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Lecturer Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Lecturer make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
13,800 EUR
( 166,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Lecturer in Germany typically earns around 13,800 EUR per month. Salaries range from 5,680 EUR (lowest) to 21,300 EUR (highest).

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

Lecturer Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Lecturer

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

  • Salary Range

    Lecturer salaries in Germany range between 5,680 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 21,300 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,400 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Lecturer are earning less than 14,400 EUR while the other half are earning more than 14,400 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 Lecturer are earning less than 9,040 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,040 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Lecturer are earning less than 19,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 19,300 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 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

Lecturer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Lecturer

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Lecturer salaries by experience level. A Lecturer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,540 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,970 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 11,300 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Lecturer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,700 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 16,000 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 19,800 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
6,540 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
8,970 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
11,300 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
13,700 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
16,000 EUR
20+ Years+24%
19,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Lecturer Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Lecturer

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 Lecturer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Lecturer is 6,540 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 8,260 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,500 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 16,200 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 20,200 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

6,540 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
8,260 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
11,500 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
16,200 EUR
20,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Lecturer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany LecturerThough 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 7% more than their female counterparts.
13,400 EUR
14,300 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 LecturerWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Lecturer employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
13,500 EUR
Public Sector+5%
14,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Lecturer Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Lecturer
Average Salary 2016
12,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
12,400 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
12,900 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
13,400 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Lecturer 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.

Lecturer Average Hourly Wage in Germany

80 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Lecturer is 80 EUR. This means that the average Lecturer in Germany earns approximatly 80 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.

