How much does a nurse earn

2.590 €

32.100 €

Nurse / Nurse Average Salary

The average salary for nurses is € 2,590 gross per month (approx. € 32,100 gross per year), which is € 505 (-16%) lower than the average monthly salary in Germany.
As a qualified nurse, you earn between a minimum of € 1,800 gross per month and a maximum of over € 3,800 gross per month.
The average salary consists of the basic salary plus possible allowances (e.g. for additional night shift and Sunday work).

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Nursing Salaries - Distribution

in a managerial position

3.500 €

in a managerial position

43.400 €

Nursing trainees, young professionals and nurses who work in private institutions must expect lower salaries. Experienced and qualified specialists such as psychiatric nurses, intensive care nurses or nurses in management positions (as ward managers), on the other hand, can earn better.
The actual salary as a nurse or as a nurse usually depends on whether you are paid according to a collective agreement.
Employers bound by collective bargaining agreements are e.g. public institutions and church associations, while the salary for nurses in private institutions is not regulated by collective agreements.

Nurse / Nurse Salary Differences

Senior nurse / ward manager€ 3,570 / month


Intensive care nurse€ 3,500 / month


Nursing TVöD - care€ 3,320 / month


Specialized nurse in psychiatry€ 3,210 / month


Nurse oncology€ 2,850 / month


Nurse church facilities€ 2,820 / month


Nurse private facilities€ 2,380 / month


Part time nurse1,810 € / month


Training as a nurse€ 1,140 / month


How much does a male nurse earn? Salaries based on work experience

A nurse with less than 3 years of professional experience starts with an average starting salary of around € 1,800 gross per month. With 4-9 years of experience, the wages for nurses and nurses rise to around € 2,800, while a nurse with more than 10 years of professional experience can expect remuneration of around € 3,200. The average salary for nurses with more than 20 years of professional experience is over € 3,500.

How do age and work experience affect nurse salaries?

at the end of the career▲ +35%
in a managerial position▲ +24%
With professional experience▲ +8%
Average salary€ 2,590 / month
Young professionals▼ -31%


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The salary data on this page is based on an estimate of the salary information in job advertisements for nurses published on Jobted in the last 12 months, as well as on other publicly available sources (e.g. collective agreements, minimum wage law).

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