A person working as an Engineer in Denmark typically earns around 119,000 DKK per month. Salaries range from 54,500 DKK (lowest) to 189,000 DKK (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Engineer salaries in Denmark range from 54,500 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 189,000 DKK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 128,000 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 128,000 DKK while the other half are earning more than 128,000 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 82,200 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 82,200 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 171,000 DKK while 25% are earning more than 171,000 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 Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 61,900 DKK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 82,700 DKK per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 122,000 DKK per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 149,000 DKK per month, 22% 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 162,000 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 176,000 DKK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 72,000 DKK per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 139,000 DKK per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Denmark costs anywhere from 683,000 Danish Krone(s) to 2,050,000 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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, 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 Engineer employees in Denmark earn 5% more than their female counterparts.
Engineer(s) in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% 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.
An Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.
40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Engineer employees in Denmark earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Engineer 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 4% 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 Engineer is 2% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||109,000 DKK||-8%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||128,000 DKK||+8%|
|Associate Engineer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Autocad Operator||99,000 DKK||-16%|
|Automation Engineer||130,000 DKK||+10%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||111,000 DKK||-6%|
|Biochemical Engineer||140,000 DKK||+18%|
|BMS Engineer||128,000 DKK||+8%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||121,000 DKK||+2%|
|Broadcast Engineer||135,000 DKK||+14%|
|CAD Design Engineer||120,000 DKK||+1%|
|CAD Designer||95,500 DKK||-19%|
|CAE Engineer||119,000 DKK||+0%|
|Ceramics Engineer||123,000 DKK||+4%|
|Civil Engineer||120,000 DKK||+1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||125,000 DKK||+5%|
|Communications Engineer||122,000 DKK||+3%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||105,000 DKK||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||133,000 DKK||+12%|
|Control Systems Engineer||123,000 DKK||+4%|
|Controls Engineer||128,000 DKK||+8%|
|Controls Software Engineer||127,000 DKK||+7%|
|Corrosion Engineer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Design Engineer||124,000 DKK||+5%|
|Drafting Manager||131,000 DKK||+10%|
|Drilling Engineer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||74,400 DKK||-37%|
|Electrical Engineer||126,000 DKK||+6%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||156,000 DKK||+32%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||137,000 DKK||+16%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||114,000 DKK||-4%|
|Energy Engineer||136,000 DKK||+15%|
|Engine Assembler||90,300 DKK||-24%|
|Engineering Account Manager||113,000 DKK||-5%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||120,000 DKK||+1%|
|Engineering Consultant||134,000 DKK||+13%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||137,000 DKK||+16%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||105,000 DKK||-11%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||146,000 DKK||+23%|
|Engineering Production Manager||154,000 DKK||+30%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||140,000 DKK||+18%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||115,000 DKK||-3%|
|Engineering Project Director||145,000 DKK||+22%|
|Engineering Project Manager||149,000 DKK||+26%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||153,000 DKK||+29%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||110,000 DKK||-7%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||150,000 DKK||+27%|
|Engineering Technician||109,000 DKK||-8%|
|Engineering Technologist||115,000 DKK||-3%|
|Environmental Engineer||132,000 DKK||+11%|
