The statutory minimum wage has been in force in Germany since 2015. Since 01.10.2022 it amounts to 12 Euro/hour.
What exactly does the law say?
Here you can find the text of the law. The provisions on the internship are regulated in §22.
When does the minimum wage for interns take effect?
Via this link you can find out directly on the website of the Federal Ministry whether your internship is subject to minimum wage.
Where can specific questions be asked?
The Federal Ministry has set up a service hotline for specific questions.
What does the minimum wage mean in concrete terms?
For a 40-hour position/week, the minimum wage of 12 euros means a gross monthly salary of 2,080 euros.
For comparison: in the public sector, the average monthly salary for career starters with a bachelor's degree (salary grades E 9/E 10/E11, step 1) is around 3,190/3,570/3,700 euros and for master's degree holders (E 13, step 1) around 4,270 euros.
The Ministry provides a minimum wage calculator.
All data without guarantee.