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Working Conditions in Germany – Salaries & Contract

online-workshop | Tuesday 26 September 2023 | 10am - 2:30pm (CET)


  • Statistical orientation for job starter salaries
  • Calculation method for starting salaries
  • Typical regulations in employment contracts

In this seminar you will get to find out everything about salaries. You will see typical salaries for job starters and criteria which can influence the salary. We will have a look on average income of men and women and explore the reasons for the differences. Subsequently, we will practice a salary calculation method you can use to determine a salary for a specific position. 

In the second part, you will learn about the nine most important topics of an employment contract. For each topic, the minimum legal regulations, the expected conditions for an academic career starter and the maximum regulations in the industry are presented.

In addition, typical formulations for the contract text are shown. Furthermore, the calculation of the gross salary to the net salary is explained. The course will help you to understand the employment contract and to decide whether the conditions offered are comparatively good or bad.

Date & time:

Tuesday 26 September 2023 | 10am – 2:30pm


online (via zoom)




no costs


Ms Heidi Störr

Target group(s):

international students of the University of Cologne




to apply please follow this link