A person working in Information Technology in Germany typically earns around 3,830 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,980 EUR (lowest average) to 6,240 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 Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||3,400 EUR|
|ABAP Developer||3,250 EUR|
|Advertising Account Planner||3,250 EUR|
|Android Developer||3,650 EUR|
|Angular Developer||3,270 EUR|
|Application Consultant||4,320 EUR|
|Applications System Specialist||3,040 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||4,320 EUR|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||4,240 EUR|
|AS400 Programmer||3,700 EUR|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||4,120 EUR|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||4,200 EUR|
|Avaloq Developer||3,470 EUR|
|BizTalk Developer||3,640 EUR|
|Blockchain Associate||3,530 EUR|
|Blockchain Developer||3,240 EUR|
|Build and Release Engineer||3,320 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||3,780 EUR|
|Business Intelligence Developer||3,590 EUR|
|Business Objects Developer||3,200 EUR|
|Business Process Consultant||3,860 EUR|
|Business Systems Analyst||3,130 EUR|
|C# Developer||3,860 EUR|
|C++ Developer||3,820 EUR|
|Capacity Planning Manager||4,850 EUR|
|Change Administrator||3,130 EUR|
|Chief Information Security Officer||5,290 EUR|
|Client Delivery Manager||4,780 EUR|
|CMS Developer||3,120 EUR|
|Computer Animator||2,980 EUR|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||3,120 EUR|
|Computer Networks Architect||3,660 EUR|
|Computer Operator||2,520 EUR|
|Computer Technician||2,850 EUR|
|Copy Editor||2,980 EUR|
|CRM Application Administrator||3,280 EUR|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||4,810 EUR|
|Curam Developer||3,040 EUR|
|Data Analyst||3,200 EUR|
|Data Architect||3,700 EUR|
|Data Center Technician||3,100 EUR|
|Data Entry Supervisor||2,350 EUR|
|Data Manager||4,670 EUR|
|Data Modeling Analyst||3,570 EUR|
|Data Quality Analyst||3,440 EUR|
|Data Security Analyst||3,460 EUR|
|Data Security Manager||4,830 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Manager||4,870 EUR|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||3,260 EUR|
|Database Administration Manager||4,500 EUR|
|Database Administrator||3,630 EUR|
|Database Analyst||3,700 EUR|
|Database Developer||3,540 EUR|
|Database Report Writer||3,550 EUR|
|Delivery Manager||3,530 EUR|
|Developer / Programmer||3,480 EUR|
|Development Manager||4,860 EUR|
|Director of Application Development||5,320 EUR|
|Director of Technology||6,060 EUR|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||3,530 EUR|
|Documentation Specialist||3,060 EUR|
|E-Commerce Manager||4,370 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||4,110 EUR|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||4,390 EUR|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||4,480 EUR|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||5,140 EUR|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||4,320 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||4,700 EUR|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||5,740 EUR|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||3,670 EUR|
|ERP Analyst||3,820 EUR|
|ERP Project Manager||4,930 EUR|
|Ethical Hacker||3,190 EUR|
|Financial Systems Manager||5,250 EUR|
|Flash Developer||2,930 EUR|
|Front End Developer||3,150 EUR|
|Full Stack Developer||3,560 EUR|
|Functional Analyst||3,670 EUR|
|Game Developer||3,150 EUR|
|GIS Analyst||3,160 EUR|
|GIS Developer||3,470 EUR|
|Global BI Analyst||3,980 EUR|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||3,230 EUR|
|Graphics Programmer||3,020 EUR|
|Graphics Web Designer||2,870 EUR|
|Hardware Design Engineer||3,430 EUR|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||5,110 EUR|
|Hardware Technician||2,690 EUR|
|Head of Development||4,860 EUR|
|Help Desk Analyst||3,360 EUR|
|Help Desk Manager||3,920 EUR|
|Help Desk Support||2,600 EUR|
|Helpdesk Manager||3,910 EUR|
|Imaging Programmer||3,170 EUR|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||3,450 EUR|
|Information Assurance Analyst||3,720 EUR|
|Information Program Director||4,950 EUR|
|Information Security Administrator||3,840 EUR|
|Information Security Analyst||4,290 EUR|
|Information Security Engineer||3,510 EUR|
|Information Security Manager||5,420 EUR|
|Information Security Specialist||4,370 EUR|
|Information Services Consultant||4,130 EUR|
|Information Technology Administrator||2,770 EUR|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||4,500 EUR|
|Information Technology Consultant||4,300 EUR|
|Information Technology Coordinator||2,750 EUR|
|Information Technology Director||6,010 EUR|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||3,090 EUR|
|Information Technology Manager||6,340 EUR|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||5,680 EUR|
|Information Technology Product Manager||5,200 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||3,070 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||3,750 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Leader||4,250 EUR|
|Information Technology Project Manager||5,350 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||4,020 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||4,010 EUR|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||3,730 EUR|
