March 11, 2023
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Fullstack developer salary in Germany [2023]

Eli McGarvie

The average salary for a fullstack developer in Germany is €60,000

The median salary for a fullstack developer in Germany is estimated to be €61,000 with an average salary of €60,000. That's about €5,000 per month or €3,110 per month after tax (42%). The expected range for Junior to senior fullstack developers is between €54,000 and €74,000.

For entry-level positions, with less than one year of experience, you can expect a starting salary of ~€54,000. Working students at big tech companies have reported salaries starting at €30,000. For the most accurate salary estimates check out our salary calculator.

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Salary by experience

Below we’ll break down the median salaries based on experience for fullstack developers in Germany. Keep on reading to discover fullstack 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 Austria 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 €60,000, or €5,000 per month, the total amount of taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your salary is €22,683. This means that your net income, or salary after tax, will be €37,317 per year, €3,110 per month, or €718 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 Python developers earn the highest pay for fullstack developers with an average salary of €66,700. C# developers can earn approximately €65,000 on average, while PHP developers earn the lowest at €47,000. Since these are worldwide averages, salaries might vary slightly in the German market. 

Fullstack developer salary by year

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

Fullstack 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 €307,000 in Germany (Sr. Developer) have been reported. 

Some entry-level positions may pay fullstack developers with little to no job experience €30,000 per year. While being the lowest reported salary, it is uncommon, generally, an entry-level developer will be offered ~€40,000. 

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

Fullstack developers earn the most in Berlin with an annual salary of €65,800. This is quite a bit higher than those in Munich which only earn €60,500 on average. Salaries are generally higher in Munich but on this occasion, it looks like Frankfurt is the second highest-paying city at €64,000 annually. In terms of job opportunities, Germany has no shortage of empty software developer positions.

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

Fullstack developer salary in Germany [2023]

March 11, 2023
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