What is the AV Beitrag?
In German payslips, you will see a field called AV Beitrag. It stands for Arbeitslosenverischerung Beitrag. This is the contribution for unemployment employment. When you lose your job, you get compensation until you get a job if you qualify.
When you are employed, this is a mandatory contribution made by you and your employer.
For 2023, it falls around 2,6% of your income. Your employer and you will split it equally (1,3%). The maximum amount differs from East & Western federal states.