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Salary Survey Germany 2024

Get a comprehensive overview of salary and labour market trends in your industry

Become an industry insider: your 2024 salary report for recruitment and jobs in Germany 

The German labour market is constantly changing, and we have the insider knowledge. We don't just help you stay up to date - we make sure you're always one step ahead with the help of the Robert Walters Salary Survey 2024.

The insights in our latest salary calculator are a detailed guide to developments in your industry. We give you the facts and analysis you need to make bold decisions, optimise the next steps in your career search and outsmart your competition when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.

We provide salary and market insights for permanent and interim positions in Germany across a variety of disciplines.

Salary data information

Our salary study is based on current market data, in-depth analyses and surveys and shows what is currently happening in your industry:

  • Trends to watch on the labour market
  • Qualifications and positions in demand
  • Salary developments

 

You have the opportunity to identify the sectors, functions and key figures that are relevant to you. Whether you are looking for global perspectives, national knowledge or local information - You will find what you are looking for in our salary report.

 

 

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Salary survey 2024: Skills shortage and rising salary expectations characterise the labour market in Germany

The 2024 Salary Survey by Robert Walters shows that the ongoing skills shortage and intense competition for qualified candidates are shaping the labour market. Companies must not only offer competitive salaries, but also understand the needs of employees in order to remain an attractive employer. Flexible working hours, bonus schemes and company cars are coveted benefits for 2024. 76% of employees consider work-life balance to be important, while 87% of companies offer remote working.

81% of companies are experiencing a decline in applications, which underlines the intense competition for qualified candidates. Strong employer branding and attractive workplace cultures are therefore crucial.

The study emphasises the importance of flexible working models and the need to respond to employees' needs in order to succeed in the talent war.

For Employers: Compare your team's salaries now.

If you’re growing your team or simply need to retain the talent you have, the Salary Survey gives you the insights you need to have the right team in place to keep your business moving forward.

For Employees: Find out your salary potential

Whether you’re looking for a new role or preparing for your end-of-year appraisal, the Salary Survey will arm you with everything you need to know to get what you deserve.

   

FAQ

  • Why should I use a salary calculator?
    A salary survey is a useful tool to find out what a reasonable salary is for the profession and industry you work in or would like to move to. You can find out the average salary of people with similar experience to you and find out how much you can ask for in a salary negotiation.
  • What are the advantages of a salary report?
    Whether you're up for a raise, promotion or bonus, our guide allows you to view current market salaries and salary averages to see how you compare to other workers in your field. Using reliable, data-driven statistics, you can find out exactly how much you can earn in your field so you can prepare for your next salary negotiation.
  • When is the best time to negotiate my salary?
    Salary negotiations often take place during annual and half-yearly employee appraisals. Take this into account and choose the right time for your negotiation. If the annual salary negotiation takes place in January, you should start preparing for it at the end of the year.
  • How should employers assess the salary and remuneration of their employees during appraisal interviews?
    Salary and compensation reviews often take place as part of annual or semi-annual feedback meetings. In conjunction with employee performance reviews, you can use a salary comparison tool to support the process of adjusting salaries and benefits. The tool also provides an overview of market trends for in-demand skills. So use the performance reviews to see where your employee stands in comparison to the external labour market and prevent the loss of in-demand talent by applying effective salary and compensation strategies.

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