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Electrical Engineer Average Salary in Denmark 2019

How much money does an Electrical Engineer make in Denmark?

41,046 DKK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Denmark typically earns around 41,046 DKK per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Electrical Engineer Salary Distribution in Denmark

Median and salary distribution monthly Denmark Electrical Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Electrical Engineer salaries in Denmark range between 20,113 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 59,927 DKK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 39,404 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 39,404 DKK while the other half are earning more than 39,404 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 as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 26,783 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 26,783 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 45,692 DKK while 25% are earning more than 45,692 DKK.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
23,696 DKK
2 - 5 Years    +29%  
30,465 DKK
5 - 10 Years    +17%  
35,640 DKK
10 - 15 Years    +15%  
40,816 DKK
15 - 20 Years    +21%  
49,575 DKK
20+ Years    +16%  
57,339 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level. An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 23,696 DKK per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 30,465 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 35,640 DKK per month, 17% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 40,816 DKK per month, 15% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 49,575 DKK per month, 21% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 57,339 DKK per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Denmark Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
30,863 DKK
Bachelor's Degree    +30%  
40,020 DKK
Master's Degree    +25%  
49,974 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 30,863 DKK per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 40,020 DKK per month, 30% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 49,974 DKK per month, 25% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Denmark Electrical Engineer


Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
38,173 DKK
Male    +14%  
43,509 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Electrical Engineer employees in Denmark earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Denmark Electrical Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
36,120 DKK
Public Sector    +26%  
45,561 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Electrical Engineer employees in Denmark earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Denmark Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Denmark

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Denmark Electrical Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
38,459 DKK
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
39,882 DKK
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
40,400 DKK
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
41,046 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Electrical Engineer salaries in Denmark are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Electrical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Denmark

237 DKK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark for Electrical Engineer is 237 DKK. This means that the average Electrical Engineer in Denmark earns approximatly 237 DKK for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Electrical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical Engineer and Engineering monthly DenmarkWe compared Denmark salaries for Electrical Engineer, Engineering, and All Jobs and we found that Electrical Engineer salaries are 4% more than those of Engineering. We also found out that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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Control Systems Engineer40,036 DKK-2%
Controls Engineer41,497 DKK+1%
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Corrosion Engineer38,252 DKK-7%
Design Engineer40,370 DKK-2%
Drafter29,527 DKK-28%
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Drilling Engineer38,426 DKK-6%
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Electrical Engineer41,046 DKK=
Electrical Engineering Manager50,742 DKK+24%
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Electromechanical Equipment Assembler36,908 DKK-10%
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Engineer38,512 DKK-6%
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Engineering Chief Designer39,061 DKK-5%
Engineering Consultant43,567 DKK+6%
Engineering Key Account Manager44,385 DKK+8%
Engineering Lab Technician33,996 DKK-17%
Engineering Planning Manager47,458 DKK+16%
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Engineering Project Coordinator 37,364 DKK-9%
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Engineering Technologist37,375 DKK-9%
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Equipment Engineer38,047 DKK-7%
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Estimator37,288 DKK-9%
Fabrication Specialist33,434 DKK-19%
Fabricator27,890 DKK-32%
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Fiber Analyst32,223 DKK-21%
Field Engineer38,653 DKK-6%
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HVAC Supervisor39,916 DKK-3%
Industrial Engineer38,274 DKK-7%
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Instrumentation and Control Engineer42,228 DKK+3%
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Maintenance Engineer38,327 DKK-7%
Maintenance Fitter25,207 DKK-39%
Maintenance Manager48,331 DKK+18%
Manufacturing Engineer42,083 DKK+3%
Marine Engineer37,794 DKK-8%
Materials Engineer37,895 DKK-8%
Materials Researcher44,735 DKK+9%
Materials Technician38,653 DKK-6%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer44,526 DKK+8%
Mechanical Design Engineer41,384 DKK+1%
Mechanical Designer38,216 DKK-7%
Mechanical Engineer40,455 DKK-1%
Mechanical Engineering Manager50,052 DKK+22%
Mechanical Inspector40,225 DKK-2%
Mechatronics Engineer36,455 DKK-11%
Mining Engineer36,271 DKK-12%
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Optical Engineer36,596 DKK-11%
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PCB Assembler29,276 DKK-29%
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Photonics Technician33,574 DKK-18%
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Piping Designer34,441 DKK-16%
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Process Engineer38,056 DKK-7%
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Product Engineer38,122 DKK-7%
Product Safety Engineer37,980 DKK-7%
Production Engineer39,251 DKK-4%
Project Engineer39,142 DKK-5%
Proposal Manager45,832 DKK+12%
Purchasing Engineer37,811 DKK-8%
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Robotics Engineer43,991 DKK+7%
Robotics Technician38,426 DKK-6%
Safety Engineer38,775 DKK-6%
Safety Inspector36,741 DKK-10%
Safety Manager43,660 DKK+6%
Safety Officer31,890 DKK-22%
Sales Engineer37,289 DKK-9%
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Service Engineer44,307 DKK+8%
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Staff Engineer38,653 DKK-6%
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Validation Engineer36,455 DKK-11%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen47,380 DKK
31714 - 7
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