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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Germany 2019

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Germany?

4,845 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Teaching / Education in Germany typically earns around 4,845 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor4,816 EUR
Academic Coach4,722 EUR
Academic Manager5,303 EUR
Academic Specialist3,926 EUR
Academic Staff3,683 EUR
Accompanist3,861 EUR
Achievement Coach4,745 EUR
Admissions Specialist3,988 EUR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher3,470 EUR
Anthropology Teacher3,925 EUR
Arabic Language Teacher3,405 EUR
Archeology Teacher3,691 EUR
Architecture Teacher4,349 EUR
Archivist3,315 EUR
Art Teacher3,382 EUR
Assistant School Principal5,045 EUR
Assistant Teacher3,087 EUR
Biochemistry Professor 5,162 EUR
Biology Teacher3,872 EUR
Bursary Scheme Manager4,194 EUR
Business Teacher4,071 EUR
Chemistry Teacher3,632 EUR
Child Care Coordinator3,673 EUR
Child Care Worker2,904 EUR
Clinical School Psychologist5,455 EUR
College Aide4,699 EUR
College and Career Readiness Specialist4,885 EUR
College President7,381 EUR
Communications Teacher3,894 EUR
Community Education Officer3,245 EUR
Computer Science Teacher3,413 EUR
Computer Teacher3,661 EUR
Creative Writing Trainer4,261 EUR
Credit Counselor4,573 EUR
Cultural Studies Teacher3,643 EUR
Curriculum Developer4,789 EUR
Curriculum Specialist4,730 EUR
Demonstrator3,213 EUR
Deputy Controller of Examinations4,497 EUR
Director of Learning Technology5,129 EUR
Distance Learning Coordinator4,193 EUR
Economics Lecturer6,452 EUR
Education Administrator4,310 EUR
Education Assistant Director4,654 EUR
Education Assistant Principal4,003 EUR
Education Assistant Professor5,219 EUR
Education Consultant5,435 EUR
Education Coordinator3,759 EUR
Education Counselor4,480 EUR
Education Director6,653 EUR
Education Program Specialist4,773 EUR
Education Researcher5,290 EUR
Education Resource Specialist3,945 EUR
Education Services Facilitator4,081 EUR
Educational Psychologist5,979 EUR
EFL Teacher3,762 EUR
eLearning Trainer3,453 EUR
Elementary School Teacher3,119 EUR
Engineering Lecturer6,383 EUR
Engineering Teacher5,086 EUR
English Teacher3,409 EUR
ESL Teacher3,876 EUR
Faculty Assistant4,615 EUR
Foreign Language Teacher3,483 EUR
GED Teacher3,493 EUR
Geography Teacher3,594 EUR
Head of Mathematics Department4,999 EUR
Head of School6,062 EUR
High School Teacher4,209 EUR
History Teacher3,676 EUR
Infant Teacher2,741 EUR
Instructional Assistant4,009 EUR
Instructor4,312 EUR
Kindergarten Teacher3,072 EUR
Language Instructor For Expatriate2,915 EUR
Law Teacher5,029 EUR
Learning Designer4,284 EUR
Lecturer5,425 EUR
Librarian2,915 EUR
Library Assistant2,517 EUR
Library Director4,385 EUR
Library Specialist3,148 EUR
Life Sciences Teacher3,614 EUR
Math Lecturer6,919 EUR
Mathematics Teacher4,174 EUR
Mentor4,057 EUR
Middle School Teacher3,861 EUR
Music Teacher3,589 EUR
Nursery Manager5,703 EUR
Nursery Worker2,319 EUR
Paraprofessional4,830 EUR
Physical Education Specialist3,885 EUR
Physical Education Teacher3,263 EUR
Physics Teacher 3,714 EUR
Political Science Teacher3,818 EUR
Post Doctoral Researcher5,990 EUR
Preschool Education Administrator4,212 EUR
Preschool Teacher3,095 EUR
Primary School Teacher3,383 EUR
Principal5,184 EUR
Product Specialist4,266 EUR
Professor - Accounting6,899 EUR
Professor - Architecture6,885 EUR
Professor - Biology6,535 EUR
Professor - Business Administration6,247 EUR
Professor - Chemical Engineering6,712 EUR
Professor - Chemistry7,163 EUR
Professor - Civil Engineering6,522 EUR
Professor - Communication6,345 EUR
Professor - Computer Science6,553 EUR
Professor - Dentistry6,694 EUR
Professor - Drama6,675 EUR
Professor - Economics7,067 EUR
Professor - Education6,824 EUR
Professor - Electrical Engineering6,970 EUR
Professor - English6,190 EUR
Professor - Environmental Engineering6,491 EUR
Professor - Foreign Languages6,529 EUR
Professor - Geological Sciences6,633 EUR
Professor - History6,564 EUR
Professor - Industrial Engineering6,384 EUR
Professor - Law6,791 EUR
Professor - Legal Support6,560 EUR
Professor - Liberal Arts6,723 EUR
Professor - Marketing6,892 EUR
Professor - Mathematics7,207 EUR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering6,906 EUR
Professor - Medical Administration6,826 EUR
Professor - Medicine7,633 EUR
Professor - Music6,245 EUR
Professor - Nursing6,296 EUR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences6,505 EUR
Professor - Philosophy6,433 EUR
Professor - Physical Therapy7,321 EUR
Professor - Physics7,416 EUR
Professor - Psychology6,607 EUR
Professor - Rehabilitation6,043 EUR
Professor - Social Work5,819 EUR
Professor - Sociology6,234 EUR
Professor - Special Education6,879 EUR
Psychology Teacher5,341 EUR
Public Management Assistant Professor5,399 EUR
School Counselor4,989 EUR
Science Educator3,690 EUR
Science Laboratory Assistant3,433 EUR
Science Teacher3,762 EUR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,657 EUR
Secondary School Teacher3,726 EUR
Special Education Teacher3,876 EUR
Special Needs Assistant3,255 EUR
Statistics Lecturer6,113 EUR
Student Accounts Coordinator3,455 EUR
Student Development Specialist4,315 EUR
Student Employment Specialist4,016 EUR
Student Services3,466 EUR
Student Support Manager4,595 EUR
Substitute Teacher3,061 EUR
Teacher3,456 EUR
Teacher Aide2,854 EUR
Teacher Trainer4,435 EUR
Training and Development Specialist4,782 EUR
Training Coordinator3,273 EUR
Tutor3,557 EUR
University Teacher6,094 EUR
Vocational Education Teacher3,499 EUR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Teaching / Education

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Teaching / Education salaries in Germany range between 2,346 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 8,010 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,039 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 5,039 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,039 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,323 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,323 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 7,046 EUR while 25% are earning more than 7,046 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

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,345 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,506 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
4,673 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
4,845 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Germany

28 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Teaching / Education is 28 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 28 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin5,518 EUR
Bremen4,785 EUR
Dortmund4,674 EUR
Dresden4,505 EUR
Dusseldorf5,074 EUR
Essen4,874 EUR
Frankfurt5,151 EUR
Hamburg5,427 EUR
Hannover4,399 EUR
Koln5,243 EUR
Leipzig4,599 EUR
Munchen5,335 EUR
Nurnberg4,314 EUR
Stuttgart4,962 EUR
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