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Architect Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does an Architect make in Germany?


Average Monthly Salary
10,400 EUR
( 124,000 EUR yearly)

LOWEST
4,250
EUR
AVERAGE
10,400
EUR
HIGHEST
16,000
EUR

A person working as an Architect in Germany typically earns around 10,400 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,250 EUR (lowest) to 16,000 EUR (highest).

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

Architect Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Architect

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

  • Salary Range

    Architect salaries in Germany range between 4,250 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 16,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,800 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Architect are earning less than 10,800 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,800 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 Architect are earning less than 6,760 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,760 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Architect are earning less than 14,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 14,400 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

Architect Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Architect

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Architect salaries by experience level. An Architect with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 4,890 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,710 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 8,470 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Architect(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,200 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 12,000 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 14,800 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
4,890 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
6,710 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
8,470 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
10,200 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
12,000 EUR
20+ Years+24%
14,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Architect Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Architect

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 Architect salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of an Architect is 4,890 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 6,180 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,640 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 12,200 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 15,100 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

Highschool
4,890 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
6,180 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
8,640 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
12,200 EUR
Ph.d+24%
15,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value


Architect Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany ArchitectThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Architect employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
Female
10,000 EUR
Male+7%
10,700 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 ArchitectWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Architect employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
10,100 EUR
Public Sector+5%
10,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Architect Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Architect
Average Salary 2016
8,960 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,290 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
9,640 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
9,990 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architect 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.

Architect Average Hourly Wage in Germany

60 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Architect is 60 EUR. This means that the average Architect in Germany earns approximatly 60 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.

Architect VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Architect and Architecture monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Architect, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that Architect salaries are 3% more than those of Architecture. We also found out that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect10,400 EUR+0%
Architectural Designer10,000 EUR-4%
Architectural Drafter8,040 EUR-22%
Architectural Manager12,100 EUR+17%
Architectural Technician10,300 EUR-1%
Architecture Consultant10,500 EUR+1%
Architecture Estimating Manager10,800 EUR+4%
Architecture Specifications Writer7,400 EUR-29%
Assistant Architectural Manager12,400 EUR+20%
CAD Drafter8,840 EUR-15%
CAD Manager10,500 EUR+1%
Design and Decoration Assistant8,970 EUR-13%
Design Manager11,400 EUR+10%
Drafting Supervisor9,050 EUR-13%
Facilities and Project Manager13,200 EUR+27%
Facility Planner11,000 EUR+6%
Interior Design Assistant8,020 EUR-23%
Interior Designer10,800 EUR+4%
Kitchen Designer9,260 EUR-11%
Landscape Architect10,400 EUR+0%
Landscape Artist9,880 EUR-5%
Landscaper8,990 EUR-13%
Mapping Technician8,340 EUR-20%
Mechanical Drafter8,790 EUR-15%
Photogrammetrist8,640 EUR-17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin12,000 EUR
Bremen10,000 EUR
Dortmund10,200 EUR
Dresden9,030 EUR
Dusseldorf10,800 EUR
Essen10,500 EUR
Frankfurt10,500 EUR
Hamburg11,600 EUR
Hannover9,090 EUR
Koln10,900 EUR
Leipzig9,360 EUR
Munchen11,200 EUR
Nurnberg9,410 EUR
Stuttgart9,990 EUR
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