The time rate is a form of the employee's wage at which the worker exclusively on basis of the actual working time receives its payment. If the time unit used is the hour, it is called an hourly wage .
Despite the designation as wages, the term time wage is also applied to the salary of an employee if he is paid after the hours worked.
The quantity and quality of work of the actual work output are not taken into account in the calculation of remuneration, but not the work requirements . A change in the work intensity therefore does not affect the time wage. The employer therefore initially bears the risk of underperformance by the employee . The time wage is therefore often supplemented by a performance bonus.
Wage models based on working hours are widely used despite low pay incentives. They are particularly common for high-quality work, at dangerous workplaces, at a fixed working speed ( e.g. assembly line ) or for on- call duty .
There are currently strong efforts in Germany that have been ongoing for decades to standardize wages and salaries and to bring them together under the term remuneration . In terms of collective bargaining law, this has already been implemented in the central collective bargaining agreements (example: collective bargaining agreement on the remuneration framework agreement ) and has also been adapted in a reform of the statutory pension insurance. It would therefore be more consistent, rather than time wage from time fee to speak.
Hourly wages in Germany
The mean gross hourly wage for work in the 10% with the lowest incomes was € 5.03 in 2010 (based on 2005 prices), and € 27.77 in the 10% with the highest incomes. (The figures do not take into account trainees or persons in labor market employment measures.) The median wage in 2010 was € 12.84. Compared to 2000, adjusted for purchasing power, this is a decrease of −2.3%, compared to 2005 even a decrease of −4.9% after adjusting for purchasing power, hourly wages in Germany fell significantly between 2000 and 2010. In particular that of the bottom 30%, namely by 10.6%. Only the hourly wages of the highest income 10% have risen.
|group||2000||2005||2010||Change in% 2000–2010||Change in% 2000-2005||Change in% 2005–2010|
|average wage overall||13.14||13.50||12.84||-2.3||2.8||-4.9|
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