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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Germany 2024

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
4,970 EUR
( 59,700 EUR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Science and Technical Services in Germany typically earns around 4,970 EUR. Salaries range from 1,840 EUR (lowest average) to 8,510 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Science and Technical Services domain in Germany exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Science and Technical Services
3D Lab Technologist3,450 EUR
3D Printing Specialist3,330 EUR
Algorithm Developer4,680 EUR
Analytical Chemist6,670 EUR
Anthropologist4,910 EUR
Archeologist4,430 EUR
Assistant Breeder2,260 EUR
Astronomer8,460 EUR
Atmospheric and Space Scientist6,700 EUR
Behavior Analyst4,340 EUR
Behavior Intervention Specialist5,190 EUR
Behavior Specialist4,730 EUR
Biochemist7,610 EUR
Biofuels Processing Technician3,150 EUR
Biofuels Production Manager5,490 EUR
Biologist7,600 EUR
Biomedical Laboratory Officer3,000 EUR
Biomedical Scientist7,710 EUR
Biophysicist7,450 EUR
Chemical Engineer3,800 EUR
Chemical Technologist3,460 EUR
Chemist7,000 EUR
Chief Robotics Integration Officer5,250 EUR
Chief Technologist6,420 EUR
Climate Change Analyst4,800 EUR
Clinical Laboratory Scientist7,760 EUR
Computer Scientist5,700 EUR
Conservation Scientist6,300 EUR
Data Science Specialist4,880 EUR
Data Scientist5,960 EUR
DNA Analyst7,820 EUR
Ecologist5,710 EUR
Economic Development Specialist5,650 EUR
Flavourist2,630 EUR
Food Scientist5,010 EUR
Forensic Scientist6,050 EUR
Formulation Technologist3,080 EUR
Fraud Investigator3,810 EUR
Genomics Scientist7,870 EUR
Geographer4,090 EUR
Geographic Information Systems Technician2,570 EUR
Geological Data Technician2,700 EUR
Geological Technician3,220 EUR
Geologist6,690 EUR
Geomatics Scientist6,490 EUR
Geophysical Data Technician2,470 EUR
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist5,510 EUR
Global Technical Lead8,230 EUR
Hydrologist4,840 EUR
Industrial Ecologist5,330 EUR
Intelligence Analyst4,640 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Architect3,890 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Compliance Analyst3,980 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Consultant4,600 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Engineer3,780 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Integration Specialist3,990 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Logistics Analyst3,150 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Security Analyst3,200 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Specialist3,550 EUR
Internet of Things (IoT) Technician2,950 EUR
Knowledge Management Specialist3,680 EUR
Lab Analyst3,220 EUR
Lab Manager5,190 EUR
Lab Technician2,390 EUR
Laboratory Manager5,290 EUR
Laboratory Researcher3,680 EUR
Laboratory Technician2,320 EUR
Life Sciences Analyst5,280 EUR
Life Scientist6,060 EUR
Marine Architect4,690 EUR
Marine Biologist5,580 EUR
Marine Superintendent3,200 EUR
Materials Analyst3,440 EUR
Materials Scientist5,670 EUR
Mathematician5,890 EUR
Medical Scientist7,660 EUR
Metallurgist5,690 EUR
Meteorologist5,590 EUR
Microbiologist8,060 EUR
Natural Language Processing Researcher4,650 EUR
Natural Resource Specialist4,590 EUR
Natural Resources Analyst4,870 EUR
Natural Sciences Manager7,400 EUR
Neurotechnology Specialist7,150 EUR
Nuclear Engineer8,070 EUR
Physical Scientist6,350 EUR
Physicist7,250 EUR
Political Scientist5,730 EUR
Polygraph Examiner2,180 EUR
Polysomnographic Technologist3,670 EUR
Product Development Scientist6,250 EUR
Quantitative Research Analyst5,020 EUR
Quantitative Researcher5,440 EUR
Quantum Algorithm Developer4,260 EUR
Quantum Computing Engineer4,160 EUR
Quantum Computing Ethics Officer3,860 EUR
Quantum Computing Specialist4,340 EUR
Radiation Protection Specialist4,330 EUR
Refrigeration Technician1,720 EUR
Research Scientist5,290 EUR
Risk Safety Engineer3,490 EUR
Robotics Architect4,350 EUR
Scientific Photographer3,490 EUR
Scientific Programmer4,860 EUR
Scientist5,330 EUR
Service Engineer3,320 EUR
Service Technician2,380 EUR
Social Science Research Assistant3,090 EUR
Social Scientist6,200 EUR
Sociologist5,860 EUR
Soil Scientist4,840 EUR
Statistical Analyst3,240 EUR
Statistical Assistant2,560 EUR
Statistician5,550 EUR
Survey Analyst3,370 EUR
Survey Researcher3,080 EUR
Surveying and Mapping Technician2,050 EUR
Team Leader4,620 EUR
Technical Manager5,500 EUR
Technical Officer2,370 EUR
Technical Service Director6,770 EUR
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist3,600 EUR
Technical Services Research and Development Manager7,910 EUR
Technical Services Research Associate3,950 EUR
Technical Services Research Coordinator3,930 EUR
Technician2,310 EUR
Water Ecologist6,380 EUR
Wearable Technology Developer3,790 EUR
Wearables Specialist3,190 EUR
Wildlife Biologist5,390 EUR

Science and Technical Services Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Germany

Median and salary distribution Germany Science and Technical Services monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
4,690 EUR or more
10% of people earn
4,000 to 4,690 EUR
20% of people earn
2,470 EUR or less
65% of people earn
2,470 to 4,000 EUR
Minimum Salary
1,840 EUR
4,680 EUR
8,510 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Science and Technical Services in Germany range from 1,840 EUR (starting average salary) to 8,510 EUR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Science and Technical Services is 4,680 EUR, implying that half of the workforce in Germany earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Science and Technical Services in Germany earn less than 3,610 EUR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 5,540 EUR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Science and Technical Services in Germany. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 2,470 EUR to 4,000 EUR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 2,470 EUR mark, while 10% ranged from 4,000 EUR to 4,690 EUR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 4,690 EUR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 in Science and Technical Services in Germany 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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Science and Technical Services in Germany, 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 certificate 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 19,100 EUR to 57,400 EUR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Science and Technical Services / Germany

Salary comparison by gender Germany Science and Technical Services monthly
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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? In the field of Science and Technical Services in Germany, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

5,120 EUR
4,830 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Science and Technical Services / Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for individuals working in Science and Technical Services? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Science and Technical Services in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Science and Technical Services
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Science and Technical Services / Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Science and Technical Services
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41% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services 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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Hourly Average Wage / Science and Technical Services / Germany

29 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Science and Technical Services in Germany is 29 EUR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Science and Technical Services in Germany is 11 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin5,660 EUR
Bremen4,910 EUR
Dortmund4,800 EUR
Dresden4,620 EUR
Dusseldorf5,210 EUR
Essen5,000 EUR
Frankfurt5,290 EUR
Hamburg5,570 EUR
Hannover4,510 EUR
Koln5,380 EUR
Leipzig4,720 EUR
Munchen5,470 EUR
Nurnberg4,430 EUR
Stuttgart5,090 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Germany is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
3,740 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,910 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Science and Technical Services in Germany?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 4,680 EUR and 5,540 EUR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Science and Technical Services in Germany ranges from 1,840 EUR to 3,610 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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