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Engineering Average Salaries in Germany 2019

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Germany?

4,139 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Germany typically earns around 4,139 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer4,168 EUR
Assembly Engineering Technician3,704 EUR
Assistant Chief Engineer4,432 EUR
Associate Engineer3,810 EUR
Autocad Operator3,357 EUR
Automation Engineer4,522 EUR
Avionic System Support Engineer3,759 EUR
Biochemical Engineer4,266 EUR
BMS Engineer4,044 EUR
Bridge and Lock Tender4,032 EUR
Broadcast Engineer4,333 EUR
CAD Design Engineer3,729 EUR
CAD Designer3,350 EUR
CAE Engineer3,748 EUR
Ceramics Engineer3,960 EUR
Civil Engineer3,940 EUR
Commissioning Engineer3,928 EUR
Communications Engineer4,407 EUR
Condition Monitoring Engineer3,637 EUR
Contract Associate Engineer4,053 EUR
Control Systems Engineer3,962 EUR
Controls Engineer4,179 EUR
Controls Software Engineer4,184 EUR
Corrosion Engineer3,994 EUR
Design Engineer4,186 EUR
Drafter3,057 EUR
Drafting Manager4,499 EUR
Drilling Engineer4,071 EUR
Electrical Draughtsman2,655 EUR
Electrical Engineer4,454 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager5,100 EUR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist4,262 EUR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,986 EUR
Energy Engineer4,537 EUR
Engine Assembler2,868 EUR
Engineer3,959 EUR
Engineering Account Manager3,931 EUR
Engineering Chief Designer4,303 EUR
Engineering Consultant4,456 EUR
Engineering Key Account Manager4,694 EUR
Engineering Lab Technician3,651 EUR
Engineering Planning Manager5,084 EUR
Engineering Production Manager5,236 EUR
Engineering Project Analyst4,293 EUR
Engineering Project Coordinator 3,857 EUR
Engineering Project Director4,827 EUR
Engineering Project Manager4,785 EUR
Engineering Research and Development Manager4,854 EUR
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,686 EUR
Engineering Sales Manager5,119 EUR
Engineering Technician3,509 EUR
Engineering Technologist3,743 EUR
Environmental Engineer4,099 EUR
Equipment Engineer3,702 EUR
Equipment Engineering Manager4,877 EUR
Estimator3,901 EUR
Fabrication Specialist3,602 EUR
Fabricator3,080 EUR
Facade Engineer4,520 EUR
Fiber Analyst3,393 EUR
Field Engineer3,943 EUR
Field Engineering Manager5,085 EUR
Fire Engineer4,337 EUR
Fitter and Turner2,211 EUR
Forestry Strategic Planner4,394 EUR
Generation Engineer4,839 EUR
Genetic Engineer5,199 EUR
Geological Engineer4,736 EUR
Geotechnical Engineer4,446 EUR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,183 EUR
Highway Engineer3,562 EUR
HSE Professional3,546 EUR
HVAC Engineer4,324 EUR
HVAC Supervisor3,967 EUR
Industrial Engineer3,962 EUR
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,826 EUR
Instrument Engineer4,495 EUR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer4,220 EUR
Instrumentation Engineer4,225 EUR
Instrumentation Manager5,179 EUR
Irrigation Engineer3,888 EUR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer4,295 EUR
Locomotive Engineer4,117 EUR
Maintenance Engineer3,760 EUR
Maintenance Fitter2,637 EUR
Maintenance Manager4,610 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer4,221 EUR
Marine Engineer3,881 EUR
Materials Engineer3,981 EUR
Materials Researcher4,480 EUR
Materials Technician3,943 EUR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,533 EUR
Mechanical Design Engineer4,263 EUR
Mechanical Designer3,645 EUR
Mechanical Engineer4,354 EUR
Mechanical Engineering Manager4,984 EUR
Mechanical Inspector4,119 EUR
Mechatronics Engineer3,822 EUR
Mining Engineer3,625 EUR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,773 EUR
Optical Engineer3,615 EUR
Optical Instrument Assembler3,517 EUR
PCB Assembler2,756 EUR
Photonics Engineer4,426 EUR
Photonics Technician3,528 EUR
Pipeline Engineer3,694 EUR
Piping Designer3,551 EUR
Piping Engineer3,935 EUR
Planning Engineer3,993 EUR
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,645 EUR
Principal Cost Engineer4,338 EUR
Principal Engineer4,440 EUR
Principal Support Engineer3,810 EUR
Process Engineer4,058 EUR
Process Operator3,510 EUR
Product Development Engineer4,376 EUR
Product Development Technician3,470 EUR
Product Engineer3,853 EUR
Product Safety Engineer4,102 EUR
Production Engineer4,335 EUR
Project Engineer4,050 EUR
Proposal Manager4,938 EUR
Purchasing Engineer4,155 EUR
Quality Assurance Engineer3,706 EUR
Rail Engineer4,020 EUR
Robotics Engineer4,561 EUR
Robotics Technician4,071 EUR
Safety Engineer3,890 EUR
Safety Inspector3,546 EUR
Safety Manager4,577 EUR
Safety Officer3,441 EUR
Sales Engineer3,935 EUR
Scheduling Engineer3,587 EUR
Service Engineer4,502 EUR
Solar Engineer4,328 EUR
Staff Engineer3,943 EUR
Static Equipment Engineer3,955 EUR
Stationary Engineer3,617 EUR
Stress Engineer3,900 EUR
Structural Analysis Engineer4,230 EUR
Structural Designer3,513 EUR
Structural Engineer4,208 EUR
Structural Technician3,413 EUR
Supply Chain Specialist4,262 EUR
Surveyor3,192 EUR
Technical Affairs Officer3,179 EUR
Technical Assistant3,432 EUR
Technical Engineer3,618 EUR
Technical Support Engineer3,694 EUR
Tender Engineer3,509 EUR
Test Development Engineer3,814 EUR
Transportation Engineer4,094 EUR
Validation Engineer3,822 EUR
Verification Engineer3,947 EUR
Wastewater Engineer3,879 EUR
Wind Energy Engineer4,188 EUR
Wind Energy Operations Manager4,746 EUR
Work Planner3,201 EUR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Germany range between 2,288 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,492 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,304 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,304 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,304 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 Engineering are earning less than 2,967 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,967 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,290 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,290 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

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Engineering
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,712 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,849 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,991 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
4,139 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Germany

24 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Engineering is 24 EUR. This means that the average person 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,713 EUR
Bremen4,087 EUR
Dortmund3,992 EUR
Dresden3,848 EUR
Dusseldorf4,333 EUR
Essen4,163 EUR
Frankfurt4,400 EUR
Hamburg4,635 EUR
Hannover3,757 EUR
Koln4,478 EUR
Leipzig3,928 EUR
Munchen4,557 EUR
Nurnberg3,684 EUR
Stuttgart4,238 EUR
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