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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Denmark 2024

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Denmark?

Average Monthly Salary
28,400 DKK
( 340,000 DKK yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark typically earns around 28,400 DKK. Salaries range from 10,300 DKK (lowest average) to 69,600 DKK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Factory and Manufacturing domain in Denmark exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
3D Printing Technician24,600 DKK
Additive Manufacturing Engineer33,000 DKK
Assembly Foreman11,500 DKK
Assembly Line Worker11,000 DKK
Assembly Supervisor16,600 DKK
Assistance Maintenance Manager42,000 DKK
Assistant Shipping Manager37,400 DKK
Automation Process Analyst26,300 DKK
Chemical Equipment Controller25,700 DKK
Chemical Technican Apprentice21,900 DKK
CNC Machinist24,100 DKK
CNC Operator24,400 DKK
CNC Programmer28,300 DKK
Colour Technologist14,000 DKK
Contracts Manager44,600 DKK
Data Collection Coordinator19,400 DKK
Demand Planner17,300 DKK
Derrick Operator11,800 DKK
Digital Twin Engineer34,300 DKK
Director of Manufacturing69,500 DKK
Dock Worker10,600 DKK
Drying Technician10,300 DKK
Equipment Operator10,100 DKK
Export Sales Coordinator32,800 DKK
Factory Superintendent16,700 DKK
Factory Worker12,300 DKK
Failure Analysis Technician17,200 DKK
Fiberglass Laminator11,200 DKK
Food Technologist20,900 DKK
Forklift Driver11,200 DKK
Forklift Operator11,300 DKK
Forming Machine Operator12,000 DKK
Furnace Operator10,900 DKK
Gas Appliance Repairer10,900 DKK
General Warehouse Associate18,100 DKK
Green Product Designer32,400 DKK
Heavy Equipment Operator15,400 DKK
HSE Manager49,400 DKK
Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist36,000 DKK
Industrial Engineer38,400 DKK
Industrial Machinery Mechanic23,700 DKK
Industrial Production Manager64,500 DKK
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer33,800 DKK
Intake Operator14,600 DKK
Key Account Manager56,200 DKK
Lean Manufacturing Specialist34,600 DKK
Lift Truck Operator11,400 DKK
Loading Supervisor20,400 DKK
Logistic Coordinator28,900 DKK
Logistics Clerk14,100 DKK
Machine Operator11,200 DKK
Machinist11,400 DKK
Maintenance Manager41,600 DKK
Maintenance Store Clerk11,500 DKK
Manufacturing Engineer35,600 DKK
Manufacturing Engineering Manager54,200 DKK
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist40,400 DKK
Manufacturing Manager59,600 DKK
Manufacturing Operative19,800 DKK
Manufacturing Production Technician13,800 DKK
Manufacturing Supervisor32,200 DKK
Manufacturing Technician12,700 DKK
Materials Manager47,400 DKK
Materials Supervisor32,500 DKK
Mechanical Fitter Engineer36,100 DKK
Mechanical Foreman11,600 DKK
Merchandise Planner19,700 DKK
Metrology Engineer34,600 DKK
Operations Engineer34,700 DKK
Operations Manager53,100 DKK
Order Management Coordinator28,700 DKK
Order Processing Manager49,100 DKK
Order Selector13,300 DKK
Package Handler10,600 DKK
Packaging Manager38,800 DKK
Packer11,900 DKK
Packing Deputy Supervisor29,600 DKK
Planning Manager53,300 DKK
Plant Manager62,900 DKK
Precision Instrument Repairer17,200 DKK
Predictive Maintenance Analyst35,100 DKK
Process Technician14,100 DKK
Product Manager58,200 DKK
Production Analyst50,300 DKK
Production Director71,900 DKK
Production Engineer36,200 DKK
Production Engineering Supervisor56,100 DKK
Production Inspector37,500 DKK
Production Laborer10,400 DKK
Production Manager65,700 DKK
Production Operator16,300 DKK
Production Scheduler26,600 DKK
Production Supervisor34,700 DKK
Production Technician15,900 DKK
Production Worker15,000 DKK
Quality Control Analyst44,600 DKK
Quality Control Inspector36,700 DKK
Quality Control Manager52,800 DKK
Service Technician13,600 DKK
SHEQ Officer17,100 DKK
Shipping Manager57,000 DKK
Small Engine Mechanic18,900 DKK
Smart Factory Consultant42,200 DKK
Spray Painter11,400 DKK
Sterile Processing Technician13,600 DKK
Structural Welder10,700 DKK
Supply Chain Operative30,600 DKK
Sustainable Manufacturing Specialist49,000 DKK
Technical Operator15,100 DKK
Technology Development Manager65,900 DKK
Testing Technician26,500 DKK
Toolmaker18,600 DKK
Warehouse Forklift Operator11,500 DKK
Warehouse Operative12,800 DKK
Warehouse Worker12,300 DKK
Warranty Handler20,500 DKK
Welder11,100 DKK
Workshop Manager41,700 DKK

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Denmark

Median and salary distribution Denmark Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
34,300 DKK or more
10% of people earn
28,300 to 34,300 DKK
20% of people earn
15,200 DKK or less
65% of people earn
15,200 to 28,300 DKK
Minimum Salary
10,300 DKK
25,900 DKK
69,600 DKK

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark range from 10,300 DKK (starting average salary) to 69,600 DKK (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Factory and Manufacturing is 25,900 DKK, implying that half of the workforce in Denmark earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark earn less than 19,900 DKK, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 32,800 DKK, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 15,200 DKK to 28,300 DKK. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 15,200 DKK mark, while 10% ranged from 28,300 DKK to 34,300 DKK. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 34,300 DKK or higher.

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 in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark 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.

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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark, below are our findings.

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 certificate 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 204,000 DKK to 612,000 DKK and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Factory and Manufacturing / Denmark

Salary comparison by gender Denmark Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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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? In the field of Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 4%.

28,900 DKK
27,800 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Denmark for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Factory and Manufacturing / Denmark

How much are annual salary increments in Denmark for individuals working in Factory and Manufacturing? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Denmark Factory and Manufacturing
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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 rare 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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Factory and Manufacturing / Denmark

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Denmark Factory and Manufacturing
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70% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Factory and Manufacturing / Denmark

160 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark is 160 DKK.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark is 59 DKK. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen30,300 DKK

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Denmark is 6% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
39,700 DKK
Public Sector+6%
42,000 DKK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 25,900 DKK and 32,800 DKK. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Factory and Manufacturing in Denmark ranges from 10,300 DKK to 19,900 DKK. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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