A person working in Architecture in Germany typically earns around 10,100 EUR per month. Salaries range from 7,890 EUR (lowest average) to 13,000 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Architecture careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Architectural Designer||10,000 EUR|
|Architectural Drafter||8,040 EUR|
|Architectural Manager||12,100 EUR|
|Architectural Technician||10,300 EUR|
|Architecture Consultant||10,500 EUR|
|Architecture Estimating Manager||10,800 EUR|
|Architecture Specifications Writer||7,400 EUR|
|Assistant Architectural Manager||12,400 EUR|
|CAD Drafter||8,840 EUR|
|CAD Manager||10,500 EUR|
|Design and Decoration Assistant||8,970 EUR|
|Design Manager||11,400 EUR|
|Drafting Supervisor||9,050 EUR|
|Facilities and Project Manager||13,200 EUR|
|Facility Planner||11,000 EUR|
|Interior Design Assistant||8,020 EUR|
|Interior Designer||10,800 EUR|
|Kitchen Designer||9,260 EUR|
|Landscape Architect||10,400 EUR|
|Landscape Artist||9,880 EUR|
|Mapping Technician||8,340 EUR|
|Mechanical Drafter||8,790 EUR|
Architecture salaries in Germany range from 7,890 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 13,000 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 10,900 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 10,900 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,900 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 in Architecture are earning less than 8,450 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,450 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 12,900 EUR while 25% are earning more than 12,900 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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 59,400 Euro(s) to 178,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Architecture salaries in Germany are rising 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.
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 Architecture is 15% less than that of All Jobs.