• Germany edition
 

Jobs in Germany - in English

Hundreds of great job opportunities for foreign professionals at Germany's top employers - in cooperation with Monster, Experteer, Stepstone, and CareerBuilder.
What
Where
3,052
jobs available

For Recruiters

Find English-speaking professionals with The Local.
Advertise a vacancy
Women managers still rare and earning less
Photo: DPA

Women managers still rare and earning less

The number of women managers has risen over the past decade in Germany - but they are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, a new study shows.

Published: 04 Sep 2012 07:31 CET

In the private sector, the percentage of female managers rose from 22 to 30 percent between 2001 and 2010, a German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) report said on Monday.

Just three percent of executive board members of the country's largest 200 countries in 2011 were women.

A significant gender pay gap also remains, with women in managerial positions earning on average 21 percent less than men in similar roles. They also had fewer employees reporting to them – 20 subordinates, as opposed to an average of 33 reporting to male bosses, the study revealed.

Younger women surveyed seem to have an easier time reaching managerial posts than older female colleagues, Der Spiegel magazine said on Monday.

“Whether or not the future generations will succeed in balancing work and career better, and can continue to remain in managerial positions during the family phase of their lives, remains to be seen,” said director of the study, Elke Holst.

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder on Monday criticised an EU target to require companies to have a quota of 40 percent women on their supervisory boards.

Schröder told Monday’s Bild newspaper Germany's women were managing fine without the initiative. “This year alone 40 percent of the open positions on the DAX 30 supervisory boards were filled by women,” she said.

She added it would be “absurd” to have the same quotas for all industries – from steel to the media industry.

“Normal working women need flexible hours instead of strict supervisory board quotas,” she told the paper. “This push completely misses the point of the real-life challenges in Germany.”

The Local/mbw

The Local (news@thelocal.de)


Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article:

The comments below have not been moderated in advance and are not produced by The Local unless clearly stated. Readers are responsible for the content of their own comments. Comments that breach our terms and conditions will be removed.

ADD YOUR COMMENT   (YOU MUST LOG IN OR REGISTER TO MAKE A COMMENT)
Your German Career
In this week's JobTalk, Tanya Schober, who is originally from India, talks us through her journey to German citizenship.
In this week's My German Career, Anupama Gopalakrishna, who is originally from Bangalore in India, tells The Local about her new life in Frankfurt.
In this week's My German Career, US pastor Jeff Ingram, 54, talks about life in the church and the advantages as well as the downside of Germany's desire for order.
Working in a German office can be a tricky business, especially if you haven't quite mastered the language. The Local is here to help with some useful phrases to impress your colleagues.
In this week's My German Career, Yvonne Gruendler, 32, describes her job as a marketing officer after finding her way to Berlin via Asia and the UK.
European politicians of all hues have heaped praise on the German apprenticeship model. The Local's Patrick Reilly meets young Swedish jobseekers ready to head south for a salary, despite the language barrier.
German Employment News
Southern and central Bavaria have the lowest unemployment in the EU, according to figures released on Tuesday, with one business leader boasting the area has “de facto full employment”.
Germany said on Monday it would no longer accept applications for a programme to attract young Europeans to its job market due to overwhelming demand from crisis-ravaged countries.
For those looking for a career change or to simply experience life in Germany, teaching English may pave the path to success.
Starting out on a job hunt in Germany but not quite sure where might be worthy of your CV? Let us inspire you with this week's Job Talk, in which we list the country's favourite employers.
The number of jobless foreigners in Germany has increased to 541,000 including more than 400,000 from European countries. The figures appear to make a mockery of draft government proposals to kick out unemployed EU migrants.
Looking for a job in Germany but having trouble with your CV and cover letter? The Local has translated some German terms best avoided, courtesy of LinkedIn's annual list of "overrated" buzzwords.
METRO AG
Düsseldorf
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

Deutsche Post DHL
Bonn
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

DHL Express
Bonn
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

Robert Bosch GmbH, Schwieberdingen
Schwieberdingen
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

Deutsche Post DHL
Bonn
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

Deutsche Post DHL
Bonn
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

Deutsche Post DHL - Inhouse Consulting
Bonn
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

METRO AG
Düsseldorf
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

Deutsche Post DHL - Inhouse Consulting
Bonn
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14

Deutsche Post
Bonn
Stepstone
Added 04/23/14