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Germany Wages: Minimum and Average

Germany Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Minimum Wages 12 EUR/Hour | 1949.832 USD/Month 2022
Wages 4168 EUR/Month | 4232.761 USD/Month 4Q/21
Wage Growth  -1.4 % 4Q/21
Wages High Skilled 3550 EUR/Month | 3999.73 USD/Month 2017
Wages Low Skilled  2050 EUR/Month | 2309.703 USD/Month 2017


Latest data on Minimum Wages (EUR/Hour)

Minimum Wages
                     Germany - Historical Data (EUR/Hour)

What is minimum wage in Germany?

  • Minimum Wages in Germany increased to 12 EUR/Hour (1949.832 USD/Month) in 2022. The maximum rate of minimum wage for employees was 9.5 EUR/Hour and minimum was 8.5 EUR/Hour.
  • Data published Yearly by DESTATIS.

Historical Data (EUR/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
12 2022 30.06.2022
9.82 2022 25.01.2022
9.5 2021 05.02.2021
9.35 2020 29.01.2020
9.19 2019 16.01.2019
8 2018 19.06.2018
8.84 2017 11.08.2017
8.5 2016 31.12.2016


Historical Chart by chancellors (EUR/Hour)

Minimum Wages in Germany by chancellors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Angela Merkel 22.11.2005 - 8.5000 8.0000 8.8400 8.0000 -5.88%


Latest data on Wages (EUR/Month)

Wages
                     Germany - Historical Data (EUR/Month)

What is average wage in Germany?

  • Average Wages in Germany increased to 4168 EUR/Month (4232.761 USD/Month) in the forth quarter of 2021. The maximum rate of average wage for employees was 4035 EUR/Month and minimum was 1832 EUR/Month.
  • Data published Quarterly by Federal Statistical Office.

Historical Data (EUR/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
4168 4Q/21 13.04.2022
4130 3Q/21 25.01.2022
4094 2Q/21 27.09.2021
4010 1Q/21 13.07.2021
4033 4Q/20 30.03.2021
3978 3Q/20 28.12.2020
4021 1Q/20 11.08.2020
4035 4Q/19 21.04.2020


Historical Chart by chancellors (EUR/Month)

Wages in Germany by chancellors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Angela Merkel 22.11.2005 - 3745.0000 3809.0000 3809.0000 3745.0000 1.71%


Latest data on Wage Growth  (%)

Wage Growth 
                     Germany - Historical Data (%)

What is the growth rate of wages in Germany?

  • Wage Growth in Germany decreased by 1.4 % in the forth quarter of 2021 over the same quarter in the previous year. The maximum growth was 6 % and minimum was -4.7 %
  • Data published Quarterly by Federal Statistical Office.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
-1.4 4Q/21 26.03.2022
0 3Q/21 18.01.2022
3 2Q/21 25.09.2021
-2 1Q/21 03.07.2021
0.4 4Q/20 27.03.2021
-1.3 3Q/20 26.12.2020
-4.7 2Q/20 26.09.2020
0.4 1Q/20 27.06.2020


Historical Chart by YoY chancellors (%)

Wage Growth  in Germany by chancellors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages High Skilled (EUR/Month)

Wages High Skilled
                     Germany - Historical Data (EUR/Month)

How much is average wage for high skilled employees in Germany?

  • Average wages for high skilled employees in Germany remained unchanged at 3550 EUR/Month (3999.73 USD/Month). The maximum level was 3550 EUR/Month and minimum was 3400 EUR/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (EUR/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
3550 2017 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by chancellors (EUR/Month)

Wages High Skilled in Germany by chancellors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages Low Skilled  (EUR/Month)

Wages Low Skilled 
                     Germany - Historical Data (EUR/Month)

How much is average wage for low skilled employees in Germany?

  • Average wages for low skilled employees in Germany decreased to 2050 EUR/Month (2309.703 USD/Month). The maximum level was 2100 EUR/Month and minimum was 1950 EUR/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (EUR/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
2050 2017 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by chancellors (EUR/Month)

Wages Low Skilled  in Germany by chancellors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Germany

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2021 65.83 65.75
Unemployment Rate Jul/22 5.4 % 5.3
Job Vacancies Jul/22 881 K 877
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/21 79.5 % 79.2
Living Wage Individual 2017 1397.089 USD/Month 1363.288

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria 2021 2563.034 USD/Month 2971.736
Ireland 1Q/22 3578.691 USD/Month 3517.69
Luxembourg 2020 5557.137 USD/Month 5582.554
Spain 1Q/22 2040.464 USD/Month 2202.115
Iceland 2020 5289.55 USD/Month 5029.053
Norway 1Q/22 5379.276 USD/Month 5192.682
Belarus Jun/22 631.015 USD/Month 610.447
Belgium 2016 3849.76 USD/Month 3801.21
Bulgaria Jun/22 887.712 USD/Month 886.674
Croatia May/22 1041.414 USD/Month 1022.048
Cyprus 1Q/22 2050.371 USD/Month 2443.384
Czech Republic 1Q/22 1569.298 USD/Month 1660.571
Denmark 2020 5954.606 USD/Month 5820.01
Estonia 1Q/22 1619.33 USD/Month 1651.859
Euro Area 3Q/21 1993.501 USD/Month 1929.522
Finland 3Q/21 3752.299 USD/Month 3737.054
France 2019 3232.457 USD/Month 3185.742
Germany 4Q/21 4232.761 USD/Month 4194.171
Hungary May/22 1209.073 USD/Month 1235.296
Italy 2020 2369.25 USD/Month 2540.875
Latvia Mar/22 1026.709 USD/Month 921.093
Lithuania 1Q/22 1756.88 USD/Month 1705.088
Macedonia May/22 776.655 USD/Month 778.639
Malta 1Q/22 144.376 USD/Month 129.566
Moldova 1Q/22 497.691 USD/Month 508.467
Montenegro Jun/22 886.564 USD/Month 889.611
Poland 2Q/22 1324.184 USD/Month 1341.177
Portugal 2019 1206.459 USD/Month 1189.195
Romania Jun/22 1333.708 USD/Month 1322.269
Russia May/22 1000.561 USD/Month 997.549
Serbia May/22 641.392 USD/Month 631.395
Slovakia Jun/22 1397.38 USD/Month 1464.405
Slovenia May/22 2020.92 USD/Month 2033.107
Sweden May/22 2876.176 USD/Month 2845.415
Switzerland 2020 6665.967 USD/Month 6613.512
Ukraine Jan/22 398.627 USD/Month 477.275
United Kingdom Aug/19 2798.54 USD/Month
Albania 1Q/22 514.369 USD/Month 517.173
Bosnia and Herzegovina May/22 881.634 USD/Month 861.881
Kosovo Dec/18 558.79 USD/Month 559.9