How much did the soul train dancers make

Soul Train Stories with Stephen McMillian : Song Writing

Stephen McMillian was a Soul Train dancer from 1999-2005.

Launched in 1970, the program first aired in Chicago before going syndicated the following year. Don Cornelius (1936 - 2012) was the host, owner and mastermind behind the show, which stayed on the air through 2006, outlasting everything from The Midnight Special to Club MTV.

Cornelius said that the secret to the show's success was the dancers. There were plenty of other forums where artists could lip-synch their hits, but Soul Train owned the dance floor with squads of fashion-forward kids and their mesmerizing moves - stuff you would never see on American Bandstand or Dance Party USA.

Stephen takes us behind the scenes.

1) How did you end up on the show?

I called Don Cornelius Productions and asked about the procedure to become a dancer on the show. I was told to send a letter and photo to the dance coordinator, a guy named Eric. Eventually, the coordinator got back to me and I was invited to come to the show.

2) Please describe a typical day of taping on the show.

The dancers arrive to the studio at 11 a.m. and a half hour after being in the studio, the first guest comes on and tapes a segment. Sometimes the next guest will come on immediately afterwards and tape a segment or dance numbers are done, then the next guests come on, then the scramble board.

Often, the bigger guests came later in the day or some of them came earlier. If an artist was late, a segment that was to be filmed later was shot earlier. The show was totally filmed out of sequence all the time; the order in which you see Soul Train episodes is never the order they were filmed in. Generally, the Soul Train line was always done last (at least when I danced on the show in the late '90s to 2000s). Only rarely while I was on was the line filmed early. Sometimes some of the guests who filmed their segments late in the day stayed on set to watch the Soul Train line being filmed.

3) What kind of interaction did you have with the musical guests?

Generally, there was a policy of not interacting with the musical guests. If the guests spoke to the dancers, that was different. However, this rule was relaxed at times. No one ever said anything to me about speaking to the musical guests. I had great dialogue with guests like Musiq Soulchild, Naughty By Nature, The Isley Brothers, Lil Romeo, Nelly & the St. Lunatics, and a lot of the other artists.

4) The Soul Train documentary shows how dancers would compete for camera time, sometimes literally shoving other dancers out of the way. Did this ever happen during your time on the show?

Ahh yes! When I was on the show, the only dancers that got extensive camera time were those who danced on the stage and on the risers; the dancers on the floor were literally like background dancers (it was much different in the '70s and '80s when the cameras panned every area of the studio).

When the scramble board segments and closing segments (when the credits rolled) were shot, this was one time when floor dancers tried to get some camera time, as they would cut up next to the scramble board or try doing some moves behind the hosts Mystro Clark, Shemar Moore and Dorian Gregory during the closing segments. The floor dancers would indeed be bumping into each other to get even a mere five seconds of camera time. Since I danced on the floor a lot before making the risers, I made every effort to get some camera time whenever I could!

5) The artists lip-synched their performances on the show. Was that at all strange for the dancers?

Like many of his generation, Don Cornelius did not warm to hip-hop. When Kurtis Blow performed "The Breaks" on the show, Cornelius was flummoxed ("it doesn't make sense to old guys like me"). He was a very astute businessman, however, and allowed the show to change with the times, even if it meant less Stevie Wonder and more Fat Boys.

I don't know how it felt for the other dancers, but it didn't seem strange to me. Since I grew up watching Soul Train, I knew many of the artists lip-synched their performances so it was no big deal to me. In fact, I don't think the dancers cared. If this was the Apollo, then lip-synching would have been a problem! It was always a treat though when some of the artists would sing live such as when Rachelle Ferrelle, Jill Scott and Yolanda Adams came on for example.

6) What was it like being a dancer on the show? Wondering how you got along with the other dancers, if you enjoyed the experience, and how it changed your life.

It was the most fun, enjoyable and incredible experience for me. Being that I was very shy as a kid and teenager, I came out of my shell dancing on Soul Train. I was very friendly with all of the dancers and we all had fun on the set and outside of the set. I was always happy to welcome new dancers to the show. I was also intrigued by the way the show was put together and speaking to the production staff and camera crew asking questions about their cameras. It was really a family atmosphere.

7) What were you paid?

I never got paid to dance on the show. In fact, none of the dancers were paid to dance on Soul Train. The only exception was when a dancer performed with an artist (like when Damita Jo Freeman danced with Joe Tex years ago).

8) How did the choreography on the show work?

When I was on the show, everyone pretty much did their own thing but if the girls wanted to get on camera (on the risers, on stage and down the Soul Train line) they generally had to be thin, have long or shoulder-length hair, wear sleeveless tops most of the time and they had to gyrate and shake around as opposed to actually dancing. For the guys, if you were a breakdancer or wore outfits that showed off your underwear or your abs, you pretty much got camera time.

A handful of times, one dancer went down the line showing off his boxers while holding his suspenders in his mouth (that would have been unthinkable on the early days of Soul Train!). Thankfully, I didn't fit into that category but I was fortunate enough to be one of the few dancers able to get exposure due to my unique clothing and dance style without having to be a b-boy or show off my underwear.

9) Was everything scripted, or was there room for improvisation?

In the '90s, Don Cornelius gradually reduced his on-camera presence, turning the hosting duties over to more contemporary presenters, including Mystro Clark, Shemar Moore and Dorian Gregory.

