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Engineering Average Salaries in Copenhagen 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Copenhagen?

Average Monthly Salary
36,700 DKK
( 440,000 DKK yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Copenhagen typically earns around 36,700 DKK per month. Salaries range from 11,600 DKK (lowest average) to 77,600 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 Engineering 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
Acoustics Engineer38,000 DKK
Assembly Engineering Technician31,200 DKK
Assistant Chief Engineer42,300 DKK
Associate Engineer34,300 DKK
Autocad Operator25,400 DKK
Automation Engineer40,700 DKK
Avionic System Support Engineer38,100 DKK
Biochemical Engineer35,600 DKK
BMS Engineer37,000 DKK
Bridge and Lock Tender20,900 DKK
Broadcast Engineer37,100 DKK
CAD Design Engineer38,200 DKK
CAD Designer23,900 DKK
CAE Engineer38,300 DKK
Ceramics Engineer35,600 DKK
Civil Engineer41,500 DKK
Commissioning Engineer39,500 DKK
Communications Engineer42,200 DKK
Condition Monitoring Engineer32,700 DKK
Contract Associate Engineer36,200 DKK
Control Systems Engineer38,700 DKK
Controls Engineer37,100 DKK
Controls Software Engineer35,700 DKK
Corrosion Engineer37,100 DKK
Design Engineer38,300 DKK
Drafter23,200 DKK
Drafting Manager44,000 DKK
Drilling Engineer37,600 DKK
Electrical Draughtsman18,800 DKK
Electrical Engineer43,800 DKK
Electrical Engineering Manager53,300 DKK
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist39,800 DKK
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler20,100 DKK
Energy Engineer39,300 DKK
Engine Assembler17,000 DKK
Engineer40,400 DKK
Engineering Account Manager45,000 DKK
Engineering Chief Designer42,900 DKK
Engineering Consultant54,400 DKK
Engineering Key Account Manager53,900 DKK
Engineering Lab Technician37,300 DKK
Engineering Planning Manager53,900 DKK
Engineering Production Manager66,500 DKK
Engineering Project Analyst45,500 DKK
Engineering Project Coordinator 46,100 DKK
Engineering Project Director81,600 DKK
Engineering Project Manager54,200 DKK
Engineering Research and Development Manager60,800 DKK
Engineering Safety Coordinator30,100 DKK
Engineering Sales Manager53,500 DKK
Engineering Technician30,100 DKK
Engineering Technologist30,700 DKK
Environmental Engineer38,700 DKK
Equipment Engineer37,100 DKK
Equipment Engineering Manager49,900 DKK
Estimator32,000 DKK
Fabrication Specialist26,600 DKK
Fabricator17,600 DKK
Facade Engineer37,200 DKK
Fiber Analyst22,900 DKK
Field Engineer40,600 DKK
Field Engineering Manager68,000 DKK
Fire Engineer39,300 DKK
Fitter and Turner12,900 DKK
Forestry Strategic Planner44,200 DKK
Generation Engineer40,800 DKK
Genetic Engineer42,000 DKK
Geological Engineer41,500 DKK
Geotechnical Engineer39,900 DKK
Heavy Equipment Mechanic21,200 DKK
Highway Engineer38,600 DKK
HSE Professional37,800 DKK
HVAC Engineer42,400 DKK
HVAC Supervisor37,100 DKK
Industrial Engineer35,700 DKK
Industrial Engineering Technologist37,600 DKK
Instrument Engineer36,700 DKK
Instrumentation and Control Engineer38,600 DKK
Instrumentation Engineer39,800 DKK
Instrumentation Manager37,100 DKK
Irrigation Engineer37,200 DKK
Licensed Aircraft Engineer42,300 DKK
Locomotive Engineer37,600 DKK
Maintenance Engineer37,000 DKK
Maintenance Fitter13,200 DKK
Maintenance Manager40,100 DKK
Manufacturing Engineer39,100 DKK
Marine Engineer38,100 DKK
Materials Engineer38,300 DKK
Materials Researcher36,700 DKK
Materials Technician28,400 DKK
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer41,100 DKK
Mechanical Design Engineer41,600 DKK
Mechanical Designer34,700 DKK
Mechanical Engineer42,800 DKK
Mechanical Engineering Manager52,600 DKK
Mechanical Inspector39,100 DKK
Mechatronics Engineer40,300 DKK
Mining Engineer38,900 DKK
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer43,400 DKK
Optical Engineer37,600 DKK
Optical Instrument Assembler20,200 DKK
PCB Assembler14,200 DKK
Photonics Engineer41,200 DKK
Photonics Technician34,600 DKK
Pipeline Engineer34,900 DKK
Piping Designer21,300 DKK
Piping Engineer37,100 DKK
Planning Engineer39,200 DKK
Pressure Vessel Inspector19,200 DKK
Principal Cost Engineer38,000 DKK
Principal Engineer37,600 DKK
Principal Support Engineer38,800 DKK
Process Engineer36,700 DKK
Process Operator21,900 DKK
Product Development Engineer39,800 DKK
Product Development Technician27,200 DKK
Product Engineer41,000 DKK
Product Safety Engineer36,200 DKK
Production Engineer38,600 DKK
Project Engineer42,900 DKK
Proposal Manager48,500 DKK
Purchasing Engineer34,200 DKK
Quality Assurance Engineer37,500 DKK
Rail Engineer39,300 DKK
Robotics Engineer42,500 DKK
Robotics Technician31,700 DKK
Safety Engineer40,100 DKK
Safety Inspector31,600 DKK
Safety Manager45,300 DKK
Safety Officer19,400 DKK
Sales Engineer43,200 DKK
Scheduling Engineer36,700 DKK
Service Engineer39,300 DKK
Solar Engineer40,100 DKK
Staff Engineer38,600 DKK
Static Equipment Engineer37,600 DKK
Stationary Engineer36,700 DKK
Stress Engineer37,000 DKK
Structural Analysis Engineer36,400 DKK
Structural Designer33,300 DKK
Structural Engineer37,500 DKK
Structural Technician25,300 DKK
Supply Chain Specialist36,400 DKK
Surveyor30,300 DKK
Technical Affairs Officer19,400 DKK
Technical Assistant19,200 DKK
Technical Engineer35,000 DKK
Technical Support Engineer32,700 DKK
Tender Engineer34,600 DKK
Test Development Engineer37,900 DKK
Transportation Engineer35,500 DKK
Validation Engineer33,900 DKK
Verification Engineer38,100 DKK
Wastewater Engineer39,800 DKK
Wind Energy Engineer37,600 DKK
Wind Energy Operations Manager50,800 DKK
Work Planner27,900 DKK

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Copenhagen

Median and salary distribution monthly Copenhagen Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Copenhagen range from 11,600 DKK per month (minimum average salary) to 77,600 DKK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 39,600 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 39,600 DKK while the other half are earning more than 39,600 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 23,100 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 23,100 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 63,300 DKK while 25% are earning more than 63,300 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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Denmark Engineering
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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 Engineering earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

35,000 DKK
33,600 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

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


Engineering professionals in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% 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 Engineering
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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 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Denmark for the year 2021. 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

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

44% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Copenhagen

210 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Copenhagen is 210 DKK. This means that the average person in Copenhagen earns approximately 210 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Copenhagen
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Copenhagen VS Denmark

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We compared Engineering salaries in Copenhagen and Denmark and we found that Copenhagen salaries are 7% more than those of Denmark.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen36,700 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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