List of Occupations in Demand in Germany

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List of Occupations in Demand in Germany
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Updated January 9, 2017

OCCUPATIONS IN DEMAND IN GERMANY – WHITE LIST OF PROFESSIONS OR PROFESSIONAL GROUPS:

The occupational classification is followed by the description of occupation then the qualification level for that occupation.

  • 24412 Metal construction * 2 – Skilled worker
  • 24422 Welding and joining technology * 2 - Skilled worker
  • 26112 Mechatronics professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 26113 Mechatronics professions 3 - Specialist
  • 26122 Automation technology professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 26123 Automation technology professions 3 - Specialist
  • 26212 construction electronics professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 26222 Electrical machine engineering professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 26252 Electrical-industrial engineering professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 26262 Pipe installation and maintenance professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 26303 Professions in electrical engineering (no specialisation) 3 - Specialist
  • 26393 Supervision - electrical engineering 3 - Specialist
  • 32103 Building construction (no specialisation) * 3 - Specialist
  • 32113 Concrete and reinforced concrete construction * 3 - Specialist
  • 32123 Masonry * 3 - Specialist
  • 32193 Supervision - building construction * 3 - Specialist
  • 34202 Plumbing professions (without specialisation) 2 - Skilled worker
  • 34212 Sanitary, heating and air-conditioning technology professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 34213 Sanitary, heating and air-conditioning technology professions 3 - Specialist
  • 34232 refrigeration technology professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 34233 Careers in refrigeration technology 3 - Specialist
  • 34293 Supervisors - plumbing, sanitation, heating, air conditioning 3 - Specialist
  • 43413 Software development * 3 - Specialist
  • 43423 Programming 3 - Specialist
  • 51113 Professions in technical railway operations 3 - Specialist
  • 51222 railway infrastructure monitoring and maintenance professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 52202 Traction vehicle operator railway traffic 2 - Skilled worker
  • 81302 Health and nursing professions (without specialisation) 2 - Skilled worker
  • 81313 Specialist nursing professions 3 - Specialist
  • 81332 Surgical technology/medical technical assistance professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 82102 / 82182 Elderly care professions 2 - Skilled worker
  • 82183 Professions in geriatric care 3 - Specialist
  • 82512 Professions in orthopedic, rehabilitation technology 2 - Skilled worker
  • 82532 Professions in hearing aid acoustics 2 - Skilled worker
  • 82513 Professions in orthopedic, rehabilitation technology 3 - Specialist
  • 82593 Master craftsperson for orthopedics, rehabilitation technology and
  • hearing aid acoustics and optics* *except medical technology and
  • dental technology
  • 3 – Specialist

For a complete copy of the occupations in demand in Germany, email your resume to info@visacener.org for a free assessment if your occupation is on the list.

Average Salary in Germany - Job and Sector Comparison, in Euros

Job

 Net Monthly Income constant 2005 US$ (1)

Gross mo. Average income in Euros                                                                            

         

Airline Pilot average salary

PPP $ 8,448

$ 9,122

Minimum per month, 2005.

12,208

Professor average salary

PPP $ 3,562

$ 3,846

Minimum per month, 2005.

4,902

Engineer average salary

PPP $ 3,146

$ 3,397

Chemical engineer, Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

4,196

Teacher average salary

PPP $ 3,065

$ 3,309

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

4,088

Accountant average salary

PPP $ 2,757

$ 2,977

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

3,622

Flight Attendant average salary

PPP $ 2,605

$ 2,813

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

3,371

Computer Programmer average salary

PPP $ 2,320

$ 2,505

Insurance industry, Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,915

Miner average salary

PPP $ 2,223

$ 2,386

Other mining and quarrying industry. Minimum per month, 2004, normal hours of work. Assuming 22 working days per month.

2,587

Office Clerk average salary

PPP $ 2,177

$ 2,351

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,622

Carpenter average salary

PPP $ 2,103

$ 2,271

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,498

Professional Nurseaverage salary

PPP $ 2,078

$ 2,244

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,468

Physiotherapist average salary

PPP $ 2,044

$ 2,207

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,395

Bus Driver average salary

PPP $ 1,997

$ 2,156

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,340

Hotel Receptionist average salary

PPP $ 1,961

$ 2,117

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,267

Auxiliary Nurse average salary

PPP $ 1,928

$ 2,081

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,199

Baker average salary

PPP $ 1,852

$ 2,000

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

2,113

Car Mechanic average salary

PPP $ 1,766

$ 1,906

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,988

Salesperson average salary

PPP $ 1,764

$ 1,904

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,986

Firefighter average salary

PPP $ 1,755

$ 1,895

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,976

Furniture Finisher average salary

PPP $ 1,721

$ 1,858

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,938

Wood Grinder average salary

PPP $ 1,694

$ 1,829

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,907

Postman average salary

PPP $ 1,681

$ 1,815

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,893

Garment Cutter average salary

PPP $ 1,413

$ 1,526

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,571

Chambermaid average salary

PPP $ 1,066

$ 1,151

Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work.

1,185

Gas-Electricity-Water average salary

PPP $ 2,384

$ 2,559

Wage earners, 2004.

2,938

Mining-Quarrying average salary

PPP $ 2,211

$ 2,373

Wage earners, 2004.

2,610

Mfg. average salary

PPP $ 2,176

$ 2,336

Wage earners, 2004.

2,569

Construction average salary

PPP $ 2,018

$ 2,166

Wage earners, 2004.

2,349

  (1)

The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the OECD PPP exchange rates for actual individual consumption [l] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.

  (2)

The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted. The salary income of the wage earners by sector is representative of the one of all employees.

  (3)

The compulsory deductions are obtained from a German wage tax calculator [t] reflecting the 2005 income tax rates in Germany of a single-earner married couple without child (tax category III). The deductions include wage tax, solidarity surcharge, social security (health insurance, pensions insurance, unemployment insurance, health/nursing care insurance), and municipal tax. The deductions exclude the Church tax.

  (4)

The number of hours worked weekly is based on data supplied by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany to the International Labour Organization. The hours worked by sector correspond to the hours paid for, while the hours worked by job correspond to the normal hours of work. These may not correspond to the hours actually worked.

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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