The vast majority of salaried employees in Germany can count on a Christmas bonus this year as well.
On average, 2747 euros are transferred, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office. This is an increase of 2.6 percent compared to the previous year and thus well below the general rate of inflation. In the east, at 88.5 percent, slightly more employees receive a Christmas bonus than in the west, at 85.3 percent. On the other hand, payments in the west are on average 157 euros higher.
According to this, 85.7 percent of the employees have a collective right to special payments at the end of the year. In most sectors, the value is well over 90 percent, so there is a Christmas bonus for the vast majority. The highest payments, averaging EUR 5,263, are received by employees in the energy supply sector. The lowest amounts are in tobacco processing (564 euros) and temporary work (327 euros).