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HSE Engineer Average Salary in Denmark 2023

How much money does a person working as HSE Engineer make in Denmark?

Average Monthly Salary
38,000 DKK
( 456,000 DKK yearly)


A person working as HSE Engineer in Denmark typically earns around 38,000 DKK per month. Salaries range from 18,600 DKK (lowest) to 59,300 DKK (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. HSE Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

HSE Engineer Pay Scale and Salaries in Denmark

Median and salary distribution Denmark HSE Engineer monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
35,300 DKK or more
10% of people earn
31,200 to 35,300 DKK
20% of people earn
22,100 DKK or less
65% of people earn
22,100 to 31,200 DKK
Minimum Salary
18,600 DKK
35,500 DKK
59,300 DKK

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    HSE Engineer salaries in Denmark range from 18,600 DKK per month (starting salary) to 59,300 DKK per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 35,500 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as HSE Engineer(s) are earning less than 35,500 DKK while the other half are earning more than 35,500 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of HSE Engineer(s) are earning less than 29,000 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 29,000 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of HSE Engineer(s) are earning less than 40,600 DKK while 25% are earning more than 40,600 DKK.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 22,100 DKK to 31,200 DKK. Approximatly 20% fall under the 22,100 DKK cap. Ten percent of wages are from 31,200 DKK to 35,300 DKK. Only 5% of people grossed 35,300 DKK or more.

HSE Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

HSE Engineer average salary change by experience in Denmark

0 - 2 Years
22,100 DKK
2 - 5 Years+29%
28,400 DKK
5 - 10 Years+38%
39,200 DKK
10 - 15 Years+24%
48,600 DKK
15 - 20 Years+7%
52,000 DKK
20+ Years+7%
55,500 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Denmark HSE Engineer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down HSE Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 22,100 DKK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 28,400 DKK per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 39,200 DKK per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, HSE Engineer whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 48,600 DKK per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 52,000 DKK per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 55,500 DKK per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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HSE Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different HSE Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

HSE Engineer average salary difference by education level in Denmark

Bachelor's Degree
27,600 DKK
Master's Degree+60%
44,300 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down HSE Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary is 27,600 DKK per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 44,300 DKK per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Denmark costs anywhere from 203,000 Danish Krone(s) to 610,000 Danish Krone(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - HSE Engineer

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male HSE Engineer employees in Denmark earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

38,800 DKK
37,200 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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HSE Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

How much are annual salary increments in Denmark for HSE Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

HSE Engineer

HSE Engineer(s) in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Denmark HSE Engineer
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Denmark / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Denmark is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Denmark for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

HSE Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark HSE Engineer
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"HSE Engineer" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

HSE Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Denmark

How are HSE Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
33,800 DKK
Average Salary 2020+4%
35,000 DKK
Average Salary 2021+3%
36,000 DKK
Average Salary 2022+2%
36,700 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

HSE Engineer salaries in Denmark are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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HSE Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Denmark

220 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 220 DKK. This means that the average HSE Engineer in Denmark earns approximately 220 DKK for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'HSE Engineer' in Denmark is 110 DKK. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

HSE Engineer VS Other Jobs

38,000 DKK
36,600 DKK
40,600 DKK
Average Salary
HSE Engineer
Average Salary
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for HSE Engineer is 4% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between HSE Engineer and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Denmark
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assistant Yard Manager36,600 DKK-4%
Associate Analyst41,600 DKK+9%
Associate Landman17,500 DKK-54%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator15,500 DKK-59%
Biomass Plant Technician17,200 DKK-55%
Biomass Power Plant Manager52,200 DKK+37%
Chemical Plant Operator31,300 DKK-18%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer40,200 DKK+6%
Completions Engineer35,500 DKK-7%
Cost Controller27,100 DKK-29%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative39,300 DKK+3%
Dispatcher15,000 DKK-61%
Distribution Manager48,900 DKK+29%
Dragline Operator17,900 DKK-53%
Driller Offsider13,500 DKK-65%
Dump Truck Driver14,700 DKK-61%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager85,700 DKK+130%
Energy Advisor59,100 DKK+55%
Energy Analyst53,600 DKK+41%
Energy Auditor45,300 DKK+19%
Energy Dispatch Director61,900 DKK+63%
Energy Technical Assistant23,800 DKK-37%
Energy Technical Manager46,500 DKK+22%
Energy Technical Trainer31,700 DKK-17%
Exploration Manager66,500 DKK+75%
Field Safety Auditor41,800 DKK+10%
Fluids Engineer34,000 DKK-11%
Fuel Cell Engineer39,400 DKK+4%
Fuel Cell Technician18,000 DKK-53%
Fuels Handler17,000 DKK-55%
Gas Compressor Operator16,500 DKK-57%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator29,200 DKK-23%
Gas Supply Manager53,100 DKK+40%
Geologist66,700 DKK+75%
Geophysicist67,100 DKK+76%
Geothermal Production Manager61,100 DKK+61%
Geothermal Technician26,500 DKK-30%
HSE Engineer38,000 DKK-0%
HSE Officer22,200 DKK-42%
HSEQ Administrator27,200 DKK-28%
Inspector34,500 DKK-9%
Instructor29,900 DKK-21%
Instrument Designer28,300 DKK-26%
Lead Technical Field Advisor50,200 DKK+32%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator32,500 DKK-15%
Maintenance Engineer38,600 DKK+1%
Maintenance Superintendent33,600 DKK-12%
Material Controller25,100 DKK-34%
Mine Engineer34,400 DKK-10%
Mine Surveyor41,600 DKK+9%
Mining Project Administrator33,200 DKK-13%
Mining Project Assistant25,700 DKK-32%
Mining Project Controls Consultant39,000 DKK+3%
Mining Project Coordinator32,500 DKK-15%
Mining Project Engineer36,800 DKK-3%
Mining Project Manager47,500 DKK+25%
Mining Site Manager49,200 DKK+29%
Mining Team Leader37,200 DKK-2%
NDT Technician22,800 DKK-40%
Oil Service Unit Operator18,700 DKK-51%
Oil Trader47,900 DKK+26%
Oilwell Pumper14,200 DKK-63%
Petroleum Engineer 41,600 DKK+9%
Petroleum Geologist64,900 DKK+71%
Petroleum Pump System Operator20,800 DKK-45%
Pipeline Technician14,700 DKK-61%
Power Coordinator22,100 DKK-42%
Power Plant Operations Manager72,000 DKK+89%
Power Plant Operator29,800 DKK-22%
Radio Operator16,800 DKK-56%
Reliability Engineer34,300 DKK-10%
Reservoir Engineer33,800 DKK-11%
Risk Analyst46,300 DKK+22%
Roughneck36,000 DKK-5%
Scaffolder24,000 DKK-37%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen39,900 DKK

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Denmark earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
39,500 DKK
Public Sector+6%
41,800 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for HSE Engineer in Denmark?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 35,500 DKK and 40,600 DKK. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for HSE Engineer in Denmark is ranges from 29,000 DKK to 40,600 DKK. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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