A person working as a Lecturer in Germany typically earns around 5,380 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,470 EUR (lowest) to 8,550 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Lecturer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Lecturer salaries in Germany range from 2,470 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 8,550 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,810 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Lecturer(s) are earning less than 5,810 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,810 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 Lecturer(s) are earning less than 3,730 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,730 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Lecturer(s) are earning less than 7,750 EUR while 25% are earning more than 7,750 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 Lecturer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Lecturer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,810 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,750 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 5,540 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Lecturer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,760 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 7,360 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 7,970 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 Lecturer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Master's Degree, the average salary of a Lecturer is 3,260 EUR per month.
While someone with a PhD gets a salary of 6,300 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Master's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,200 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 Lecturer employees in Germany earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Lecturer(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 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 Lecturer is considered to be a moderate 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.
38% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 62% 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.
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.
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 Lecturer is 33% more than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||3,980 EUR||-26%|
|Academic Coach||3,900 EUR||-27%|
|Academic Manager||4,380 EUR||-19%|
|Academic Specialist||3,240 EUR||-40%|
|Academic Staff||3,040 EUR||-43%|
|Achievement Coach||3,920 EUR||-27%|
|Admissions Specialist||3,290 EUR||-39%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||2,870 EUR||-47%|
|Anthropology Teacher||3,240 EUR||-40%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||2,810 EUR||-48%|
|Archeology Teacher||3,050 EUR||-43%|
|Architecture Teacher||3,590 EUR||-33%|
|Art Teacher||2,790 EUR||-48%|
|Assistant School Principal||4,170 EUR||-22%|
|Assistant Teacher||2,550 EUR||-53%|
|Biochemistry Professor||5,250 EUR||-2%|
|Biology Teacher||3,200 EUR||-40%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||3,460 EUR||-36%|
|Business Teacher||3,360 EUR||-38%|
|Chemistry Teacher||3,000 EUR||-44%|
|Child Care Coordinator||3,030 EUR||-44%|
|Child Care Worker||2,400 EUR||-55%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||4,510 EUR||-16%|
|College Aide||3,880 EUR||-28%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||4,030 EUR||-25%|
|College President||6,790 EUR||+26%|
|Communications Teacher||3,220 EUR||-40%|
|Community Education Officer||2,680 EUR||-50%|
|Computer Science Teacher||2,820 EUR||-48%|
|Computer Teacher||3,020 EUR||-44%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||3,520 EUR||-35%|
|Credit Counselor||3,780 EUR||-30%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||3,010 EUR||-44%|
|Curriculum Developer||3,960 EUR||-26%|
|Curriculum Specialist||3,910 EUR||-27%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||3,710 EUR||-31%|
|Director of Learning Technology||4,240 EUR||-21%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||3,460 EUR||-36%|
|Economics Lecturer||5,330 EUR||-1%|
|Education Administrator||3,560 EUR||-34%|
|Education Assistant Director||3,840 EUR||-29%|
|Education Assistant Principal||3,310 EUR||-38%|
|Education Assistant Professor||4,310 EUR||-20%|
|Education Consultant||4,490 EUR||-16%|
|Education Coordinator||3,100 EUR||-42%|
|Education Counselor||3,700 EUR||-31%|
|Education Director||5,490 EUR||+2%|
|Education Program Specialist||3,940 EUR||-27%|
|Education Researcher||4,370 EUR||-19%|
|Education Resource Specialist||3,260 EUR||-39%|
|Education Services Facilitator||3,370 EUR||-37%|
|Educational Psychologist||4,940 EUR||-8%|
|EFL Teacher||3,110 EUR||-42%|
|eLearning Trainer||2,850 EUR||-47%|
