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Clinical Director Average Salary in Germany 2021

How much money does a Clinical Director make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
10,300 EUR
( 124,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Clinical Director in Germany typically earns around 10,300 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,740 EUR (lowest) to 16,400 EUR (highest).

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

Clinical Director Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Clinical Director salaries in Germany range from 4,740 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 16,400 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,100 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Clinical Director(s) are earning less than 11,100 EUR while the other half are earning more than 11,100 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 Clinical Director(s) are earning less than 7,140 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,140 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Clinical Director(s) are earning less than 14,900 EUR while 25% are earning more than 14,900 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

Clinical Director 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 Clinical Director salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Clinical Director with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,380 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,190 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 10,600 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, Clinical Director(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,000 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 14,100 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 15,300 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Clinical Director average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
5,380 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
7,190 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
10,600 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
13,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
14,100 EUR
20+ Years+8%
15,300 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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Clinical Director 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 Clinical Director employees in Germany earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,600 EUR
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Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Clinical Director Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Clinical Director(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Clinical Director(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

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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

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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2020. 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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Clinical Director Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Clinical Director
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A Clinical Director is considered to be a high 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.

10% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 90% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Clinical Director Average Hourly Wage in Germany

59 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 59 EUR. This means that the average Clinical Director in Germany earns approximately 59 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.

Clinical Director VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Clinical Director and Health and Medical monthly Germany
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The average salary for Clinical Director is 110% more than that of Healthcare Management. Also, Healthcare Management salaries are 14% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Director6,230 EUR-40%
Admitting Clerk1,170 EUR-89%
Admitting Manager3,740 EUR-64%
Breast Center Manager10,900 EUR+6%
Cardiology Manager10,700 EUR+4%
Care Coordinator1,710 EUR-83%
Chief of Psychology12,000 EUR+16%
Clinical Director10,300 EUR-0%
Clinical Policy Developer3,040 EUR-71%
Coding Practice Manager4,470 EUR-57%
Community Relations Manager3,940 EUR-62%
Credentialing Analyst3,100 EUR-70%
Data Coordinator1,590 EUR-85%
Director of Medical Staff Services6,730 EUR-35%
Discharge Coordinator1,670 EUR-84%
Emergency Management Director8,620 EUR-16%
Emergency Services Director9,490 EUR-8%
ER Registration Supervisor2,340 EUR-77%
Food Services Director4,380 EUR-58%
Health Compliance Director8,840 EUR-14%
Health Economist8,930 EUR-13%
Health Information Manager4,460 EUR-57%
Health Services Manager7,870 EUR-24%
Home Health Scheduler1,940 EUR-81%
Intake Coordinator1,760 EUR-83%
Lead Patient Account Representative3,380 EUR-67%
Managed Care Assistant1,880 EUR-82%
Maternity Services Director7,860 EUR-24%
Medical Administrator4,130 EUR-60%
Medical Assistant1,940 EUR-81%
Medical Billing Clerk1,520 EUR-85%
Medical Billing Specialist3,280 EUR-68%
Medical Director8,190 EUR-21%
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager3,750 EUR-64%
Medical Insurance Manager5,780 EUR-44%
Medical Office Administrator3,420 EUR-67%
Medical Office Manager6,210 EUR-40%
Medical Policy Manager5,000 EUR-51%
Medical Policy Specialist3,310 EUR-68%
Medical Project Coordinator2,260 EUR-78%
Medical Records Administrator2,410 EUR-77%
Medical Records Clerk1,160 EUR-89%
Medical Records Coding Manager4,210 EUR-59%
Medical Records Director4,760 EUR-54%
Medical Records Transcriptionist1,900 EUR-82%
Medical Secretary1,940 EUR-81%
Medical Staff Services Specialist3,660 EUR-64%
Patient Account Represenatative2,940 EUR-71%
Practice Manager7,390 EUR-28%
Program Coordinator1,690 EUR-84%
Project Manager4,210 EUR-59%
Quality Assurance Manager5,130 EUR-50%
Radiology Manager9,680 EUR-6%
Rehabilitation Director7,850 EUR-24%
Rehabilitation Services Manager9,490 EUR-8%
Treatment Services Director10,600 EUR+3%
Ward Manager4,970 EUR-52%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin11,600 EUR
Bremen9,980 EUR
Dortmund9,470 EUR
Dresden8,760 EUR
Dusseldorf10,500 EUR
Essen9,970 EUR
Frankfurt10,200 EUR
Hamburg11,500 EUR
Hannover9,270 EUR
Koln10,300 EUR
Leipzig8,850 EUR
Munchen10,400 EUR
Nurnberg8,480 EUR
Stuttgart9,950 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
3,720 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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