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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Salaries in Denmark 2020

How much money does a person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment make in Denmark?


Average Monthly Salary
38,100 DKK
( 457,000 DKK yearly)

LOW
18,700
DKK
AVERAGE
38,100
DKK
HIGH
72,600
DKK

A person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Denmark typically earns around 38,100 DKK per month. Salaries range from 18,700 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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
3D Artist34,800 DKK
3D Designer34,900 DKK
3D Generalist29,800 DKK
3D Visualization Specialist36,400 DKK
Acrobatic Rigger24,700 DKK
Actor50,100 DKK
Associate Media Director42,100 DKK
Associate Producer52,700 DKK
Broadcast Associate25,100 DKK
Broadcast News Analyst37,500 DKK
Broadcast Technician21,300 DKK
Broadcasting Journalist46,400 DKK
Broadcasting Presenter44,700 DKK
Camera Equipment Repairer24,700 DKK
Cartoonist / Animator35,100 DKK
CAS Engineer40,200 DKK
Censorship Executive43,800 DKK
Choreographer32,100 DKK
Colorist18,800 DKK
Communications Manager53,500 DKK
Correspondent40,900 DKK
Dance Director37,000 DKK
Dancer31,500 DKK
Director of Photography37,600 DKK
Disc Jockey23,400 DKK
Editorial Assistant19,700 DKK
Events Manager38,300 DKK
Graphic Designer26,000 DKK
Illustrator28,400 DKK
Instructional Designer24,300 DKK
Journalist44,600 DKK
Makeup Artist24,000 DKK
Media Design Manager63,700 DKK
Media Equipment Operator20,000 DKK
Media Operations Manager50,400 DKK
Media Producer47,600 DKK
Media Product Development Manager61,900 DKK
Media Program Director68,900 DKK
Media Relations Manager62,200 DKK
Media Sales Manager73,300 DKK
Movement and Dance Coordinator35,900 DKK
Multimedia Coordinator25,600 DKK
Multimedia Designer24,500 DKK
Music Consultant32,000 DKK
Musician28,500 DKK
News Associate33,100 DKK
News Reporter46,500 DKK
Producer60,600 DKK
Product Designer25,200 DKK
Production Artist32,500 DKK
Production Assistant23,500 DKK
Production Director51,900 DKK
Production Technician22,600 DKK
Program Researcher40,100 DKK
Promotion Coordinator30,700 DKK
Sound Engineer31,700 DKK
Stage Technician18,800 DKK
Sub Editor22,700 DKK
Television Executive Producer74,600 DKK
Transmission Engineer36,100 DKK
Video Editor28,000 DKK
Video Producer34,300 DKK
Videographer31,700 DKK
Visual Designer34,400 DKK

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Jobs Salary Distribution in Denmark

Median and salary distribution monthly Denmark Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries in Denmark range from 18,700 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 40,400 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 40,400 DKK while the other half are earning more than 40,400 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 26,600 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 26,600 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 59,900 DKK while 25% are earning more than 59,900 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?

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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.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Denmark Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
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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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
38,900 DKK
Female-4%
37,300 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

How much are annual salary increments in Denmark for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment professionals in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 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 2019

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 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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.

43% of surveyed staff in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% 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.

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Hourly Average Wage in Denmark


220 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 220 DKK. This means that the average person in Denmark earns approximately 220 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.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is 6% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen40,700 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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