Minimum wages in the German construction industry

On German building sites, the German minimum wages apply. So, foreign employers are never allowed to pay wages which fall below the minimum wages which apply for the German building industry for employment periods of their blue-collar workers posted to Germany. The minimum wages listed in the spreadsheet are hourly gross wages (all amounts in Euro).

 

West German states,
excluding Berlin

East German states

1 Apr. 2020 – 31 Dec. 2020

Wage bracket 1: 12.55
Wage bracket 2: 15.40

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 12.55
Wage bracket 2: 15.25

12.55

1 Mar. 2019 – 31 Dec. 2019

Wage bracket 1: 12.20
Wage bracket 2: 15.20

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 12.20
Wage bracket 2: 15.05

12.20

1 Mar. 2018 – 28 Feb. 2019

Wage bracket 1: 11.75
Wage bracket 2: 14.95

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 11.75
Wage bracket 2: 14.80

11.75

1 Jan. 2017 – 31 Dec. 2017

Wage bracket 1: 11.30
Wage bracket 2: 14.70

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 11.30
Wage bracket 2: 14.55

Wage bracket 1: 11.30

1 Jan. 2016 – 31 Dec. 2016

Wage bracket 1: 11.25
Wage bracket 2: 14.45

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 11.25
Wage bracket 2: 14.30

Wage bracket 1: 11.05

1 Jan. 2015 – 31 Dec. 2015

Wage bracket 1: 11.15
Wage bracket 2: 14.20

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 11.15
Wage bracket 2: 14.05

Wage bracket 1: 10.75

1 Jan. 2014 – 31 Dec. 2014

Wage bracket 1: 11.10
Wage bracket 2: 13.95

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 11.10
Wage bracket 2: 13.80

Wage bracket 1: 10.50

1 Jan. 2013 – 31 Dec. 2013

Wage bracket 1: 11.05
Wage bracket 2: 13.70

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 11.05
Wage bracket 2: 13.55

Wage bracket 1: 10.25

West German states, excluding Berlin   East German states
Schleswig-HolsteinMecklenburg-Western Pomerania
BremenBrandenburg
HamburgSaxony-Anhalt
Lower SaxonyThuringia
North Rhine-WestphaliaSaxony
Hesse 
Rhineland-Palatinate 
Saarland 
Baden-Württemberg 
Bavaria 
  
Berlin (entire city area) 

Notification form for information on undeclared work and illegal employment

You can use this form to submit information on undeclared work and illegal employment.

 After an internal audit, we will take further steps if necessary, such as informing the responsible customs office. You can also report possible infringements that are not related to construction work directly to the responsible customs authorities.

Notification form for undeclared work