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The salary of a watchmaker in Germany: average salary of watchmakers, horologists in the country

Find out how much watchmakers earn in Germany: the average salary level for watchmakers, horologists. The data is based on research by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

§ Average gross salary of watchmakers in Germany

In the following table 1, information on average and median salaries is presented, according to the Federal Statistical Office data for the year 2022. Salaries are listed by profession groups that may correspond to or be related to the professions of watchmakers, horologists in other countries. Gross salaries are indicated, before the deduction of taxes and contributions from the salary per month, excluding special payments (Sonderzahlungen), for full-time employment in Germany.

Table 1: Average gross salary in Germany by profession

Group of professions Average, in EUR Median, in EUR Average, in USD *
Feinwerk- und Werkzeugtechnik
Precision Engineering and Tool Technology**
3'738.00 3'563.00 4'070.68
Professional categories:
Uhrmacherhandwerk - Fachkraft
2'846.00 2'706.00 3'099.29

In Germany, the term "Helfer" (assistant) efers to a worker performing simple tasks that do not require extensive professional training. "Fachkraft" (skilled worker) is a worker who has received professional education and performs skilled work. "Spezialist" (specialist) is a worker with technical or college education and a high level of expertise. "Experte" (expert) is a worker with higher education, experience, and performs complex skilled work.

Detailed information about the average salary in Germany and the average salaries for the countries of Europe and the European Union, can be found on an individual page of our website.

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  • The EUR exchange rate in the tables is taken as of 01 march 2022 and amounts to 1.09 USD or 0.84 GBP at the European Central Bank exchange rate. The EUR, USD and GBR exchange rates in Germany
  • The translation of the group of professions and professions has been done from German using an electronic translator.

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