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Average Software Engineer Salary in Germany

€53,900
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
€4,043
Bonus
€9,826
Commission
€2,026
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Germany is €53,900.
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€40k
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€70k
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€40k - €70k
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€303 - €17k
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€40k - €73k
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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Zalando, trivago and Wirecard Payment Solutions. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is €68,824. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Robert Bosch and Siemens, earning around €62,241 and €61,500, respectively. Zalando pays the lowest at around €58,133. trivago and Wirecard Payment Solutions also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying €58,407 and €59,091, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in Java and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Python and JavaScript.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €46,663 based on 158 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €51,267 based on 1,535 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €58,636 based on 965 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €62,049 based on 308 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €69,776.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg earn an average of 3.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Berlin, Berlin (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nuremberg, Bavaria (Bayern) (5.8% less), Hamburg, Hamburg (5.2% less) and Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,990 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
51.3%
Mid Career
32.3%
Experienced
10.3%
Late Career
0.8%

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