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Source: Destatis Federal Statistical Office

Collective bargaining employees who are entitled to a Christmas bonus receive an average of EUR 2,661

Press release No. 447 from November 11, 2020

WIESBADEN – Almost 9 out of 10 collective bargaining employees in Germany (87.4%) will receive a Christmas bonus in 2020. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this is a slightly higher proportion than in 2019 (86.9%). Corona-related cancellations of collectively agreed Christmas bonuses have not yet been identified based on the information available to us. While the proportion of employees entitled to Christmas bonuses in eastern Germany rose from 86.4% in the previous year to 90.0%, the proportion in western Germany remained the same (87.0% in each case). The gross Christmas bonus of these employees in 2020 averages 2,661 euros. That is 1.1% more than in 2019. The average Christmas bonus for employees under collective wage agreements in western Germany (2,684 euros) is 7.2% higher than in eastern Germany (2,503 euros).

The amount of the Christmas bonus strongly depends on the industry

The amount of the collectively agreed Christmas bonus varies greatly in the individual sectors, in which several collective agreements can be incorporated. An above-average collectively agreed Christmas bonus will be paid in 2020 for example in the area of ​​”Extraction of oil and natural gas”. All employees (100%) benefit from the average of 5,910 euros paid in this area. The collectively agreed Christmas bonus for broadcasters is also above average at 5 509 euros and in the “energy supply” sector at 4 991 euros. While in the field of “energy supply” almost all collective bargaining employees are entitled to a Christmas bonus (99.9%), the figure for broadcasters is a good three quarters (76.7%).

The Christmas bonus is close to the macroeconomic average in the areas of “clothing manufacture” (2,677 euros) and “metal production and processing” (2,462 euros). In these areas, 100% or 92.7% of all collective bargaining employees receive a Christmas bonus.

The lowest Christmas bonus is paid to employees in the area of ​​“placement and leasing of workers”. Here, an average of 364 euros is paid to 99.0% of the collective bargaining employees. There is also a below-average Christmas bonus of 493 euros in the area of ​​“agriculture, hunting and related activities”. Here 73.9% of the collective bargaining employees are entitled to a Christmas bonus.

Methodological note:

The evaluations of the Christmas bonus are based on the wage, salary and remuneration collective agreements as well as works agreements, which are also recorded for the regular calculation of the wage indices. The provides an overview of the calculation of the tariff index Method report. All additional annual special payments that will be paid in November and December 2020 are counted towards the Christmas bonus. A detailed table by area and branch of industry can be found in the topic area Collective wages. Information on sectoral collective agreements is available from our Tariff database can be accessed.

Average Christmas bonus of employees with a Christmas bonus entitlement in 2020

Industry sectors 1

Germany
west
east
-Germany
Share of collective bargaining employees who receive Christmas bonus
average christmas money (gross)
average Christmas bonus (gross)
in %
in Euro
in Euro
1 economic sections of the classification of economic sectors; Edition 2008 (WZ 2008). 2 Including sewage and waste disposal and pollution control.
Overall economy
87.4
2,661
2,684
2,503
Agriculture, forestry, fishing
78.5
1 429
1 431
1 426
Mining and quarrying of stones and earth
98.0
2 951
2 802
3 446
Manufacturing
96.5
2 607
2,616
2,478
power supply
99.9
4,991
5 084
4 480
Water supply 2
99.2
3 127
3 123
3 150
construction industry
96.7
1 766
1 943
699
trade
97.0
1 775
1 802
1,498
Transportation and storage
89.8
2,539
2 540
2,534
Hospitality
92.7
1 039
1 048
929
information and communication
60.4
4,057
4032
4 258
Financial and insurance services
99.7
4 195
4 213
4,000
Real estate and housing
96.4
3,541
3,533
3 583
Professional, scientific and technical services
86.8
3,097
3 043
3,548
Other economic services
71.3
619
655
427
Public administration, defense; social insurance
72.4
2 641
2 700
2,420
Education and instruction
82.6
3 003
2,995
3 042
Health and social services
91.9
3 218
3 210
3 273
Arts, entertainment and recreation
80.2
2,882
2,849
3 004
Provision of other services
87.7
3 034
3 092
2 587
Average Christmas bonus for employees entitled to a Christmas bonus according to selected economic sectors in 2020
Selected industries 1
Germany
west
east
-Germany
Share of collective bargaining employees who receive Christmas bonus
average Christmas bonus (gross)
average Christmas bonus (gross)
in percent
in Euro
in Euro
1 Selected economic divisions of the classification of economic sectors; Edition 2008 (WZ 2008).
Overall economy
87.4
2,661
2,684
2,503
Extraction of oil and natural gas
100.0
5 910
5,922
5,463
Broadcaster
76.7
5 509
5 311
6 478
power supply
99.9
4,991
5 084
4 480
Coking and mineral oil processing
100.0
4,932
5 037
4,588
Manufacture of chemical products
98.7
4 813
4 852
4 276
Activities related to financial and insurance services
100.0
3,984
3,995
3 709
Real estate and housing
96.4
3,541
3,533
3 583
Social affairs (excluding homes)
97.7
3 278
3 273
3 308
Legal and tax advice; Business consulting
88.6
2,821
2,836
2,349
Manufacture of clothing
100.0
2,677
2,677

Manufacture of food and feed
86.4
2 601
2 587
2,745
Metal production and processing
92.7
2,462
2,446
2 622
mechanical engineering
97.6
2 219
2 223
2 096
Civil engineering
99.7
1 979
2 235
619
Wholesale
97.7
1,680
1 706
1 269
Hospitality
92.7
1 039
1 048
929
Agriculture, hunting and related activities
73.9
493
564
392
Placement and leasing of labor
99.0
364
373
324

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