Minimum wages in the German construction industry

The German minimum wages are applicable on German construction sites. When posting workers to Germany, foreign employers are under no circumstances permitted to pay wages that are below the minimum wages applicable to the German construction industry. Those collectively agreed minimum wages are stipulated in the Collective Agreement on Regulating Minimum Wages which is generally compulsory for the construction industry.

Minimum wages are hourly gross wages. They vary between East German and West German construction sites and are regularly adjusted. 

The collectively agreed minimum wages listed below have been applicable since January 2013 (all figures in EUR):

Minimum wages in the construction industry in Germany

 

West German states,
excluding Berlin

East German states

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

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. 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. 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. 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 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 Mar. 2019

Wage bracket 1: 12.20
Wage bracket 2: 15.20

Berlin
Wage bracket 1: 12.20
Wage bracket 2: 15.05

12.20

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)