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Germany

Last updated on 3/6/2019
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Minimum gross wage

Applicable
11.75 EUR per hour

Salary per category

18.88 to 23.7 EUR per hour

Daily

Max 8.5 hours

Weekly

41 hours april to november
38 hours winter period

Overtime

2 hours per day
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You cannot work more than 10 hours per day

Within Germany

Travel allowance

0.2 EUR per km with own car - maximum 20 euros/day

Meal allowance

4.09 EUR western germany, only if the worker is away from home for more than 10 hours

Accommodation allowance

34.5 EUR per day if the worker cannot commute home at night. if the worker sleeps in a place organized by the employer, the employer can deduct 6.50 euros/ night.

Overtime

25 % of salary per hour

Night work

Allowed
From 8:00 pm to 5:00 am
20 % of salary per hour

Working on Saturdays

Allowed
if works council agrees, no premiums

Working on Sundays

Allowed - if public authorities agree
75 % of salary per hour

Working on public holidays

Allowed - if public authorities agree
Max 200 % of salary per hour

Shift work

Allowed - if works council agrees

Hazardous work

0.3 to 12.05 EUR per hour

Annual holidays allowance

20 % of gross salary

13th month

Max 93 hour wages - in most parts of western germany

Other

There are many flexibilisation mechanisms

Number of holidays

30 days per year
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The legal minimum is 20 days/year. The social partners agreed on 30 days/year for the construction sector

Public holidays

Around 12 days per year
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Public holidays change from region to region.

Social security contributions

20 %
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For pension-, health- and unemployment insurance

Income tax

Variable
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The Income tax is calculated on the revenues of the worker and its family status (married or not, children, income of husband/wife/partner)

Additional pension funds

9.2 EUR per month
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minimum additional pension deduction for construction workers

Sickness/illness

Week 1 to 6 : 100 % paid by the employer
After week 6 : 90 % paid by the health insurance

Info Contacts

DGB-Projekt Faire Mobilität (DGB-Project Fair Mobility)

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 69-77
60329 Frankfurt am Main
You can contact us in the following languages
Bulgarian, English, German, Polish, Romanian

Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt Vorstandsbereich II – Bauwirtschaft, Umweltpolitik

Olof-Palme-Str.19
60439 Frankfurt/Main
T. +496995737632
You can contact us in the following languages
German, English