Working in Denmark

IDA salary statistics


Updated with new numbers! The Salary Statistics contains the most essential results on salary and salary development for IDA’s members. The annual salary statistics from IDA is a useful tool when negotiating your salary and working conditions, or maybe even changing jobs.

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.

Login: Salary Statistics

As a member of IDA you can see the full Salary Statistics (requires login to MY IDA):

Login to My IDA

IDA’s employee council (Ansattes Råd - AR) has defined the following recommended minimum salaries for 2019:

  • Masters graduates (in engineering and other natural sciences) and other members with long-cycle post-secondary degrees DKK 39,800
  • Bachelors graduates, graduates of diploma degree programmes and other members with medium-cycle post-secondary degrees DKK 37,900

Comparison of salary statistics from IDA and DI

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.

Company statistics

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.