A person working in Developers and Programmers in Denmark typically earns around 37,300 DKK per month. Salaries range from 30,200 DKK (lowest average) to 51,400 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 Developers and Programmers careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|ABAP Developer||34,400 DKK|
|Android Developer||36,600 DKK|
|Angular Developer||35,400 DKK|
|AS400 Programmer||39,600 DKK|
|Avaloq Developer||35,200 DKK|
|BizTalk Developer||39,300 DKK|
|Build and Release Engineer||36,500 DKK|
|Business Intelligence Developer||39,300 DKK|
|Business Objects Developer||38,000 DKK|
|C# Developer||43,700 DKK|
|C++ Developer||42,300 DKK|
|CMS Developer||31,800 DKK|
|Curam Developer||32,800 DKK|
|Developer / Programmer||37,600 DKK|
|Flash Developer||34,200 DKK|
|Front End Developer||32,000 DKK|
|Full Stack Developer||40,600 DKK|
|Game Developer||34,600 DKK|
|GIS Developer||37,300 DKK|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||33,300 DKK|
|Graphics Programmer||33,700 DKK|
|Imaging Programmer||35,300 DKK|
|IOS Developer||43,000 DKK|
|Java Developer||41,800 DKK|
|Lead Developer||46,400 DKK|
|Mobile Developer||40,000 DKK|
|Multimedia Developer||32,400 DKK|
|Nodejs Developer||41,300 DKK|
|Oracle Developer||42,100 DKK|
|Perl Developer||33,400 DKK|
|PHP Developer||33,500 DKK|
|Python Developer||40,100 DKK|
|Remedy Developer||31,800 DKK|
|Ruby Developer||36,000 DKK|
|Salesforce Developer||29,600 DKK|
|SAS Programmer||36,500 DKK|
|Sharepoint Developer||40,600 DKK|
|Software Development Manager||52,200 DKK|
|Software QA Engineer||34,900 DKK|
|Software Test Engineer||34,800 DKK|
|Teradata Developer||33,000 DKK|
|TIBCO Developer||31,600 DKK|
|User Experience Designer||32,800 DKK|
|VB Developer||30,800 DKK|
|VB.NET Developer||39,000 DKK|
Developers and Programmers salaries in Denmark range from 30,200 DKK per month (starting average salary) to 51,400 DKK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 35,500 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Developers and Programmers are earning less than 35,500 DKK while the other half are earning more than 35,500 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 Developers and Programmers are earning less than 33,200 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 33,200 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Developers and Programmers are earning less than 37,900 DKK while 25% are earning more than 37,900 DKK.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 31,300 DKK to 35,900 DKK. Approximatly 20% fall under the 31,300 DKK cap. Ten percent of wages are from 35,900 DKK to 37,900 DKK. Only 5% of people grossed 37,900 DKK or more.
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.
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 Developers and Programmers earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Developers and Programmers professionals in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% 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 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Developers and Programmers is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
48% of surveyed staff in Developers and Programmers reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+2%|
|Average Salary 2022||+3%|
Developers and Programmers salaries in Denmark are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Denmark is 170 DKK. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Developers and Programmers is 9% less than that of Information Technology. Also, Information Technology salaries are 0% more than those 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.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 35,500 DKK and 37,900 DKK. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Developers and Programmers in Denmark is ranges from 33,200 DKK to 37,900 DKK. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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