17,500 new jobs have been created since 1994.

Apprentices can train for 45 different careers related to operations at the airport.

Almost 550 companies offer their products or services at the airport.

Munich Airport is one of Bavaria’s largest places of work. Almost 600 businesses are represented on the campus, providing a diverse mix of products and services. As a result, the campus is always in need of skilled workers. The array of jobs and professional qualifications covered is equally varied, as was reflected in the results of the latest employment survey covering the period ending December 31, 2015. The study once again highlighted the appeal of working at the airport. However, it also clearly emphasized the challenge of adequately covering future staff requirements.


employees subject to social security contributions 1)


businesses 1)


vocational training programs 1)


is the average annual salary in euros 1)

Type of survey

The employment survey is a study conducted every three years in all companies and official authorities active at the Munich Airport site. It focuses on staff structures, gross salaries, and places of residence. In 2015, 77 percent of staff returned the questionnaire.

The number of business has been stable for some years

1994–2015: +72%

In light of the forecast growth in traffic over the next few years, the airport’s staff requirements will also continue to increase over the medium- and long-term.

Considerable income tax total

In 2015, the companies based at Munich Airport paid out gross wages and salaries in the amount of 1.6 billion euros, resulting in a total income tax bill of 263 million euros.

Together, Lufthansa and the Munich Airport Group employ around 20,000 members of staff.


percent of employees in partial employment 1)


apprentices 1)

Over the past three years, the number of people in gainful employment at the airport has grown by a further 7.6 percent, to a total of 34,720. That works out at 2.25 new jobs created every day. A total of 17,500 jobs have been created since 1994, meaning that the number of jobs has more than doubled over this period.

1) As at December 31, 2015