Social security contributions (Sozialabgaben)

Employees in Germany pay a range of social security contributions. Employees pay the following social security contributions as a percentage of their salary:

  • State pension insurance (Rentenversicherung)
  • Long-term care insurance (Pflegeversicherung)
  • Health insurance (Krankenversicherung)
  • Unemployment insurance (Arbeitslosenversicherung)

For further information on state pension insurance, please see the website of the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme (Deutsche Rentenversicherung).


The information on this website is not legally binding.