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Engineering Average Salary in Germany 2018

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

4,024 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Germany typically earns around 4,024 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
Assembly Engineering Technician1,500 EUR
Automation Engineer3,460 EUR
Civil Engineer4,608 EUR
Condition Monitoring Engineer900 EUR
Design Engineer4,153 EUR
Electrical Engineer3,338 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager4,997 EUR
Engineer3,787 EUR
Environmental Engineer2,550 EUR
Equipment Engineer2,800 EUR
Equipment Engineering Manager5,167 EUR
Facade Engineer2,500 EUR
Field Engineer4,492 EUR
Field Engineering Manager7,500 EUR
HVAC Engineering3,333 EUR
Industrial Engineer4,371 EUR
Instrumentation Engineer13,083 EUR
Irrigation Engineer1,250 EUR
Maintenance Engineer700 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer3,433 EUR
Marine Engineer4,913 EUR
Mechanical Engineer3,264 EUR
Mechanical Engineering Manager5,030 EUR
Process Engineer4,665 EUR
Product Development Engineer4,022 EUR
Product Engineer4,020 EUR
Production Engineer6,625 EUR
Production Manager3,333 EUR
Project Engineer4,402 EUR
Project Manager5,900 EUR
Quality Assurance Engineer3,526 EUR
Rail Engineering4,400 EUR
Safety Engineer4,000 EUR
Sales Engineer4,150 EUR
Sales Manager9,167 EUR
Senior Electrical Engineer5,472 EUR
Senior Engineer3,333 EUR
Senior Service Engineer2,430 EUR
Structural Designer5,000 EUR
Test Development Engineer3,833 EUR
Verification Engineer2,200 EUR
Work Planner2,000 EUR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

25% of people earn
2,917 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
3,600 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
5,000 EUR
or less
600 EUR
3,600 EUR
13,083 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Engineering salaries in Germany range between 600 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 13,083 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,600 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,600 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,600 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.

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 2,917 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,917 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,000 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 Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
3,704 EUR
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
3,808 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,914 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,024 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Engineering Average Hourly Wage in Germany

21 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Engineering is 21 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 21 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.

Salary Comparison of Engineering Jobs in Germany

4,024 EUR
4,095 EUR
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Germany salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin3,740 EUR
Bremen2,550 EUR
Dresden3,715 EUR
Dusseldorf3,758 EUR
Essen3,480 EUR
Frankfurt4,868 EUR
Hamburg3,524 EUR
Hannover4,036 EUR
Koln4,240 EUR
Leipzig3,958 EUR
Munchen4,182 EUR
Nurnberg4,106 EUR
Stuttgart3,690 EUR
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