The hosts would read cue cards and teleprompters, although they would try to improvise a little so it wouldn't appear that they were reading off teleprompters and cue cards. I remember host Shemar Moore had the most difficult time reading "New Brunswick" off of the cue card while introducing Jaheim. His introduction had to be reshot about five times!

10) What are some of your most vivid memories from the show?

Wow! There are so many memories, too numerous to mention but some of them include: the dancers rushing to get to the boxes of chicken and the containers of soda and bottled water after a long day of taping, when the taping dates got mixed up once and only about 20 dancers showed up; being able to attend the Soul Train Music Awards and the after parties; seeing certain recording artists when they were starting out before they became big (when Destiny's Child came to the show, I had no idea that they and eventually Beyoncé would become iconic). There are many other great memories for sure!

11) How did the line dance go down? Wondering if multiple takes were shot and if parts were edited out.

Towards the end of the taping day, the floor director would yell "Lines!" So the guys would form two lines and the girls would form two lines (by the time I was on the show, couples no longer went down the line, just one person at a time). Don Cornelius and the coordinator would first go to the girls' line to see who they wanted to use and they would ask certain girls to come out (see the answer to question 8). Then they would rearrange the girls to see who would come down first, second, etc... Often, they would ask the first three girls to demonstrate how well they could gyrate down the line before the cameras rolled.

Don and the coordinator would also go down the guys' line to see who they wanted to use before they asked certain guys to come out to the line. Unlike the girls, the guys had more freedom to do what they wanted in terms of dancing. However, although dance moves like the Robot (my signature move), locking and popping have gone from becoming mere dance crazes to dance movements all around the world, the coordinator thought of those dances as old-fashioned and would often have me and some of the other guys who did those dance styles come out of the line. Production staff members and even guests who remained on set after taping their segments disagreed about this, but they were powerless because Don and the coordinator had the final say on such matters.

If there were technical glitches, sound problems or if something embarrassing occurred like a dancer falling flat on his face while going down the line (which has happened), several takes had to be done. Once, one of the female dancers was gyrating so hard that she had a wardrobe malfunction and one of her breasts came out of her dress. Much to the embarrassment of the dancer, the malfunction was shown on the monitor about five times, then the line was reshot with her gyrating more tamely.

12) About how many years would a dancer last on the show, and how would they boot you off?

This varies. There was one guy who came to the show in 1990 and he pretty much stayed until the show ended in 2006. One popular female regular came to the show in 1989 and stayed until the show ended. The length of time a dancer would be on the show would depend for the most part on the dancer. Generally, I've seen dancers stay two years or one year or six years. There have been dancers, male and female, who danced their butts off in hopes of getting camera time on stage, the risers or down the Soul Train line but because the coordinator didn't utilize them and they remained floor dancers who didn't get camera time, they would sometimes leave the show after only having been at two tapings or for two months. Other times, some dancers would just stop coming for no particular reason.

If a dancer did something stupid like sneaking off to an artist's dressing room (which has happened), he or she would be asked to leave and to never come back. Also, if someone was caught bringing drugs or alcohol to the set or they refused to adhere to the other rules on set, the person would get kicked off the show. Once, one of the female dancers got in a shouting match with the coordinator and she was given the boot. She snuck in a few tapings later but unfortunately for her, Don Cornelius spotted her and escorted off the set and out of the studio.

13) What are your interests outside of Soul Train, and what have you done since?

I am currently a journalist with I am also an actor/filmmaker and am working on getting my projects developed.

January 22, 2014

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Did soul train dancers get paid?

7) What were you paid? I never got paid to dance on the show. In fact, none of the dancers were paid to dance on Soul Train. The only exception was when a dancer performed with an artist (like when Damita Jo Freeman danced with Joe Tex years ago).

Did Don Cornelius pay his dancers with chicken?

They had dance crews but it was a different kind of style. It was too hard it wasn’t sexy. I won’t get into the real reason we got into a fight, but we definitely got into a fight and I was escorted off the lot. We were paid with a 2-piece Kentucky Fried Chicken lunchbox.

Did people get paid on Soul Train?

You didn’t get paid to go on there,” Zeigler-Arnold said. “The beauty of it is you were able to get a lot of connections. You would go to events.” The show taped four episodes at a time to air weekly over the course of the month.

Did any Soul Train dancers become famous?

Fred “Rerun” Berry – Of all the celebrities who got their start on Soul Train, Fred Berry is the most famous and iconic figure.

Did American Bandstand dancers earn?

No dancer was paid a cent to be on the show. Many regulars were offered commercials, but anyone who made money from being on the show was thrown off immediately.

How much did the Soul Train dancers make?

7) What were you paid? I never got paid to dance on the show. In fact, none of the dancers were paid to dance on Soul Train. The only exception was when a dancer performed with an artist (like when Damita Jo Freeman danced with Joe Tex years ago).

Did Soul Train have a nightclub?

Don Cornelius started a Soul Train dance studio, a Soul Train nightclub and a Soul Train record label.

How much is Soul Train worth?

Net Worth: $15 Million
Profession: Television producer, TV Personality, Screenwriter, Actor, Television presenter, Announcer, Disc jockey

Did Don Cornelius do the Soul Train line?

Don Cornelius hosted every episode of Soul Train from 1971 to 1993, except for Richard Pryor, who hosted the final episode of Season 4 (1974-1975). From 1981 to 1993, Soul Train aired a country music-themed episode, titling it “Country Soul”.

Will there be a season 3 for American soul?

