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Average Salary in Denmark 2020

How much money does a person working in Denmark make?


Average Monthly Salary
137,000 DKK
( 1,640,000 DKK yearly)

LOWEST
18,500
DKK
AVERAGE
137,000
DKK
HIGHEST
605,000
DKK

A person working in Denmark typically earns around 137,000 DKK per month. Salaries range from 18,500 DKK (lowest) to 605,000 DKK (highest).

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Denmark

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Denmark range between 18,500 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 605,000 DKK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 135,000 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 135,000 DKK while the other half are earning more than 135,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 69,200 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 69,200 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 363,000 DKK while 25% are earning more than 363,000 DKK.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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
122,000 DKK
Average Salary 2017+4%
127,000 DKK
Average Salary 2018+2%
130,000 DKK
Average Salary 2019+3%
134,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Denmark are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant93,100 DKK
Accounting Assistant86,000 DKK
Accounting Manager176,000 DKK
Bookkeeper69,600 DKK
Chartered Accountant120,000 DKK
Corporate Treasurer241,000 DKK
Financial Analyst139,000 DKK
Financial Manager255,000 DKK
Internal Auditor134,000 DKK

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant70,300 DKK
Office Manager87,800 DKK
Receptionist75,700 DKK
Secretary70,900 DKK

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director128,000 DKK
Creative Director134,000 DKK
Graphic Designer90,000 DKK
Photographer89,800 DKK

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer152,000 DKK
Air Traffic Controller136,000 DKK
Flight Attendant115,000 DKK
Pilot157,000 DKK

Architecture
Architect125,000 DKK
CAD Drafter97,000 DKK

Automotive
Mechanic68,000 DKK
Service Advisor104,000 DKK

Banking
Bank Branch Manager189,000 DKK
Teller86,200 DKK

Bilingual
Teacher100,000 DKK
Translator120,000 DKK

Business Planning
Business Analyst166,000 DKK
Business Development Manager198,000 DKK
Project Manager154,000 DKK

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny80,800 DKK
Nursery Teacher91,800 DKK

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer124,000 DKK
Construction Project Manager159,000 DKK
Health and Safety Officer82,500 DKK

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative95,900 DKK
Customer Service Manager169,000 DKK
Customer Service Representative95,800 DKK

Engineering
Civil Engineer120,000 DKK
Electrical Engineer126,000 DKK
Engineer119,000 DKK
Mechanical Engineer125,000 DKK

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer292,000 DKK
Chief Financial Officer274,000 DKK
General Manager226,000 DKK
Project Manager144,000 DKK

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef105,000 DKK
Executive Chef115,000 DKK
Hotel Manager205,000 DKK
Receptionist95,100 DKK
Travel Agent106,000 DKK
Waiter / Waitress82,900 DKK

Health and Medical
Dentist330,000 DKK
Dietitian298,000 DKK
Laboratory Technician95,800 DKK
Nurse107,000 DKK

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager185,000 DKK
Human Resources Officer113,000 DKK

Information Technology
Computer Technician101,000 DKK
Database Administrator132,000 DKK
Developer / Programmer112,000 DKK
Information Technology Manager194,000 DKK
Network Engineer110,000 DKK

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer103,000 DKK

Legal
Attorney192,000 DKK
Legal Assistant91,400 DKK

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist129,000 DKK

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer114,000 DKK
Pharmacist157,000 DKK

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier71,400 DKK
Sales Manager217,000 DKK
Sales Representative86,700 DKK

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher95,900 DKK
Secondary School Teacher113,000 DKK

Average Hourly Wage in Denmark

790 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 790 DKK. This means that the average person in Denmark earns approximatly 790 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.

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CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen146,000 DKK
39841 - 268

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