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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Denmark 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Denmark?

Average Monthly Salary
142,000 DKK
( 1,710,000 DKK yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Denmark typically earns around 142,000 DKK per month. Salaries range from 68,900 DKK (lowest average) to 235,000 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 Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor146,000 DKK
Academic Coach138,000 DKK
Academic Manager163,000 DKK
Academic Specialist118,000 DKK
Academic Staff108,000 DKK
Accompanist122,000 DKK
Achievement Coach136,000 DKK
Admissions Specialist127,000 DKK
Agricultural Sciences Teacher105,000 DKK
Anthropology Teacher110,000 DKK
Arabic Language Teacher103,000 DKK
Archeology Teacher115,000 DKK
Architecture Teacher120,000 DKK
Archivist96,300 DKK
Art Teacher108,000 DKK
Assistant School Principal139,000 DKK
Assistant Teacher96,700 DKK
Biochemistry Professor 159,000 DKK
Biology Teacher115,000 DKK
Bursary Scheme Manager129,000 DKK
Business Teacher118,000 DKK
Chemistry Teacher106,000 DKK
Child Care Coordinator115,000 DKK
Child Care Worker89,300 DKK
Clinical School Psychologist164,000 DKK
College Aide139,000 DKK
College and Career Readiness Specialist141,000 DKK
College President222,000 DKK
Communications Teacher116,000 DKK
Community Education Officer96,700 DKK
Computer Science Teacher112,000 DKK
Computer Teacher108,000 DKK
Creative Writing Trainer138,000 DKK
Credit Counselor142,000 DKK
Cultural Studies Teacher112,000 DKK
Curriculum Developer146,000 DKK
Curriculum Specialist142,000 DKK
Demonstrator102,000 DKK
Deputy Controller of Examinations131,000 DKK
Director of Learning Technology155,000 DKK
Distance Learning Coordinator127,000 DKK
Economics Lecturer201,000 DKK
Education Administrator132,000 DKK
Education Assistant Director145,000 DKK
Education Assistant Principal118,000 DKK
Education Assistant Professor154,000 DKK
Education Consultant158,000 DKK
Education Coordinator121,000 DKK
Education Counselor127,000 DKK
Education Director204,000 DKK
Education Program Specialist137,000 DKK
Education Researcher164,000 DKK
Education Resource Specialist119,000 DKK
Education Services Facilitator133,000 DKK
Educational Psychologist173,000 DKK
EFL Teacher113,000 DKK
eLearning Trainer103,000 DKK
Elementary School Teacher95,900 DKK
Engineering Lecturer193,000 DKK
Engineering Teacher157,000 DKK
English Teacher105,000 DKK
ESL Teacher117,000 DKK
Faculty Assistant136,000 DKK
Foreign Language Teacher98,800 DKK
GED Teacher103,000 DKK
Geography Teacher103,000 DKK
Head of Mathematics Department145,000 DKK
Head of School188,000 DKK
High School Teacher116,000 DKK
History Teacher111,000 DKK
Infant Teacher82,300 DKK
Instructional Assistant120,000 DKK
Instructor125,000 DKK
Kindergarten Teacher90,000 DKK
Language Instructor For Expatriate95,300 DKK
Law Teacher162,000 DKK
Learning Designer136,000 DKK
Lecturer154,000 DKK
Librarian95,300 DKK
Library Assistant74,600 DKK
Library Director128,000 DKK
Library Specialist92,200 DKK
Life Sciences Teacher107,000 DKK
Math Lecturer190,000 DKK
Mathematics Teacher126,000 DKK
Mentor128,000 DKK
Middle School Teacher122,000 DKK
Music Teacher106,000 DKK
Nursery Manager171,000 DKK
Nursery Worker67,800 DKK
Paraprofessional143,000 DKK
Physical Education Specialist123,000 DKK
Physical Education Teacher99,000 DKK
Physics Teacher 116,000 DKK
Political Science Teacher122,000 DKK
Post Doctoral Researcher167,000 DKK
Preschool Education Administrator121,000 DKK
Preschool Teacher91,800 DKK
Primary School Teacher104,000 DKK
Principal155,000 DKK
Product Specialist125,000 DKK
Professor - Accounting200,000 DKK
Professor - Architecture194,000 DKK
Professor - Biology199,000 DKK
Professor - Business Administration186,000 DKK
Professor - Chemical Engineering216,000 DKK
Professor - Chemistry204,000 DKK
Professor - Civil Engineering200,000 DKK
Professor - Communication191,000 DKK
Professor - Computer Science192,000 DKK
Professor - Dentistry213,000 DKK
Professor - Drama187,000 DKK
Professor - Economics214,000 DKK
Professor - Education202,000 DKK
Professor - Electrical Engineering202,000 DKK
Professor - English194,000 DKK
Professor - Environmental Engineering198,000 DKK
Professor - Foreign Languages195,000 DKK
Professor - Geological Sciences194,000 DKK