|Information Technology Support||2,370 EUR|
|Information Technology Team Leader||4,130 EUR|
|Information Technology Trainer||3,770 EUR|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||3,650 EUR|
|Interface Design Manager||4,300 EUR|
|Interface Designer||2,780 EUR|
|IOS Developer||4,020 EUR|
|Java Developer||3,840 EUR|
|Lead Developer||3,960 EUR|
|Linux Administrator||3,540 EUR|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||3,590 EUR|
|Lotus Notes Developer||3,620 EUR|
|Mail Server Administrator||3,160 EUR|
|Major Incident Manager||3,950 EUR|
|Managed Service Specialist||3,600 EUR|
|Microsystems Engineer||3,580 EUR|
|Mobile Developer||3,690 EUR|
|Multimedia Developer||3,050 EUR|
|Multimedia Services Manager||4,150 EUR|
|Network Administration Team Lead||4,270 EUR|
|Network Administrator||3,060 EUR|
|Network Analyst||3,180 EUR|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||5,520 EUR|
|Network Engineer||3,300 EUR|
|Network Engineering Manager||4,230 EUR|
|Network Security Systems Manager||4,430 EUR|
|Network Specialist||3,440 EUR|
|Network Technician||2,660 EUR|
|Nodejs Developer||3,770 EUR|
|NT Systems Administrator||3,050 EUR|
|Numerical Control Programmer||2,810 EUR|
|Online Banking Manager||5,890 EUR|
|Online Banking Specialist||4,310 EUR|
|OPS Manager||5,090 EUR|
|Oracle Database Administrator||3,350 EUR|
|Oracle Developer||3,740 EUR|
|Perl Developer||2,900 EUR|
|PHP Developer||3,290 EUR|
|Python Developer||3,600 EUR|
|Records Manager||3,100 EUR|
|Remedy Developer||2,800 EUR|
|Reporting Analyst||3,310 EUR|
|Ruby Developer||3,170 EUR|
|Salesforce Administrator||3,250 EUR|
|Salesforce Developer||2,910 EUR|
|SAP Consultant||3,840 EUR|
|SAS Programmer||3,150 EUR|
|Scrum Master||2,870 EUR|
|SEO Associate||2,980 EUR|
|SEO Manager||4,350 EUR|
|Service Delivery Manager||4,810 EUR|
|Service Level Manager||4,360 EUR|
|Service Support Lead||3,690 EUR|
|SharePoint Administrator||3,330 EUR|
|Sharepoint Consultant||3,710 EUR|
|Sharepoint Developer||3,770 EUR|
|Shift Leader||3,590 EUR|
|SOA Analyst||3,340 EUR|
|SOC Engineer||3,290 EUR|
|Software Analyst||3,330 EUR|
|Software Architect||3,430 EUR|
|Software Development Manager||4,640 EUR|
|Software Engineer||3,410 EUR|
|Software QA Engineer||3,170 EUR|
|Software Sales||3,290 EUR|
|Software Specialist||3,050 EUR|
|Software Support Engineer||2,810 EUR|
|Software Test Engineer||2,930 EUR|
|Solutions Architect||4,930 EUR|
|Storage Engineer||2,880 EUR|
|Support Analyst||3,230 EUR|
|Support Specialist||3,700 EUR|
|System Administrator||3,310 EUR|
|Systems Analyst||3,600 EUR|
|Systems Architect||3,630 EUR|
|Systems Consultant||4,050 EUR|
|Systems Engineer||2,910 EUR|
|Systems Integrator||3,440 EUR|
|Technical Analyst||2,970 EUR|
|Technical Consultant||4,140 EUR|
|Technical Manager||3,930 EUR|
|Technical Project Manager||4,660 EUR|
|Technical Sales||3,450 EUR|
|Technical Trainer||3,570 EUR|
|Technical Writer||3,060 EUR|
|Technology Business Analyst||3,550 EUR|
|Technology Director||6,200 EUR|
|Technology Specialist||4,450 EUR|
|Teradata Developer||2,960 EUR|
|Test Analyst||3,510 EUR|
|Testing Manager||4,500 EUR|
|TIBCO Developer||3,040 EUR|
|UNIX Administrator||3,630 EUR|
|Usability Engineer||3,320 EUR|
|User Experience Consultant||3,640 EUR|
|User Experience Design Expert||3,560 EUR|
|User Experience Designer||3,190 EUR|
|User Experience Researcher||3,890 EUR|
|User Interface Designer||3,470 EUR|
|VB Developer||2,810 EUR|
|VB.NET Developer||3,640 EUR|
|Video Game Designer||3,210 EUR|
|Visual Information Specialist||3,220 EUR|
|Web Applications Manager||4,100 EUR|
|Web Content Specialist||3,640 EUR|
|Web Designer||3,000 EUR|
|Web Developer||3,300 EUR|
|Web Editor||3,010 EUR|
|Web Project Manager||4,140 EUR|
|Web Promotions Specialist||3,500 EUR|
|Web Security Administrator||3,570 EUR|
|Web Security Manager||5,060 EUR|
|Web Support Analyst||2,620 EUR|
|Web Writer||2,980 EUR|
|Windows System Administrator||3,190 EUR|
|Wireless Consultant||4,220 EUR|
|Writer and Documentor||3,150 EUR|
Information Technology salaries in Germany range from 1,980 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,240 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 4,130 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,130 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,130 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 Information Technology are earning less than 2,750 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,750 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 5,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,600 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 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,200 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 in Germany who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology 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 2020. 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.
Information Technology 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 Information Technology 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.
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 Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
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 on average across all sectors.