As of March 13, 2022, American Soul has not been cancelled or renewed for a third season.

How long did Soul Train Run?

Soul Train, American music variety television show, the first to prominently feature African American musical acts and dancers. Broadcast nationally from 1971 to 2006, it was one of the longest-running syndicated programs in American television history. Don Cornelius hosting the TV show Soul Train, c. 1977.

Who was discovered on Soul Train?

UPDATED: The 75-year-old’s body was discovered in his Encino home early Wednesday and pronounced dead at the hospital, THR confirms.

How tall was Don Cornelius on Soul Train?

6′ 4″

Who was the first performer on Soul Train?

While Soul Train started on a local Chicago television station in 1970, it expanded into national syndication a year later. Gladys Knight and The Pips were the first performers on the first syndicated episode on October 2, 1971.

How much was Don Cornelius worth when he passed away?

At the time of his death, Don Cornelius’s net worth was estimated at $15 Million, marking him as a wealthy man for his time.

Who owns the rights to Soul Train?

BET Networks has acquired the “Soul Train” franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. The deal includes more than 1,000 vintage episodes from the music and dance show that aired from 1971 through 2006.

Who is Cheryl song?

Cheryl Song is a dancer synonymous with Soul Train. Cheryl looks too young to be a “Soul Train” icon but, she is. For those of you who don’t remember her by name, you will remember the pretty young Asian dancer who strutted her stuff like an acrobat on the Soul Train line.

Who did Justine Carelli marry?

American Bandstand’ Couple Justine Carrelli and Bob Clayton Remember Dick Clark and More.

Is American soul a true story?

American Soul is a blend of fact and fiction, but the story rings true both for people who grew up watching Soul Train and for Tony Cornelius — the real-life son of Don, who also serves as an executive producer on the BET show.

Who was the first black person on American Bandstand?

Created by black deejay Don Cornelius as a black dance show, Soul Train started in Chicago in 1970 before being picked up by stations across the country the following year. By 1973, the show drew many of the top R&B performers and competed with American Bandstand for viewers on Saturday afternoons.

Which was first American Bandstand or Soul Train?

Cornelius helmed over 700 episodes as host, before stepping down in 1993. From there, presenters included Mystro Clark, Shemar Moore and Dorian Gregory. Before Soul Train aired, the premiere music and dance show in America, was American Bandstand.

What was Don Cornelius famous saying?

Love, peace, and soul.”

Cornelius’ famous quote that comes directly from each episode of Soul Train will forever remain as a hallmark of the show and the experience that he curated.

Who is Don Cornelius married to?

Victoria Cornelius

Who was the first white artist on Soul Train?

On May 15, 1975, Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter Elton John became the first white performer on Soul Train. The English star performed his hit singles “Bennie and the Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom.”

Is Boomerang coming back for season 3?

BET has decided to cancel dramedy series ‘Boomerang’ after just 2 seasons. On Wednesday Lena Waithe, who is an executive producer on the show, shared the news on Instagram writing: “I am so proud of this series, thank ya’ll for watching Boomerang!

Has American Soul been Cancelled?

At the time of writing, American Soul has not been renewed for a third season, not has it been officially cancelled by BET.

Is Boomerang Cancelled?

BET has decided to cancel dramedy series ‘Boomerang’ after just 2 seasons. I am so proud of this series, thank ya’ll for watching Boomerang! It’s been a wonderful journey building and rocking with everyone, so thank you for riding with us.

What white artists appeared on Soul Train?

In the middle of the 1980s, with danceable rock music all the rage, a string of white artists appeared on Soul Train. A few of these made sense, including Hall and Oates, Sheena Easton, and the Tom Tom Club.

What Soul Train dancers have died?

Tyrone Proctor, 66, a West Oak Lane truck driver’s son with “no rhythm” who grew up to become one of the original Soul Train dancers and popularized “waacking,” a Los Angeles dance style that blossomed from gay clubs into a worldwide sensation, died Friday, June 5, of a heart attack. Mr.

How did Don Cornelius wife?

Victoria Cornelius

Why was Soul Train so important?

Every Saturday morning, for 35 years, Soul Train gave America an hour-long celebration of black youth culture. The show’s self-proclaimed reputation as “the hippest trip in America” made Soul Train not only the place to show the latest dance moves, hairstyles, and threads, but also the place to premiere new music.

Did anyone sing live on Soul Train?

Sometimes performers played live on Soul Train, or did live vocals over a backing track, but the default mode was lip-syncing. In this appearance with the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson showed just how exciting a lip-sync performance could be, rocking the crowd and dancing up a storm – even doing the robot!

Where is Don Cornelius from Soul Train?

Don Cornelius, the smooth-voiced television host who brought black music and culture into America’s living rooms when he created the dance show “Soul Train,” was found dead at his home in Los Angeles early Wednesday in what appeared to be a suicide, the authorities said. He was 75.

Where is Don Cornelius buried?

Original Name Donald Cortez Cornelius
Death 1 Feb 2012 (aged 75) Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend

Did Magic Johnson buy Soul Train?

Soul Train Holdings LLC, the entity created by NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson when he bought the “Soul Train” library and brand last year, has a lot of ideas. Among them are bringing a “Soul Train” variety show back to television, CEO Kenard Gibbs told The Associated Press.

Is Tony Cornelius related to Don?

