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Human Resources Average Salaries in Copenhagen 2021

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in Copenhagen?

Average Monthly Salary
41,100 DKK
( 493,000 DKK yearly)


A person working in Human Resources in Copenhagen typically earns around 41,100 DKK per month. Salaries range from 17,500 DKK (lowest average) to 71,100 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 Human Resources 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
Benefits Administrator29,500 DKK
Benefits Analyst33,000 DKK
Benefits Manager57,400 DKK
Chief People Officer69,000 DKK
Compensation Analyst35,000 DKK
Compensation and Benefits Manager56,300 DKK
Compensation and Benefits Officer23,300 DKK
Compensation Manager55,100 DKK
Corporate Director of Human Resources69,700 DKK
Corporate Trainer35,700 DKK
Employee Benefits Administrator40,200 DKK
Employee Communications Manager50,500 DKK
Employee Development Specialist44,900 DKK
Employee Engagement Specialist45,000 DKK
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator44,300 DKK
Employee Performance Specialist34,600 DKK
Employee Relations Manager50,000 DKK
Employee Relations Practitioner52,000 DKK
Employee Services Manager51,500 DKK
Employment Advice Worker22,400 DKK
Employment Interviewer33,300 DKK
Employment Service Specialist28,300 DKK
Employment Services Coordinator31,000 DKK
Enrollment Counselor42,800 DKK
Equal Opportunity Representative36,400 DKK
Executive Human Capital Management71,700 DKK
Executive Recruiter48,800 DKK
Expatriate Administration Manager50,000 DKK
Expatriate Administration Supervisor31,700 DKK
Global Mobility Manager61,300 DKK
Headhunter49,300 DKK
Health Benefits Coordinator29,500 DKK
HRIS Analyst26,100 DKK
HRIS Manager41,500 DKK
HRIS Supervisor24,600 DKK
Human Resources Administration Specialist26,600 DKK
Human Resources Administrator30,600 DKK
Human Resources Advisor47,700 DKK
Human Resources Analyst41,000 DKK
Human Resources Assessor26,300 DKK
Human Resources Assistant Manager50,200 DKK
Human Resources Associate18,100 DKK
Human Resources Consultant53,700 DKK
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager41,400 DKK
Human Resources Generalist36,700 DKK
Human Resources Manager64,700 DKK
Human Resources Officer26,400 DKK
Human Resources Representative26,200 DKK
Human Resources Section Head42,600 DKK
Human Resources Superintendent24,400 DKK
Human Resources Training Executive48,000 DKK
Industrial Organizational Psychologist59,200 DKK
Job Evaluation Specialist46,700 DKK
Labor Relations Director55,700 DKK
Labor Relations Manager57,300 DKK
Labor Relations Specialist25,900 DKK
Learning and Development Manager57,600 DKK
Occupational Health and Safety Officer26,000 DKK
Organizational Development Consultant52,200 DKK
Organizational Development Manager59,400 DKK
Organizational Development Specialist31,000 DKK
Payroll Assistant22,900 DKK
Payroll Supervisor28,600 DKK
People Development Officer36,000 DKK
Personnel Officer19,400 DKK
Records Clerk17,100 DKK
Records Manager28,700 DKK
Recruiter48,800 DKK
Recruiting Coordinator25,300 DKK
Recruiting Manager66,000 DKK
Recruitment Consultant46,200 DKK
Recruitment Officer25,300 DKK
Recruitment Supervisor40,000 DKK
Research Associate23,100 DKK
SAP Resource Manager50,000 DKK
Talent Acquisition Specialist36,400 DKK
Talent Management Officer29,800 DKK
Training and Development Section Head51,000 DKK
Training Executive56,300 DKK
Training Officer24,500 DKK

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Copenhagen

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Copenhagen range from 17,500 DKK per month (minimum average salary) to 71,100 DKK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 44,400 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 44,400 DKK while the other half are earning more than 44,400 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 Human Resources are earning less than 27,800 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 27,800 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 62,400 DKK while 25% are earning more than 62,400 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?

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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.

Human Resources Salary Comparison By Gender

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

39,200 DKK
37,700 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 Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Denmark

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

Human Resources

Human Resources 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.

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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 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Denmark for the year 2020. 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 Bonus and Incentive Rates in Denmark

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

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Copenhagen

240 DKK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Copenhagen is 240 DKK. This means that the average person in Copenhagen earns approximately 240 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 VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly Copenhagen
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The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.

Copenhagen VS Denmark

Salary Comparison Between Copenhagen and Denmark monthly Human Resources
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We compared Human Resources salaries in Copenhagen and Denmark and we found that Copenhagen salaries are 7% more than those of Denmark.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Copenhagen41,100 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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