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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Germany 2019

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Germany?

4,954 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Germany typically earns around 4,954 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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
Assistant Pharmacist3,713 EUR
Assistant Pharmacy Director7,013 EUR
Associate Medical Affairs Director6,292 EUR
Bioinformatics Scientist6,073 EUR
Bioinformatics Technician3,990 EUR
Biological Scientist6,379 EUR
Biological Technician4,183 EUR
Biomedical Engineer3,744 EUR
Biomedical Engineering Director5,345 EUR
Biostatistician4,447 EUR
Biotechnologist 4,349 EUR
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager3,912 EUR
Chemical Process Technician3,923 EUR
Clinical Consultant4,753 EUR
Clinical Data Manager5,226 EUR
Clinical Data Specialist4,454 EUR
Clinical Operations Manager5,292 EUR
Clinical Pharmacist4,979 EUR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist5,444 EUR
Clinical Programmer3,101 EUR
Clinical Project Manager4,511 EUR
Clinical Research Associate4,396 EUR
Clinical Research Manager5,259 EUR
Clinical Study Manager5,699 EUR
Compliance Specialist4,969 EUR
Cytology Laboratory Technologist4,111 EUR
Cytotechnologist4,033 EUR
GCP Auditor4,605 EUR
Hospital Pharmacy Technician4,519 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer4,306 EUR
Medical Affairs Director6,253 EUR
Medical Representative 3,555 EUR
Medical Science Liaison4,763 EUR
Molecular and Cellular Biologist4,987 EUR
Nuclear Pharmacist612 EUR
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead7,409 EUR
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager6,467 EUR
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer4,712 EUR
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager4,566 EUR
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor5,157 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant3,877 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist4,134 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Associate5,065 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist6,014 EUR
Pharmaceutical Researcher6,203 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager6,023 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager6,434 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative3,332 EUR
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager5,474 EUR
Pharmaceutical Team Leader4,974 EUR
Pharmaceutical Technologist3,785 EUR
Pharmacist4,909 EUR
Pharmacy Aide3,906 EUR
Pharmacy Manager6,954 EUR
Pharmacy Stock Controller3,266 EUR
Pharmacy Technician3,483 EUR
Records Management Coordinator2,980 EUR
Shift Encapsulator3,362 EUR
Staff Pharmacist4,889 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Germany range between 630 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 7,437 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,152 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 5,152 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,152 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 2,602 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,602 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 6,798 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,798 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

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,443 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,607 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
4,777 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
4,954 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Germany

29 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 29 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 29 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin5,642 EUR
Bremen4,893 EUR
Dortmund4,779 EUR
Dresden4,606 EUR
Dusseldorf5,187 EUR
Essen4,983 EUR
Frankfurt5,267 EUR
Hamburg5,549 EUR
Hannover4,498 EUR
Koln5,361 EUR
Leipzig4,702 EUR
Munchen5,455 EUR
Nurnberg4,410 EUR
Stuttgart5,073 EUR
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