Tony Cornelius is an American television producer who was born in Los Angeles, California, Unites States as Anthony Cornelius known for productions like Pacific Blue (1996), Soul Train (1971), and American Soul (2018). He is also known for being the son of the legendary television show host and producer, Don Cornelius.

Who is Cheryl Song husband?

On 7 July 2014, Cheryl married French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after a three-month courtship.

Does Cheryl Song have children?

The couple welcomed their baby son Bear in March 2017 which Cheryl announced on social media. She shared a snap of her baby boy revealing he was born on March 22 and weighed 7lb 9oz. The former Girls Aloud star at the time said they didn’t have a name yet but both parents are “madly in love with him.

Who was the Oriental dancer on Soul Train?

Patricia Davis
Other names “The Butterfly”, “Madam Butterfly” and “China Doll”
Occupation Soul Train line dancer
Years active 1971-1976
Known for Dancing and fashion

Who was the most popular dancer on American Bandstand?

Kenny Rossi–one of the most popular Regulars/Dancers to dance on early American Bandstand ( years late 50s/early 60…

How old is Arlene Sullivan?

I kissed a girl, and I liked it!” Sullivan, now 74 and long out of the closet, reveals in a fascinating self-published book, “Bandstand Diaries” — billed as “The Book You’ve Waited Over 50 Years to Read!” Sullivan’s co-author, Ray Smith, recently retired after 40 years as an Emmy-winning “Today” show producer.

Who did Bob Clayton marry?

Personal life. He was married to Tahitian dancer Mireille of the Mai-Kai Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.

Who were the original dancers on American Bandstand?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In the late 1950s and early ’60s, everyone knew Bob and Justine, Kenny and Arlene, and Ed and Bunny. They were some of the most famous kids in America, dancing every day on “American Bandstand.”

Which was the most successful folk performer or group of the 1960s?

In the early 1960s, a folk group called Peter, Paul, and Mary surpassed the Kingston Trio as the most commercially successful folk-pop group; the trio was also embraced by the folk community.

Why was American Bandstand so popular?

Another component of the show was its Rate-a-Record segment—where people evaluated a record on a scale of 35 to 98—which originated the saying, “It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it.” For this era’s music industry, American Bandstand was arguably the most significant television venue in the country.

How much is Soul Train worth?

Net Worth: $15 Million
Profession: Television producer, TV Personality, Screenwriter, Actor, Television presenter, Announcer, Disc jockey

Did they lip sync on American Bandstand?

Of American Bandstand! We knew we’d be lip-syncing two songs — that’s how they did TV appearances back then — and our equipment was set up so we could play along as the recordings were broadcast over the studio speakers.

Did any Soul Train dancers become famous?

Fred “Rerun” Berry – Of all the celebrities who got their start on Soul Train, Fred Berry is the most famous and iconic figure.

Who played Tony Cornelius on American Soul?

That’s where new BET series “American Soul” picks up — but not before Cornelius (a terrific performance from Sinqua Walls) takes to the stage one more time in Chicago: “All right Chi-town, it’s that time we go from fast to slow.

Is Gerald aims real?

In the end, American Soul has a good mix of characters based on real people and fiction. Some of them like Gerald Aims are a mix of real and fiction alone. His friendship with Don is based on a real relationship but the rest is taken from other things. 2022 Showbiz Cheat Sheet, All Rights Reserved.

Average Salary in Germany - What are the Income in Germany

Average salary in Germany for 2019. How much do representatives of different professions earn on average in Germany.

Salary in Germany

The average monthly salary of a German full-time worker in 2019 is 3880€ gross without bonuses and overtime pay.

Let's define that for comparison of incomes the monthly or annual payment for work on hire is accepted as a basis. Hourly wages or profits of legal entities are not included in the statistics.

In German, salary - Gehalt - remuneration received by employees on a monthly basis.

The main problem of finding out the level of wages in Germany - Germans are extremely reluctant to share this information . In private conversations, asking colleagues about income is expressly prohibited by contracts in many firms. It is unlikely that acquaintances will be able to talk about this topic. Even when vacancies are published, the salary is usually not indicated, but is negotiated separately at the interview. As a result, those sitting at neighboring tables in the office, with almost the same indicators, can earn differently, and significantly.

It's good that there are data from the labor exchange, which are regularly published on the official website.

These are average values. In each case, the salary differs in one direction or another.

The next source is websites that collect income information anonymously. People share information on the condition of anonymity, everything is entered into a common database, which makes it possible to calculate certain average values ​​for various parameters. Relying on such data is not particularly worth it. No one checks the accuracy of the information entered.

For those who work in Germany (or plan to work here), there is a good way to find out the approximate salary level for their situation. The service is in German, but the main thing is to know the name of the profession - in order to choose the right specialty from the list. The service is free, but it requires you to leave an email and subscribe to the newsletter, from which you can unsubscribe immediately after receiving the result. So, follow the link
Next, step by step, enter your age, gender, level of education, whether you work now, profession, managerial position, index of the city in Germany to which the check belongs - and email. You receive a letter containing a link to a page with results and, interestingly, with vacancies that match the specified conditions.

Separately, for migrants, I note: often the earnings of foreigners are lower than those of German colleagues , simply because otherwise why hire a foreigner? The reason is not only differences in qualifications or more working hours per week. Large differences in wages are noticeable even among professionals who are at the same level in experience and education.

When comparing German salaries, for example, with Russian ones, keep in mind that in Germany the amount before taxes is indicated in the contract . First of all, it is interesting how many people get their hands on it. For a complete understanding of wages in Germany, it is necessary to understand how the net is calculated from the German gross salary, as well as get more statistics.

