Doctors, lawyers and engineers have already been one of the top earners in the Federal Republic of Germany in recent years, and it is therefore not surprising that they again head the Stepstone salary report in 2015.
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Promotion improves salary prospects
Statistically, the already above-average salary can be increased in addition, if you have a doctorate, in a larger Company works and lives in Hesse.
On average 77.951 Euro gross earned professional doctors per year, which means an 13.000 Euro higher salary than the lawyers, who are compensated on average with 65.041 Euro annually.
Medical professionals deserve the best
Ergo continue to be regarded as the best paid employees in Germany. With 59.079 Euro annual salary, experts in the IT industry as well as engineers who earn an average of 59.063 Euro per year. On the representative report in August 2014 well 50.000 specialists and executives participated.
If one analyzes the salary report by industry, employees in the banking sector are among the top earners: they receive an average of 62.451 euros. In the pharmaceutical sector (59.991 Euro) as well as the vehicle industry (59.727 Euro), employees are above average. On the other hand, the areas of gastronomy (34.175 Euro) and crafts (34.970 Euro) offer comparatively bad prospects.
However, in addition to the actual profession, the numerous regional differences should also be taken into account: for the top earners from the statistics have always come from Hessen, followed by Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg in the last three years, there was a change in the lower ranks. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (39.377 Euro) is now no longer the country, with the statistically least-earning employees.
From this place it was replaced by Saxony-Anhalt with 38.309 Euro a year. In Saxony (39.410 Euro), Brandenburg (40.022 Euro) and Thuringia (40.213 Euro), skilled workers earn a comparatively low salary. As a rule of thumb, therefore, the earnings for employees in East German states are much lower than for West German employees in comparable positions.
In the South there is the most money
If you are looking for an IT specialist or a mechatronics engineer, you should concentrate on the south of Germany in order to maximize your chances of reaching the highest possible salary. Most of the skilled workers are sought in the land area of Hesse, while Saxony-Anhalt also occupies the last place.
Another factor that can be essential for salary is the size of the company. While in the case of self-employed employees in a nursing home in a company with 500 employees earning on average only a gross annual salary of 31.507 Euro, employees in comparable positions in a company with 1000 employees are statistically considered to have a ten percent higher salary.
Men deserve more
However, not only education, industry, place of residence, professional experience and company size decide the ultimate salary level: Unfortunately, gender is still the case. Between male and female physicians the difference is statistically total 16.720 Euro annually.
On average, a professional and managerial staff in Germany, if all bonuses, commissions and bonuses are included, earn about 52.000 Euro gross per year. If these figures are compared with those of the previous year, a slight increase can be seen. However, according to Robert Walters, the average salaries have risen compared to the year 2014 with a higher competence expectation.
Globalization & international profile
Due to the restructuring that is caused by globalization, companies are increasingly expecting an international profile from their experts. This means that the candidates should be familiar with international work structures and, in particular, have intercultural skills.
To find dynamic and flexible candidates with several language skills and corresponding degrees is still a major challenge in the banking and finance sector today.
Salary calculator: How much is possible?
Which salary prospects are applicable to a person can be calculated using a salary calculator for example here find out. The gross net calculator calculates the detailed amounts for the tax deductions after the entry of the gross salary, tax class, year of birth, state, eventual child allowance, church tax, social insurance contributions and eventual disposable allowances.
In addition, you will get a detailed overview of the net income. However, the gender criterion is not taken into account in this computer.
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