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Mechanic Average Salary in Denmark 2020

How much money does a Mechanic make in Denmark?

Average Monthly Salary
68,000 DKK
( 816,000 DKK yearly)


A person working as a Mechanic in Denmark typically earns around 68,000 DKK per month. Salaries range from 34,700 DKK (lowest) to 105,000 DKK (highest).

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

Mechanic Salary Distribution in Denmark

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

  • Salary Range

    Mechanic salaries in Denmark range from 34,700 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 105,000 DKK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 66,700 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanic(s) are earning less than 66,700 DKK while the other half are earning more than 66,700 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 Mechanic(s) are earning less than 45,600 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 45,600 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 84,000 DKK while 25% are earning more than 84,000 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 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

Mechanic Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Mechanic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Mechanic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 38,900 DKK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 50,800 DKK per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 71,100 DKK per month, 40% 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, Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 85,500 DKK per month, 20% 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 92,900 DKK per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 100,000 DKK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Mechanic average salary change by experience in Denmark

0 - 2 Years
38,900 DKK
2 - 5 Years+31%
50,800 DKK
5 - 10 Years+40%
71,100 DKK
10 - 15 Years+20%
85,500 DKK
15 - 20 Years+9%
92,900 DKK
20+ Years+8%
100,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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 Mechanic salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Mechanic is 44,500 DKK per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 65,500 DKK per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 101,000 DKK per month, 53% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Mechanic average salary difference by education level in Denmark

High School
44,500 DKK
Certificate or Diploma+47%
65,500 DKK
Bachelor's Degree+53%
101,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Mechanic employees in Denmark earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

66,500 DKK
69,600 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Mechanic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

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


Mechanic(s) in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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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 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Denmark for the year 2019. 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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Mechanic Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark Mechanic
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A Mechanic is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

Private Sector
133,000 DKK
Public Sector+6%
140,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Mechanic Salary Trend and Forecast in Denmark

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

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Average Salary 2016
60,900 DKK
Average Salary 2017+4%
63,200 DKK
Average Salary 2018+2%
64,600 DKK
Average Salary 2019+3%
66,800 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Mechanic 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 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Mechanic Average Hourly Wage in Denmark

390 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 390 DKK. This means that the average Mechanic in Denmark earns approximately 390 DKK for every worked hour.

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

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.

Mechanic VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Mechanic is 28% less than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 30% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
After Sales Automotive Manager146,000 DKK+110%
Alignment Technician80,600 DKK+18%
Auto Damage Adjuster74,100 DKK+9%
Auto Detailer70,400 DKK+3%
Auto Parts Manager134,000 DKK+97%
Automotive Assembler72,100 DKK+6%
Automotive Assembly Manager120,000 DKK+76%
Automotive Body Repairer69,700 DKK+2%
Automotive Branch Manager137,000 DKK+100%
Automotive Central Planner83,500 DKK+23%
Automotive Electrician70,000 DKK+3%
Automotive Estimating Manager124,000 DKK+82%
Automotive Estimator126,000 DKK+85%
Automotive General Manager152,000 DKK+120%
Automotive Inventory Officer70,700 DKK+4%
Automotive Parts Supplier94,900 DKK+39%
Automotive Project Engineer102,000 DKK+50%
Automotive Project Manager125,000 DKK+84%
Automotive Purchase Manager125,000 DKK+84%
Automotive Sales121,000 DKK+78%
Automotive Technician70,300 DKK+3%
Automotive Test Engineer119,000 DKK+75%
Automotive Warranty Administrator87,800 DKK+29%
Automotive Warranty Clerk81,300 DKK+19%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter63,200 DKK-7%
Damage Appraiser98,400 DKK+45%
Diesel Engine Specialist73,900 DKK+9%
Job Card Opener56,500 DKK-17%
Lube Technician62,500 DKK-8%
Master File Maintenance82,500 DKK+21%
Materials Planner104,000 DKK+53%
Mechanic68,000 DKK-0%
Motor Vehicle Inspector107,000 DKK+57%
Service Advisor104,000 DKK+53%
Service Manager136,000 DKK+100%
Stock Controller80,900 DKK+19%
Technical Advisor98,600 DKK+45%
Tire Retreader73,700 DKK+8%
Used Car Manager138,000 DKK+100%
Vehicle Body Maker70,100 DKK+3%
Vehicle Examiner82,000 DKK+21%
Vehicle Painter76,000 DKK+12%
Vehicle Trimmer77,900 DKK+14%
Welder58,700 DKK-14%

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CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen78,500 DKK
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