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There's so much money at Audi: Salaries from beginners to managers


Audi is popular as an employer - not least because of the allegedly high wages. But how much do employees at the automaker based in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm really earn?

Audi is popular as an employer - not least because of the allegedly high wages.

But how much do employees at the automaker based in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm really earn?

There are still a number of problems in the entire auto industry.

Audi is also struggling with difficulties in the energy crisis.

Last but not least, this could be seen from the way the group commented on bankruptcy statements from the board level and the consequences to


In addition, there are attempts to explain the poor sales figures for 2022 and the planned job cuts.

After all, what remains are the salaries at Audi.

There is something to be happy about, especially at board level.

The car companies VW and Audi continue to hold on to lavish salaries.

And so, as at Mercedes, the range of what employees earn from beginners to bosses is correspondingly large.

The amount of the salary in the board of directors depends on several criteria

While, according to a report on "", unlike the parent company VW, there is no separate company collective agreement, the Baden-Württemberg and Bavarian collective agreements apply at Audi: Means: the almost 43,000 employees at the main plant in Ingolstadt are like the almost 16,000 colleagues in Neckarsulm paid according to the IG Metall pay tables.


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According to their own statements, the decisive factor for the level of executive board remuneration for the top tier in the car companies is that it should be appropriate and attractive in national and international comparison.

Criteria are the tasks of the individual Board of Management member, his or her personal performance, the economic situation, the success and future prospects of the Volkswagen Group, as well as the customary remuneration, taking into account the comparative environment and the remuneration structure that otherwise applies in the Volkswagen Group.

That's how much the managers in the VW Group earn

At Audi and Volkswagen, the Board of Management manages the Group's business on a national and international level.

Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Premium brand group, received a basic salary of EUR 1,420,000 according to the 2021 remuneration report.

The total remuneration including pension expenses was 5,090,832 million euros.

Member of the Board of Management of the VW Group

Compensation in the 2021 financial year

Herbert Diess, Chairman, Volume brand group, China

Total remuneration 10,311,582.16 million euros

Murat Aksel, Purchasing

Total remuneration 5,024,220.00 million euros

Arno Antlitz, Finance and IT (since April 1, 2021)

Total remuneration 3,844,795.00 million euros

Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dr.

Ing. hc F. Porsche AG, brand group Sport & Luxury

Total remuneration 5,391,610.72 million euros

Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Premium brand group

Total remuneration 5,090,832.00 million euros

Gunnar Kilian, HR and Truck & Bus

Total remuneration 6,640,195.72 million euros

Thomas Schmall von Westerhold, Technology, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components

Total remuneration 4,988,580.00 million euros

Hiltdrut Dorothea Werner, Integrity and Law

Total remuneration 6,941,039.00 million euros

Source: Volkswagen Group Compensation Report 2021

At Audi, Christmas and holiday bonuses are regulated by the tariff

According to the “Bild-Zeitung” report, looking at the employees at Audi shows that the longer you have been with the company, the higher the wages.

Beginners start at 2,398 euros/month, experienced skilled workers are at 3,240 euros/month.

In addition, the tariff also regulates the question of Christmas and holiday bonuses.

Audi employees also receive a performance bonus and profit-sharing scheme.

With all the problems in the energy crisis, Audi and Mercedes will still have a decent Christmas bonus in 2022, as

has already reported.

Salaries at Audi for various jobs at a glance

Selection of remuneration for collective bargaining employees by activity:

Employment at Audi

Compensation gross per year


86,800 euros

development engineer

83,200 euros

project manager

87,200 euros

software developer

78,300 euros


17,300 euros

Motorcar mechanic

39,200 euros


49,700 euros


Source: Kununu


If you look at the employees of Audi in Baden-Württemberg, then the salary groups go from 2,398 euros for E1 to E7 (3,240.50 euros) to EG 17 with 6043.50 euros.

In addition, according to "", there is a collectively agreed additional allowance (T-ZUG) of 27.5 percent of the monthly salary once a year on July 31 - for all IG Metall members.

In salary group 15 that is 1,696 euros, in group 17 there is an additional 1,911 euros.

In addition, there is an additional 400 euros, which corresponds to 12.3 percent of the collectively agreed basic wage for skilled workers.

Supplementary lump sum in the salary for executives and supervisory board members

According to the remuneration report, the fringe benefits listed in the salary for members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board are covered by a flat rate.

The VW Group says: “Ancillary services flat rate (175,000 euros) covers certain services at the discretion of the board member, for example:

  • service vehicles

  • Medical check-up

  • Subsidies for health and long-term care insurance

  • accident insurance

List of rubrics: © dpa/ Teresa Kröger

Source: merkur

All tech articles on 2023-01-29

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