Lecturer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Lecturer and Teaching / Education monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Lecturer, Teaching / Education, and All Jobs and we found that Lecturer salaries are 12% more than those of Teaching / Education. We also found out that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor12,300 EUR-11%
Academic Coach12,100 EUR-13%
Academic Manager13,500 EUR-3%
Academic Specialist10,000 EUR-28%
Academic Staff9,400 EUR-32%
Accompanist9,860 EUR-29%
Achievement Coach12,100 EUR-13%
Admissions Specialist10,200 EUR-26%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher8,860 EUR-36%
Anthropology Teacher10,000 EUR-28%
Arabic Language Teacher8,690 EUR-37%
Archeology Teacher9,420 EUR-32%
Architecture Teacher11,100 EUR-20%
Archivist8,460 EUR-39%
Art Teacher8,630 EUR-38%
Assistant School Principal12,900 EUR-7%
Assistant Teacher7,880 EUR-43%
Biochemistry Professor 13,200 EUR-5%
Biology Teacher9,880 EUR-29%
Bursary Scheme Manager10,700 EUR-23%
Business Teacher10,400 EUR-25%
Chemistry Teacher9,270 EUR-33%
Child Care Coordinator9,380 EUR-32%
Child Care Worker7,410 EUR-46%
Clinical School Psychologist13,900 EUR+0%
College Aide12,000 EUR-13%
College and Career Readiness Specialist12,500 EUR-10%
College President18,800 EUR+36%
Communications Teacher9,940 EUR-28%
Community Education Officer8,280 EUR-40%
Computer Science Teacher8,710 EUR-37%
Computer Teacher9,350 EUR-32%
Creative Writing Trainer10,900 EUR-21%
Credit Counselor11,700 EUR-16%
Cultural Studies Teacher9,300 EUR-33%
Curriculum Developer12,200 EUR-12%
Curriculum Specialist12,100 EUR-13%
Demonstrator8,200 EUR-41%
Deputy Controller of Examinations11,500 EUR-17%
Director of Learning Technology13,100 EUR-5%
Distance Learning Coordinator10,700 EUR-23%
Economics Lecturer16,500 EUR+19%
Education Administrator11,000 EUR-21%
Education Assistant Director11,900 EUR-14%
Education Assistant Principal10,200 EUR-26%
Education Assistant Professor13,300 EUR-4%
Education Consultant13,900 EUR+0%
Education Coordinator9,600 EUR-31%
Education Counselor11,400 EUR-18%
Education Director17,000 EUR+23%
Education Program Specialist12,200 EUR-12%
Education Researcher13,500 EUR-3%
Education Resource Specialist10,100 EUR-27%
Education Services Facilitator10,400 EUR-25%
Educational Psychologist15,300 EUR+10%
EFL Teacher9,600 EUR-31%
eLearning Trainer8,810 EUR-36%
Elementary School Teacher7,960 EUR-43%
Engineering Lecturer16,300 EUR+18%
Engineering Teacher13,000 EUR-6%
English Teacher8,700 EUR-37%
ESL Teacher9,890 EUR-29%
Faculty Assistant11,800 EUR-15%
Foreign Language Teacher8,890 EUR-36%
GED Teacher8,920 EUR-36%
Geography Teacher9,170 EUR-34%
Head of Mathematics Department12,800 EUR-8%
Head of School15,500 EUR+12%
High School Teacher10,700 EUR-23%
History Teacher9,380 EUR-32%
Infant Teacher7,000 EUR-49%
Instructional Assistant10,200 EUR-26%
Instructor11,000 EUR-21%
Kindergarten Teacher7,840 EUR-43%
Language Instructor For Expatriate7,440 EUR-46%
Law Teacher12,800 EUR-8%
Learning Designer10,900 EUR-21%
Lecturer13,800 EUR-0%
Librarian7,440 EUR-46%
Library Assistant6,430 EUR-54%
Library Director11,200 EUR-19%
Library Specialist8,040 EUR-42%
Life Sciences Teacher9,230 EUR-33%
Math Lecturer17,700 EUR+28%
Mathematics Teacher10,700 EUR-23%
Mentor10,400 EUR-25%
Middle School Teacher9,860 EUR-29%
Music Teacher9,160 EUR-34%
Nursery Manager14,600 EUR+5%
Nursery Worker5,920 EUR-57%
Paraprofessional12,300 EUR-11%
Physical Education Specialist9,920 EUR-28%
Physical Education Teacher8,330 EUR-40%
Physics Teacher 9,480 EUR-32%
Political Science Teacher9,750 EUR-30%
Post Doctoral Researcher15,300 EUR+10%
Preschool Education Administrator10,800 EUR-22%
Preschool Teacher7,900 EUR-43%
Primary School Teacher8,640 EUR-38%
Principal13,200 EUR-5%
Product Specialist10,900 EUR-21%
Professor - Accounting17,600 EUR+27%
Professor - Architecture17,600 EUR+27%
Professor - Biology16,700 EUR+21%
Professor - Business Administration15,900 EUR+15%
Professor - Chemical Engineering17,100 EUR+23%
Professor - Chemistry18,300 EUR+32%
Professor - Civil Engineering16,600 EUR+20%
Professor - Communication16,200 EUR+17%
Professor - Computer Science16,700 EUR+21%
Professor - Dentistry17,100 EUR+23%
Professor - Drama17,000 EUR+23%
Professor - Economics18,000 EUR+30%
Professor - Education17,400 EUR+26%
Professor - Electrical Engineering17,800 EUR+29%
Professor - English15,800 EUR+14%
Professor - Environmental Engineering16,600 EUR+20%
Professor - Foreign Languages16,700 EUR+21%
Professor - Geological Sciences16,900 EUR+22%
Professor - History16,800 EUR+21%
Professor - Industrial Engineering16,300 EUR+18%
Professor - Law17,300 EUR+25%
Professor - Legal Support16,700 EUR+21%
Professor - Liberal Arts17,200 EUR+24%
Professor - Marketing17,600 EUR+27%
Professor - Mathematics18,400 EUR+33%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering17,600 EUR+27%
Professor - Medical Administration17,400 EUR+26%
Professor - Medicine19,500 EUR+41%
Professor - Music15,900 EUR+15%
Professor - Nursing16,100 EUR+16%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences16,600 EUR+20%
Professor - Philosophy16,400 EUR+18%
Professor - Physical Therapy18,700 EUR+35%
Professor - Physics18,900 EUR+36%
Professor - Psychology16,900 EUR+22%
Professor - Rehabilitation15,400 EUR+11%
Professor - Social Work14,900 EUR+8%
Professor - Sociology15,900 EUR+15%
Professor - Special Education17,600 EUR+27%
Psychology Teacher13,600 EUR-2%
Public Management Assistant Professor13,800 EUR-0%
School Counselor12,700 EUR-8%
Science Educator9,420 EUR-32%
Science Laboratory Assistant8,760 EUR-37%
Science Teacher9,600 EUR-31%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher9,340 EUR-33%
Secondary School Teacher9,510 EUR-31%
Special Education Teacher9,900 EUR-29%
Special Needs Assistant8,310 EUR-40%
Statistics Lecturer15,600 EUR+13%
Student Accounts Coordinator8,820 EUR-36%
Student Development Specialist11,000 EUR-21%
Student Employment Specialist10,300 EUR-26%
Student Services8,850 EUR-36%
Student Support Manager11,700 EUR-16%
Substitute Teacher7,810 EUR-44%
Teacher8,820 EUR-36%
Teacher Aide7,290 EUR-47%
Teacher Trainer11,300 EUR-18%
Training and Development Specialist12,200 EUR-12%
Training Coordinator8,360 EUR-40%
Tutor9,080 EUR-34%
University Teacher15,600 EUR+13%
Vocational Education Teacher8,930 EUR-36%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin14,900 EUR
Bremen13,200 EUR
Dortmund13,200 EUR
Dresden12,100 EUR
Dusseldorf14,600 EUR
Essen13,200 EUR
Frankfurt14,400 EUR
Hamburg15,500 EUR
Hannover11,600 EUR
Koln15,200 EUR
Leipzig12,900 EUR
Munchen14,600 EUR
Nurnberg12,300 EUR
Stuttgart13,200 EUR
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