Average Software Engineer Salary in Germany

€53,225
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
€4,011
Bonus
€6,000
Commission
€2,397
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Germany is €53,225.
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€40k
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€53k
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€69k
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€40k - €69k
Bonus
€968 - €10k
Profit Sharing
€302 - €18k
Commission
€0 - €6k
Total Pay
€40k - €72k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Zalando, Wirecard Payment Solutions and Robert Bosch. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is €67,680. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Siemens and Valeo, earning around €65,000 and €60,283, respectively. Zalando pays the lowest at around €56,608. trivago and Wirecard Payment Solutions also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying €57,745 and €58,274, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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 €46,662 based on 146 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €50,732 based on 1,419 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €57,185 based on 925 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €60,880 based on 306 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €71,899.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen earn an average of 1.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Munich, Bavaria (Bayern) (1.3% more) and Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nuremberg, Bavaria (Bayern) (9.1% less), Hamburg, Hamburg (3.3% less) and Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,819 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.2%
Early Career
50.3%
Mid Career
32.8%
Experienced
10.9%
Late Career
0.8%

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