Salaries in Denmark

Gross salaries are high in Denmark in comparison with other countries making Denmark an attractive place to work. Salaries vary, depending on whether you are employed in the private or public sector. Most salaries in the public sector are fixed by collective agreements, but there is an increasing tendency towards individual supplementary agreements.

The private sector practices a more individual salary policy. Often the salary is negotiated individually, and the role of the trade unions is usually more subdued. Public authorities, employers associations, and unions regularly publish detailed salary statistics which give an indication of the salary level.  

Salaries in the Danish state, region and municipalities

When you are employed in the public sector, your salary level is set out in collective agreements. 

Learn more about salary and pension for public employees

What affects your salary determination?

The normal market mechanisms naturally also apply to salary determination. These include conditions regarding areas of business, geography and your individual background and skillset.

Read about what affects your salary determination