Professor - History207,000 DKK
Professor - Industrial Engineering197,000 DKK
Professor - Law204,000 DKK
Professor - Legal Support193,000 DKK
Professor - Liberal Arts193,000 DKK
Professor - Marketing196,000 DKK
Professor - Mathematics224,000 DKK
Professor - Mechanical Engineering210,000 DKK
Professor - Medical Administration224,000 DKK
Professor - Medicine221,000 DKK
Professor - Music177,000 DKK
Professor - Nursing192,000 DKK
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences194,000 DKK
Professor - Philosophy208,000 DKK
Professor - Physical Therapy209,000 DKK
Professor - Physics207,000 DKK
Professor - Psychology199,000 DKK
Professor - Rehabilitation178,000 DKK
Professor - Social Work185,000 DKK
Professor - Sociology194,000 DKK
Professor - Special Education209,000 DKK
Psychology Teacher156,000 DKK
Public Management Assistant Professor161,000 DKK
School Counselor157,000 DKK
Science Educator111,000 DKK
Science Laboratory Assistant101,000 DKK
Science Teacher108,000 DKK
Secondary Mathematics Teacher120,000 DKK
Secondary School Teacher113,000 DKK
Special Education Teacher118,000 DKK
Special Needs Assistant92,300 DKK
Statistics Lecturer191,000 DKK
Student Accounts Coordinator103,000 DKK
Student Development Specialist129,000 DKK
Student Employment Specialist118,000 DKK
Student Services98,800 DKK
Student Support Manager131,000 DKK
Substitute Teacher92,000 DKK
Teacher103,000 DKK
Teacher Aide82,500 DKK
Teacher Trainer138,000 DKK
Training and Development Specialist141,000 DKK
Training Coordinator104,000 DKK
Tutor108,000 DKK
University Teacher199,000 DKK
Vocational Education Teacher109,000 DKK

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Denmark

Median and salary distribution monthly Denmark Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Denmark range from 68,900 DKK per month (minimum average salary) to 235,000 DKK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 134,000 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 134,000 DKK while the other half are earning more than 134,000 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.

  • 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 91,200 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 91,200 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 173,000 DKK while 25% are earning more than 173,000 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 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 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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Denmark Teaching / Education
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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 earn 4% more than their female counterparts.

139,000 DKK
145,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

How much are annual salary increments in Denmark for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Denmark Teaching / Education
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Denmark
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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

Information Technology

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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education 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.

49% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Denmark
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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.

Private Sector
133,000 DKK
Public Sector+6%
140,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Denmark

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Denmark Teaching / Education
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Average Salary 2016
129,000 DKK
Average Salary 2017+4%
133,000 DKK
Average Salary 2018+2%
135,000 DKK
Average Salary 2019+2%
138,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Teaching / Education salaries in Denmark are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Denmark

820 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 820 DKK. This means that the average person in Denmark earns approximately 820 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Denmark
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen152,000 DKK
46156 - 9

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