salary planner

The salary calculator for professionals & career starters

Professionals and career starters who are building their careers in technology, IT and science may use the jobvector salary planner to receive an in-depth, personalised salary analysis in just 5 minutes.

How much do you earn as a … ?

Using our salary calculator, find out what salary prospects your dream job offers and compare your current salary with the average salary for your position.

Master job interviews and salary negotiations

Many career starters are insecure when it comes to the question of what their salary expectations are. Our salary planner is based on real salary data so that you set realistic expectations, but also don’t sell yourself short.

Salary calculator – Plan your career and earn more money

Simple diagrams provide you with all important data at a glance. All relevant factors that determine your salary are taken into consideration, for example the location of your employer, your highest degree of education and your job experience. Which changes can you make to get the best out of your salary?

All data is treated confidentially. Find further information regarding the processing of your data in our privacy policy For data protection reasons salary analyses can only be conducted for people who have reached the age of 18.

Your professional salary analysis –

Quick, personalised and data based

The jobvector salary planner helps you answer the most important questions regarding your salary – no matter whether you are still at the beginning of your career or already an experienced professional.

The salary planner is aimed at anyone who is building their career or is currently working in the fields of engineering, computer sciences, medicine or natural sciences.

As an online job portal, jobvector has access to a large database to calculate the average salary for jobs in various industry branches and occupational fields. For more than 20 years we have maintained close contact with employers active in the fields of technology, IT and sciences to support job seekers on their career path.

Successfully start your career – from deciding your path to your first job interview

There are many important factors that make a perfect job. How much money you can earn is surely one of them. When choosing a career, your future salary can be a crucial factor that separates dream job from compromise.

Once you have successfully graduated from university or have completed your vocational training, you are often confronted with questions regarding your salary expectations. Without prior job experience, assessing their own market value is a big hurdle for many during the application process.

Money is still considered a taboo topic barely anyone talks about openly

In order to be perfectly prepared for your next application or job interview, you can use our salary planner to calculate the average salary for your dream job. You only need to answer a few questions.

The salary expectations you state in your application letter should be data-driven. This way you will make a good impression on your future employer and increase your chances of getting the job.

Boost your confidence at work – job changes & salary negotiations

As an experienced professional it is beneficial to stay up to date regarding the average salary in your occupational field. Being able to trust in the fact that your salary expectations are reasonable not only helps with a professional reorientation, it also increases your chances of success in your next salary negotiation.

Find out what you are really worth: We will show you how much people in comparable positions earn and which factors determine your salary. Once you know your market value, you’ll know immediately when a salary increase is appropriate and when a job change might be worthwhile. The detailed analysis of your personal job situation helps you find the right arguments to successfully convince your boss to give you a raise.

At the same time your salary analysis helps you determine which changes you can make to influence your pay in a positive way. For example, a move could be something worth thinking about: Our salary comparison shows you which federal state offers the highest and which the lowest average salary for your profession.

How is the average salary calculated?

There are many factors that determine your salary.

To calculate a reliable average salary according to your personal job situation, the salary planner takes all professional and personal factors into account that affect how much you earn.

The following influencing factors are taken into consideration:

  • Highest degree of education (e.g. vocational training or university degree. Depending on the industry branch it can be deciding whether you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree or a doctorate.)
  • Occupational field
  • Job experience
  • Location of your employer (Regional differences exist. For example, the average salaries in the west of Germany are lower compared to the east, even now.)
  • Number of employees (e.g. large corporation, medium-sized company or start-up)
  • Personnel responsibility
  • Career level (e.g. team leader, group leader or head of section)
  • Qualifications and job skills (Have you obtained a further education qualification? Which programming languages have you learned? Have you received certificates to prove your skills?)

The calculated average salary of your job or dream job represents the average gross salary that employers offer for this position.

Since income tax as well as other taxes depend on personal factors, we recommend to calculate your net salary with a wage calculator (“Brutto-Netto-Rechner”) afterwards.