A person working as a Computer Operator in Germany typically earns around 2,520 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,160 EUR (lowest) to 4,010 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Computer Operator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Computer Operator salaries in Germany range from 1,160 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,010 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,720 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Operator(s) are earning less than 2,720 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,720 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 Computer Operator(s) are earning less than 1,750 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,750 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Computer Operator(s) are earning less than 3,640 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,640 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 Computer Operator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Computer Operator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,320 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,760 EUR per month, 33% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,600 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Computer Operator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,170 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 3,450 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 3,740 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+33%|
|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 Computer Operator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Computer Operator is 1,530 EUR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,960 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Computer Operator employees in Germany earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Computer Operator(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 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 Computer Operator 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.
65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.
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 Computer Operator is 25% less than that of Other IT. Also, Other IT salaries are 12% less than those of Information Technology.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Applications System Specialist||3,040 EUR||+21%|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||4,320 EUR||+71%|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||4,240 EUR||+68%|
|Blockchain Associate||3,530 EUR||+40%|
|Blockchain Developer||3,240 EUR||+28%|
|Computer Animator||2,980 EUR||+18%|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||3,120 EUR||+24%|
|Computer Operator||2,520 EUR||-0%|
|Computer Technician||2,850 EUR||+13%|
|Copy Editor||2,980 EUR||+18%|
|Data Center Technician||3,100 EUR||+23%|
|Documentation Specialist||3,060 EUR||+21%|
|Ethical Hacker||3,190 EUR||+26%|
|GIS Analyst||3,160 EUR||+25%|
|Global BI Analyst||3,980 EUR||+58%|
|Hardware Design Engineer||3,430 EUR||+36%|
|Hardware Technician||2,690 EUR||+7%|
|Help Desk Analyst||3,360 EUR||+33%|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||3,450 EUR||+37%|
|Information Assurance Analyst||3,720 EUR||+48%|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||3,090 EUR||+23%|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||3,730 EUR||+48%|
|Information Technology Trainer||3,770 EUR||+49%|
|Interface Designer||2,780 EUR||+10%|
|Microsystems Engineer||3,580 EUR||+42%|
|Numerical Control Programmer||2,810 EUR||+11%|
|Records Manager||3,100 EUR||+23%|
|Scrum Master||2,870 EUR||+14%|
|Software Sales||3,290 EUR||+30%|
|Software Specialist||3,050 EUR||+21%|
|Storage Engineer||2,880 EUR||+14%|
|Systems Engineer||2,910 EUR||+15%|
|Systems Integrator||3,440 EUR||+36%|
|Technical Sales||3,450 EUR||+37%|
|Technical Trainer||3,570 EUR||+42%|
|Technical Writer||3,060 EUR||+21%|
|Usability Engineer||3,320 EUR||+32%|
|User Experience Consultant||3,640 EUR||+44%|
|User Experience Design Expert||3,560 EUR||+41%|
|User Experience Researcher||3,890 EUR||+54%|
|User Interface Designer||3,470 EUR||+38%|
|Video Game Designer||3,210 EUR||+27%|
|Visual Information Specialist||3,220 EUR||+28%|
|Writer and Documentor||3,150 EUR||+25%|
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.