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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||11,000 EUR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||9,630 EUR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||11,500 EUR|
|Associate Engineer||10,900 EUR|
|Autocad Operator||8,730 EUR|
|Automation Engineer||11,600 EUR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||10,200 EUR|
|Biochemical Engineer||11,500 EUR|
|BMS Engineer||11,700 EUR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||10,300 EUR|
|Broadcast Engineer||12,700 EUR|
|CAD Design Engineer||10,400 EUR|
|CAD Designer||8,480 EUR|
|CAE Engineer||10,600 EUR|
|Ceramics Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Civil Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Commissioning Engineer||10,400 EUR|
|Communications Engineer||11,800 EUR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||9,480 EUR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||10,900 EUR|
|Control Systems Engineer||11,000 EUR|
|Controls Engineer||11,300 EUR|
|Controls Software Engineer||10,500 EUR|
|Corrosion Engineer||10,400 EUR|
|Design Engineer||12,200 EUR|
|Drafting Manager||12,300 EUR|
|Drilling Engineer||10,700 EUR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||6,980 EUR|
|Electrical Engineer||11,800 EUR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||13,500 EUR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||11,900 EUR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||10,100 EUR|
|Energy Engineer||11,800 EUR|
|Engine Assembler||7,540 EUR|
|Engineering Account Manager||10,700 EUR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||11,600 EUR|
|Engineering Consultant||13,000 EUR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||12,600 EUR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||9,940 EUR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||13,500 EUR|
|Engineering Production Manager||13,900 EUR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||11,800 EUR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||10,700 EUR|
|Engineering Project Director||14,100 EUR|
|Engineering Project Manager||13,000 EUR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||12,800 EUR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||9,440 EUR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||12,800 EUR|
|Engineering Technician||9,530 EUR|
|Engineering Technologist||9,490 EUR|
|Environmental Engineer||10,900 EUR|
|Equipment Engineer||11,000 EUR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||13,100 EUR|
|Fabrication Specialist||8,920 EUR|
|Facade Engineer||12,300 EUR|
|Fiber Analyst||8,700 EUR|
|Field Engineer||10,600 EUR|
|Field Engineering Manager||13,700 EUR|
|Fire Engineer||11,700 EUR|
|Fitter and Turner||5,970 EUR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||12,500 EUR|
|Generation Engineer||12,900 EUR|
|Genetic Engineer||13,200 EUR|
|Geological Engineer||12,300 EUR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||12,000 EUR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||9,110 EUR|
|Highway Engineer||9,680 EUR|
|HSE Professional||9,390 EUR|
|HVAC Engineer||11,800 EUR|
|HVAC Supervisor||10,800 EUR|
|Industrial Engineer||10,800 EUR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||10,400 EUR|
|Instrument Engineer||11,600 EUR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||11,100 EUR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||11,900 EUR|
|Instrumentation Manager||13,800 EUR|
|Irrigation Engineer||10,700 EUR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||11,200 EUR|
|Locomotive Engineer||11,000 EUR|
|Maintenance Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Maintenance Fitter||7,280 EUR|
|Maintenance Manager||12,600 EUR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||11,600 EUR|
|Marine Engineer||9,720 EUR|
|Materials Engineer||9,990 EUR|
|Materials Researcher||11,400 EUR|
|Materials Technician||10,600 EUR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||11,900 EUR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||11,600 EUR|
|Mechanical Designer||9,950 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineer||12,100 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||13,900 EUR|
|Mechanical Inspector||11,600 EUR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||10,800 EUR|
|Mining Engineer||9,560 EUR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||12,100 EUR|
|Optical Engineer||9,820 EUR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||9,580 EUR|
|PCB Assembler||7,570 EUR|
|Photonics Engineer||11,500 EUR|
|Photonics Technician||10,200 EUR|
|Pipeline Engineer||10,700 EUR|
|Piping Designer||9,290 EUR|
|Piping Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Planning Engineer||11,000 EUR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||7,220 EUR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||11,700 EUR|
|Principal Engineer||11,400 EUR|
|Principal Support Engineer||10,900 EUR|
|Process Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Process Operator||9,590 EUR|
|Product Development Engineer||11,200 EUR|
|Product Development Technician||9,400 EUR|
|Product Engineer||10,900 EUR|
|Product Safety Engineer||10,400 EUR|
|Production Engineer||11,900 EUR|
|Project Engineer||11,500 EUR|
|Proposal Manager||12,200 EUR|
|Purchasing Engineer||10,900 EUR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||10,600 EUR|
|Rail Engineer||10,400 EUR|
|Robotics Engineer||13,200 EUR|
|Robotics Technician||10,700 EUR|
|Safety Engineer||10,100 EUR|
|Safety Inspector||9,390 EUR|
|Safety Manager||12,400 EUR|
|Safety Officer||8,850 EUR|
|Sales Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Scheduling Engineer||9,590 EUR|
|Service Engineer||11,600 EUR|
|Solar Engineer||11,100 EUR|
|Staff Engineer||10,600 EUR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||10,400 EUR|
|Stationary Engineer||10,300 EUR|
|Stress Engineer||9,920 EUR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||10,800 EUR|
|Structural Designer||9,620 EUR|
|Structural Engineer||10,700 EUR|
|Structural Technician||9,660 EUR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||11,900 EUR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||8,810 EUR|
|Technical Assistant||9,580 EUR|
|Technical Engineer||10,200 EUR|
|Technical Support Engineer||9,620 EUR|
|Tender Engineer||9,530 EUR|
|Test Development Engineer||10,700 EUR|
|Transportation Engineer||10,600 EUR|
|Validation Engineer||10,800 EUR|
|Verification Engineer||10,200 EUR|
|Wastewater Engineer||10,200 EUR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||11,200 EUR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||12,800 EUR|
|Work Planner||8,140 EUR|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 11% less than that of All Jobs.