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Earn you first money with an internship.

Gross Salary:

Job Status: Full-Time: 37 hours per week distributed over 5 days.

Duration: 12 – months.

You receive monthly salary.

  • First 0 – 6 month from DKK 11.347 (1.519,44 euro) gross per month.
  • Next 6 – 12 month from DKK 13.136  (1.759,00 euro)gross per month.

Net salary averages to approximately 7,900 DKK ( 1.050 euro) after tax and various deductions. 

The Danish Collective Agreement.

When you are employed as agriculture intern, the working hours and salary are fixed  by The Danish Collective Agreement.

  • 3F trade union,- organisation representing employees.
  • GLS-A,- employers’ organisation representing employers.
  • Rural Youth Denmark,- representing young agriculture students/farmers

Registration and calculation of working hours

  • It is always your responsibility to complete a timesheet and to report to your employer your working hours before the deadline, so you can get paid your salary in time. Usually latest by the 20th of the end of month.
  • When you are employed as a intern, the working time is 37 hours a week. It may vary if it is evening, night and weekend work.

Payment of wages

  • In order to receive your salary you must complete a timesheet at the workplace
    and get it signed by the contact person. It is your documentation, that you have been at work and that you must have a salary. It is always your own responsibility that you have documentation of your work hours.

Where can I find my payslip? 

  • Your payslip is digital. You receive your payslips online in e-boks, which is your online digital mailbox. From e-Box you have the opportunity to print the payslip on paper or store it on a local drive. It’s free to use e-Boks.
  • Your paychecks are available via e-boks.

Checking my payslip:

It is your responsibility to check whether you receive the correct salary. Please make sure that the salary and supplements correspond with your contract.

Please note:

  • In the payroll world, everything begins with gross salary. Your gross salary is the full amount you earn, before all of the deductions that result in your take home pay. The exact amount net cash depends on specific tax agreements between Denmark and your home country and could change from one year to another. Each month you get about approx. DKK 7,400 in net cash payment after tax and various types of deductions from your pay has been deducted.
  • It is possible to live on the salary from the internship with normal budgeting.
  • However, during the first month of stay, the intern must expect extra expenses to get settled in before receiving the first paycheck.

Personal tax deduction 

  • All taxpayers have a personal tax deduction. This means you do not have to pay taxes on all the money you earn. The personal deduction is adjusted once a year following some very special rules. In 2019 personal tax deduction DKK 46.200 yearly.
  • Other tax deductions and allowances (Andre fradrag) Certain deductions and allowances are only granted if you have certain expenses.

Withholding rate (Trækprocent) Withholding rate for students about 38%

  • Your withholding rate corresponds to the percentage of your income that you must pay
    in tax. The withholding rate is stated on your preliminary income assessment. The overall withholding rate consists of:
    • municipal tax
    • state tax
    • church tax (if you are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark)
    • bottom-bracket tax
    • top-tax (for persons with a personal income that exceeds DKK 498,900)

Labour market supplementary pensionfund 8% (Arbejdsmarkedets tillægspension)

  • The labour market supplementary pension fund is a pension scheme to which all employees contribute from the age of 16 until retirement. If you receive daily benefits in the case of unemployment, sickness or maternity/paternity leave (dagpenge), social assistance benefits and certain other social pensions, you must also contribute to the labour market supplementary pension fund. Each time your employer calculates your pay, he/she withholds an amount for your labour market supplementary pension fund savings. Your employer also pays towards your savings, and when you pay 1/3, your employer pays 2/3. You will receive your labour market supplementary pension along with you ordinary pension when you retire.

Tax assessment notice (Årsopgørelse)

  • Your tax assessment notice is available by mid-March in E-tax at skat.dk/english.
    The tax assessment notice contains the information which The Danish Tax Agency
    holds about your income and deductions and allowances for the year that has just ended.

This includes:

  • your pay
  • your interest income and interest expenses
  • membership fees to unions and unemployment funds
  •  information about your property/properties for calculation of property tax, etc.
  • Additionally, you need to enter any missing figures and correct any incorrect figures. After you have done so, you will receive an updated tax assessment notice.

The tax assessment notice tells you whether:

  • you have paid the correct amount of tax in the year that just ended
  • you have paid too much tax and is entitled to a refund
  • you have paid too little tax and must pay outstanding tax
  • If you have paid too little tax, you need to pay the rest of the tax you should have paid.
  • If you have paid too much, the amount of overpaid tax will be refunded to your bank account automatically.


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