In the countries of the former USSR, as a rule, the employer names the amount that the employee receives in his hands, and pays taxes and social contributions additionally. If you mentally add to Russian earnings the costs incurred by the employer, the contrast with German incomes will not be so striking.

In Germany, a person is considered to be below the poverty line if their income is 60% of the average monthly income in the country.

Dependence of income on specialty

Profession - the main criterion for the level of remuneration.

Higher education in Germany does not guarantee a high salary. But in general, in comparison with other groups of workers, on average, university graduates earn more.

If German students chose their future profession solely on the basis of income, the choice would be obvious - an engineer, a doctor or a lawyer.

Specialty Average annual gross income
Medicine 79538€
Law 74013€
Engineer 70288€
Programming 68133€
Natural sciences 66954€
Economy 65404€
Architecture 55822€
Psychology 55204€
Geology and other geosciences 53713€
Politics and society 52974€
Pedagogy 50000€
Philosophy 47022€
History and culture 46836€
Design 46075€
Child rearing, social pedagogy 45116€

Doctors in Germany receive more than 5700 per month

The statistics do not give an accurate idea of ​​income above 5700€, as it is collected by the amount of pension contributions, which grow only up to a certain limit, and then remain fixed.

In addition to the above professions, management companies and other managers could have come to the first lines, but there the connection with the specialty in the diploma is not so obvious.

Worse than other holders of higher education in Germany, linguists and sociologists earn. Linguists have a problem with a large number of applicants: there are 25 unemployed for one open vacancy.

Wages do not always determine supply and demand. Yes, in the industrial sector, the lack of specialists has a positive effect on the income of workers, but the situation is different in the civil service.

For example, the situation with social workers. They can often only find a job in the civil service, averaging €3,750 gross. At the same time, due to the influx of refugees in Germany, for every 100 unemployed with a degree in social sciences, there are 92 vacancies.

Occupations not requiring higher education

To get a decent salary in Germany, it is not necessary to have a university degree. Statistics show that among professions requiring secondary education, there are enough of those that allow you to earn at the level of higher education holders.

And here there are clear leaders - this applies primarily to aviation.

A clerk in a bank or an important account manager in a German trading company in the first 3 years after graduation receives an average of bachelor's level.

Occupation Gross salary per year
Air traffic controller 67558€
Pilot 62986€
Key account manager 39540
Logist 39175€
Clerk in a financial institution 38084
IT consultant 37083€
Programmer after Ausbildung 35006
Insurance agent 34436€
Employee in an insurance company 33905€
Machine dealer 33693€
Production Designer 33682€
Builder 33152€
Draftsman 31894€
Locksmith 31405€

Secondary vocational education in Germany often allows you to earn no worse than higher education holders.

The lowest wages in Germany for beauticians, hairdressers, waiters.

Lowest salaries after graduation
Occupation Annual income in €
Cosmetologist 21820
Hairdresser 21832
Waiter 22628
Baker 23649
Dental technician 23682
Dental assistant 23763
Call center employee 24200
Receptionist 24216
Chef 24540
Sales Consultant 24999
Optic 25313
Physician assistant 25393
Auto mechanic 25795
Legal assistant 26000
Physiotherapist 26165
Travel agency employee 26268

Dependence of payment on activity

Wages in Germany are highly dependent on the German industry branch in which the firm does business. There are traditionally more "rich" money directions, where the mere belonging to the labor market forces you to pay more, because otherwise good specialists will be taken away by competitors.

Monthly pay Field of activity
5338€ Finance and insurance
5126€ Information technology
5041€ Energy
4900€ Freelancers
4367€ Education and teaching
4128€ Real Estate
4092€ Mining
4024€ Arts, entertainment, recreation
4012€ Industry
3893€ Medicine
3636€ Trade
3444€ Water supply
3219€ Construction
3055€ Transport, logistics
2425€ Hotel business

Firm size has a significant impact on the average income of workers in Germany.

  • 1-20 persons - 36165€
  • 21-50 - 40867€
  • 51-100 - 43204€
  • 101-1000 - 49451€
  • >1000 - 61108€

Therefore, when looking for a job in Germany, keep in mind that in large companies, a potential candidate has the right to hope for a higher pay.

Comparison of wages for men and women

Anyone who is at least a little interested in Germany probably knows that feminism is firmly on its feet here and politicians are fighting for gender equality as if the onset of a brighter future depends on it. However, the fact remains that women earn on average 21% less per hour than men. The wage gap between German men and women is one of the largest in the European Union.

The gap between the wages of women and men in Germany is narrowing very slowly.

Over the years, this difference is gradually decreasing, but the rate is extremely low. The problem here is not so much in inequality as in the fact that women usually work part-time . Without being present 40 hours a week at work, it will be extremely difficult to talk about a promotion with your boss. In addition, the accumulation of experience is slower. Well, women themselves are often more interested in the availability of a job than in the growth of their wages, so they do not particularly apply for an increase. There are also enough careerists among German women, but in general the picture is this.

In 2017, Germany passed a law allowing employees of enterprises with more than 200 employees to request information on the salaries of colleagues in comparable positions. And firms with more than 500 employees are required to regularly publish data on the average salary for all positions. According to the government, these measures will allow women to gain more arguments in a conversation with the boss about wage increases. In turn, the authorities, by publishing such data, can slow down the growth of incomes for men.

