How Much do Trainees in Germany Earn?

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We spoke about points to consider when picking a trainee program in Germany, but how much do they actually earn? Here’s an overview of what trainees in Germany earn depending on the size of the company as well as the sector they work in.

Company sizeMinimum IncomeAverageMaximum Income
Small (< 101 Employees)24.162 €30.399 €35.933 €
Medium (101 - 1.000 Employees)30.246 €35.162 €42.228 €
Large (> 1.000 Employees)36.050 €43.806 €49.566 €

Just as with employement, big companies seem to pay their employees much more than smaller companies.

Sectorminimum IncomeAverageMaximum Income
Advertising and market research16.851 €23.000 €27.222 €
Public Service26.700 €36.570 €51.641 €
Media28.681 €38.817 €42.091 €
Logistics31.176 €40.848 €47.515 €
Consulting32.289 €41.765 €44.626 €
Commerce32.386 €40.299 €48.168 €
Automotive33.421 €39.445 €47.744 €
Consumer Goods Industry36.798 €41.783 €56.267 €
Telecommunication37.919 €41.038 €50.693 €
Electrical and Electronics Engineering38.512 €45.687 €53.517 €
Steel Industry39.142 €49.029 €54.230 €
Energy39.436 €46.029 €56.137 €
Pharma / Healthcare39.683 €45.583 €52.195 €
Banking39.965 €52.608 €64.062 €
Chemical and Process Engineering41.462 €50.872 €63.029 €
Mechanical Engineering42.010 €47.305 €57.265 €
Insurance42.266 €46.710 €55.753 €
Construction43.779 €49.551 €60.781 €
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