What can I earn later?
With the work experience, your salary should continue to increase, after all, you usually take on more demanding tasks and more responsibility for personnel and individual projects. Your salary increases here, of course, relative to the starting salary and is therefore dependent on the conclusion again. As a master’s graduate, you can, of course, also post-doctorate and recommend yourself for the team and project management. You also have an academic career.
As a professor or institute director, your salary as a marine biologist is often over € 5,000 gross per month. In the private sector, department heads also earn between 5,000 and 7,500 euros a month. As a conventional employee, your salary should later be between 3500 and 4500 euros. In the civil service you can later slip into the pay group 13 of the collective agreement of the civil service (TvÖD). There you are after 15 years up to 4598 euros a month.
Tips for salary negotiation
Specifying wished salary or interviewing is certainly one of the most unpleasant issues before you sign the contract. However, you should consider this opportunity as an opportunity not to sell below value and possibly even to earn a few extra euros a month. Especially since this is multiplied over the whole year, of course. We have already given you an approximate overview of the content as a marine biologist. By doing so, you should be able to roughly orient yourself and then be able to estimate, on the basis of the industry and your future employers, how much gross salary you can expect as a marine biologist.
By the way: You should never demand less than you are entitled to with your qualification, because that signals the employer’s lack of self-confidence and erroneous assessment.