Salary and benefits

We offer salary and benefits similar to those of public service organizations in Germany.

The pay-group always bases firstly on the duties and responsibilities connected to the position in question and the applicant’s formal education (as far as is required for the position).


Pay groups E5 to E8
Completion of vocational training

Pay groups E9 to E12
Degree from a university of applied sciences (“Fachhochschule”) or a bachelor’s degree

Pay group E13
Higher university degree (for example, a master’s degree or Ph.D.)

Pay group E14
Senior staff

Pay group E15
group leaders


In addition, the applicant’s professional experience determines the level 1-6 within a pay group. Below you can find an overview of each pay-group and level with the respective gross salary per month.

1
2
3
4
5
6
E15
4928.35€
5263.48 €
5637.30 €
6147.62 €
6672.58 €
7017.95 €
E14
4462.65 €
4766,11 €
5162,41 €
5602,17 €
6092,39 €
6444,31 €
E13
4113,41 €
4445,99 €
4824,60 €
5235,66 €
5719,35 €
5981,85 €
E12
3686,55 €
4069,25 €
4516,49 €
5012,74 €
5595,03 €
5871,32 €
E11
3558,11
3910,10 €
4240,84 €
4599,68 €
5090,78 €
5367,08 €
E10
3430,51 €
3706,30 €
4019,82 €
4359,85 €
4738,50 €
4862,83 €
E9c
3044,70 €
3540,82 €
3839,03 €
4163,95 €
4516,23 €
4629,31 €
E9b
3044,70 €
3282,46 €
3555,82 €
3855,78 €
4185,91 €
4462,19 €
E9a
3044,70 €
3248,34 €
3304,35 €
3493,66 €
3840,53 €
3977,78 €
E8
2858,91 €
3049,92 €
3182,23 €
3314,31 €
3455,98 €
3524,11 €
E7
2685,53 €
2905,60 €
3036,70 €
3169,00 €
3293,78 €
3360,79 €
E6
2636,00 €
2817,11 €
2944,11 €
3069,78 €
3193,22 €
3256,10 €
E5
2530,74 €
2706,42 €
2825,08 €
2950,74 €
3067,50 €
3127,85 €
E4
2413,07 €
2590,85 €
2740,02 €
2832,88 €
2925,73 €
2980,10 €
E3
2375,89 €
2567,08 €
2613,61 €
2719,96 €
2799,76 €
2872,87 €
E2
2202,51 €
2396,00 €
2442,92 €
2509,87 €
2657,03 €
2810,98 €
E1
  1979,88 €
2012,63 €
2053,59 €
2091,77 €
2190,05 €

Moreover, we grant:

  • a supplementary variable pay to employees involved in research activities
  • an annual special payment of between 60 and 90% of a month's salary
  • an international allowance for non-German candidates, living outside of Germany, of at least 15% of the annual salary
  • a free-of-charge company pension scheme
  • a generous relocation package and support
  • a subsidy for a ProfiTicket (ticket for public transportation)
  • support in learning German
  • extensive training opportunities
     

Our very flexible working time amounts to 39 hours per week, and everybody is entitled to 30 leave days paid per year. In addition, there are 10 paid public holidays in Schleswig-Holstein. The 24th and the 31st of December are granted as paid free days as a courtesy of the employer.

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