Thinking of employing someone in Germany? As with every other country, certain costs are associated with employing a worker that come on top of the gross salary that you are offering. For Germany, those include pension, health insurance, long term care and unemployment insurance contributions.
In Germany, employees pay several taxes, which are deducted from their gross salary by their employers. The amount of income tax that the employee contributes depends on the amount of income that they earn. All employees also make contributions for pension, health insurance, long-term care and unemployment insurance.
Use our interactive employment cost calculator to see the total salary costs in Germany outlined in the sections above. You can also get a detailed employee cost breakdown in pdf (like this one but with actual data), which will show the take-home pay that employees will get.
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