SOFTWARE ENGINEER SALARY IN GERMANY

Germany   Germany  • Change Location

Average gross salary for Software Engineer GROSS SALARY
EUR 61,296
Average gorss salary (USD) for Software Engineer GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 74,346
Average net salary for Software Engineer NET SALARY
EUR 37,798
The most typical salary for Software Engineer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
EUR 63,529
  Updated: 17 May 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 38%
  Salary entries: 52

Average salary for Software Engineer in Germany is EUR 61,296.

Average take home earning is EUR 37,798 (Net).

The most typical salary is EUR 63,529 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
6 % EUR 93,000
13 % EUR 81,750
21 % EUR 72,750
54 % EUR 63,529
92 % EUR 45,903
98 % EUR 33,666
100 % EUR 6,000
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
München EUR 66,980 US$ 82,914 15
Berlin EUR 66,663 US$ 79,057 11
Hamburg EUR 63,434 US$ 76,035 05
Stuttgart EUR 46,600 US$ 58,562 05
Frankfurt am Main EUR 53,000 US$ 65,142 04
Düsseldorf EUR 54,666 US$ 64,538 03
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   GERMANY

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
185K US$ 217,339 EUR 180,000
01
95K US$ 112,292 EUR 93,000
02
85K US$ 101,744 EUR 81,750
04
75K US$ 89,199 EUR 72,750
04
65K US$ 76,216 EUR 63,529
17
55K US$ 65,581 EUR 54,097
12
45K US$ 55,556 EUR 45,903
08
35K US$ 42,181 EUR 33,666
03
Less US$ 6,654 EUR 6,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   GERMANY

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 76,232 EUR 62,902 47
Women US$ 58,904 EUR 50,333 03
N/A US$ 53,194 EUR 40,000 02

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   GERMANY

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 77,350 EUR 63,500 06
Masters Degree US$ 77,545 EUR 63,391 21
Bachelors Degree US$ 71,440 EUR 58,817 21
Some College US$ 62,088 EUR 56,000 03
High School US$ 86,936 EUR 72,000 01

Software Engineer workers holding High School degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Germany. With an earned High School, they grosses EUR 72,000. While Software Engineer workers with Some College education earn the least, with an average gross income of EUR 56,000. This is 40.02% lower of what High School degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   GERMANY

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 84,276 EUR 68,333 03
16-20 Years US$ 94,604 EUR 78,412 08
12-16 Years US$ 71,924 EUR 61,666 03
8-12 Years US$ 71,163 EUR 58,744 09
4-8 Years US$ 72,838 EUR 59,266 15
2-4 Years US$ 67,092 EUR 55,566 06
1-2 Years US$ 65,202 EUR 54,000 04
0-1 Year US$ 61,039 EUR 50,750 04

Software Engineer workers in Germany with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of EUR 78,412 compared to EUR 50,750 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 54.99%.


  SALARY BY AGE   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   GERMANY

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
57-62 US$ 6,654 EUR 6,000 01
45-50 US$ 83,102 EUR 68,825 04
39-44 US$ 100,725 EUR 84,285 07
33-38 US$ 78,920 EUR 63,970 10
27-32 US$ 71,189 EUR 58,733 21
22-26 US$ 61,614 EUR 51,857 07
N/A US$ 53,194 EUR 40,000 02
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   GERMANY

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 76,838 EUR 63,312 46
Contract US$ 57,598 EUR 47,800 05
Part Time US$ 43,468 EUR 36,000 01
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  SALARY BY CITY   SOFTWARE ENGINEER   GERMANY

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. München Software Engineer in München US$ 82,914 EUR 66,980 15
2. Berlin Software Engineer in Berlin US$ 79,057 EUR 66,663 11
3. Hamburg Software Engineer in Hamburg US$ 76,035 EUR 63,434 05
4. Düsseldorf Software Engineer in Düsseldorf US$ 64,538 EUR 54,666 03
5. Frankfurt am Main Software Engineer in Frankfurt am Main US$ 65,142 EUR 53,000 04
6. Stuttgart Software Engineer in Stuttgart US$ 58,562 EUR 46,600 05

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    SOFTWARE ENGINEER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United States United States Software Engineer US$ 105,873 US$ 105,873 192
2. United Kingdom United Kingdom Software Engineer in United Kingdom US$ 86,689 GBP 59,760 25
3. Belgium Belgium Software Engineer in Belgium US$ 75,471 EUR 62,083 26
4. Germany Germany US$ 74,346 EUR 61,296 52
5. France France Software Engineer in France US$ 63,629 EUR 50,597 23
6. Austria Austria Software Engineer in Austria US$ 53,167 EUR 44,200 10
7. China China Software Engineer in China US$ 32,230 CNY 206,177 14
8. Russia Russia Software Engineer in Russia US$ 28,717 RUB 1,362,206 14
9. India India Software Engineer in India US$ 19,333 INR 1,160,840 203

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(36/36)  DEVELOPER OF SOFTWARE


 Posted: 17 May 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Development of software also known as software development."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 65,000
US$ 72,086


(35/36)  FULL STACK DEVELOPER


 Posted: 22 Mar 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Python, Javascript."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 65,000
US$ 72,086


