Public pension insurance system
The current contribution rate for the public pension insurance is
18.7% of the employee’s gross monthly earnings shared equally
by the employer and the employee. For 2016, pension insurance
contributions are calculated on the basis of earnings up
to € 74,400 annually or € 6,200 monthly (€ 64,800 annually or
€ 5,400 monthly in the East German states). The ceiling amounts
are generally increased annually.