There is also a location advantage in terms of salary. In addition to the job, the place of residence can make a significant contribution to the amount of wages. There are many reasons for this. Some cities are centers of traditionally solvent industries. This is where high-turnover companies are based, which also compete for sought-after specialists. In other metropolitan areas, the cost of living is so high that it must be reflected in the wage level.
The Stepstone job exchange examines the wages of specialists and managers in Germany every year. The cities with the highest average salaries are also determined. A look at the 2019 Salary Report shows which regions are clearly lagging behind. The east and north of Germany are missing in the top ten. Three federal states with three cities each dominate the ranking of the highest average salaries. But there are also clear gradations among the leaders.
According to Stepstone, the salaries of around 85,000 specialists and managers were evaluated full-time for the report. The period examined was from October 2017 to October 2018. The salaries mentioned include benefits such as bonuses, commissions and bonuses.
These are the ten German cities where skilled workers and managers earn the most.
Wiesbaden opens the rankings in tenth place. According to the StepStone salary report 2019, specialists and managers earn an average of 62,154 euros. The state capital Hes-sens was thus around 4,000 euros above the nationwide average salary for specialists and managers.
According to Stepstone, specialists and executives in Mannheim earn around 700 euros more per year than their colleagues in the next-best Wiesbaden. The average salary in the university town of Baden-Württemberg is therefore 62,823 euros. That is enough for ninth place in this ranking.
Cologne offers the eighth highest wages to highly qualified workers among German cities. According to Stepstone, the average salary in the North Rhine-Westphalian metropolis was 62,929 euros.
Baden-Württemberg is also represented in the top ten with Ulm. Specialists and managers earned an average of 63,314 euros there. That meant seventh place in the city ranking of the 2019 Salary Report.
From seventh to sixth place it goes up by more than 1300 euros. According to Stepstone in Bonn, specialists and executives can look forward to an average annual salary of 64,633 euros. That is around 6500 euros more than the national average.
Darmstadt ranks fifth in the study’s city ranking. From October 2017 to October 2018, the average salary was 65,171 euros.
North Rhine-Westphalia is represented in the top ten with three cities. The state capital should not be missing. However, Düsseldorf missed the top group. With 66,797 euros it was enough for fourth place.
North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse have this ranking firmly under control. Each federal state comes to three cities where specialists and managers can look forward to top salaries. Stuttgart is in third place with an average annual salary of 68,016 euros.
In Munich it is above the 70,000 euro mark for the first time. Specialists and managers earn an average of 70,625 euros per year, as the Stepstone analysis has shown. Munich is the only city in the top ten that is not in North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg or Hesse. Even the Bavarian metropolis is far from the leader.
1 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main offers specialists and executives by far the highest wages nationwide. According to StepStone, the average salary is 73,170 euros. That is around 15,000 euros more than the national average and more than 11,000 euros than in Wiesbaden in tenth place. The banking sector is primarily responsible. He generally pays the highest average wages in Germany.
Those who want to earn a lot are spot on with these professions. Average salaries around 65,000 euros are the order of the day here. These are the highest paid professions in Germany