(34/36)  DEVOPS ENGINEER


 Posted: 25 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Terraform, kubernetes, aws."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 57,000
US$ 63,214


(33/36)  FRONTEND ENGINEER


 Posted: 05 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "React Redux Javascript CSS."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 65,000
US$ 72,086


(32/36)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 05 Jan 2020

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Software developer."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 6,000
US$ 6,654


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(31/36)  SOLUTION ARCHITECT


 Posted: 16 Dec 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Mobile Networks, Solution management,."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 71,000
US$ 85,728


(30/36)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 27 Nov 2019

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "Software develepor and data scientist."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 36,000
US$ 43,468


(29/36)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 16 Nov 2019

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Design, implement and test software for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in C/C++."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 66,300
US$ 80,053


(28/36)  DATA SCIENTIST


 Posted: 20 Oct 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "· Define performance metrics and automate metrics reporting · Work with stakeholders to ensure the quality and availability of data used for performance measurement · Develop compelling and easy to understand visualizations for internal customers at all levels · Apply statistical methods to understand when model performance deviates from expected levels and drive automated alerts · Deep dive to understand patterns and anomalies in performance metrics · Conduct experiments and analysis to determine whether candidate wakeword models are ready for promotion to production."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 62,000
US$ 74,861


(27/36)  BACKEND ENGINEER


 Posted: 27 Sep 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Software Engineer for backend systems."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 42,000
US$ 50,712


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(26/36)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Responsible for designing, creating and maintaining software solutions."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 60,000
US$ 72,446


(25/36)  APPLICATION DEVELOPER


 Posted: 19 Aug 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "I develop application in C#."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 51,000
US$ 61,579


(24/36)  SOFTWARE ARCHITECT


 Posted: 10 Aug 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Design systems architecture."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 80,000
US$ 96,595


(23/36)  SENIOR SYSTEM ENGINEER


 Posted: 25 Jul 2019

High School, 20+ years: "Payment specialist professional."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 72,000
US$ 86,936


(22/36)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 15 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Creating software for Booking platform."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 65,000
US$ 78,483


(21/36)  EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 18 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Developing linux test systems."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 67,000
US$ 80,898


(20/36)  VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING


 Posted: 17 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "18 years of experience mainly in startups."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 180,000
US$ 217,339


(19/36)  MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER


 Posted: 04 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "Computer vision and deep learning engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 60,000
US$ 72,446


(18/36)  R&D SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 26 May 2019

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Embedded software development."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 65,000
US$ 78,483


(17/36)  IT IMPLEMENTATION


 Posted: 14 May 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "ITIL tomcat DB2."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 35,000
US$ 42,260


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(16/36)  MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "Machine learning and computer vision engineer. Artificial Intelligence engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 60,000
US$ 72,446


(15/36)  PROJECT ENGINEER


 Posted: 21 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Project Coordinator with OEM & Product Development in Automotive Software."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 48,226
US$ 58,230


(14/36)  QUALITY ASSURANCE


 Posted: 20 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Quality assurance for software products and testing."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 40,000
US$ 48,298


(13/36)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 20 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Writing code for online services."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 58,000
US$ 70,031


(12/36)  SENIOR PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 31 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Software development, maintenance and design. Media expert. Internal consulting."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 90,000
US$ 108,669


(11/36)  MEDICAL INFORMATICS


 Posted: 29 Jan 2019

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Medical Informatics."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 55,000
US$ 66,409


(10/36)  INTEGRATION ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Validation, debug."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 96,000
US$ 115,914


(9/36)  JUNIOR DEEP LEARNING ENGINEER


 Posted: 17 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Fresher junior deep learning engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 48,000
US$ 57,957


(8/36)  APPLICATION ENGINEER


 Posted: 10 Dec 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Pre-sales, embedded software development, training and workshops."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 85,000
US$ 102,632


(7/36)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 12 Nov 2018

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Developing algorithms and augmented touch interfaces."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 63,700
US$ 76,914


(6/36)  SENIOR SUPPORT ENGINEER


 Posted: 22 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Senior Support Engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 82,000
US$ 99,010


(5/36)  AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 20 Jun 2018

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Software engineer in automotive field."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 60,000
US$ 72,446


(4/36)  FIRMWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 10 Jun 2018

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "C/ C++ programming."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 60,000
US$ 72,446


(3/36)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 16 May 2018

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "To develop and maintain the application and in-product software. The main engineering work-products are estimates, investigation reports, specifications, design documents, the actual source code, test harnesses and procedures, and test reports. Supports and sustains activities, within the Clear-Com Engineering team, in researching and experimenting with new technologies that are potentially adaptable to future product development. Secondary responsibilities include supporting Systems Engineering, Quality Assurance, Customer Support, Operations, and customers."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 56,170
US$ 67,822


(2/36)  SENIOR JAVA SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 09 Dec 2017

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Concepting, documenting and implementing software, mentoring junior software engineers."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 55,000
US$ 59,095


(1/36)  SENIOR INTEGRATIONS ENGINEER


 Posted: 26 Nov 2017

Some College, 8-12 years: "I integrate systems and stuff."
Individual GROSS salary:
EUR 48,000
US$ 51,574


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