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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Germany 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,040 EUR
( 48,500 EUR yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Germany typically earns around 4,040 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,940 EUR (lowest average) to 7,370 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. 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 Advisor3,980 EUR
Academic Coach3,900 EUR
Academic Manager4,380 EUR
Academic Specialist3,240 EUR
Academic Staff3,040 EUR
Accompanist3,190 EUR
Achievement Coach3,920 EUR
Admissions Specialist3,290 EUR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher2,870 EUR
Anthropology Teacher3,240 EUR
Arabic Language Teacher2,810 EUR
Archeology Teacher3,050 EUR
Architecture Teacher3,590 EUR
Archivist2,740 EUR
Art Teacher2,790 EUR
Assistant School Principal4,170 EUR
Assistant Teacher2,550 EUR
Biochemistry Professor 5,250 EUR
Biology Teacher3,200 EUR
Bursary Scheme Manager3,460 EUR
Business Teacher3,360 EUR
Chemistry Teacher3,000 EUR
Child Care Coordinator3,030 EUR
Child Care Worker2,400 EUR
Clinical School Psychologist4,510 EUR
College Aide3,880 EUR
College and Career Readiness Specialist4,030 EUR
College President6,790 EUR
Communications Teacher3,220 EUR
Community Education Officer2,680 EUR
Computer Science Teacher2,820 EUR
Computer Teacher3,020 EUR
Creative Writing Trainer3,520 EUR
Credit Counselor3,780 EUR
Cultural Studies Teacher3,010 EUR
Curriculum Developer3,960 EUR
Curriculum Specialist3,910 EUR
Demonstrator2,650 EUR
Deputy Controller of Examinations3,710 EUR
Director of Learning Technology4,240 EUR
Distance Learning Coordinator3,460 EUR
Economics Lecturer5,330 EUR
Education Administrator3,560 EUR
Education Assistant Director3,840 EUR
Education Assistant Principal3,310 EUR
Education Assistant Professor4,310 EUR
Education Consultant4,490 EUR
Education Coordinator3,100 EUR
Education Counselor3,700 EUR
Education Director5,490 EUR
Education Program Specialist3,940 EUR
Education Researcher4,370 EUR
Education Resource Specialist3,260 EUR
Education Services Facilitator3,370 EUR
Educational Psychologist4,940 EUR
EFL Teacher3,110 EUR
eLearning Trainer2,850 EUR
Elementary School Teacher2,580 EUR
Engineering Lecturer5,270 EUR
Engineering Teacher4,200 EUR
English Teacher2,820 EUR
ESL Teacher3,200 EUR
Faculty Assistant3,810 EUR
Foreign Language Teacher2,880 EUR
GED Teacher2,880 EUR
Geography Teacher2,970 EUR
Head of Mathematics Department4,130 EUR
Head of School5,010 EUR
High School Teacher3,480 EUR
History Teacher3,040 EUR
Infant Teacher2,260 EUR
Instructional Assistant3,310 EUR
Instructor3,560 EUR
Kindergarten Teacher2,540 EUR
Language Instructor For Expatriate2,410 EUR
Law Teacher4,150 EUR
Learning Designer3,540 EUR
Lecturer5,380 EUR
Librarian2,410 EUR
Library Assistant2,080 EUR
Library Director3,620 EUR
Library Specialist2,600 EUR
Life Sciences Teacher2,990 EUR
Math Lecturer5,710 EUR
Mathematics Teacher3,450 EUR
Mentor3,350 EUR
Middle School Teacher3,190 EUR
Music Teacher2,960 EUR
Nursery Manager4,710 EUR
Nursery Worker1,920 EUR
Paraprofessional3,990 EUR
Physical Education Specialist3,210 EUR
Physical Education Teacher2,700 EUR
Physics Teacher 3,070 EUR
Political Science Teacher3,150 EUR
Post Doctoral Researcher4,950 EUR
Preschool Education Administrator3,480 EUR
Preschool Teacher2,560 EUR
Primary School Teacher2,790 EUR
Principal4,570 EUR
Product Specialist3,520 EUR
Professor - Accounting5,700 EUR
Professor - Architecture5,690 EUR
Professor - Biology5,400 EUR
Professor - Business Administration5,160 EUR
Professor - Chemical Engineering5,540 EUR
Professor - Chemistry5,920 EUR
Professor - Civil Engineering5,390 EUR
Professor - Communication5,240 EUR
Professor - Computer Science5,410 EUR
Professor - Dentistry5,530 EUR
Professor - Drama5,510 EUR
Professor - Economics5,840 EUR
Professor - Education5,640 EUR
Professor - Electrical Engineering5,760 EUR
Professor - English5,110 EUR
Professor - Environmental Engineering5,360 EUR
Professor - Foreign Languages5,390 EUR
Professor - Geological Sciences5,480 EUR
Professor - History5,420 EUR
Professor - Industrial Engineering5,270 EUR
Professor - Law5,610 EUR
Professor - Legal Support5,420 EUR
Professor - Liberal Arts5,550 EUR
Professor - Marketing5,690 EUR
Professor - Mathematics5,950 EUR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering5,700 EUR
Professor - Medical Administration5,640 EUR
Professor - Medicine6,880 EUR
Professor - Music5,160 EUR
Professor - Nursing5,200 EUR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences5,370 EUR
Professor - Philosophy5,310 EUR
Professor - Physical Therapy6,050 EUR
Professor - Physics6,120 EUR
Professor - Psychology5,460 EUR
Professor - Rehabilitation4,990 EUR
Professor - Social Work4,810 EUR
Professor - Sociology5,150 EUR
Professor - Special Education5,680 EUR
Psychology Teacher4,570 EUR
Public Management Assistant Professor4,460 EUR
School Counselor4,120 EUR
Science Educator3,050 EUR
Science Laboratory Assistant2,840 EUR
Science Teacher3,110 EUR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,020 EUR
Secondary School Teacher3,080 EUR
Special Education Teacher3,200 EUR
Special Needs Assistant2,690 EUR
Statistics Lecturer5,050 EUR
Student Accounts Coordinator2,850 EUR
Student Development Specialist3,560 EUR
Student Employment Specialist3,320 EUR
Student Services2,860 EUR
Student Support Manager3,800 EUR
Substitute Teacher2,530 EUR
Teacher2,850 EUR
Teacher Aide2,360 EUR
Teacher Trainer3,660 EUR
Training and Development Specialist3,950 EUR
Training Coordinator2,700 EUR
Tutor2,940 EUR
University Teacher5,030 EUR
Vocational Education Teacher2,890 EUR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Germany range from 1,940 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 7,370 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,370 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 4,370 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,370 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 2,840 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,840 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 6,340 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,340 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,200 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Teaching / Education
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Germany who work in Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,160 EUR
3,930 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Teaching / Education
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Germany / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Germany is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

41% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Germany

23 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 23 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 23 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Germany
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,600 EUR
Bremen3,990 EUR
Dortmund3,900 EUR
Dresden3,760 EUR
Dusseldorf4,230 EUR
Essen4,070 EUR
Frankfurt4,300 EUR
Hamburg4,530 EUR
Hannover3,670 EUR
Koln4,370 EUR
Leipzig3,840 EUR
Munchen4,450 EUR
Nurnberg3,600 EUR
Stuttgart4,140 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,720 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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