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2018 Training Contribution Evaluation • Profiling Institute

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That Federal Institute for Vocational Training (BIBB) submitted an evaluation of the collectively agreed training contribution for 2018. BIBB carries out such an evaluation annually since 1976 over. For the 2018 assessment of the training allowance, according to BIBB, the average remuneration was determined for 153 occupations in East Germany and 181 in West Germany. According to BIBB, 89 percent of training relationships were in these professions.

According to the BIBB assessment, it is contributions to training average for 2018 and increased nationally O 3.7 percentwhich means a more significant increase compared to 2017. In 2017, rewards increased by only 2.6 percent.

This percentage average and the nationwide increase in numbers means that in 2018 training contributions were collectively negotiated on average to 908 euros per month they lay The average amount in West Germany was even higher, at 913 euros, while the average amount in East Germany was 859 euros, which corresponds to 94 percent of the remuneration level in West Germany, which would be unchanged compared to the previous year. On the other hand, the percentage increase was higher in East Germany by 3.9 percent than in West Germany by 3.6 percent.

BIBB informs about it further large differences in remuneration between training professions in 2018 were found. and the highest training allowances there he was a bricklayer by trade. Here, the national average was 1159 euros per month. In West Germany, the average for this training occupation was 1175 euros, in East Germany it was 975 euros. There were also high rewards in the professions of mechatronic technician (West Germany: €1,091, East Germany: €1,070), industrial officer (West Germany: €1,051, East Germany: €981) and insurance and finance officer (uniform). The national German averages for these training courses were €1088, €1047 and €1035.

Low On the other hand, the average salary in 2018 in the teaching professions painter and varnisher (uniform), baker (uniform), florist (West Germany: 622 euros, East Germany: 587 euros), hairdresser (West Germany: 606 euros, East Germany: 387 euro) and chimney sweep (uniform). The national averages would be €718, €678, €617, €584 and €518.

Another finding of the evaluation of the contribution to collective training in 2018 was that In 2018, remuneration increased significantly in some educational professions where there would have been a particularly large number of training vacancies in the previous year be. This applies to the occupation of baker, where there was a nationwide increase of 6.4 percent, and also to the occupation of specialist seller in the food industry, with a nationwide increase of 6 percent. The largest salary increase was in the occupations of cook and restaurant manager in East Germany. The remuneration in these two courses increased by 10.6 percent in 2018. By comparison, wages for these occupations in West Germany rose by only 3.4 percent.

According to BIBB when assessing the 2018 Collectively Agreed Training Allowance clear differences between training areas established. In the public sector, for example, above-average training allowances of €999 were paid. The same applies to the area of ​​industry and trade, with a national average of 975 euros. On the other hand, remuneration is below average in the field of liberal professions with a national average of 832 euros, as well as in the field of crafts (national average of 769 euros) and agriculture (national average of 767 euros).

When evaluating the collectively agreed training allowance for 2018, BIBB also deals with long-term development of training contributions. From 1976 to 2018, wages increased by a nominal 352 percent. If we take into account the increase in consumer prices over this period, training allowances rose by 87 percent in real terms.

Related to East Germany the first assessment took place in 1992. By 2018, rewards had increased nominally by 168 percent. Taking into account increased consumer prices, the real increase in compensation is 65 percent. If you look at the development of training allowances in West Germany over this period, the real increase here is 30 percent.

Here you can find the press release of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training on this topic:

Stronger increase again – development of collectively agreed training contributions in 2018

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