How Much are Civil Servants Salaries in Germany?

Transmitting information in an article about the salaries of civil servants in Turkey benchmark Germany.

When asked how much are the salaries in Germany, it is always talked about the minimum wage. The ratio of the minimum wage of workers in the field of turkey about 40% higher, while Germany, this ratio around 15%. so we can also look at civil servant salaries to understand the general salaries in the country.

First of all, nobody talks about a net salary in Germany. talks monthly gross salary. You may even come across it being spoken in the yearly. Therefore, let's say from the beginning that all salaries in this article are both approximate and gross. you also pay taxes now passes to the net from the gross wage, how much do you earn as turkey, not according to your marital status varies depending on the state you live in and whether your spouse is working.

In terms of giving an idea, the wages that will be received by the person who receives a gross salary of € 3000 in West Germany are as follows.

If he is single or married and his spouse is working, he receives about 1950 € net, and if he is married and his wife is not working, he receives about 2250 € net. There are 6 tax brackets in Germany, I have already written the most common ones. If anyone is curious in detail, they have described it well in the video below. because tax brackets are not the subject of this article.

Let's come to the civil servant salaries

The salaries of all civil servants, judges, prosecutors and soldiers working under the state in Germany are determined by the bundesbesoldungsgesetz, that is, the "federal salary law". also, salary levels vary by state.

Let's talk about salary groups first. Civil servants in Germany are divided into 4 groups.


Group a: simple, middle and upper level officers (consists of 15 levels from a2 to a16)

group b: soldiers in special positions and senior officers (consists of 11 ranks b1 to 11)

group w: professors, faculty members and senior staff from universities and technical high schools

(3 steps from w1-3)

r: judges and prosecutors (10 levels between r1-10)


What did we say first? If you work as a civil servant in Germany, your profession determines your main group. each group is separated by levels within itself. Each level is divided into seniority within itself and it usually changes over the years.


If we understand the letters, the groups, there are steps next. levels are generally related to the definition of your job and these job descriptions are generally related to the education level required by your profession. Everything in Germany is document. If something is not documented, it will be ignored.



Let's start with group a

From a2 to a6: simple service (takes gross salary from about 2200 € to 2750 €)

Employees in this section are usually high school graduates and technically not a mastery or expertise. These professions are generally clerks, secretaries, security guards and the lowest level soldiers and police.


From a6 to a9: technical and non-technical medium service (approximately € 2350 to € 3450 gross salary)

Those who work in this department are generally either high school graduates and have a mastership. To give an example to professions, they perform professions such as mechanic, prison officer, nurse, master head, senior secretary, second lieutenant, master craftsman, sergeant, police chief, fire chief, executive officer. So we can say that the last level that a person with a bachelor's degree in Germany can come as a civil servant is a9.

Between a9-a13: services provided with a bachelor's degree or equivalent education (they receive a gross salary from about 2850 € to 5350 €)

After this section, we can only find undergraduate and above graduates. professions of these people, mastership certificate, ausbildung etc. or with course certificates. It is necessary to be a university graduate. If we give an example to professions; Lieutenants, teachers, police branch managers, councilors, captains, engineers, chief nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, and doctors who have not specialized are generally paid at these levels.

Between a13-a16: services provided with a master's degree, higher or equivalent training (gross salary from about 4100 € to 7500 €). this section now has top-level officials. These people either have a master's degree or have received an education at that level. Let's give examples of professions again. professions such as specialist doctors, graduate engineers, technical school principals, senior teachers, chief pharmacists, chief veterinarians, lieutenants and colonels, police chiefs.

Let's move on to group b

this group is a very high level of service and often includes institutional directors. This part consists of 11 stages according to the degree it is in. their salary can also range from € 6700 to € 14000 gross. As you can see, there is a big difference between the levels.

To give an example to the positions in group b, positions such as directors of institutions, ambassadors, consuls, ministers, bank managers, generals. In terms of understanding the difference, we can say this. A manager of a research institute is in the b1 category and receives 6763 € gross, while an ambassador or central bank manager, ie bundesbank manager, receives € 9857 gross in the b6 category. In higher positions, for example, the state minister or the head of the federal audit bureau is also on b11 and receives a monthly gross salary of about 14000 €.

Let's come to the w group

this group is completely devoted to the academic level. The w group consists of 3 levels within itself and their salaries range from approximately € 4600 to € 7000. In the w group, you definitely need to be a professor to get a salary, it is not enough for a doctorate or something. To summarize briefly, a junior professor earns 4607 € gross with w1, while a professor receives 6091 € with w2. In W3, professors who are also under the management of the university, such as the rector and dean, receive a salary. their salary is on average 7000 € gross per month.

finally let's come to the r group

The letter r comes from the word richter. There are only judges and prosecutors in this category. The group r is divided into 10 categories and their salaries range from approximately € 4500 to € 14000. For example, a judge in the local court receives € 4500 gross for r2, while a presiding judge receives about € 9350 gross in r5 in the district court. for example, in r8 there is also a judge who is the president of the high district court and he receives a gross salary of approximately 10800 €.

the above salaries can also vary by 20% from state to state. especially the salaries of the western germany states are around 18% -20% higher than the eastern german states. Additional allowances as well as it was in turkey, can vary depending on what you are doing as well as additional payments for additional income.

as a result

When you are a civil servant in Germany, what is called salary is a very variable concept depending on the salary group, education level, experience and the state you live in.

living in germany and turkey business this article is a kind of return to the homeland always jealous, but somehow (e) of the mean salary in germany who are prepared to show that very high. As I said, only 15% of employees in Germany receive the minimum wage. Here is the salaries of civil servants as you can see in the article.

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