Professors and junior professors receive their salary on the basis of the W salary scale. Their basic salary varies in each federal state. They may also be eligible for performance bonuses, which must be negotiated skillfully.
You pull the strings and always have an overview: Project managing director are responsible for organising and coordinating projects – sometimes over several years. Not an easy task, but it is attractive due to the good salary prospects.
Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.