In Germany, men earn higher wages on average

Dependence of wages on age

Intuitively, the older a person gets, the more experience he accumulates and the higher the income. It makes no sense to draw a direct dependence of wages on age in Germany - no one pays workers more, just because they are older. But an indirect relationship between experience and income can be traced.

Age In age group
20 30025€
25 36956€
30 42170€
35 46542€
40 48424€
45 48958€
50 49660€
55 49823€
60 50064€

Dependence of German wages on the region

Looking at the place of residence, the highest wages in Germany are paid in Hesse, which is not surprising. There is Frankfurt am Main - the European financial center. Slightly less on average earn in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Hamburg. The lowest level of earnings in the states of eastern Germany. Capital Berlin is in this plan approximately in the middle.

Ground As a percentage of the average German
Hesse 114.1%
Baden-Württemberg 108.6%
Hamburg 105.9%
Bavaria 105.1%
North Rhine-Westphalia 100.8%
Rhineland-Palatinate 98.3%
Bremen 95.8%
Saarland 95%
Berlin 94.5%
Lower Saxony 91.8%
Schleswig-Holstein 88.3%
Thuringia 81%
Saxony 79. 9%
Brandenburg 78.9%
Saxony-Anhalt 78.9%
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 75.9%

Dynamics of salary growth in Germany

On average, incomes of Germans grow by 2-3% annually. Such growth covers inflation, because prices also rise by about this amount, which is completely normal for the capitalist model of the world.

Year Gross
2018 35380€
2017 34306€
2016 33396€
2015 32486€
2014 31600€
2013 31089€
2012 30432€
2011 28333€
2010 27997€
2009 27728€
2008 27827€
2007 27196€
2006 26765€

It is even more interesting to look at the dynamics of the net income of burghers.

Year Net
2018 23345€
2017 22652€
2016 22162€
2015 21607€
2014 21134€
2013 20594€
2012 20212€
2011 19729€
2010 19240€
2009 18498€
2008 18479€
2007 18161€
2006 17981€

Examples of German salaries for specific occupations

Civil servants

Policeman - 2800-4059€

Police service (Polizist) in Germany takes place in various types of police, from service at the city station to the criminal department. The salary of a German policeman is highly dependent on the specific position and class.

Depending on the direction of service (Laufbahn), the requirements for those wishing to become police officers are different, but in general, the absence of offenses, an impeccable reputation, good physical shape and psychological stability are required. School grades play a big role when you want to become an investigator or forensic scientist.

Police officers in Germany are paid decent salaries up to €4000 gross per month.

Soldier - 2210-3486€

Germany has a professional army, therefore, any soldier (Soldat) has a salary, like other professionals.

Physically healthy, psychologically stable young people are chosen to replenish the ranks of the Bundeswehr. However, the army also requires other specialists, ranging from plumbers to programmers, so in principle anyone can become a military man in Germany if he can fulfill the admission standards.

The salary of the military depends on the length of service, position, rank and availability of military specialties.

White collar - office workers

Judge - 4187-6449€

In order to work as a judge in Germany (Richter), you need to graduate from a university, pass a state exam, then go through two or three years of training, pass two more exams, and then you can start working with a probationary period of two years, during which you are constantly threatened with removal from office at any time and without explanation.

It goes without saying that judges must be independent, including financially, so the salary of the arbiter in Germany is much higher than the average.

Lawyer - 2248-4444€

To work as a lawyer in Germany (Anwalt), you will have to get a higher education in the field of law and pass a state exam. Then you need to pass the practice (Referendar), which ends with the second state exam.

A lawyer is most often employed in a lawyer's office until he starts his own business as a self-employed person. It is also possible to get a job in various companies that provide legal services, checks of contracts and other documents. It will not be superfluous to have a lawyer in a company earning in the field of production or trade.

Work of a lawyer - consultations in the field of legislation, preparation of lawsuits, protection of the client's interests in court.

Tax consultant - 4552-7206€

Tax consultants (Steuerberater) in Germany is one of the most prestigious professions. The process of learning in the field of taxes is complex - endless study of laws, rules, filling out forms will require attentiveness, concentration and perseverance.

Tax consultants work as private entrepreneurs, in tax consultations, or as employees in large companies.

The main activity of tax consultants in Germany is assistance in filling out tax returns for individuals and financial reporting for companies.

Accountant - 2977-4064€

Accounting (Buchhalter) is not a separate profession in Germany. The specialty is obtained in courses or as part of another educational process, for example, in the course of training as a tax consultant.

In German companies, bookkeeping is rarely done by a single employee. The person who is engaged in maintaining financial statements has a lot of other responsibilities.

Small firms do not have an accountant on staff, but resort to the services of external consultants, hiring them on an hourly basis when necessary. In Germany, accountants are often entrepreneurs serving several firms at once.

Interior designer - 2350-3419€

Interior designers (Innenarchitekt) - a profession at the intersection of architecture, materials science and art. The task is to design the room in such a way that it is practical, safe and beautiful.

Very often it is the latter that influences the salaries of interior designers the most. The ability to create beauty without forgetting about reliability and practicality will allow you to accumulate an impressive portfolio.

There are two ways to obtain the title of Innenarchitekt - through direct study at a university, or as an additional title for sculptors or artists, acquired through practice and theoretical studies.

Musician - 2479-5017€

A musician in Germany (Musiker) often works as a self-employed person. The basis of income is teaching children to play musical instruments, performing in orchestras or groups.

