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 salaries in Denmark range from 34,700 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 105,000 DKK per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma||+47%|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
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.
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.
The average salary for Mechanic is 28% less than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 30% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|After Sales Automotive Manager||146,000 DKK||+110%|
|Alignment Technician||80,600 DKK||+18%|
|Auto Damage Adjuster||74,100 DKK||+9%|
|Auto Detailer||70,400 DKK||+3%|
|Auto Parts Manager||134,000 DKK||+97%|
|Automotive Assembler||72,100 DKK||+6%|
|Automotive Assembly Manager||120,000 DKK||+76%|
|Automotive Body Repairer||69,700 DKK||+2%|
|Automotive Branch Manager||137,000 DKK||+100%|
|Automotive Central Planner||83,500 DKK||+23%|
|Automotive Electrician||70,000 DKK||+3%|
|Automotive Estimating Manager||124,000 DKK||+82%|
|Automotive Estimator||126,000 DKK||+85%|
|Automotive General Manager||152,000 DKK||+120%|
|Automotive Inventory Officer||70,700 DKK||+4%|
|Automotive Parts Supplier||94,900 DKK||+39%|
|Automotive Project Engineer||102,000 DKK||+50%|
|Automotive Project Manager||125,000 DKK||+84%|
|Automotive Purchase Manager||125,000 DKK||+84%|
|Automotive Sales||121,000 DKK||+78%|
|Automotive Technician||70,300 DKK||+3%|
|Automotive Test Engineer||119,000 DKK||+75%|
|Automotive Warranty Administrator||87,800 DKK||+29%|
|Automotive Warranty Clerk||81,300 DKK||+19%|
|Car Parts and Accessories Fitter||63,200 DKK||-7%|
|Damage Appraiser||98,400 DKK||+45%|
|Diesel Engine Specialist||73,900 DKK||+9%|
|Job Card Opener||56,500 DKK||-17%|
|Lube Technician||62,500 DKK||-8%|
|Master File Maintenance||82,500 DKK||+21%|
|Materials Planner||104,000 DKK||+53%|
|Motor Vehicle Inspector||107,000 DKK||+57%|
|Service Advisor||104,000 DKK||+53%|
|Service Manager||136,000 DKK||+100%|
|Stock Controller||80,900 DKK||+19%|
|Technical Advisor||98,600 DKK||+45%|
|Tire Retreader||73,700 DKK||+8%|
|Used Car Manager||138,000 DKK||+100%|
|Vehicle Body Maker||70,100 DKK||+3%|
|Vehicle Examiner||82,000 DKK||+21%|
|Vehicle Painter||76,000 DKK||+12%|
|Vehicle Trimmer||77,900 DKK||+14%|