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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||33,000 DKK|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||28,000 DKK|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||38,900 DKK|
|Associate Engineer||32,100 DKK|
|Autocad Operator||22,700 DKK|
|Automation Engineer||37,300 DKK|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||32,900 DKK|
|Biochemical Engineer||34,600 DKK|
|BMS Engineer||33,400 DKK|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||19,900 DKK|
|Broadcast Engineer||34,900 DKK|
|CAD Design Engineer||37,700 DKK|
|CAD Designer||21,900 DKK|
|CAE Engineer||35,500 DKK|
|Ceramics Engineer||33,700 DKK|
|Civil Engineer||36,500 DKK|
|Commissioning Engineer||36,000 DKK|
|Communications Engineer||36,900 DKK|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||30,000 DKK|
|Contract Associate Engineer||35,200 DKK|
|Control Systems Engineer||34,300 DKK|
|Controls Engineer||35,600 DKK|
|Controls Software Engineer||32,600 DKK|
|Corrosion Engineer||33,200 DKK|
|Design Engineer||34,700 DKK|
|Drafting Manager||39,500 DKK|
|Drilling Engineer||35,000 DKK|
|Electrical Draughtsman||17,500 DKK|
|Electrical Engineer||37,900 DKK|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||52,500 DKK|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||39,200 DKK|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||18,400 DKK|
|Energy Engineer||37,100 DKK|
|Engine Assembler||16,600 DKK|
|Engineering Account Manager||39,100 DKK|
|Engineering Chief Designer||38,700 DKK|
|Engineering Consultant||46,000 DKK|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||49,800 DKK|
|Engineering Lab Technician||32,500 DKK|
|Engineering Planning Manager||48,200 DKK|
|Engineering Production Manager||64,000 DKK|
|Engineering Project Analyst||43,100 DKK|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||39,900 DKK|
|Engineering Project Director||69,000 DKK|
|Engineering Project Manager||49,500 DKK|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||59,400 DKK|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||28,500 DKK|
|Engineering Sales Manager||48,600 DKK|
|Engineering Technician||27,400 DKK|
|Engineering Technologist||28,900 DKK|
|Environmental Engineer||36,400 DKK|
|Equipment Engineer||32,500 DKK|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||45,000 DKK|
|Fabrication Specialist||25,100 DKK|
|Facade Engineer||34,800 DKK|
|Fiber Analyst||20,200 DKK|
|Field Engineer||37,600 DKK|
|Field Engineering Manager||58,700 DKK|
|Fire Engineer||36,400 DKK|
|Fitter and Turner||11,100 DKK|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||42,300 DKK|
|Generation Engineer||36,600 DKK|
|Genetic Engineer||38,500 DKK|
|Geological Engineer||38,000 DKK|
|Geotechnical Engineer||39,200 DKK|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||18,000 DKK|
|Highway Engineer||35,200 DKK|
|HSE Professional||34,500 DKK|
|HVAC Engineer||36,000 DKK|
|HVAC Supervisor||33,200 DKK|
|Industrial Engineer||34,500 DKK|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||33,500 DKK|
|Instrument Engineer||33,300 DKK|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||35,100 DKK|
|Instrumentation Engineer||35,700 DKK|
|Instrumentation Manager||35,700 DKK|
|Irrigation Engineer||33,400 DKK|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||39,100 DKK|
|Locomotive Engineer||32,800 DKK|
|Maintenance Engineer||34,200 DKK|
|Maintenance Fitter||12,200 DKK|
|Maintenance Manager||36,700 DKK|
|Manufacturing Engineer||33,700 DKK|
|Marine Engineer||37,200 DKK|
|Materials Engineer||34,800 DKK|
|Materials Researcher||34,500 DKK|
|Materials Technician||26,300 DKK|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||39,200 DKK|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||37,000 DKK|
|Mechanical Designer||31,800 DKK|
|Mechanical Engineer||36,200 DKK|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||50,600 DKK|
|Mechanical Inspector||34,300 DKK|
|Mechatronics Engineer||36,400 DKK|
|Mining Engineer||35,400 DKK|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||39,900 DKK|
|Optical Engineer||34,300 DKK|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||17,100 DKK|
|PCB Assembler||13,400 DKK|
|Photonics Engineer||38,800 DKK|
|Photonics Technician||30,300 DKK|
|Pipeline Engineer||31,400 DKK|
|Piping Designer||19,700 DKK|
|Piping Engineer||31,900 DKK|
|Planning Engineer||34,300 DKK|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||17,200 DKK|
|Principal Cost Engineer||37,300 DKK|
|Principal Engineer||34,200 DKK|
|Principal Support Engineer||36,300 DKK|
|Process Engineer||34,700 DKK|
|Process Operator||21,200 DKK|
|Product Development Engineer||38,700 DKK|
|Product Development Technician||26,700 DKK|
|Product Engineer||37,100 DKK|
|Product Safety Engineer||33,200 DKK|
|Production Engineer||33,800 DKK|
|Project Engineer||36,200 DKK|
|Proposal Manager||45,700 DKK|
|Purchasing Engineer||31,700 DKK|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||35,900 DKK|
|Rail Engineer||35,000 DKK|
|Robotics Engineer||38,400 DKK|
|Robotics Technician||29,500 DKK|
|Safety Engineer||36,700 DKK|
|Safety Inspector||28,800 DKK|
|Safety Manager||42,300 DKK|
|Safety Officer||17,700 DKK|
|Sales Engineer||37,200 DKK|
|Scheduling Engineer||33,000 DKK|
|Service Engineer||38,500 DKK|
|Solar Engineer||36,500 DKK|
|Staff Engineer||35,800 DKK|
|Static Equipment Engineer||35,000 DKK|
|Stationary Engineer||30,900 DKK|
|Stress Engineer||34,100 DKK|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||34,500 DKK|
|Structural Designer||30,600 DKK|
|Structural Engineer||36,500 DKK|
|Structural Technician||22,900 DKK|
|Supply Chain Specialist||35,800 DKK|
|Technical Affairs Officer||18,500 DKK|
|Technical Assistant||18,000 DKK|
|Technical Engineer||30,700 DKK|
|Technical Support Engineer||30,000 DKK|
|Tender Engineer||31,600 DKK|
|Test Development Engineer||33,900 DKK|
|Transportation Engineer||33,500 DKK|
|Validation Engineer||30,600 DKK|
|Verification Engineer||32,900 DKK|
|Wastewater Engineer||34,200 DKK|
|Wind Energy Engineer||35,600 DKK|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||49,400 DKK|
|Work Planner||25,700 DKK|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2021. 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.
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.
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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.