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Developer / Programmer Average Salary in Denmark 2020

How much money does a Developer / Programmer make in Denmark?


Average Monthly Salary
37,600 DKK
( 451,000 DKK yearly)

LOW
17,300
DKK
AVERAGE
37,600
DKK
HIGH
59,800
DKK

A person working as a Developer / Programmer in Denmark typically earns around 37,600 DKK per month. Salaries range from 17,300 DKK (lowest) to 59,800 DKK (highest).

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

Developer / Programmer Salary Distribution in Denmark

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

  • Salary Range

    Developer / Programmer salaries in Denmark range from 17,300 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 59,800 DKK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 40,600 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 40,600 DKK while the other half are earning more than 40,600 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 Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 26,100 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 26,100 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Developer / Programmer(s) are earning less than 54,200 DKK while 25% are earning more than 54,200 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

Developer / Programmer 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 Developer / Programmer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Developer / Programmer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 19,600 DKK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 26,200 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 38,700 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, Developer / Programmer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 47,200 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 51,500 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 55,700 DKK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Developer / Programmer average salary change by experience in Denmark

0 - 2 Years
19,600 DKK
2 - 5 Years+34%
26,200 DKK
5 - 10 Years+48%
38,700 DKK
10 - 15 Years+22%
47,200 DKK
15 - 20 Years+9%
51,500 DKK
20+ Years+8%
55,700 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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Developer / Programmer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Developer / Programmer(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 Developer / Programmer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Developer / Programmer is 22,400 DKK per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 35,100 DKK per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 58,900 DKK per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Developer / Programmer average salary difference by education level in Denmark

Certificate or Diploma
22,400 DKK
Bachelor's Degree+57%
35,100 DKK
Master's Degree+68%
58,900 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Developer / Programmer 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 Developer / Programmer employees in Denmark earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
38,400 DKK
Female-4%
36,800 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Developer / Programmer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

How much are annual salary increments in Denmark for Developer / Programmer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Developer / Programmer

Developer / Programmer(s) in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 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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Developer / Programmer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark Developer / Programmer
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A Developer / Programmer 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.

Received Bonus
60%
No Bonus
40%

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.

Developer / Programmer Average Hourly Wage in Denmark


220 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Denmark is 220 DKK. This means that the average Developer / Programmer 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.

Developer / Programmer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developer / Programmer and Information Technology monthly Denmark
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The average salary for Developer / Programmer is 1% more than that of Developers and Programmers. Also, Developers and Programmers salaries are 9% less than those of Information Technology.

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Job TitleAverage Salary
ABAP Developer34,400 DKK-9%
Android Developer36,600 DKK-3%
Angular Developer35,400 DKK-6%
AS400 Programmer39,600 DKK+5%
Avaloq Developer35,200 DKK-6%
BizTalk Developer 39,300 DKK+5%
Build and Release Engineer36,500 DKK-3%
Business Intelligence Developer39,300 DKK+5%
Business Objects Developer38,000 DKK+1%
C# Developer43,700 DKK+16%
C++ Developer42,300 DKK+13%
CMS Developer31,800 DKK-15%
Curam Developer32,800 DKK-13%
Developer / Programmer37,600 DKK+0%
Flash Developer34,200 DKK-9%
Front End Developer32,000 DKK-15%
Full Stack Developer40,600 DKK+8%
Game Developer34,600 DKK-8%
GIS Developer37,300 DKK-1%
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer33,300 DKK-11%
Graphics Programmer33,700 DKK-10%
Imaging Programmer35,300 DKK-6%
IOS Developer43,000 DKK+14%
Java Developer41,800 DKK+11%
Javascript Developer36,600 DKK-3%
Lead Developer46,400 DKK+23%
Mobile Developer40,000 DKK+6%
Multimedia Developer32,400 DKK-14%
Nodejs Developer41,300 DKK+10%
Oracle Developer42,100 DKK+12%
Perl Developer33,400 DKK-11%
PHP Developer33,500 DKK-11%
Python Developer40,100 DKK+7%
Remedy Developer31,800 DKK-15%
Ruby Developer36,000 DKK-4%
Salesforce Developer29,600 DKK-21%
SAS Programmer36,500 DKK-3%
Sharepoint Developer40,600 DKK+8%
Software Development Manager52,200 DKK+39%
Software QA Engineer34,900 DKK-7%
Software Test Engineer34,800 DKK-7%
Teradata Developer33,000 DKK-12%
TIBCO Developer31,600 DKK-16%
User Experience Designer32,800 DKK-13%
VB Developer30,800 DKK-18%
VB.NET Developer39,000 DKK+4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen44,600 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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