Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Germany

Discover Germany's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Germany and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Germany and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

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Payroll Frequency

Monthly (Paid Around 25Th Of The Month)



Capital City


Employer Tax Rate


Recruitment Agency Costs in Germany

In Germany, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Germany below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Germany

An employer can expect to contribute about 20.7% on top of an employee’s salary to social security. This includes pension contributions, health insurance, unemployment insurance, nursing care insurance, and accident insurance.

Employee Income Taxes in Germany

Employees in Germany are taxed federally from 0% to 45% depending on their income bracket. Social security contributions total 14.7% and include contributions for pension, health insurance, unemployment insurance, and nursing care insurance.

Employee Probation in Germany

A common probation period in Germany is three months, though it can be up to six months.

Employee Overtime in Germany

Employees work a maximum of 40 hours a week—typically eight hours a day. Employees in Germany must be given at least 11 hours of resting time between two working days.In Germany, overtime has to be specifically stated in an employee's contract, and higher wage earners are not eligible for overtime payments. The salary cap for overtime payments ends at ~€80K p.a. in Western Germany or ~€70K p.a. in Eastern Germany.

Employee Notice in Germany

In Germany, an employee must be informed (in writing) four weeks in advance of separation during the first two years of employment. After that, the notice period increases depending on the employment duration.

Termination in Germany

In Germany, employees who have worked at a company with more than 10 employees for more than six months can only be terminated for certain causes. An employer must provide written notice of termination, and the decision of the employer can be legally challenged by the employee in court. ‍Even though there is no statutory severance in Germany, in practice, many employers and employees will agree on severance pay provisions to avoid court proceedings. This severance will often amount to 50% of the monthly salary per year of service. This can vary depending on the strength of the case for dismissal and the previous practice of the employers. In Germany, it’s typical for companies to pay severance packages of up to six months of an employee’s salary to settle termination of employment.

How to Recruit in Germany

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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.