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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?

4,001 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Germany typically earns around 4,001 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
Biomedical Engineer2,420 EUR
Biostatistician5,625 EUR
Biotechnologist 3,000 EUR
Clinical Data Manager6,667 EUR
Clinical Data Specialist1,800 EUR
Clinical Project Manager3,700 EUR
Clinical Research Associate3,750 EUR
Drug Safety / Medical Information Specialist3,333 EUR
Pharmacist2,800 EUR
Pharmacy Manager4,567 EUR
Regulatory Affairs Specialist6,153 EUR
Senior Pharmaceutical Process Engineer5,400 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

25% of people earn
3,000 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
3,500 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
4,583 EUR
or less
1,800 EUR
3,500 EUR
12,500 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Germany range between 1,800 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 12,500 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,500 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 3,500 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,500 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 3,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 4,583 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,583 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
3,683 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,786 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
3,892 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,001 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 3% 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

21 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs in Germany

4,001 EUR
4,093 EUR
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Germany salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin2,700 EUR
Dortmund2,250 EUR
Frankfurt3,804 EUR
Munchen7,083 EUR
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