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
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,500 EUR|
|Automation Engineer||3,460 EUR|
|Civil Engineer||4,608 EUR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||900 EUR|
|Design Engineer||4,153 EUR|
|Electrical Engineer||3,338 EUR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||4,997 EUR|
|Environmental Engineer||2,550 EUR|
|Equipment Engineer||2,800 EUR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||5,167 EUR|
|Facade Engineer||2,500 EUR|
|Field Engineer||4,492 EUR|
|Field Engineering Manager||7,500 EUR|
|HVAC Engineering||3,333 EUR|
|Industrial Engineer||4,371 EUR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||13,083 EUR|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,250 EUR|
|Maintenance Engineer||700 EUR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||3,433 EUR|
|Marine Engineer||4,913 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineer||3,264 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||5,030 EUR|
|Process Engineer||4,665 EUR|
|Product Development Engineer||4,022 EUR|
|Product Engineer||4,020 EUR|
|Production Engineer||6,625 EUR|
|Production Manager||3,333 EUR|
|Project Engineer||4,402 EUR|
|Project Manager||5,900 EUR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||3,526 EUR|
|Rail Engineering||4,400 EUR|
|Safety Engineer||4,000 EUR|
|Sales Engineer||4,150 EUR|
|Sales Manager||9,167 EUR|
|Senior Electrical Engineer||5,472 EUR|
|Senior Engineer||3,333 EUR|
|Senior Service Engineer||2,430 EUR|
|Structural Designer||5,000 EUR|
|Test Development Engineer||3,833 EUR|
|Verification Engineer||2,200 EUR|
|Work Planner||2,000 EUR|
Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany
25% of people earn
50% of people earn
75% of people earn
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|| = |
|Average Salary 2016|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2017|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
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
We compared Germany salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.
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