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Pay grade

The salary group to which you belong can be found in the collective agreement. There positions or positions are assigned to specific wage and salary groups. For example, there is wage group I, wage group II, wage group III, etc.
Which jobs are assigned to the individual wage groups is not the same in every industry. An example here is the wage group classification according to IG Metall:

Wage group I. : Work that can be carried out after a brief instruction and familiarization period.
Wage group II : Work for which medium-term instruction and training are required and which are placed on the requirements that go beyond wage group I.
Wage group III : Work that requires skills based on a certain amount of experience. In addition, the employee is trained here.
Wage group IV : In addition to technical and specialist knowledge, experience is required that goes beyond the requirements of wage group III.
Wage group V : appropriate experience and special training, during which one has acquired extensive knowledge.
In the following wage groups, the requirements for skill and expertise continue to increase. At IG Metall, wage group X is the highest wage group in which the most demands are made and, accordingly, the highest salary is paid.

There are around 15 million full-time employees in Germany. About two thirds of them earn up to 3000 euros gross per month. Certainly everyone is interested in which group they have to be classified in. The classification depends on various qualifications and knowledge.

Group 1: 1-1000 euros

In this group, around 0.70 percent of full-time employees earn 1-500 euros. Around 2.70 percent earn between 501 and 1000 euros. A mover falls into this price range, among other things.

Group 2: 1001 - 1500 euros

Around 9 percent of the population working in Germany have an income of 1001-1500 euros. Petrol station helpers are in this group, but in the lower range.

Group 3: 1501 - 2000 euros

About 14.54 percent of full-time employees earn in this group. Medical assistants or bakers are classified in this group.

Group 4: 2001 - 3000 euros

Electricians fall into group 4. About 19.5 percent of employees earn between 2001 and 2500 euros gross. Approximately 17.8 percent earn 2501-3000 euros.

Group 5: 3001 - 4000 euros

Around 12.5 percent earn between 3001 and 3500 euros per month. The salary of 3501-4000 euros is earned by around 7.5 percent of full-time employees. This includes editors, although the medium for which the text is written depends.

Group 6: 4001 - 5000 euros

I am sure that there is a lot of work in this group. However, only 4.8 percent of employees fall into this group. 4501 to 5000 euros earn just under 3.7 percent. Programmers and graduate engineers are part of it.

Group 7: 5001 - 7000 euros

Group 7 employees earn more than 5000 euros. The group is divided into several small groups. Just 2.16 percent of employees earn between 5001 and 5500 euros. A gross salary of 5501 - 6000 euros receives 1.5 percent, 6001 to 6500 euros with 0.93 percent not even 1 percent of full-time employees. Even less work for a gross salary of € 6501 to € 7000 per month.

There are also groups 8 and 9. These are already among the top earners and earn 7,000 euros and more gross. Earning more than 10,000 euros is really difficult and only just under 0.40 percent receive such a salary.

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