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Dentist Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Dentist make in Germany?

10,480 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Dentist in Germany typically earns around 10,480 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dentist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Dentist Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Dentist

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Dentist salaries in Germany range between 4,297 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 16,139 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 10,899 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dentist are earning less than 10,899 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,899 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 Dentist are earning less than 6,838 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,838 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Dentist are earning less than 14,601 EUR while 25% are earning more than 14,601 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

Dentist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
4,948 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
6,784 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
8,560 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
10,336 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
12,113 EUR
20+ Years    +24%  
15,014 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 Dentist salaries by experience level. A Dentist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 4,948 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,784 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 8,560 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Dentist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,336 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 12,113 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 15,014 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Dentist

Dentist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
6,251 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
8,738 EUR
Master's Degree    +41%  
12,290 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 Dentist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Dentist is 6,251 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,738 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,290 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Dentist


Dentist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
9,484 EUR
Male    +21%  
11,476 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 Dentist employees in Germany earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Dentist

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
8,960 EUR
Public Sector    +34%  
12,000 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 Dentist employees in Germany earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany Dentist

Dentist Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Dentist
Average Salary 2017    =  
9,397 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
9,745 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
10,106 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
10,480 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Dentist 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.

Dentist Average Hourly Wage in Germany

60 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

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

Dentist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dentist and Health and Medical monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Dentist, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Dentist salaries are 62% more 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
Dental Assistant2,907 EUR-72%
Dental Hygienist2,956 EUR-72%
Dental Laboratory Technician3,232 EUR-69%
Dental Receptionist3,080 EUR-71%
Dental Technician3,264 EUR-69%
Dental Therapist5,341 EUR-49%
Dentist10,480 EUR=
Endodontist12,381 EUR+18%
Orthodontic Assistant3,741 EUR-64%
Orthodontist13,314 EUR+27%
Periodontist12,698 EUR+21%
Prosthodontist12,381 EUR+18%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin11,659 EUR
Bremen10,188 EUR
Dortmund10,263 EUR
Dresden9,292 EUR
Dusseldorf10,548 EUR
Essen10,944 EUR
Frankfurt10,796 EUR
Hamburg11,738 EUR
Hannover9,584 EUR
Koln11,865 EUR
Leipzig10,248 EUR
Munchen11,806 EUR
Nurnberg9,111 EUR
Stuttgart10,647 EUR
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