|Equipment Engineer||117,000 DKK||-1%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||136,000 DKK||+15%|
|Fabrication Specialist||103,000 DKK||-13%|
|Facade Engineer||133,000 DKK||+12%|
|Fiber Analyst||99,200 DKK||-16%|
|Field Engineer||119,000 DKK||+0%|
|Field Engineering Manager||150,000 DKK||+27%|
|Fire Engineer||131,000 DKK||+10%|
|Fitter and Turner||65,200 DKK||-45%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||141,000 DKK||+19%|
|Generation Engineer||144,000 DKK||+21%|
|Genetic Engineer||148,000 DKK||+25%|
|Geological Engineer||145,000 DKK||+22%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||142,000 DKK||+20%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||92,000 DKK||-22%|
|Highway Engineer||111,000 DKK||-6%|
|HSE Professional||113,000 DKK||-5%|
|HVAC Engineer||119,000 DKK||+0%|
|HVAC Supervisor||123,000 DKK||+4%|
|Industrial Engineer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||114,000 DKK||-4%|
|Instrument Engineer||128,000 DKK||+8%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||130,000 DKK||+10%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||132,000 DKK||+11%|
|Instrumentation Manager||152,000 DKK||+28%|
|Irrigation Engineer||113,000 DKK||-5%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||128,000 DKK||+8%|
|Locomotive Engineer||114,000 DKK||-4%|
|Maintenance Engineer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Maintenance Fitter||77,600 DKK||-35%|
|Maintenance Manager||149,000 DKK||+26%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||130,000 DKK||+10%|
|Marine Engineer||116,000 DKK||-2%|
|Materials Engineer||117,000 DKK||-1%|
|Materials Researcher||138,000 DKK||+16%|
|Materials Technician||119,000 DKK||+0%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||137,000 DKK||+16%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||127,000 DKK||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Mechanical Engineer||125,000 DKK||+5%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||154,000 DKK||+30%|
|Mechanical Inspector||124,000 DKK||+5%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||112,000 DKK||-6%|
|Mining Engineer||112,000 DKK||-6%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||141,000 DKK||+19%|
|Optical Engineer||113,000 DKK||-5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||96,800 DKK||-18%|
|PCB Assembler||90,100 DKK||-24%|
|Photonics Engineer||133,000 DKK||+12%|
|Photonics Technician||103,000 DKK||-13%|
|Pipeline Engineer||113,000 DKK||-5%|
|Piping Designer||106,000 DKK||-11%|
|Piping Engineer||115,000 DKK||-3%|
|Planning Engineer||111,000 DKK||-6%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||81,900 DKK||-31%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||138,000 DKK||+16%|
|Principal Engineer||127,000 DKK||+7%|
|Principal Support Engineer||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Process Engineer||117,000 DKK||-1%|
|Process Operator||104,000 DKK||-12%|
|Product Development Engineer||136,000 DKK||+15%|
|Product Development Technician||110,000 DKK||-7%|
|Product Engineer||117,000 DKK||-1%|
|Product Safety Engineer||117,000 DKK||-1%|
|Production Engineer||121,000 DKK||+2%|
|Project Engineer||121,000 DKK||+2%|
|Proposal Manager||141,000 DKK||+19%|
|Purchasing Engineer||116,000 DKK||-2%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||119,000 DKK||+0%|
|Rail Engineer||114,000 DKK||-4%|
|Robotics Engineer||135,000 DKK||+14%|
|Robotics Technician||118,000 DKK||-0%|
|Safety Engineer||119,000 DKK||+0%|
|Safety Inspector||113,000 DKK||-5%|
|Safety Manager||134,000 DKK||+13%|
|Safety Officer||98,200 DKK||-17%|
|Sales Engineer||115,000 DKK||-3%|
|Scheduling Engineer||107,000 DKK||-10%|
|Service Engineer||136,000 DKK||+15%|
|Solar Engineer||124,000 DKK||+5%|
|Staff Engineer||119,000 DKK||+0%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||115,000 DKK||-3%|
|Stationary Engineer||108,000 DKK||-9%|
|Stress Engineer||115,000 DKK||-3%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||122,000 DKK||+3%|
|Structural Designer||106,000 DKK||-11%|
|Structural Engineer||131,000 DKK||+10%|
|Structural Technician||104,000 DKK||-12%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||137,000 DKK||+16%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||101,000 DKK||-15%|
|Technical Assistant||102,000 DKK||-14%|
|Technical Engineer||109,000 DKK||-8%|
|Technical Support Engineer||106,000 DKK||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||109,000 DKK||-8%|
|Test Development Engineer||115,000 DKK||-3%|
|Transportation Engineer||123,000 DKK||+4%|
|Validation Engineer||112,000 DKK||-6%|
|Verification Engineer||111,000 DKK||-6%|
|Wastewater Engineer||113,000 DKK||-5%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||127,000 DKK||+7%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||155,000 DKK||+31%|
|Work Planner||94,600 DKK||-20%|