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Engineering Average Salaries in Frankfurt 2020

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Frankfurt?


Average Monthly Salary
11,200 EUR
( 135,000 EUR yearly)

LOW
6,210
EUR
AVERAGE
11,200
EUR
HIGH
14,900
EUR

A person working in Engineering in Frankfurt typically earns around 11,200 EUR per month. Salaries range from 6,210 EUR (lowest average) to 14,900 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. 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
Acoustics Engineer11,000 EUR
Assembly Engineering Technician9,630 EUR
Assistant Chief Engineer11,500 EUR
Associate Engineer10,900 EUR
Autocad Operator8,730 EUR
Automation Engineer11,600 EUR
Avionic System Support Engineer10,200 EUR
Biochemical Engineer11,500 EUR
BMS Engineer11,700 EUR
Bridge and Lock Tender10,300 EUR
Broadcast Engineer12,700 EUR
CAD Design Engineer10,400 EUR
CAD Designer8,480 EUR
CAE Engineer10,600 EUR
Ceramics Engineer10,300 EUR
Civil Engineer10,300 EUR
Commissioning Engineer10,400 EUR
Communications Engineer11,800 EUR
Condition Monitoring Engineer9,480 EUR
Contract Associate Engineer10,900 EUR
Control Systems Engineer11,000 EUR
Controls Engineer11,300 EUR
Controls Software Engineer10,500 EUR
Corrosion Engineer10,400 EUR
Design Engineer12,200 EUR
Drafter8,350 EUR
Drafting Manager12,300 EUR
Drilling Engineer10,700 EUR
Electrical Draughtsman6,980 EUR
Electrical Engineer11,800 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager13,500 EUR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist11,900 EUR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler10,100 EUR
Energy Engineer11,800 EUR
Engine Assembler7,540 EUR
Engineer10,500 EUR
Engineering Account Manager10,700 EUR
Engineering Chief Designer11,600 EUR
Engineering Consultant13,000 EUR
Engineering Key Account Manager12,600 EUR
Engineering Lab Technician9,940 EUR
Engineering Planning Manager13,500 EUR
Engineering Production Manager13,900 EUR
Engineering Project Analyst11,800 EUR
Engineering Project Coordinator 10,700 EUR
Engineering Project Director14,100 EUR
Engineering Project Manager13,000 EUR
Engineering Research and Development Manager12,800 EUR
Engineering Safety Coordinator9,440 EUR
Engineering Sales Manager12,800 EUR
Engineering Technician9,530 EUR
Engineering Technologist9,490 EUR
Environmental Engineer10,900 EUR
Equipment Engineer11,000 EUR
Equipment Engineering Manager13,100 EUR
Estimator10,800 EUR
Fabrication Specialist8,920 EUR
Fabricator8,450 EUR
Facade Engineer12,300 EUR
Fiber Analyst8,700 EUR
Field Engineer10,600 EUR
Field Engineering Manager13,700 EUR
Fire Engineer11,700 EUR
Fitter and Turner5,970 EUR
Forestry Strategic Planner12,500 EUR
Generation Engineer12,900 EUR
Genetic Engineer13,200 EUR
Geological Engineer12,300 EUR
Geotechnical Engineer12,000 EUR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic9,110 EUR
Highway Engineer9,680 EUR
HSE Professional9,390 EUR
HVAC Engineer11,800 EUR
HVAC Supervisor10,800 EUR
Industrial Engineer10,800 EUR
Industrial Engineering Technologist10,400 EUR
Instrument Engineer11,600 EUR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer11,100 EUR
Instrumentation Engineer11,900 EUR
Instrumentation Manager13,800 EUR
Irrigation Engineer10,700 EUR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer11,200 EUR
Locomotive Engineer11,000 EUR
Maintenance Engineer10,300 EUR
Maintenance Fitter7,280 EUR
Maintenance Manager12,600 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer11,600 EUR
Marine Engineer9,720 EUR
Materials Engineer9,990 EUR
Materials Researcher11,400 EUR
Materials Technician10,600 EUR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer11,900 EUR
Mechanical Design Engineer11,600 EUR
Mechanical Designer9,950 EUR
Mechanical Engineer12,100 EUR
Mechanical Engineering Manager13,900 EUR
Mechanical Inspector11,600 EUR
Mechatronics Engineer10,800 EUR
Mining Engineer9,560 EUR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer12,100 EUR
Optical Engineer9,820 EUR
Optical Instrument Assembler9,580 EUR
PCB Assembler7,570 EUR
Photonics Engineer11,500 EUR
Photonics Technician10,200 EUR
Pipeline Engineer10,700 EUR
Piping Designer9,290 EUR
Piping Engineer10,300 EUR
Planning Engineer11,000 EUR
Pressure Vessel Inspector7,220 EUR
Principal Cost Engineer11,700 EUR
Principal Engineer11,400 EUR
Principal Support Engineer10,900 EUR
Process Engineer10,300 EUR
Process Operator9,590 EUR
Product Development Engineer11,200 EUR
Product Development Technician9,400 EUR
Product Engineer10,900 EUR
Product Safety Engineer10,400 EUR
Production Engineer11,900 EUR
Project Engineer11,500 EUR
Proposal Manager12,200 EUR
Purchasing Engineer10,900 EUR
Quality Assurance Engineer10,600 EUR
Rail Engineer10,400 EUR
Robotics Engineer13,200 EUR
Robotics Technician10,700 EUR
Safety Engineer10,100 EUR
Safety Inspector9,390 EUR
Safety Manager12,400 EUR
Safety Officer8,850 EUR
Sales Engineer10,300 EUR
Scheduling Engineer9,590 EUR
Service Engineer11,600 EUR
Solar Engineer11,100 EUR
Staff Engineer10,600 EUR
Static Equipment Engineer10,400 EUR
Stationary Engineer10,300 EUR
Stress Engineer9,920 EUR
Structural Analysis Engineer10,800 EUR
Structural Designer9,620 EUR
Structural Engineer10,700 EUR
Structural Technician9,660 EUR
Supply Chain Specialist11,900 EUR
Surveyor8,210 EUR
Technical Affairs Officer8,810 EUR
Technical Assistant9,580 EUR
Technical Engineer10,200 EUR
Technical Support Engineer9,620 EUR
Tender Engineer9,530 EUR
Test Development Engineer10,700 EUR
Transportation Engineer10,600 EUR
Validation Engineer10,800 EUR
Verification Engineer10,200 EUR
Wastewater Engineer10,200 EUR
Wind Energy Engineer11,200 EUR
Wind Energy Operations Manager12,800 EUR
Work Planner8,140 EUR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Frankfurt

