Employees in Denmark

Employees in Denmark generally enjoy high-quality working conditions, decent pay, generous holiday allowances, etc.

Terms of employment

On the Danish labour market, terms of employment and salaries are generally regulated in cooperation between trade unions and employer associations. Foreign workers and companies can also become members of the Danish organizations.

Read more about employment in Denmark at Workindenmark.dk.


Salaries in Denmark vary according to your qualifications and whether you work in the public or private sector. If you are employed by the public sector, it is likely that your salary will be determined by the agreement made by trade unions and employer associations. However, it is a growing trend that employees are able to negotiate other personal bonuses with their employer.

Check your salary at Jobindex.

Danish working hours

Normally, a working week in Denmark is 37 hours, divided between five days. Most people work between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday.


There are a number of different tax schemes in Denmark. You should investigate which one you are covered by when you find a job.

Read more about the Danish tax system at The Danish Customs and Tax Administration's website.

Holiday entitlement in Denmark

All workers in Denmark are entitled to five weeks' holiday during every "holiday year". The holiday year runs from May 1 to April 30. All employees receives five weeks' leave per year, as long as they have worked for one calendar year before the beginning of the holiday year.

Read more about holiday allowance at Lifeindenmark.dk.

Read more about the working culture in Denmark here.