For thousands of hours of study at a music school or university, a professional gets the opportunity to work on the special status of Freiberufler - as a free worker, which leads to significant tax benefits.

It is clear that the size of a musician's earnings depends on personal professional qualities and the ability to devote himself to his work.

The earnings of a musician in Germany are unstable and rarely tied to employment.

Notary - 1919-3035€

Notary (Notar) acts as an intermediary in the conclusion of serious transactions, certifies copies and translations of documents.

In Germany, this work is combined with other legal activities. Of the 6,000 notaries in Germany, 75% are simultaneously practicing law.

Training for the profession of a notary lasts 3 years and allows you to work only in this specialty. But you can get permission to conduct notarial activities to any lawyer who meets the required conditions: legal education, 5 years of work experience, an exam.

Secretary - 2003-3071€

The secretary (Sekretär), and more often the secretary (Sekretärin), is responsible for supporting the boss in organizing work activities. Papers, planning meetings and business trips, other "turnover" - this is the responsibility of the secretaries.

There is no separate education for the profession, usually specialists in the organization of office work - Bürokaufmann / -frau work in positions.

Excellent knowledge of the language, and not only German, is practically necessary.

Social worker - 2490-3300€

Social workers (Sozialarbeiter) work in Germany in orphanages and nursing homes, care centers for the helpless and shelters for the homeless, support the disabled and the elderly.

Social workers can find employment in government agencies, medical facilities, legal clinics, and emergency services.

Vocational training in the specialty takes 3 years, after which it is necessary to pass the state exam. Candidates will need excellent knowledge of German, resistance to stressful situations, as well as the ability and desire to communicate with people.

Medical professions

Nurse - 2309-3146€

There are several names for the nursing profession in Germany - Krankenpflegerin, Krankenschwester or Pflegefachkraft.

The essence is the same - after three years of training in basic medical skills and nursing, you can go to look for work in a hospital, clinic, nursing home and other places where hard work is required for those in need of help.

Although the profession is responsible and very difficult, nurses and brothers do not earn much. There are not enough people who want to earn a living in this specialty in Germany, so there is an acute shortage of workers in the field of patient care.

There are many foreigners among the medical staff in Germany. Earnings do not inspire Germans, but attract immigrants.

Care Manager - 3072-4204€

Germany has a well-developed network of special services that support people in difficult times of life when they become helpless due to illness or accidents (Pflegedienst). Orderlies work in this service, and managers - Pflegedienstleitung manage.

The task of the head of the service is to organize the work of subordinates.

Due to a shortage of workers, managers often have to act as orderlies themselves and look after the wards. This position is mainly filled by experienced workers who have spent thousands of hours in the role of a nurse or assistant.

Nurse - 2380-3688€

Nurse (Pfleger) is one of the most sought-after professions in Germany. Caring for the helpless sick, the disabled, and the elderly requires special qualities that not everyone possesses.

You need to be physically strong and healthy, as you will have to lift and carry a lot of those who are not able to walk themselves. Possess a lot of knowledge of a medical and domestic nature, so as not to harm the wards. We must not forget about human qualities in order to take care of people in the most difficult periods of life. Moral stability is a must!

To work as a nurse in Germany, you need to get a vocational education and pass a state exam. This is one of the few professions that a migrant without a higher education, but with a medical secondary education, can take, although this will require at least a year of work as a trainee.

Physiotherapist - 1907-2507€

Physiotherapist (Physiotherapeut) in Germany is educated in 3 years. Its task is to help people recover from injuries or develop the physical abilities of the disabled through exercise, gymnastics and massage.

This specialty allows you to work in clinics and rehabilitation centers. Also, the services of a physiotherapist may be needed in a hotel with a SPA service, in a sports club or fitness center.

The highest earners are good physiotherapists who open their own private offices where they see patients on prescription and carry out prescribed procedures.

Ergotherapist - 1979-2706€

Ergotherapeut (Ergotherapeut) - a specialist in the rehabilitation of sensory motility, reaction, sense of touch. His job is to help recover from severe injuries associated with partial or complete loss of coordination. Occupational therapists also work with people with disabilities, trying to develop their weaknesses through games and exercises.

Usually a profession is obtained through a three-year training process in vocational schools. There is also an opportunity to get higher education in this specialty.

Occupational therapists usually work in their clinics, as private entrepreneurs or assistants, as well as in large rehabilitation centers, as employees.

Pharmacist - 2520-2998€

A pharmacist (Pharmazeut) in Germany works in the development, research and production of medicines. Also, pharmacists often take a place at the counters of pharmacies, as workers well versed in medical preparations.

You can also find a place in government agencies involved in the admission of drugs to the market and conducting testing.

In terms of education, this is usually secondary vocational education for 3 years, but there is also a higher education that allows you to work in research areas.

Apothecary - 2518-2984€

Apothecary (Apotheker) in Germany is not the one who sells drugs in a pharmacy, but the owner of the pharmacy itself. Although nothing prevents pharmacists from working in other areas of pharmaceuticals, from the production of medicines to marketing.

After graduating as a pharmacist, you must complete another year of practice - Approbation - to obtain the status of a pharmacist. You can then choose whether to open your own business or join an existing one.

Blue collar workers - blue collar workers

Confectioner - 1510-2264€

Konditor bakes various sweets. To work, you will have to undergo serious professional training for three years and pass the state exam.

