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Germany Wages: Minimum and Average

Germany Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Minimum Wages 9.5 EUR/Hour | 1846.094 USD/Month 2021
Wages 4033 EUR/Month | 4898.222 USD/Month 4Q/20
Wage Growth  0.4 % 4Q/20
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 9.5 EUR/Hour (1846.094 USD/Month) in 2021. 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
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
8.5 2015 31.12.2015


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 4033 EUR/Month (4898.222 USD/Month) in the forth quarter of 2020. 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
4033 4Q/20 30.03.2021
3978 3Q/20 28.12.2020
4021 1Q/20 11.08.2020
4035 4Q/19 21.04.2020
4012 3Q/19 25.02.2020
3997 2Q/19 29.10.2019
3932 1Q/19 26.06.2019
3938 4Q/18 12.06.2019


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 increased by 0.4 % in the forth quarter of 2020 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
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
0.7 4Q/19 28.03.2020
1.9 3Q/19 21.12.2019
1.3 2Q/19 29.10.2019
1.2 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 2020 65.75 65.67
Unemployment Rate Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Job Vacancies Apr/21 629 K 609
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/19 62.6 % 62
Living Wage Individual 2017 1397.089 USD/Month 1363.288

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria 2019 3457.699 USD/Month 3361.753
Ireland 4Q/20 4105.03 USD/Month 3876.703
Luxembourg 2019 6663.995 USD/Month 6593.553
Spain 4Q/20 2503.097 USD/Month 2257.767
Iceland 2019 5593.254 USD/Month 5424.25
Norway 4Q/20 5830.156 USD/Month 5707.403
Belarus Mar/21 549.276 USD/Month 506.445
Belgium 2016 3849.76 USD/Month 3801.21
Bulgaria Mar/21 931.469 USD/Month 888.621
Croatia Feb/21 1136.913 USD/Month 1127.382
Cyprus 4Q/20 2753.352 USD/Month 2324.621
Czech Republic 4Q/20 1837.661 USD/Month 1688.692
Denmark 2019 6955.181 USD/Month 6815.398
Estonia 4Q/20 1840.021 USD/Month 1750.146
Euro Area 3Q/20 2278.469 USD/Month 2114.506
Finland 4Q/20 4396.619 USD/Month 4378.401
France 2017 3745.628 USD/Month 3671.541
Germany 4Q/20 4898.222 USD/Month 4831.422
Hungary Feb/21 1374.404 USD/Month 1405.515
Italy 2019 3038.768 USD/Month 2999.903
Latvia Dec/20 1111.3 USD/Month 1038.428
Lithuania 4Q/20 1850.952 USD/Month 1767.149
Macedonia Feb/21 819.954 USD/Month 829.784
Malta 4Q/20 157.384 USD/Month 155.461
Moldova 4Q/20 498.4 USD/Month 454.185
Montenegro Mar/21 953.41 USD/Month 959.483
Poland 1Q/21 1523.798 USD/Month 1463.458
Portugal 2019 1442.868 USD/Month 1422.221
Romania Mar/21 1426.289 USD/Month 1355.283
Russia Feb/21 689.991 USD/Month 666.919
Serbia Feb/21 641.672 USD/Month 650.213
Slovakia Mar/21 1497.541 USD/Month 1379.729
Slovenia Feb/21 2363.515 USD/Month 2401.166
Sweden Feb/21 3530.531 USD/Month 3530.531
Switzerland 2019 6992.014 USD/Month 6929.902
Ukraine Mar/21 493.171 USD/Month 454.657
United Kingdom Aug/19 2798.54 USD/Month
Albania 4Q/20 542.164 USD/Month 521.089
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 922.886 USD/Month 931.558
Kosovo Dec/18 558.79 USD/Month 559.9