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Physician - Internal Medicine Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Physician - Internal Medicine make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
34,800 EUR
( 418,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Physician - Internal Medicine in Germany typically earns around 34,800 EUR per month. Salaries range from 16,000 EUR (lowest) to 55,400 EUR (highest).

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

Physician - Internal Medicine Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Physician - Internal Medicine
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Physician - Internal Medicine salaries in Germany range from 16,000 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 55,400 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,600 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Physician - Internal Medicine(s) are earning less than 37,600 EUR while the other half are earning more than 37,600 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 Physician - Internal Medicine(s) are earning less than 24,100 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 24,100 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Physician - Internal Medicine(s) are earning less than 50,200 EUR while 25% are earning more than 50,200 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

Physician - Internal Medicine Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Physician - Internal Medicine
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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 Physician - Internal Medicine salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Physician - Internal Medicine with less than two years of experience makes approximately 18,200 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 24,300 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 35,900 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, Physician - Internal Medicine(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 43,700 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 47,700 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 51,600 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Physician - Internal Medicine average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
18,200 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
24,300 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
35,900 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
43,700 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
47,700 EUR
20+ Years+8%
51,600 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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Physician - Internal Medicine Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Physician - Internal Medicine
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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 Physician - Internal Medicine employees in Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

33,600 EUR
36,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Physician - Internal Medicine Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Physician - Internal Medicine(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Physician - Internal Medicine

Physician - Internal Medicine(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 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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Physician - Internal Medicine Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Physician - Internal Medicine
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A Physician - Internal Medicine 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.

9% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 91% 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.

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 Physician - Internal Medicine 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

Physician - Internal Medicine Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Physician - Internal Medicine
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Average Salary 2016
30,100 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
31,200 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
32,400 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
33,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Physician - Internal Medicine 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.

Physician - Internal Medicine Average Hourly Wage in Germany

200 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 200 EUR. This means that the average Physician - Internal Medicine in Germany earns approximately 200 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.

Physician - Internal Medicine VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Physician - Internal Medicine and Health and Medical monthly Germany
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The average salary for Physician - Internal Medicine is 26% more than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 67% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advanced Nutrition Aide12,000 EUR-66%
Advanced Practice Provider13,300 EUR-62%
Allergist20,900 EUR-40%
Behavioral Health Specialist12,600 EUR-64%
Chiropractor12,900 EUR-63%
Clinical Psychologist35,300 EUR+1%
Correctional Treatment Specialist22,000 EUR-37%
Counseling Psychologist26,300 EUR-24%
Dermatologist38,400 EUR+10%
Dietitian25,700 EUR-26%
Doctor28,200 EUR-19%
Emergency Department Physician21,800 EUR-37%
Exercise Physiologist27,100 EUR-22%
Forensic Pathologist29,500 EUR-15%
General Medical Practitioner21,000 EUR-40%
Genetic Counselor18,600 EUR-47%
Internist36,400 EUR+5%
Interventionist34,300 EUR-1%
Invasive Cardiologist44,900 EUR+29%
Mental Health Therapst18,900 EUR-46%
Naturopathic Physician33,500 EUR-4%
Neurologist30,900 EUR-11%
Neurophysiology Technologist13,900 EUR-60%
Nuclear Medicine Physician28,700 EUR-18%
Obstetrician / Gynecologist30,500 EUR-12%
Occupational Health Safety Specialist14,700 EUR-58%
Ophthalmologist24,300 EUR-30%
Optometrist23,000 EUR-34%
Pediatrician27,600 EUR-21%
Physical Therapist18,200 EUR-48%
Physical Therapy Director20,600 EUR-41%
Physician - Anesthesiology41,600 EUR+19%
Physician - Cardiology43,800 EUR+26%
Physician - CCU24,300 EUR-30%
Physician - Dermatology33,700 EUR-3%
Physician - Emergency Room24,800 EUR-29%
Physician - Endocrinology31,100 EUR-11%
Physician - Family Practice23,500 EUR-32%
Physician - Gastroenterology31,200 EUR-10%
Physician - Generalist24,700 EUR-29%
Physician - Geriatrics20,800 EUR-40%
Physician - Hematology / Oncology28,500 EUR-18%
Physician - Immunology / Allergy34,700 EUR-0%
Physician - Infectious Disease29,100 EUR-16%
Physician - Internal Medicine34,800 EUR-0%
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine27,300 EUR-22%
Physician - Nephrology27,400 EUR-21%
Physician - Neurology35,600 EUR+2%
Physician - Nuclear Medicine29,700 EUR-15%
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology29,400 EUR-16%
Physician - Occupational Medicine23,300 EUR-33%
Physician - Ophthalmology21,500 EUR-38%
Physician - Otolaryngology21,900 EUR-37%
Physician - Pain Medicine20,100 EUR-42%
Physician - Pathology25,000 EUR-28%
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology30,400 EUR-13%
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology28,400 EUR-18%
Physician - Pediatrics27,900 EUR-20%
Physician - Physiatry29,800 EUR-14%
Physician - Podiatry26,900 EUR-23%
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine20,800 EUR-40%
Physician - Radiation Therapy34,000 EUR-2%
Physician - Radiology36,900 EUR+6%
Physician - Rheumatology31,400 EUR-10%
Physician - Sports Medicine30,600 EUR-12%
Physician - Urology39,000 EUR+12%
Physician Assistant17,800 EUR-49%
Physiotherapist21,500 EUR-38%
Podiatrist21,300 EUR-39%
Preventive Medicine Physician26,200 EUR-25%
Psychiatrist29,500 EUR-15%
Psychololgist28,200 EUR-19%
Psychometrician24,900 EUR-28%
Radiologist30,300 EUR-13%
Registered Respiratory Therapist18,800 EUR-46%
Skin Care Specialist17,300 EUR-50%
Urologist41,100 EUR+18%
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist18,900 EUR-46%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin40,000 EUR
Bremen35,600 EUR
Dortmund35,600 EUR
Dresden32,800 EUR
Dusseldorf38,100 EUR
Essen36,900 EUR
Frankfurt36,100 EUR
Hamburg39,000 EUR
Hannover32,500 EUR
Koln37,100 EUR
Leipzig33,700 EUR
Munchen38,000 EUR
Nurnberg31,100 EUR
Stuttgart34,500 EUR
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