Denmark does not have a statutory minimum wage.
Pay and employment conditions are, as a rule, regulated by collective agreements or are negotiated individually between employers and employees.
The individual agreement can stipulate a minimum wage for the sector, and the trade unions publish annual wage statistics, which can be used as a starting point for salary negotiations.
The most common forms of payment systems in Denmark are based on monthly wages, day wages, hourly wages and piecework wages.
However, for sales workers, there may be provisional wages, and in certain sectors, specific schemes have been established which provide the opportunity to receive a basic wage via a performance-based wage or a bonus.
It is often possible to negotiate various kinds of wage supplements, for example length-of-service supplements or qualification supplements.
Additionally, the agreement will typically regulate overtime wages for any overtime and work on Sundays, as well as evening and night additions for the relevant sector.
Hourly wages, day wages and piecework wages are as a rule paid out one or twice a month and monthly wages are naturally paid out monthly, retrospectively. Wages are generally paid out to an employee’s NemKonto/Easy Account, unless otherwise agreed.
An employer is obliged to pay the agreed salary/wages.