Jobs in 2024

Denmark Jobs 2023 for International Applicants With Free Work VISA


Jobs in Denmark 2023 – Building a career in Denmark has become really easy with hundreds of jobs readily available.  This article is going to highlight some popular job vacancies in  Denmark with their requirements and average salaries.

List of Jobs in High Demand in Denmark

Denmark has a population of only about 6 million residents due to which foreigners may perceive it difficult to find work in the country but the good news is that Danish employers are allowed to hire international workers with high qualifications or skilled workers who are rare to find in their country.

1# Hotel Jobs in Denmark

Many Danish hotels and restaurants have opened positions for Chefs, head chefs, housekeeping attendants, dishwashers etc. If you want to try your luck serving Danish cuisine as a  chef, head chef, waiter or receptionist this article is for you. Chefs are required to have Chef certification, CPR/first aid certification, and communication skills and must know how to follow recipes, presentation specifics, practice and maintain organizational skills.


Job requirements for individuals who want to work as a dishwasher or a  housekeeping attendant at a hotel in Denmark are previous maintenance experience and a high-school degree (minimum) to get the job.

Now if you are wondering about the average salary a chef earns in a Danish hotel, you can keep reading on. Average salaries for chefs are $14 to $25 per hour and as a Head chef you can earn  370,189 to 648,762  DKK per year. As a Dishwasher, your average salary will range from 5260 DKK to 15,500 DKK per month and housekeeping attendants on average have a salary package of 276,928 DKK per year.


Popular hotels for jobs in Denmark are the Radisson collection royal hotel, Copenhagen Marriott hotel, Hotel D’angleterre, and Nimb Hotel.

2# Aviation Jobs in Denmark

Airlines and aviation jobs are very in demand in Denmark companies that have vacancies for cabin crew, pilots, security, ATC tower staff, ground staff, etc. For cabin crew jobs you are required to be at least 18 years of age with a  valid EU/SWISS/EEA visa, secondary education and a maximum height of 180 cm. If you want to pilot for a Danish airline you need an EASA license, must be proficient in English with a Valid class 1 medical. For ATC tower jobs, the  requirement experiences in teaching and you must have good knowledge of EASA and an  ATCO training certification is necessary to grab the job along with a high school degree (minimum)


The cabin crew get paid the average salary of 504,300 DKK per year and average salary for pilots in Denmark is 68,300 DKK per month. As an ATC you can earn  604,089 DKK and benefit from the 16.386 DKK yearly bonus also.

The top Danish airlines and companies are SAS, Uni-fly Denmark, and Naviair and you can find further information on their websites.

3# Jobs in Healthcare:

Hospitals in Denmark offer a variety of positions in multiple departments if you want to gain more experience in a foreign setting. If you are looking for a job as a nurse you need a BSc in nursing with a registered nursing certification, CV/resume and fluency in Danish language. To be a surgeon in Denmark your job requirements are to be specialized in your respective field and  2-3 years of work experience minimum with a license to practice and for medical receptionists a  high school education  (minimum) with strong desktop and computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology in addition to communication skills is required.


You can earn around 33,200 DKK per month on average as a nurse and for surgeons, the average salary is around 126,000 per month. The medical receptionist can enjoy an average salary of 21,999 DKK per month.

The most commonly searched jobs in hospitals in Denmark were nurses, general physicians, surgeons and medical assistants. The top hospitals in Denmark are the Aarhus university hospital, Rigshospitalet, statuns serum institut.


4# Jobs in Engineering

If you’ve studied engineering then you have a good chance to work in areas such as computer sciences, information, construction etc. Mechanical engineers, civil engineers and software engineers are the most demanded positions for engineers in Denmark.

To make it as a  Mechanical engineer in Denmark the minimum requirements are a  BS degree in the respective field/MSc and knowledge of technical skills. To be a civil engineer a  recent master’s degree in civil or Geotechnical engineering along with 3 years of experience in project management in required and software engineers should have a BSc degree in software, math or science and efficiency with computer systems and languages (Java and C++). To score a job in these fields you also need to have good communication and English skills along with leadership and teamwork qualities.

Average salaries for Mechanical engineers are 30,000 DKK to 52,000 DKK per month and civil engineers can earn around  20,400 DKK to 58,600 DKK monthly.  For software engineers the pay scale per month is around 40,000 DKK.


Top companies for engineers in Denmark are Siemens Gamesa, Danfoss international, Energi Viborg Elteknik, K.J. Enterprise, Innowise group and Crown tech.

5# Jobs in Denmark Banking:

Banks in Denmark are avidly hiring for asset managers, business analysts, internal auditors and financial analyst positions and if these Danish jobs are for you if you fulfill the requirements.

Job requirements for asset managers is business or finance degree minimum plus 3 years experience in project management and business analysts are required to have a  BSc degree in finance, business, or economics with minimum 5 year experience in a related field. For auditors and financial analysts, practical training and certifications are needed and you should also have minimum 3 years of experience with any public firm.

As an asset manager, you can earn 753,173 DKK annually and business analysts earn around 52,000 DKK per month. For internal auditors, average salaries are 37,000 DKK per month.  As a financial analyst, your salary will be    51,200 DKK per month.

The top banks in Denmark to find jobs are Nordea bank, Jyske bank, Saxo bank.

6# Jobs in Denmark Universities

Currently, Denmark is in need of associate professors, lecturers, researchers and professors and you can get further information on these vacancies from this article.

Job requirements for professors and lecturers are a minimum PhD degree besides research and teaching experience and excellent communication skills. If you want to apply for an associate professor position then you need university academic qualification, research and teaching qualification and a strong teaching portfolio with publications. These positions will be easily available for you if you also have a EU/EAA visa and good communication skills.

In Denmark, professors are earning  60,677 DKK per month and average pay for associate professors is 637,788 DKK annually. Lecturers earn around 26,700 DKK to 87,000 DKK per month, researchers earn around 26,600 DKK per month.

The best universities to find jobs in Denmark are Aarhus university, region sjælland, Syddansk University.

7# Jobs in Denmark Logistics Sector:

If you want to work in a Danish logistics company as a logistics assistant or manager or a supply chain manager you need work experience in warehouses or related fields and basic IT knowledge is really handy. Jobs for supply managers demand at least 5 years in the supply chain domain a BSc in the respective field with  CPIM certifications.  Logistics managers will also need project management experience along with all of the above-mentioned information.

As a logistics assistant and manager 28,900 DKK per month is your average pay and the salaries of supply managers average 71,000 DKK per month. Logistics companies in Denmark’s best for jobs are A.P. Moller, Clipper group logistics, and Danfoss international logistics.

We can see this article has sparked your interest and if you want to benefit from jobs in Denmark, you can apply directly to companies and businesses!

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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