|Elementary School Teacher||2,580 EUR||-52%|
|Engineering Lecturer||5,270 EUR||-2%|
|Engineering Teacher||4,200 EUR||-22%|
|English Teacher||2,820 EUR||-48%|
|ESL Teacher||3,200 EUR||-40%|
|Faculty Assistant||3,810 EUR||-29%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||2,880 EUR||-46%|
|GED Teacher||2,880 EUR||-46%|
|Geography Teacher||2,970 EUR||-45%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||4,130 EUR||-23%|
|Head of School||5,010 EUR||-7%|
|High School Teacher||3,480 EUR||-35%|
|History Teacher||3,040 EUR||-43%|
|Infant Teacher||2,260 EUR||-58%|
|Instructional Assistant||3,310 EUR||-38%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||2,540 EUR||-53%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||2,410 EUR||-55%|
|Law Teacher||4,150 EUR||-23%|
|Learning Designer||3,540 EUR||-34%|
|Library Assistant||2,080 EUR||-61%|
|Library Director||3,620 EUR||-33%|
|Library Specialist||2,600 EUR||-52%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||2,990 EUR||-44%|
|Math Lecturer||5,710 EUR||+6%|
|Mathematics Teacher||3,450 EUR||-36%|
|Middle School Teacher||3,190 EUR||-41%|
|Music Teacher||2,960 EUR||-45%|
|Nursery Manager||4,710 EUR||-12%|
|Nursery Worker||1,920 EUR||-64%|
|Physical Education Specialist||3,210 EUR||-40%|
|Physical Education Teacher||2,700 EUR||-50%|
|Physics Teacher||3,070 EUR||-43%|
|Political Science Teacher||3,150 EUR||-41%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||4,950 EUR||-8%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||3,480 EUR||-35%|
|Preschool Teacher||2,560 EUR||-52%|
|Primary School Teacher||2,790 EUR||-48%|
|Product Specialist||3,520 EUR||-35%|
|Professor - Accounting||5,700 EUR||+6%|
|Professor - Architecture||5,690 EUR||+6%|
|Professor - Biology||5,400 EUR||+0%|
|Professor - Business Administration||5,160 EUR||-4%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||5,540 EUR||+3%|
|Professor - Chemistry||5,920 EUR||+10%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||5,390 EUR||+0%|
|Professor - Communication||5,240 EUR||-3%|
|Professor - Computer Science||5,410 EUR||+1%|
|Professor - Dentistry||5,530 EUR||+3%|
|Professor - Drama||5,510 EUR||+2%|
|Professor - Economics||5,840 EUR||+9%|
|Professor - Education||5,640 EUR||+5%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||5,760 EUR||+7%|
|Professor - English||5,110 EUR||-5%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||5,360 EUR||-0%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||5,390 EUR||+0%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||5,480 EUR||+2%|
|Professor - History||5,420 EUR||+1%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||5,270 EUR||-2%|
|Professor - Law||5,610 EUR||+4%|
|Professor - Legal Support||5,420 EUR||+1%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||5,550 EUR||+3%|
|Professor - Marketing||5,690 EUR||+6%|
|Professor - Mathematics||5,950 EUR||+11%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||5,700 EUR||+6%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||5,640 EUR||+5%|
|Professor - Medicine||6,880 EUR||+28%|
|Professor - Music||5,160 EUR||-4%|
|Professor - Nursing||5,200 EUR||-3%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||5,370 EUR||-0%|
|Professor - Philosophy||5,310 EUR||-1%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||6,050 EUR||+13%|
|Professor - Physics||6,120 EUR||+14%|
|Professor - Psychology||5,460 EUR||+2%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||4,990 EUR||-7%|
|Professor - Social Work||4,810 EUR||-11%|
|Professor - Sociology||5,150 EUR||-4%|
|Professor - Special Education||5,680 EUR||+6%|
|Psychology Teacher||4,570 EUR||-15%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||4,460 EUR||-17%|
|School Counselor||4,120 EUR||-23%|
|Science Educator||3,050 EUR||-43%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||2,840 EUR||-47%|
|Science Teacher||3,110 EUR||-42%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||3,020 EUR||-44%|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,080 EUR||-43%|
|Special Education Teacher||3,200 EUR||-40%|
|Special Needs Assistant||2,690 EUR||-50%|
|Statistics Lecturer||5,050 EUR||-6%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||2,850 EUR||-47%|
|Student Development Specialist||3,560 EUR||-34%|
|Student Employment Specialist||3,320 EUR||-38%|
|Student Services||2,860 EUR||-47%|
|Student Support Manager||3,800 EUR||-29%|
|Substitute Teacher||2,530 EUR||-53%|
|Teacher Aide||2,360 EUR||-56%|
|Teacher Trainer||3,660 EUR||-32%|
|Training and Development Specialist||3,950 EUR||-27%|
|Training Coordinator||2,700 EUR||-50%|
|University Teacher||5,030 EUR||-6%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||2,890 EUR||-46%|
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 on average across all sectors.