A mini-job is a marginal job for which you cannot earn more than 450 euros per month- or only include short-term employment for a few weeks or months. So, in principle, there are two types of mini-jobs:
- With the so-called "450-euro job", you earn a maximum of 450 euros per month or 5400 euros per year. So you can make more than 450 euros in individual months and less in other months during the rest of the year- It is crucial that you do not earn more than 5,400 euros a year as a "mini-jobber", including one-off payments such as holiday pay or Christmas bonus.
- In so-called "short-term employment" ("Kurzfristigen Beschäftigung"), you work less than three months (for a 5-hour week) or 70 working days (if you work less than five days per week) per year. It doesn't matter how much you earn during this time- but you must be only employed for a short time to count as a "mini-jobber".