Average and Minimum Salary in Vienna, Austria

Average and minimum salary in Vienna, Austria. Data and information about wages and jobs in Austria

If you considering moving to Europe, the average and minimum wage in Vienna, Austria are useful data to analyze the economics of this highly wealthy nation.

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Vienna is the capital of Austria, a wealthy country right in the center of Europe that uses the euro currency and is part of the European Union. Known for its robust economy and quality of life, Vienna is one of the best capitals to work in the continent.

Minimum Salary in Vienna, Austria

As of 2021, there is no minimum wage in Vienna, and the whole of Austria. Minimum wages in Austria are set by collective agreements depending on the sector one works in. 

Even if there is no official minimum salaries in Austria, in reality, that is not what actually happens. Given the collective agreements and the actual economy in the country, the de facto minimum salary in Austria is of 1500 euros per month as of 2021.

Salaries in Vienna and in the whole of Austria tend to follow the same standards as of its neighbor to the North. This applies to both nominal values and salary growth per year. To the west in Switzerland, salaries are higher than in Austria. Austria still has higher salaries than most of its neighbors to the east like Hungary and Slovakia.

More information on the minimum salary in Austria is available here(in German).

Average Salary in Vienna, Austria

The average salary in Vienna is just slightly higher than other cities in the country. There is no distinction in salaries whether you are an expat or not in Austria. 

Currently the net average wage in the Vienna, Austria is of approximately 2800 euros per month. It is considerably more than the collective agreements per sector for minimum wage as of 2021.

Here are some average wages per profession in Vienna, Austria (gross) per month:

Job in Vienna, Austria Average salary per month (gross in EUR)
Hospitality Industry  
Hotel receptionist salary 1650 euros / month
Cleaner (hotel, restaurant) 1650 euros / month
Cook / Chef 1900 euros / month
Waiter 1700 euros / month
Restaurant / Hotel Manager 2100 euros / month
Information Technology Industry  
IT Analyst 2400 euros / month
Data Scientist 2900 euros / month
Frontend Developer 2500 euros / month
App Software Developer (Android) 2700 euros / month
Python Developer 2900 euros / month
Full Stack Developer 3500 euros / month
Project Manager 3000 euros / month
Engineering and Logistic Industry  
Driver (car / van) 2000 euros / month
Civil Engineer 3000 euros / month
Architect 3000 euros / month
Mechanical Engineer 3200 euros / month
Warehouse Manager 2300 euros / month
Healthcare Industry  
Nurse 2200 euros / month
Doctor (GP) 5000 euros / month
Dentist 6000 euros / month
Pharmacist 3500 euros / month
Finance Industry  
Accountant 2400 euros / month
Lawyer 4000 euros / month
Real Estate Agent 2200 euros / month
Sales Representative 1800 euros / month
Financial Manager 3200 euros / month
Media and Marketing Jobs Industry  
Designer 2300 euros / month
Journalist 2500 euros / month
Photographer 1900 euros / month
Translator 2200 euros / month

Vienna, Austria Economic Outlook

Austria has one of the most robust economies in Europe, with high standards of living and high taxes. The overall Austrian resident is wealthier than the average European Union resident. However, Austria is not experiencing a solid economic growth in recent years.

Vienna is one of the best capitals to live not only in Europe, but in the world. It is a safe city, with a number of important companies having offices and headquarters in its central area. Vienna also has some of the most affordable rental prices in Western Europe (adjusted for local salaries). Many apartments in the city are subsidized by the government, making overall rental prices much lower than in Zurich, Paris or Munich.

If you are traveling to Austria you want to check some of our guides to the country. Check the best places to stay in Vienna here.

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