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Germany Wages: Minimum and Average

Germany Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Minimum Wages 12 EUR/Hour | 2087.864 USD/Month 2023
Wages 4101 EUR/Month | 4459.548 USD/Month 4Q/21
Wage Growth  -5.7 % 3Q/22
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 remained unchanged at 12 EUR/Hour (2087.864 USD/Month) in 2023. 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 2023 20.01.2023
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


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 4101 EUR/Month (4459.548 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
4101 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 5.7 % in the third quarter of 2022 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
-5.7 3Q/22 19.01.2023
-4.4 2Q/22 23.11.2022
-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


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 2022 65.83 65.83
Unemployment Rate Dec/22 5.5 % 5.5
Job Vacancies Dec/22 781 K 823
Labor Force Participation Rate 3Q/22 79.8 % 79.7
Living Wage Individual 2017 1397.089 USD/Month 1363.288

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria 2021 2746.696 USD/Month 3184.686
Ireland 3Q/22 3764.993 USD/Month 3799.854
Luxembourg 2021 6396.261 USD/Month 5955.027
Spain 3Q/22 2209.656 USD/Month 2342.323
Iceland 2021 5349.563 USD/Month 5071.663
Norway 2Q/22 5328.525 USD/Month 5292.014
Belarus Nov/22 603.951 USD/Month 599.553
Belgium 2016 3849.76 USD/Month 3801.21
Bulgaria Sep/22 995.871 USD/Month 943.486
Croatia Nov/22 1123.733 USD/Month 1099.736
Cyprus 3Q/22 2249.891 USD/Month 2262.94
Czech Republic 3Q/22 1824.435 USD/Month 1834.872
Denmark 2021 6527.967 USD/Month 6385.966
Estonia 3Q/22 1829.933 USD/Month 1845.191
Euro Area 2Q/22 2213.648 USD/Month 2179.86
Finland 3Q/22 4125.707 USD/Month 4086.559
France 2020 3588.517 USD/Month 3461.288
Germany 4Q/21 4459.548 USD/Month 4322.532
Hungary Nov/22 1528.355 USD/Month 1388.821
Italy 2021 2697.518 USD/Month 2550.381
Latvia Sep/22 1091.836 USD/Month 1120.167
Lithuania 3Q/22 1956.285 USD/Month 1935.624
Macedonia Oct/22 876.133 USD/Month 861.273
Malta 3Q/22 160.085 USD/Month 157.089
Moldova 3Q/22 565.874 USD/Month 551.419
Montenegro Dec/22 980.766 USD/Month 972.048
Poland 3Q/22 1499.17 USD/Month 1423.991
Portugal 2019 1291.866 USD/Month 1273.38
Romania Nov/22 1492.801 USD/Month 1444.076
Russia Oct/22 887.261 USD/Month 878.867
Serbia Nov/22 726.414 USD/Month 698.842
Slovakia Nov/22 1861.012 USD/Month 1444.791
Slovenia Nov/22 2444.524 USD/Month 2204.865
Sweden Oct/22 2911.633 USD/Month 2864.922
Switzerland 2021 7228.078 USD/Month 7242.204
Ukraine Jan/22 398.627 USD/Month 477.275
United Kingdom Aug/19 2798.54 USD/Month
Albania 3Q/22 576.499 USD/Month 567.638
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nov/22 1006.181 USD/Month 990.59
Kosovo Dec/18 558.79 USD/Month 559.9