What does 35k mean in money

38.900 €

3.130 €

Accountant - average salary

The average salary for an accountant is € 38,900 gross per year (approx. € 3,130 gross per month), which is € 35 (+ 1%) higher than the average monthly salary in Germany.
As an accountant you earn between a minimum of € 35,700 gross per year and a maximum of over € 47,100 gross per year.

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Salary accountant - distribution

Young professionals such as junior accountants or self-employed accountants can expect lower salaries, while experienced professionals for accounts payable / accounts receivable, financial accounting or senior accountants can earn better.

Accountant - wage differences

Senior accountant45K € / year


Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable Clerk40K € / year


Financial accountant39K € / year


Accountant TVöD37K € / year


Self-employed accountant35K € / year


Junior accountant35K € / year


Clerk in bookkeeping / accounting31K € / year


Accountant part time29K € / year


How much does an accountant earn? Salaries based on work experience

An accountant with less than 3 years of professional experience starts with an average starting salary of around € 2,900 gross per month. With 4-9 years of experience, the wage for an accountant increases up to around € 3,200, while an accountant with more than 10 years of professional experience can expect remuneration of around € 3,500. The average salary for accountants at the top of their careers with over 20 years of professional experience is over € 3,650.

How do age and work experience affect the salary for an accountant?

at the end of the career▲ +17%
Senior▲ +12%
in the middle of the career▲ +2%
Average salary€ 3,130 / month
Junior▼ -7%


The salary data on this page is based on an estimate of salary information in job advertisements for accountants published on Jobted in the last 12 months, as well as on other publicly available sources (e.g. collective agreements, minimum wage law).

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