The calculation for the recommended minimum salary for private employees is based on the average salary of the youngest employees in the private sector in the 2019 salary statistics plus the expected price trend for the coming year.
As a member of IDA you can see the full Salary Statistics (requires login to MY IDA):
IDA’s employee council (Ansattes Råd - AR) has defined the following recommended minimum salaries for 2019:
IDA’s analysis department has compared the statistics from IDA and Confederation of Danish Industry (DI). The conclusion is that the salary levels for engineers are practically identical in the statistics from DI and IDA respectively.
If your employer calls IDA’s salary statistics into question, claiming that they rather indicate the trade union’s wishful thinking, you may assure them that IDA’s salary statistics are very reliable.
IDAs company statistics is updated with numbers from 2019 with a salary index for companies with more than 5 members employed. The company statistic is divided into an index with executives and an index without executives for each company.