Your Salary Slip

At a glance

Your salary slip may contain terms and abbreviations that can be confusing. This page explains the most important details. This does not represent legal advice.

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terms Commonly found on pay slips

Most institutions have their own salary slip format. If you have a work contract with Tübingen University, you find a very detailed explanation of your pay slip here.

For public service employees (such as University or research facilities): You can make an approximate calculation of your salary on the following link: Salary Calculator General information is shown below. For details, please contact your personal support at your institution.

Personal/organizational data

Tarifgruppe/ Tarifstufe   Income group and level based on the collective bargaining agreement for government employees
Steuerklasse, Kinderfreibeträge, Konfession   Tax characteristics including tax class, number of child deductions, religious affiliation
Wöchentliche Arbeitszeit   Weekly working hours (shows whether you are working full-time or part-time)
Vollbeschäftigung Vollb Full-time position
SV-Tage   Social security days: days on which contributions must be made to individual social security branches (A full month is always based on 30 days)
DEÜV-Schlüssel   Code for social security data:
1st digit: health insurance
2nd digit: pension scheme
3rd digit: unemployment insurance
4. digit long-term care insurance
    Additional information in this block includes the social security number, employer pension scheme number (if applicable), the tax ID, the name of the health insurance provider, and the employment starting date. If an exit date was already agreed upon, this date is also provided.

Salary components

Basisbezüge   Basic Income
Tarifvereinbarung für den öffentlichen Dienst TVöD Collective wage agreement for public servants
Tarifvereinbarung der Länder TVL Collective wage agreement for state employees
TVöD Tabellarisches Entgelt   Income based on income tables of the collective bargaining agreement for government employees. Often, the following abbreviations are used as a code: (E) individual payment, L (taxable pay), G (gross pay)
Arbeitgeber AG Employer
Arbeitnehmer AN Employee
Vermögensbildender AG-Anteil   Employer supplement of asset accumulation scheme
Bruttoentgelt   Gross pay (The following deductions are calculated based on this amount.)

Statutory deductions

(EZ refers to single payment in this month, lfd. (laufend) refers to annual total to date)
Lohnsteuer   Income tax: The level of income tax is based on the income tax class
Solidaritätszuschlag Soli Solidarity tax
Kirchensteuer   Church tax
Rentenversicherung RV Public pension scheme
Krankenversicherung KV Health insurance: statutory insurance for all employees whose annual compensation lies below the mandatory insurance limit. No deductions are made in the case of private health insurance, since the respective employees make contributions themselves.
Pflegeversicherung PV Long-term care insurance
Arbeitslosenversicherung AV Unemployment insurance
Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder VBL Supplemental pension scheme for some government employees

Your pay

Gesetzl. Netto   Net pay
Be- und Abzüge   Additional payments and deductions
Überweisung Summe   Amount that is transferred to your account

 Usually, your bank information is shown below. Some pay slips also include your vacation day balance.

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