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Average Salary in Denmark 2019

How much money does a person working in Denmark make?

44,366 DKK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Denmark typically earns around 44,366 DKK per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Denmark | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Denmark

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Denmark range between 6,005 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 196,459 DKK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 43,922 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 43,922 DKK while the other half are earning more than 43,922 DKK. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 22,467 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 22,467 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 117,787 DKK while 25% are earning more than 117,787 DKK.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Denmark

How are Denmark salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Denmark
Average Salary 2016    =  
40,485 DKK
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
41,983 DKK
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
42,907 DKK
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
44,366 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Denmark are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant30,229 DKK
Administrative Assistant22,829 DKK
Architect40,461 DKK
Attorney62,507 DKK
Biomedical Engineer37,038 DKK
CAD Drafter31,509 DKK
Cashier23,193 DKK
Chartered Accountant38,925 DKK
Chef34,137 DKK
Chief Executive Officer94,721 DKK
Chief Financial Officer89,151 DKK
Civil Engineer40,383 DKK
Civil Engineer38,902 DKK
Computer Technician32,758 DKK
Creative Director43,502 DKK
Dentist107,182 DKK
Developer / Programmer36,531 DKK
Electrical Engineer41,046 DKK
Elementary School Teacher31,144 DKK
Engineer38,512 DKK
Executive Chef37,365 DKK
Flight Attendant37,356 DKK
General Manager73,371 DKK
Graphic Designer29,238 DKK
Hotel Manager66,437 DKK
Human Resources Manager60,031 DKK
Internal Auditor43,415 DKK
Journalist41,891 DKK
Legal Assistant29,687 DKK
Mechanical Engineer40,455 DKK
Nurse34,790 DKK
Pharmacist50,869 DKK
Photographer29,177 DKK
Pilot50,920 DKK
Police Officer33,494 DKK
Project Manager46,679 DKK
Receptionist30,896 DKK
Receptionist24,586 DKK
Sales Manager70,518 DKK
Sales Representative28,150 DKK
Secondary School Teacher36,741 DKK
Secretary23,045 DKK
Teacher32,494 DKK
Teller28,007 DKK
Travel Agent34,418 DKK
Waiter / Waitress26,922 DKK

Average Hourly Wage in Denmark | All Jobs

256 DKK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark | All Jobs is 256 DKK. This means that the average person in Denmark earns approximatly 256 DKK for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen47,447 DKK
39088 - 249
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