Internship salaries

The Danish Collective Agreement.

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

Gross salary 

  • In the payroll world, everything begins with gross salary.
  • First 0 – 6 month from DKK 11.698,- gross per month.
  • Next 6 – 12 month from DKK 13.569,- gross per month. 
  • Salary for students who have reached the age of 25. DKK 15.369,-
  • Plus 12,5% vacation pay.
  • Wages shall be paid on a monthly basis, on the last day of month.
  • Working week is 37 hours, distributed over 5 days.

 Nett salary – tax and bank

  • It is difficult to calculate what exactly you will be paid in net salary, because there are many factors that come into play when calculating your salary. Nett salary averages  approximately DKK 7,600,- after tax and various tax deductions. It is possible to live on the salary from the internship with normal budgeting. 
  • Taxes in Denmark are calculated for each individual. Therefore it’s probably not the same tax that you pay, as your coworkers pay. 
  • Tax deduction and the tax %  will depend on how much you gross earn are.
  • To receive your salary you will need a bank account. 

Registration of working hours

  • It is important to count your working hours. A work calendar can be of great use to make sure that the number of hours corresponds to your payslip. 
  • You can find timesheet APP at Google Pay 
  • Submit working hours to your employer no later than the twentieth of the month at 12:00.
  • The company, where the work is done, must approve the hours.

Make sure to note

  • The date. 
  • Your name.
  • Your working place.
  • The time you start working.
  • The time you finish work.
  • Length of your breaks.
  • Your work activities.
  • Count the hours and write the total number of hours. 
  • Remember to keep your work calendar in order to compare it with your payslip.

Limited overtime

  • The usual working hours are 37 hours per week.
  • Interns may only have limited overtime. Interns must not have systematic overtime. In reality, only overtime at peak times! It will be in violation of the work and residence permit and the violation can trigger large fines for the employer and for the interns cancellation of the work permit and repatriation. For interns overtime is only permitted in isolated situations during peak loads, for example in connection with harvesting, etc.

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.

Do I pay Danish taxes?

  • Yes, if you have a paid job, you have to pay taxes. Simple as that. It is a crime to not pay your taxes, both for you and for the work place. There are a number of tax deductions that determine how much you eventually pay in taxes. You must apply for a tax card from your local tax office. A tax card is the official document that tells you how much tax you have to pay.
  • Income Tax Calculator, Denmark