March 11, 2023
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Frontend Developer Salary in Germany [2023]

Eli McGarvie

The average salary for a frontend developer in Germany is €55,000

The median salary for a frontend developer in Germany is estimated to be €61,100 with an average salary of €55,000. That's about €4,580 per month or €2,900 per month after tax (42%). The expected range for Junior to senior developers is between €50,000 and €71,000.

That being said, developers can far exceed this range depending on the company, their skills, and their experience. The highest reported frontend developer salaries in Germany are from US-based tech companies which have paid senior engineers €120,000 base salary plus bonuses and equity (totalling €134,000). 

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Salary by experience

For entry-level positions, with less than one year of experience, you can expect a starting salary of at least €40,000. Working students at big tech companies have reported lower salaries starting at €30,000 — which is understandable given the lack of experience. For the most accurate salary estimates check out our salary calculator.

Below we’ll break down the median salaries based on experience for frontend developers in Germany. Keep on reading to discover frontend developer salaries by tech stack, city, and company.

Taxes in Germany

As we go through salary by city, experience, role and technology refer to the German tax brackets (below) so that you can roughly estimate your monthly income after tax. Or you can open up a tax calculator.

If you are living in Germany and earning a gross annual salary of €55,000, or €4,583 per month, the total amount of taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your salary is €20,341. This means that your net income, or salary after tax, will be €34,659 per year, €2,888 per month, or €667 per week (sourceSalaryAfterTax).

Annual salary Tax rate
Less than €10,908 0%
€10,909 – €62,809 14% to 42%
€62,810 – €277,825 42%
> €277,826 45%

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Salary by role and technology

According to StackOverflow, it’s estimated that Svelte developers earn the highest pay for frontend developers at €66,800. React developers can earn approximately €65,000 on average, while Vue.js developers earn the lowest at €56,400. Since these are worldwide averages, salaries might vary slightly in the German market. 

Frontend developer salary by year

Here is the average frontend developer salary by year. This is worldwide frontend salary data from the StackOverflow survey (2017-2022).

Frontend salary over time (EUR):

Highest and lowest salaries reported

We’ve already put together a list of the highest software developer salaries but to quickly mention, base salaries of €120,000 have been reported. And when we include annual bonuses and equity, these developers can earn upwards of €201,000. So despite the overall average salary reported in Germany, there exists a percentage of frontend developers earning six-figures.

On the flip side, if you have very little hands-on experience you’ll probably be earning less than or equal to €30,000 per year. It’s common in German for graduates or soon-to-be graduates to get work experience with companies in Germany (essentially a paid internship). Engineering working students have reported part-time salaries of between €10,000 and €15,000 per year.

Salary by city

In Germany, Berlin and Munich are the biggest hubs for frontend developers and generally offer the highest salaries for developers. The average salary is usually a little lower in Berlin compared with Munch given the cost of living and number of job opportunities. Surprisingly, frontend developers are earning the most in Frankfurt, according to Glassdoor data. 

Top paying companies in Germany 

The best companies to work for in Germany are not always going to be the best companies for developers. According to, the top-paying companies in Germany are Facebook, SeatGeek, Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia, VMware, Stripe, Elastic, Wayfair, and GitHub. The below list includes the job position (seniority) and the total base pay.

Rank Company Title Compensation
1 Facebook E5 €131,802
2 SeatGeek P4 €170,303
3 Apple ICT4 €118,398
4 Microsoft 64 €133,552
5 Nvidia IC3 €110,820
6 VMware Staff Engineer 1 €108,926
7 Stripe L2 €96,612
8 Elastic C6 €102,298
9 Wayfair L4 €105,139
10 GitHub E4 €94,720

Frontend Developer Salary in Germany [2023]

March 11, 2023
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