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Capital: Copenhagen

Language: Danish

Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off: Employees in Denmark are entitled to 25 days of paid holiday per year.

Public Holidays: New Year's Day - January 1st, Maundy Thursday - 1st April; Good Friday - 2nd April; Easter Sunday; Easter Monday; Store Bededag - 30th April; Ascension Day -13th May; Whitsun - 23rd May; Whit Monday - 24th May; Constitution Day - 5th June; Christmas Day - 25th December; 2nd Day of Christmas - 26th December; Additional holidays may be granted in accordance with Collective Agreements.

Individual Income Tax:  The average is based on the employee's yearly earnings: Income up to 592,193 DKK = 45-47 percent; income above 592,193 DKK = 60 percent.

Employer Tax: Approximately 915 DKK per month

Employment Contract Details: If the employee understands the contract language, there are no specific rules governing the language used in employment contracts. Bilingual wording is advised for employees who do not speak the relevant language. Contracts must be in writing.


Probation Period: The maximum probation period is three months.

Minimum Wage Requirements: There are no statutory minimum wage requirements.

Working hours and overtime: A full-time working week in Denmark is typically 37 hours, spread out over five days.


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