter12,500 EUR+35%
Recruiting Coordinator8,990 EUR-3%
Recruiting Manager16,200 EUR+75%
Recruitment Consultant13,600 EUR+47%
Recruitment Officer10,200 EUR+10%
Recruitment Supervisor12,600 EUR+36%
Research Associate11,100 EUR+20%
SAP Resource Manager13,600 EUR+47%
Talent Acquisition Specialist10,600 EUR+15%
Talent Management Officer12,800 EUR+38%
Training and Development Section Head11,900 EUR+29%
Training Executive14,900 EUR+61%
Training Officer9,010 EUR-3%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin9,970 EUR
Bremen9,430 EUR
Dortmund8,660 EUR
Dresden8,560 EUR
Dusseldorf9,480 EUR
Essen9,530 EUR
Frankfurt9,470 EUR
Hamburg10,400 EUR
Hannover8,290 EUR
Koln10,100 EUR
Leipzig8,270 EUR
Munchen9,720 EUR
Nurnberg7,820 EUR
Stuttgart9,630 EUR
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