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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Germany 2019

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

2,550 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Teaching / Education in Germany typically earns around 2,550 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
Art Teacher1,700 EUR
Biology Teacher900 EUR
Child Care Worker2,400 EUR
Elementary School Teacher2,000 EUR
English Teacher2,500 EUR
Head of School3,300 EUR
Librarian1,200 EUR
Professor - Chemistry3,000 EUR
Professor - Physics3,000 EUR
Special Education Teacher3,583 EUR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

25% of people earn
1,700 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
2,500 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
3,300 EUR
or less
900 EUR
2,500 EUR
5,000 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Teaching / Education salaries in Germany range between 900 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,500 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 2,500 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,500 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 1,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,300 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
2,347 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
2,413 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
2,481 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
2,550 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 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Germany

13 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Teaching / Education is 13 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 13 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 Teaching / Education Jobs in Germany

2,550 EUR
4,093 EUR
Average Salary
Teaching / Education
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Germany salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 38% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin2,667 EUR
Dusseldorf950 EUR
Munchen3,125 EUR
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