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Architecture Average Salaries in Germany 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
10,100 EUR
( 121,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Architecture in Germany typically earns around 10,100 EUR per month. Salaries range from 7,890 EUR (lowest) to 13,000 EUR (highest).

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
Architect10,400 EUR
Architectural Designer10,000 EUR
Architectural Drafter8,040 EUR
Architectural Manager12,100 EUR
Architectural Technician10,300 EUR
Architecture Consultant10,500 EUR
Architecture Estimating Manager10,800 EUR
Architecture Specifications Writer7,400 EUR
Assistant Architectural Manager12,400 EUR
CAD Drafter8,840 EUR
CAD Manager10,500 EUR
Design and Decoration Assistant8,970 EUR
Design Manager11,400 EUR
Drafting Supervisor9,050 EUR
Facilities and Project Manager13,200 EUR
Facility Planner11,000 EUR
Interior Design Assistant8,020 EUR
Interior Designer10,800 EUR
Kitchen Designer9,260 EUR
Landscape Architect10,400 EUR
Landscape Artist9,880 EUR
Landscaper8,990 EUR
Mapping Technician8,340 EUR
Mechanical Drafter8,790 EUR
Photogrammetrist8,640 EUR

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Architecture

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    The Architecture salaries in Germany range between 7,890 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 13,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,500 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 10,500 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,500 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.

  • 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 Architecture are earning less than 8,260 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,260 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 12,700 EUR while 25% are earning more than 12,700 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 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
8,710 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,030 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
9,370 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
9,710 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architecture salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Architecture Hourly Average Wage in Germany

58 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Architecture is 58 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 58 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
Berlin11,500 EUR
Bremen9,950 EUR
Dortmund9,720 EUR
Dresden9,370 EUR
Dusseldorf10,500 EUR
Essen10,100 EUR
Frankfurt10,700 EUR
Hamburg11,300 EUR
Hannover9,150 EUR
Koln10,900 EUR
Leipzig9,560 EUR
Munchen11,100 EUR
Nurnberg8,970 EUR
Stuttgart10,300 EUR
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