Median and salary distribution monthly Frankfurt Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Frankfurt range from 6,210 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 14,900 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,800 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 10,800 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,800 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 Engineering are earning less than 7,650 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,650 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 12,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 12,300 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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 59,400 Euro(s) to 178,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Engineering
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
10,200 EUR
Male+7%
10,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Engineering
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Germany / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Germany is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

41% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
59%
No Bonus
41%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
11,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
12,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Engineering
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Average Salary 2016
9,140 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,470 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
9,830 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
10,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Frankfurt


65 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Frankfurt is 65 EUR. This means that the average person in Frankfurt earns approximately 65 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Frankfurt
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The average salary for Engineering is 11% less than that of All Jobs.

Frankfurt VS Germany

Salary Comparison Between Frankfurt and Germany monthly Engineering
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We compared Engineering salaries in Frankfurt and Germany and we found that Frankfurt salaries are 6% more than those of Germany.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin12,000 EUR
Bremen10,400 EUR
Dortmund10,200 EUR
Dresden9,820 EUR
Dusseldorf11,100 EUR
Essen10,600 EUR
Frankfurt11,200 EUR
Hamburg11,800 EUR
Hannover9,590 EUR
Koln11,400 EUR
Leipzig10,000 EUR
Munchen11,600 EUR
Nurnberg9,410 EUR
Stuttgart10,800 EUR
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