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Average Salary in Berlin 2019

How much money does a person working in Berlin make?

5,297 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Berlin typically earns around 5,297 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Berlin | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Berlin

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Berlin range between 717 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 23,457 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,456 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,456 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,456 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 the population are earning less than 2,778 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,778 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 15,324 EUR while 25% are earning more than 15,324 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

Salary Trend and Forecast in Berlin

How are Berlin salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Berlin
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,792 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,969 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
5,138 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
5,297 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Berlin are on the rise 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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant3,382 EUR
Administrative Assistant2,630 EUR
Architect4,691 EUR
Attorney7,202 EUR
Biomedical Engineer4,345 EUR
CAD Drafter3,606 EUR
Cashier2,761 EUR
Chartered Accountant4,234 EUR
Chef3,907 EUR
Chief Executive Officer11,045 EUR
Chief Financial Officer10,751 EUR
Civil Engineer4,691 EUR
Computer Technician3,743 EUR
Creative Director4,970 EUR
Dentist11,659 EUR
Developer / Programmer4,384 EUR
Electrical Engineer4,786 EUR
Elementary School Teacher3,514 EUR
Engineer4,691 EUR
Executive Chef4,472 EUR
Flight Attendant4,147 EUR
General Manager9,123 EUR
Graphic Designer3,375 EUR
Hotel Manager7,091 EUR
Human Resources Manager7,168 EUR
Internal Auditor5,343 EUR
Journalist4,786 EUR
Legal Assistant3,498 EUR
Mechanical Engineer5,082 EUR
Nurse3,786 EUR
Pharmacist5,637 EUR
Photographer3,519 EUR
Pilot5,710 EUR
Police Officer3,866 EUR
Project Manager5,864 EUR
Receptionist2,700 EUR
Sales Manager7,671 EUR
Sales Representative3,125 EUR
Secondary School Teacher4,071 EUR
Secretary2,584 EUR
Teacher3,820 EUR
Teller3,519 EUR
Travel Agent4,236 EUR
Waiter / Waitress3,067 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Berlin | All Jobs

31 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Berlin | All Jobs is 31 EUR. This means that the average person in Berlin earns approximatly 31 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.

Berlin VS Germany

Salary Comparison Between Berlin and Germany monthlyWe compared salaries in Berlin and Germany and we found that Berlin salaries are 14% more than those of Germany.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin5,297 EUR
Bremen4,594 EUR
Dortmund4,487 EUR
Dresden4,325 EUR
Dusseldorf4,870 EUR
Essen4,678 EUR
Frankfurt4,945 EUR
Hamburg5,209 EUR
Hannover4,223 EUR
Koln5,033 EUR
Leipzig4,415 EUR
Munchen5,121 EUR
Nurnberg4,141 EUR
Stuttgart4,763 EUR
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