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Architecture Average Salaries in Germany 2019

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

2,625 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Architecture in Germany typically earns around 2,625 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
Architect2,275 EUR
Architectural Designer2,625 EUR
Architectural Drafter2,400 EUR
Architectural Manager3,992 EUR
CAD Drafter2,000 EUR
Facilities / Project Manager3,067 EUR
Interior Designer1,875 EUR

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

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

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Architecture salaries in Germany range between 1,000 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 Architecture 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 Architecture are earning less than 2,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 3,700 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,700 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
2,416 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
2,483 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
2,553 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
2,625 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 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.

Architecture Hourly Average Wage in Germany

13 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Architecture 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 Architecture Jobs in Germany

2,625 EUR
4,093 EUR
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Germany salaries for Architecture and All Jobs and we found that Architecture salaries are 36% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin2,697 EUR
Munchen3,120 EUR
Nurnberg3,067 EUR
Stuttgart1,900 EUR
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