Confectioners work in bakeries, cafes and restaurants, sometimes in hotels with a large number of guests, as well as in enterprises producing sweet pastries.

It's a pretty hard job with the need for night shifts, but the salaries of confectioners in Germany are not the highest.

Confectioner is one of the lowest paid professions in Germany.

Painter - 2044-2694€

The painter (Maler) is engaged in exterior and interior painting of buildings. It sounds very simple, but in fact, the correct high-quality interior decoration is a whole science!

The painter's training lasts three years, most of the time is spent on practical activities. You will have to master the painting and varnishing of various materials, study the impact of the external environment and many other aspects of work.

We must not forget about the creative component of the profession, because in the end the goal of the painter is to make it beautiful!

Carpenter - 1929-2615€

Carpenter (Zimmerer or Zimmermann) - a profession so ancient that it now seems even outdated. But if you think about it, woodworking is still relevant!

Roof framing, doors, wooden furniture, fences, interior decoration and many other things require the processing of wooden materials, which means that the carpenter's hands are still valuable.

Professional training lasts 3 years. A funny detail - they prefer to take physically strong guys with strong backs as students, since in work they often have to lift and carry weights.

Plumber - 2130-3330€

Plumber (Installateur) in Germany is engaged in the installation and maintenance of various sanitary equipment: plumbing, sewerage, gas supply, and the like.

Training does not last 3 years and includes a large number of practical exercises.

Electrician - 2354-3356€

Electricians (Elektriker) are responsible for the assembly, repair and maintenance of electrical networks.

Education in Germany lasts three and a half years, usually theory is combined with active practice.

Recently, the profession has been renamed Elektroniker, expanding the scope of work towards the infrastructure of information systems, telephone networks and other methods of data transfer.

Electrician - 2336-3352€

Electrical technicians (Elektroniker) work in Germany in a wide variety of branches. Energy, construction, industrial automation, other industries where electronic mechanisms need to be taken care of.

The training process for electrical engineering in Germany is usually limited to three to three and a half years.

Mechanical engineer - 3280-4859€

Mechanical engineer (Maschinenbauer) can work in Germany in the production, adjustment and repair of machine tools, robots and other industrial machines. There are many specializations for the profession.

Often, in addition to theoretical knowledge of mechanical engineering, mechanics also have quite practical skills, such as plumbing or welding.

The specific specialty of mechanics in Germany can be achieved in three years through a vocational education.

Specialties related to auto and transport

Car dealer - 2394-3934€

Car dealers in Germany (Automobilverkäufer) help customers choose the make and model of the car, advise on various issues of operation, place an order.

To become a car dealer in a German car dealership, you need a secondary education in the field of trade. Other technical automotive specialists can also retrain in the field of sales of automotive equipment. Autohouses first train salespeople for six months, of which at least 3 weeks are devoted to theory. To gain specialization in certain types of models or in various brands, employees undergo seminars.

The most important component of the work of a car seller is the ability to communicate with customers, inspire confidence and positive emotions.

Bus driver - 1901-2549€

In addition to holding the relevant German license categories, a bus driver (Busfahrer) in Germany must complete a vocational training course that lasts 3 years.

Just being able to turn the steering wheel is not enough! The driver must provide services to passengers, sell tickets, monitor the condition of the bus.

Bus driver's job is urban transport, intercity flights or school routes.

Subway driver - 1978-2719€

Train driver in the subway (U-Bahn-Fahrer) - a special case of a locomotive driver who is focused on working in the subway.

The task of the subway driver is to drive the train according to the schedule, control the disembarkation and embarkation of passengers, monitor the state of the train.

Work in the German underground is a prestigious, highly paid occupation that does not require a long process of obtaining an education.

Working as a subway driver in Germany has the advantage of a fast learning process.

Pilot - 4386-11139€

The profession of a pilot in Germany is in demand on passenger airlines, in the military and transport sectors.

Pilot training is linked to a specific company or organization in professional schools. Training is paid. To obtain a license to fly, you must listen to the theory, pass the practice and pass the exams. This will take two or three years. A pilot's license for a small motorized aircraft will cost around 20,000€.

Then you need to look for a job and not lose your skills - a simple pilot leads to the loss of a license. Whoever is lucky will be able to get a job in a big company, where they will pay for retraining. However, in Germany there is no shortage of pilots, many licensed do not progress beyond amateur flying at the air clubs.

Unskilled work

Maid - 1461-1699€

Cleaning women in hotels (Zimmermädchen) in Germany is one of the low-paid occupations that do not require high qualifications. Anyone can work as a maid.

However, hotel directors and recruiters started out as Roomboys. Having gained experience in the hotel business, seeing everything from the very bottom of the career ladder, it is easier to comprehend many details of hotel organization.

Hotel Administrator - 1748-2409€

The visiting card of the hotel is the person at the reception (Rezeptionist). In Russian, the name of the profession can most adequately be translated as "hotel administrator".

This is the person who meets, registers and accommodates guests, and also answers all possible questions related to staying at the hotel.

There is no training in schools for this profession in Germany. The receptionists willingly accept people who can work in offices or hotels, who know foreign languages, who can communicate and remember important things.

Waiter - 1515-2051€

To become a waiter (Kellner) in Germany education is not required, but only skill and quickness.

Students often work part-time as waiters. In the statistics, salaries are shown as if they work 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week. In fact, many do not work every day, so real wages are even lower.

And of course, tips are not included in earnings!


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