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What does midi job or “sliding contribution scale” (Gleitzone) mean?

A midi job is a job in which somebody earns between €520,01 and €1.600,00, in other words more than in a mini job.

In Germany, the word “Gleitzone” is also used to refer to a midi job and is a reference to the sliding contributions scale which applies in this job.

In these jobs you pay a small amount from your wages towards social insurance, however you are fully covered in terms of health insurance, nursing care, unemployment benefit and pension. From €850, the employee must contribute the full amount for social insurance.