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Employees in Denmark

Employees in Denmark generally enjoy high-quality working conditions, decent pay, generous holiday allowances, and the opportunity to enhance their future career prospects with further training and education.

Terms of employment

On the Danish labor 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.

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Salaries in Denmark vary according to two things; 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. Employment conditions are generally regulated by various parties on the labor market. However, it is a growing trend that employees are able to negotiate other personal bonuses with their employer.

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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 here

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.

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Working culture

Everybody wants to make a good first impression in a new job and in order to achieve this, you ought to know some of the unwritten rules within a Danish workplace. Collaboration, knowledge sharing, personal responsibility, and flat hierarchies characterize the Danish working culture.

Read more about the working culture in Denmark here