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Nurse Midwife Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Nurse Midwife make in Germany?

4,145 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Nurse Midwife in Germany typically earns around 4,145 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Nurse Midwife salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Nurse Midwife Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Nurse Midwife

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Nurse Midwife salaries in Germany range between 1,700 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,384 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,311 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse Midwife are earning less than 4,311 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,311 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 people working as Nurse Midwife are earning less than 2,705 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,705 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Nurse Midwife are earning less than 5,775 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,775 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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

Nurse Midwife Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
1,958 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
2,684 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
3,386 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
4,089 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
4,791 EUR
20+ Years    +24%  
5,939 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Nurse Midwife salaries by experience level. A Nurse Midwife with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 1,958 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,684 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 3,386 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Nurse Midwife(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,089 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 4,791 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 5,939 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Nurse Midwife

Nurse Midwife Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
2,473 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
3,457 EUR
Master's Degree    +41%  
4,862 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Nurse Midwife salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Nurse Midwife is 2,473 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,457 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,862 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Nurse Midwife


Nurse Midwife Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
3,751 EUR
Male    +21%  
4,539 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Nurse Midwife employees in Germany earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Nurse Midwife

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
3,544 EUR
Public Sector    +34%  
4,746 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Nurse Midwife employees in Germany earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany Nurse Midwife

Nurse Midwife Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Nurse Midwife
Average Salary 2017    =  
3,716 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,854 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,997 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
4,145 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Nurse Midwife 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.

Nurse Midwife Average Hourly Wage in Germany

24 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Nurse Midwife is 24 EUR. This means that the average Nurse Midwife in Germany earns approximatly 24 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.

Nurse Midwife VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nurse Midwife and Health and Medical monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Nurse Midwife, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Nurse Midwife salaries are 36% less than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse3,932 EUR-5%
Assistant Director of Nursing4,839 EUR+17%
Case Manager4,537 EUR+9%
Company Nurse2,756 EUR-34%
Critical Care Nurse3,649 EUR-12%
District Nurse3,413 EUR-18%
Head Nurse3,775 EUR-9%
Home Nurse3,173 EUR-23%
ICU Registered Nurse3,513 EUR-15%
Informatics Nurse Specialist3,718 EUR-10%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)3,590 EUR-13%
MDS Coordinator3,725 EUR-10%
Mental Health Nurse3,443 EUR-17%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner3,699 EUR-11%
Nurse3,548 EUR-14%
Nurse Midwife4,145 EUR=
Nurse Practitioner3,470 EUR-16%
Nursing Assistant3,030 EUR-27%
Nursing Coordinator3,921 EUR-5%
Nursing Director5,264 EUR+27%
Nursing Services Instructor3,999 EUR-4%
Nursing Supervisor4,141 EUR-0%
Occupational Health Advisor4,930 EUR+19%
Occupational Therapist5,436 EUR+31%
Personal Support Worker2,664 EUR-36%
Psychiatric Nurse3,608 EUR-13%
Registered Nurse3,356 EUR-19%
Respiratory Manager5,336 EUR+29%
School Nurse3,153 EUR-24%
Staff Nurse3,708 EUR-11%
Theatre Manager4,635 EUR+12%
Utilization Review Nurse3,340 EUR-19%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,887 EUR
Bremen4,177 EUR
Dortmund4,099 EUR
Dresden3,913 EUR
Dusseldorf4,147 EUR
Essen4,129 EUR
Frankfurt4,385 EUR
Hamburg4,643 EUR
Hannover3,708 EUR
Koln4,621 EUR
Leipzig3,740 EUR
Munchen4,404 EUR
Nurnberg3,619 EUR
Stuttgart4,075 EUR
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