How Much Do Different Professions Earn in Germany 2016?

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The Stepstone Gehaltsreport is out and this is how much people were earning in Germany last year. 2015 was a very significant year in regards to salaries, as it marked the introduction of the minimum wage.

How much do people earn based on their:

qualification level?

Having a Masters will earn you 28% more than having an Ausbildung.

QUALIFICATIONINCOME
PROMOTION

65.708 €
2. STAATSEXAMEN58.736 €
APPROBATION57.815 €
DIPLOM UNI/MASTER/MAGISTER56.165 €
DIPLOM FH/BACHELOR55.585 €
1. STAATSEXAMEN49.529 €
MEISTER/FACHWIRT48.601 €
HOCHSCHULREIFE/ABITUR43.980 €
SONSTIGER SCHULISCHER ABSCHLUSS31.444 €

 

study course?

Even in 2016, your study course still determines how much you earn. Those studying medicine continue to lead the pack.

STUDY COURSEINCOME
MEDIZIN (UND ZAHNMEDIZIN)
64.110 €
RECHTSWISSENSCHAFTEN
63.901 €
INGENIEURWISSENSCHAFTEN62.995 €
WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK
62.382 €
WIRTSCHAFTSINGENIEURWESEN62.231 €
MATHEMATIK UND INFORMATIK61.929 €
NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN (BIOLOGIE, CHEMIE, PHARMAZIE, PHYSIK) 60.402 €
BWL, VWL, WIRTSCHAFTSWISSENSCHAFTEN58.871 €
PSYCHOLOGIE
55.474 €
POLITIK- UND SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN
50.925 €
LEHRAMT50.734 €
ARCHITEKTUR
50.685 €
GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN
48.901 €
PHILOSOPHIE UND GEISTESWISSENSCHAFTEN 45.994 €
GESCHICHTS- UND KULTURWISSENSCHAFTEN 43.243 €
DESIGN
41.702 €
ERZIEHUNGSWISSENSCHAFTEN, SOZIALPÄDAGOGIK41.004 €

 

profession and size of company they work for?

Doctors and lawyers earn the highest in Germany. Large multinational companies with more than 1000 employees pay better than small companies with less than 500 employees.

ProfessionCompanies with more than 1000 employeesCompanies with 501-1000 employeesCompanies with up to 500 employees
RECHT (LAW)67.259 €65.650 €56.357 €
IT59.482 €58.757 €53.929 €
INGENIEURE UND TECHNISCHE AUSBILDUNGSBERUFE (Engineering)60.650 €58.582 €53.535 €
FINANZ- UND RECHNUNGSWESEN (Finance and Accounting)59.483 €55.395 €54.850 €
VERTRIEB UND VERKAUF (Sales and Marketing)57.070 €52.660 €49.764 €
NATURWISSEN- SCHAFTEN UND FORSCHUNG (Sciences and Research)56.459 €52.869 €49.686 €
ÄRZTE (Doctors)77.841 €65.543 €58.321 €
MARKETING UND KOMMUNIKATION55.006 €
50.504 €46.418 €
HR56.314 €


54.947 €
49.961 €
EINKAUF UND LOGISTIK52.470 € 49.768 €47.785 €
DESIGN UND ARCHITEKTUR50.684 €43.700 €
36.544 €
ÖFFENTLICHER DIENST47.358 €45.206 €43.405 €
BILDUNG UND SOZIALES38.540 € 38.158 €36.175 €
PFLEGE, THERAPIE UND ASSISTENZ39.824 € 36.571 €30.972 €

 

For a more detailed view of the report including how much the salaries vary within different sectors, click here.

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