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Engineering Average Salaries in Denmark 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Denmark?


Average Monthly Salary
34,300 DKK
( 412,000 DKK yearly)

LOW
10,900
DKK
AVERAGE
34,300
DKK
HIGH
72,600
DKK

A person working in Engineering in Denmark typically earns around 34,300 DKK per month. Salaries range from 10,900 DKK (lowest average) to 72,600 DKK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer33,000 DKK
Assembly Engineering Technician28,000 DKK
Assistant Chief Engineer38,900 DKK
Associate Engineer32,100 DKK
Autocad Operator22,700 DKK
Automation Engineer37,300 DKK
Avionic System Support Engineer32,900 DKK
Biochemical Engineer34,600 DKK
BMS Engineer33,400 DKK
Bridge and Lock Tender19,900 DKK
Broadcast Engineer34,900 DKK
CAD Design Engineer37,700 DKK
CAD Designer21,900 DKK
CAE Engineer35,500 DKK
Ceramics Engineer33,700 DKK
Civil Engineer36,500 DKK
Commissioning Engineer36,000 DKK
Communications Engineer36,900 DKK
Condition Monitoring Engineer30,000 DKK
Contract Associate Engineer35,200 DKK
Control Systems Engineer34,300 DKK
Controls Engineer35,600 DKK
Controls Software Engineer32,600 DKK
Corrosion Engineer33,200 DKK
Design Engineer34,700 DKK
Drafter22,400 DKK
Drafting Manager39,500 DKK
Drilling Engineer35,000 DKK
Electrical Draughtsman17,500 DKK
Electrical Engineer37,900 DKK
Electrical Engineering Manager52,500 DKK
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist39,200 DKK
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler18,400 DKK
Energy Engineer37,100 DKK
Engine Assembler16,600 DKK
Engineer37,100 DKK
Engineering Account Manager39,100 DKK
Engineering Chief Designer38,700 DKK
Engineering Consultant46,000 DKK
Engineering Key Account Manager49,800 DKK
Engineering Lab Technician32,500 DKK
Engineering Planning Manager48,200 DKK
Engineering Production Manager64,000 DKK
Engineering Project Analyst43,100 DKK
Engineering Project Coordinator 39,900 DKK
Engineering Project Director69,000 DKK
Engineering Project Manager49,500 DKK
Engineering Research and Development Manager59,400 DKK
Engineering Safety Coordinator28,500 DKK
Engineering Sales Manager48,600 DKK
Engineering Technician27,400 DKK
Engineering Technologist28,900 DKK
Environmental Engineer36,400 DKK
Equipment Engineer32,500 DKK
Equipment Engineering Manager45,000 DKK
Estimator29,700 DKK
Fabrication Specialist25,100 DKK
Fabricator15,500 DKK
Facade Engineer34,800 DKK
Fiber Analyst20,200 DKK
Field Engineer37,600 DKK
Field Engineering Manager58,700 DKK
Fire Engineer36,400 DKK
Fitter and Turner11,100 DKK
Forestry Strategic Planner42,300 DKK
Generation Engineer36,600 DKK
Genetic Engineer38,500 DKK
Geological Engineer38,000 DKK
Geotechnical Engineer39,200 DKK
Heavy Equipment Mechanic18,000 DKK
Highway Engineer35,200 DKK
HSE Professional34,500 DKK
HVAC Engineer36,000 DKK
HVAC Supervisor33,200 DKK
Industrial Engineer34,500 DKK
Industrial Engineering Technologist33,500 DKK
Instrument Engineer33,300 DKK
Instrumentation and Control Engineer35,100 DKK
Instrumentation Engineer35,700 DKK
Instrumentation Manager35,700 DKK
Irrigation Engineer33,400 DKK
Licensed Aircraft Engineer39,100 DKK
Locomotive Engineer32,800 DKK
Maintenance Engineer34,200 DKK
Maintenance Fitter12,200 DKK
Maintenance Manager36,700 DKK
Manufacturing Engineer33,700 DKK
Marine Engineer37,200 DKK
Materials Engineer34,800 DKK
Materials Researcher34,500 DKK
Materials Technician26,300 DKK
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer39,200 DKK
Mechanical Design Engineer37,000 DKK
Mechanical Designer31,800 DKK
Mechanical Engineer36,200 DKK
Mechanical Engineering Manager50,600 DKK
Mechanical Inspector34,300 DKK
Mechatronics Engineer36,400 DKK
Mining Engineer35,400 DKK
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer39,900 DKK
Optical Engineer34,300 DKK
Optical Instrument Assembler17,100 DKK
PCB Assembler13,400 DKK
Photonics Engineer38,800 DKK
Photonics Technician30,300 DKK
Pipeline Engineer31,400 DKK
Piping Designer19,700 DKK
Piping Engineer31,900 DKK
Planning Engineer34,300 DKK
Pressure Vessel Inspector17,200 DKK
Principal Cost Engineer37,300 DKK
Principal Engineer34,200 DKK
Principal Support Engineer36,300 DKK
Process Engineer34,700 DKK
Process Operator21,200 DKK
Product Development Engineer38,700 DKK
Product Development Technician26,700 DKK
Product Engineer37,100 DKK
Product Safety Engineer33,200 DKK
Production Engineer33,800 DKK
Project Engineer36,200 DKK
Proposal Manager45,700 DKK
Purchasing Engineer31,700 DKK
Quality Assurance Engineer35,900 DKK
Rail Engineer35,000 DKK
Robotics Engineer38,400 DKK
Robotics Technician29,500 DKK
Safety Engineer36,700 DKK
Safety Inspector28,800 DKK
Safety Manager42,300 DKK
Safety Officer17,700 DKK
Sales Engineer37,200 DKK
Scheduling Engineer33,000 DKK
Service Engineer38,500 DKK
Solar Engineer36,500 DKK
Staff Engineer35,800 DKK
Static Equipment Engineer35,000 DKK
Stationary Engineer30,900 DKK
Stress Engineer34,100 DKK
Structural Analysis Engineer34,500 DKK
Structural Designer30,600 DKK
Structural Engineer36,500 DKK
Structural Technician22,900 DKK
Supply Chain Specialist35,800 DKK
Surveyor26,100 DKK
Technical Affairs Officer18,500 DKK
Technical Assistant18,000 DKK
Technical Engineer30,700 DKK
Technical Support Engineer30,000 DKK
Tender Engineer31,600 DKK
Test Development Engineer33,900 DKK
Transportation Engineer33,500 DKK
Validation Engineer30,600 DKK
Verification Engineer32,900 DKK
Wastewater Engineer34,200 DKK
Wind Energy Engineer35,600 DKK
Wind Energy Operations Manager49,400 DKK
Work Planner25,700 DKK

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Denmark

Median and salary distribution monthly Denmark Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Denmark range from 10,900 DKK per month (minimum average salary) to 72,600 DKK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 35,700 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 35,700 DKK while the other half are earning more than 35,700 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 21,000 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 21,000 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 56,300 DKK while 25% are earning more than 56,300 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Denmark Engineering
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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 employees in Denmark who work in Engineering earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
35,000 DKK
Female-4%
33,600 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

How much are annual salary increments in Denmark for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 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

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 2020

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Denmark for the year 2020. 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

44% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% 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
56%
No Bonus
44%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Denmark


200 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 200 DKK. This means that the average person in Denmark earns approximately 200 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Denmark
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen36,700 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

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