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Computer Operator Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Computer Operator make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
7,790 EUR
( 93,500 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Computer Operator in Germany typically earns around 7,790 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,590 EUR (lowest) to 12,400 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 Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Computer Operator salaries in Germany range from 3,590 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 12,400 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,420 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Operator(s) are earning less than 8,420 EUR while the other half are earning more than 8,420 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 Computer Operator(s) are earning less than 5,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Computer Operator(s) are earning less than 11,200 EUR while 25% are earning more than 11,200 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

Computer Operator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Computer Operator
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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 Computer Operator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Computer Operator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,070 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,440 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 8,030 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, Computer Operator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,800 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 10,700 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 11,600 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Computer Operator average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
4,070 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,440 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,030 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
9,800 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
10,700 EUR
20+ Years+8%
11,600 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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Computer Operator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Computer Operator(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 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 4,730 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 9,130 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Computer Operator average salary difference by education level in Germany

Certificate or Diploma
4,730 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
9,130 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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Computer Operator Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Computer Operator
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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 Computer Operator employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

7,520 EUR
8,070 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Computer Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

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

Computer Operator

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.

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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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Computer Operator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Computer Operator
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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.

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 Computer Operator 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

Computer Operator Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Computer Operator
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Average Salary 2016
6,740 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,990 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
7,250 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
7,520 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Computer Operator 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.

Computer Operator Average Hourly Wage in Germany

45 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 45 EUR. This means that the average Computer Operator in Germany earns approximately 45 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.

Computer Operator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Computer Operator and Information Technology monthly Germany
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The average salary for Computer Operator is 25% less than that of Other IT. Also, Other IT salaries are 10% less than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Applications System Specialist9,400 EUR+21%
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist12,300 EUR+58%
Artificial Intelligence Developer11,100 EUR+42%
Blockchain Associate10,900 EUR+40%
Blockchain Developer10,000 EUR+28%
Computer Animator9,220 EUR+18%
Computer Hardware Engineer9,630 EUR+24%
Computer Operator7,790 EUR-0%
Computer Technician8,810 EUR+13%
Copy Editor9,210 EUR+18%
Data Center Technician9,590 EUR+23%
Documentation Specialist9,450 EUR+21%
Ethical Hacker9,870 EUR+27%
GIS Analyst9,760 EUR+25%
Global BI Analyst12,300 EUR+58%
Hardware Design Engineer10,600 EUR+36%
Hardware Technician8,320 EUR+7%
Help Desk Analyst10,400 EUR+33%
Informatics Optimization Specialist10,700 EUR+37%
Information Assurance Analyst11,500 EUR+48%
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer9,550 EUR+23%
Information Technology Quality Specialist11,500 EUR+48%
Information Technology Trainer11,700 EUR+50%
Interface Designer8,590 EUR+10%
Microsystems Engineer11,100 EUR+42%
Numerical Control Programmer8,680 EUR+11%
Records Manager9,580 EUR+23%
Scrum Master8,860 EUR+14%
Software Sales10,200 EUR+31%
Software Specialist9,430 EUR+21%
Storage Engineer8,900 EUR+14%
Systems Engineer9,000 EUR+15%
Systems Integrator10,600 EUR+36%
Technical Sales10,700 EUR+37%
Technical Trainer11,000 EUR+41%
Technical Writer9,450 EUR+21%
Tester9,650 EUR+24%
Usability Engineer10,300 EUR+32%
User Experience Consultant11,800 EUR+51%
User Experience Design Expert11,000 EUR+41%
User Experience Researcher13,000 EUR+67%
User Interface Designer10,700 EUR+37%
Video Game Designer9,930 EUR+27%
Visual Information Specialist9,950 EUR+28%
Writer and Documentor9,730 EUR+25%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin8,470 EUR
Bremen7,520 EUR
Dortmund7,050 EUR
Dresden6,670 EUR
Dusseldorf7,610 EUR
Essen7,700 EUR
Frankfurt7,820 EUR
Hamburg8,730 EUR
Hannover6,560 EUR
Koln8,390 EUR
Leipzig7,190 EUR
Munchen8,140 EUR
Nurnberg6,700 EUR
Stuttgart7,890 EUR
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