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Architecture Average Salaries in Germany 2019

How much money does a person working in Architecture make in Germany?

3,946 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Architecture in Germany typically earns around 3,946 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Architecture 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
Architect4,059 EUR
Architectural Designer3,928 EUR
Architectural Drafter3,148 EUR
Architectural Manager4,737 EUR
Architectural Technician4,045 EUR
Architecture Consultant4,112 EUR
Architecture Estimating Manager4,226 EUR
Architecture Specifications Writer2,899 EUR
Assistant Architectural Manager4,857 EUR
CAD Drafter3,463 EUR
CAD Manager4,095 EUR
Design and Decoration Assistant3,513 EUR
Design Manager4,459 EUR
Drafting Supervisor3,546 EUR
Facilities and Project Manager5,161 EUR
Facility Planner4,327 EUR
Interior Design Assistant3,140 EUR
Interior Designer4,247 EUR
Kitchen Designer3,629 EUR
Landscape Architect4,057 EUR
Landscape Artist3,871 EUR
Landscaper3,523 EUR
Mapping Technician3,268 EUR
Mechanical Drafter3,441 EUR
Photogrammetrist3,383 EUR

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Architecture

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Architecture salaries in Germany range between 3,089 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,092 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,104 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 4,104 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,104 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 Architecture are earning less than 3,237 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,237 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 4,966 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,966 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

Architecture Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Architecture
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,538 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,669 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,805 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,946 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architecture 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.

Architecture Hourly Average Wage in Germany

23 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

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

Architecture VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Architecture and Architecture monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Architecture and All Jobs and we found that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,494 EUR
Bremen3,897 EUR
Dortmund3,806 EUR
Dresden3,669 EUR
Dusseldorf4,132 EUR
Essen3,969 EUR
Frankfurt4,195 EUR
Hamburg4,419 EUR
Hannover3,582 EUR
Koln4,270 EUR
Leipzig3,745 EUR
Munchen4,345 EUR
Nurnberg3,513 EUR
Stuttgart4,040 EUR
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