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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in Denmark 2020

How much money does a Human Resources Officer make in Denmark?

Average Monthly Salary
113,000 DKK
( 1,350,000 DKK yearly)


A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Denmark typically earns around 113,000 DKK per month. Salaries range from 51,800 DKK (lowest) to 179,000 DKK (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Human Resources Officer Salary Distribution in Denmark

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Officer salaries in Denmark range from 51,800 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 179,000 DKK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 122,000 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 122,000 DKK while the other half are earning more than 122,000 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 78,100 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 78,100 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 162,000 DKK while 25% are earning more than 162,000 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

Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 58,800 DKK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 78,600 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 116,000 DKK per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 142,000 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 154,000 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 167,000 DKK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in Denmark

0 - 2 Years
58,800 DKK
2 - 5 Years+34%
78,600 DKK
5 - 10 Years+48%
116,000 DKK
10 - 15 Years+22%
142,000 DKK
15 - 20 Years+9%
154,000 DKK
20+ Years+8%
167,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Human Resources Officer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 68,400 DKK per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 132,000 DKK per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in Denmark

Certificate or Diploma
68,400 DKK
Bachelor's Degree+93%
132,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Human Resources Officer employees in Denmark earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

110,000 DKK
115,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Human Resources Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

How much are annual salary increments in Denmark for Human Resources Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer(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.

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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

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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

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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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Human Resources Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark Human Resources Officer
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A Human Resources Officer is considered to be a low 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.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Human Resources Officer 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

Human Resources Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Denmark

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

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Average Salary 2016
97,400 DKK
Average Salary 2017+4%
101,000 DKK
Average Salary 2018+4%
105,000 DKK
Average Salary 2019+4%
109,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Officer 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.

Human Resources Officer Average Hourly Wage in Denmark

650 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 650 DKK. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in Denmark earns approximately 650 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.

Human Resources Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Officer and Human Resources monthly Denmark
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The average salary for Human Resources Officer is 19% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

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Benefits Analyst133,000 DKK+18%
Benefits Manager150,000 DKK+33%
Chief People Officer165,000 DKK+46%
Compensation Analyst130,000 DKK+15%
Compensation and Benefits Manager147,000 DKK+30%
Compensation and Benefits Officer115,000 DKK+2%
Compensation Manager148,000 DKK+31%
Corporate Director of Human Resources195,000 DKK+73%
Corporate Trainer140,000 DKK+24%
Employee Benefits Administrator126,000 DKK+12%
Employee Communications Manager133,000 DKK+18%
Employee Development Specialist139,000 DKK+23%
Employee Engagement Specialist145,000 DKK+29%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator130,000 DKK+15%
Employee Performance Specialist140,000 DKK+24%
Employee Relations Manager146,000 DKK+30%
Employee Relations Practitioner135,000 DKK+20%
Employee Services Manager150,000 DKK+33%
Employment Advice Worker107,000 DKK-5%
Employment Interviewer116,000 DKK+3%
Employment Service Specialist114,000 DKK+1%
Employment Services Coordinator124,000 DKK+10%
Enrollment Counselor140,000 DKK+24%
Equal Opportunity Representative125,000 DKK+11%
Executive Human Capital Management191,000 DKK+70%
Executive Recruiter142,000 DKK+26%
Expatriate Administration Manager156,000 DKK+38%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor124,000 DKK+10%
Global Mobility Manager143,000 DKK+27%
Headhunter152,000 DKK+35%
Health Benefits Coordinator120,000 DKK+7%
HRIS Analyst119,000 DKK+6%
HRIS Manager155,000 DKK+38%
HRIS Supervisor116,000 DKK+3%
Human Resources Administration Specialist110,000 DKK-2%
Human Resources Administrator116,000 DKK+3%
Human Resources Advisor134,000 DKK+19%
Human Resources Analyst126,000 DKK+12%
Human Resources Assessor110,000 DKK-2%
Human Resources Assistant Manager150,000 DKK+33%
Human Resources Associate113,000 DKK+0%
Human Resources Consultant145,000 DKK+29%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager143,000 DKK+27%
Human Resources Generalist140,000 DKK+24%
Human Resources Manager185,000 DKK+64%
Human Resources Officer113,000 DKK+0%
Human Resources Representative107,000 DKK-5%
Human Resources Section Head144,000 DKK+28%
Human Resources Superintendent106,000 DKK-6%
Human Resources Training Executive135,000 DKK+20%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist147,000 DKK+30%
Job Evaluation Specialist147,000 DKK+30%
Labor Relations Director153,000 DKK+36%
Labor Relations Manager159,000 DKK+41%
Labor Relations Specialist127,000 DKK+13%
Learning and Development Manager143,000 DKK+27%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer107,000 DKK-5%
Organizational Development Consultant146,000 DKK+30%
Organizational Development Manager154,000 DKK+37%
Organizational Development Specialist120,000 DKK+7%
Payroll Assistant85,500 DKK-24%
Payroll Supervisor113,000 DKK+0%
People Development Officer118,000 DKK+5%
Personnel Officer102,000 DKK-9%
Records Clerk60,600 DKK-46%
Records Manager142,000 DKK+26%
Recruiter142,000 DKK+26%
Recruiting Coordinator107,000 DKK-5%
Recruiting Manager180,000 DKK+60%
Recruitment Consultant161,000 DKK+43%
Recruitment Officer124,000 DKK+10%
Recruitment Supervisor146,000 DKK+30%
Research Associate131,000 DKK+16%
SAP Resource Manager158,000 DKK+40%
Talent Acquisition Specialist134,000 DKK+19%
Talent Management Officer153,000 DKK+36%
Training and Development Section Head137,000 DKK+22%
Training Executive181,000 DKK+61%
Training Officer105,000 DKK-7%

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Copenhagen119,000 DKK
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