From children learning their abc's in a Bavarian elementary school to high school graduates at a Bremen grammar school, a teacher's salary and career prospects depends on where and who they teach. There are often drastic differences between school types and federal states.
Many companies are offering students the opportunity to put their knowledge to practical use already before completing their studies - by writing their master thesis at a company.
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.