🇩🇪 Gross salary (🇩🇪 das Brutto) vs net salary (🇩🇪 das Netto)

Gross salary is your salary before taxes and insurances (health, pension, unemployment, etc). In German, it is called “🇩🇪 Brutto”. For example, a resident doctor in the first year of resdiency gets about 5000 Euro* as a gross salary.

The nett salary after all deductions is called in German: “🇩🇪 Netto”. In other words, this is the sum of money that is going to be transfered to your bank account.

*For working 40 hours a weeks and with having 30 vacation days per year. The shifts will be extra paid. There is also vacation money. More details are mentionend in the article at the end of this page.

The net salary depends hugely on your marital status

Net salary = Percent of the gross salary that remains =around 59-60%around 65%

In the above example, single residents who get a gross salary of 5000 Euros would get 3000 Euro as a net salary. Married residents will get ca. 3250 Euro.

Other factors that influence the net saraly

1. Type of health insurance: If governemental or privat and there are differences among the governmental and private insurers too. Diefference could range be between 0,1 und 3%.

2. For Christians only, the denomination (🇩🇪 die Konfession): If catholic or protestant, the doctor must pay like less than 1% as tax for the church. This percent will be automatically deducted from the salary. Christians of other denominations (e. g. Orthodox) do NOT pay any tax for the church. Catholics or protestants who decide to leave the church will not pay any longer.

Now, in real life numbers

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