Engineers earn salaries ranging from Rs 70 lakh to Rs 1 crore in Germany.
According to a report, the number of Indian students in Germany has increased by 107% over four years.
Germany is among the European nations extending invitations to both students and workers, providing substantial salary packages amidst a scarcity of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) experts in the country. Here are five STEM fields with sought-after positions along with their salary ranges in Germany.
In the engineering sector, roles like marine engineer, petroleum engineer, electrical engineer, and civil engineer provide salaries ranging from Rs 70 lakh to Rs 1 crore.
In the Information Technology (IT) sector, roles like IT technician, web developer, computer programmer and system analyst offer average yearly salaries ranging from Rs 51 lakh to Rs 82 lakh.
3) Biotech and Life Sciences
In the field of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, positions such as biomedical scientist, bioinformatics specialist, pharmacologist, and clinical research associate provide average yearly salaries ranging from Rs 61 lakh to Rs 96 lakh.
4) Data Scientist And Analyst
In the field of Data Science and Analytics, roles like data scientist, financial analyst, data engineer and business analyst provide average yearly salaries ranging from Rs 75 lakh to Rs 1 crore.
In the field of Robotics and Automation, positions such as electromechanical technician, mechanical engineer, aerospace engineer, and robotics engineer offer average yearly salaries ranging from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 70 lakh.
A surge in the number of Indian students enrolled for the Winter Semester 2022-23 was observed, alongside over 2,00,000 Indian nationals holding regular residence permits in Germany. According to a report by Studying-in-Germany.org, the number of Indian students in Germany has increased by 107% over four years.
In 2019, 20,562 Indian students were studying in Germany. However, data from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany showed that this number reached an all-time high of 42,997 in 2023. Consequently, India surpassed China and became the leading country in terms of maximum student inflow to Germany.
Germany’s demographic challenges include a shrinking working-age population, an expanding elderly population, and a declining birth rate, leading to a shortage of the workforce in the country. To address this issue, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz implemented measures to simplify the process of obtaining work visas for Indian IT experts and provided several relaxations for immigrants to encourage inflow.
In February last year, Scholz’s government eased visa restrictions, relaxed language requirements, and allowed Indians to enter Germany without a concrete job offer. These measures were aimed at recruiting skilled workers from abroad to meet the country’s labour needs.