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 Would you like to work in Denmark and you don't know where or how to start?

On our website we have prepared a guide for you to live and work in Denmark without surprises.

The job position in a company in Denmark if you are a foreigner will generally be the most basic. That does not mean that over time you can opt for other more qualified job offers in Denmark.

Below we detail some of the best-paid jobs in Denmark for Spaniards and other nationalities that you can easily apply for.

1. Au Pair Job Denmark

If you want to start working in Denmark as soon as possible , the Au Pair job is a very good option and not only that, but also in this job in Denmark you have accommodation and food included.

It is not one of the best paid jobs in Denmark but it is a good opportunity to learn German.

Your duties will be to live with a Danish family and help them take care of their children , while they learn Spanish with you.

2. Work on Farms in Denmark

This is another of the most popular job offers in Denmark for Spaniards that allows you to live and work in Denmark with all expenses paid.

Most of the farms you will work on are related to the beef industry . Among your activities is the feeding of the animals, general cleaning, vaccinations, insemination of the cows...

In these jobs you will receive the minimum salary in Denmark, which is set at €2,286 net per month.

To access these jobs in Denmark you must do it through agencies, employment portals or Facebook groups, although we do not recommend the latter since many scams occur.

Working in Denmark on a farm will allow you to learn the language , save money for when you return to Spain and gain experience in the livestock sector.

3. Work in Denmark as a Spanish Teacher

Looking for a job in Denmark as a Spanish teacher is not as difficult as it seems. Moreover, in the Danish country they need this type of professionals, since many of its natives choose Spain as a star destination for their vacations.

You can live and work in Denmark as a Spanish teacher giving private classes to start and leave your CV in private schools and educational centers.

To access public education you must have knowledge of Danish, since it is the official language, but this is something that is a long way off, at least for the moment.

The salary in Denmark of a Spanish teacher is around €4,000 net per month and to work in Denmark in this sector you will have to do it through agencies since they have numerous collaborations with educational centers in the country.

However, if you do not want to be among the so-called "immigrant Denmark" and decide to teach online , you can do so through web platforms or by advertising on social networks.

4. Work as a cook

The world of gastronomy has allowed many professionals to live in Denmark while being Spanish, and Spanish cuisine is highly valued and appreciated by the Danes.

You can find the best cook jobs in Denmark in cities like Copenhagen, Aarhus, Frederiksberg, Esbjerg and Randers.

To get a job in Denmark in this sector you must have basic knowledge of English or German , especially if you want to access renowned restaurants.

On the other hand, the same companies that hire Spaniards to work in Denmark are responsible for training in the language, taking care of the costs of the courses.

The salary in Denmark for working as a cook will depend on the restaurant you go to, however the minimum you will receive will be about €3,100 net per month.

You can access these job offers in Denmark through agencies or web portals of work in Denmark like ours, in which we will give you all the necessary information to start from today.

5. Work as a Nursing Assistant in Denmark

The health sector also offers many job opportunities in Denmark for Spanish speakers. As with the job of a teacher, nursing assistants who want to work in Denmark must do so in private centers.

As prerequisites, you must have basic knowledge of English or German to be able to communicate with other native professionals in the country.

Salaries in Denmark for working as a nursing assistant are around €3,800 net per month for a working day of 40 hours per week.

Overtime in this job in Denmark is paid at €16.20 per hour, although in this country they are not very supportive of overloading professionals.

To access the Danish exchange of nursing assistants, you must do so through specific agencies and leave your CV.

In this guide you will find the answers to all the doubts you may have about working in Denmark, LET'S START!

STEP 1: Choose the most suitable Job in Denmark for you

The first thing you should do before working and living in Denmark is to carry out a good study of the country's labor market , know what options you have and what is the salary in Denmark and the expenses you are going to have. Taking all this into account , decide and value!

On our website we have proposed the jobs in Denmark that are most in demand and with the greatest chance of being hired, however, if you think you do not fit into any of them, we invite you to continue browsing our website and learn more. opportunities:

STEP 2: Choose the destination city to search for work in Denmark

Denmark does not offer the same job opportunities in all its cities , there are some in which more Spaniards are needed to work in Denmark.

Among the best known and which are discussed in all forums due to their high demand for Spanish-speaking labor are; Copenhagen, Ribe, Odense, Elsinore, Skagen, Aarhus and Roskilde.

Inquire about what life is like in Denmark in these cities, their salaries, the underground economy, lifestyle...

STEP 3: Prepare your Curriculum to Work in Denmark

Having a good cover letter, a well-crafted resume is crucial to being able to work in Denmark in 2022.

Prepare a good CV, you must be careful in its design, do not invent data and above all, do not add a date of birth or a photograph, in the Danish CV models it is frowned upon.

STEP 4: Apply for your Visa and Work Permit in Denmark

You already know the city, the Denmark job you want to do and your well-prepared CV, now all you have to do is have the necessary documentation to be able to travel to Denmark if the case arises.

If you are a citizen of the European Union , you will only need a valid ID or Passport , but if you are not a member, you will need to apply for a visa and work permit to enter Denmark.

STEP 5: Contact Agencies to find a Job in Denmark or Enroll in Web Portals

Going to work in Denmark through agencies is the safest option . They will take care of all the documentation, paperwork and contacting the companies that are looking for Spaniards to work in Denmark.

Another option is to sign up for job offers in Denmark that are made on web portals , although on some occasions there have been scams.

STEP 6: Next stop Work in Denmark!

You have already found a job in Denmark and you are ready to enjoy the quality of life in Denmark , so say goodbye to your family, friends, old colleagues…

Once there, follow all the steps and use all the information on our website to avoid surprises.

STEP 7: Open a Danish bank account and Phone Number

Finally, if you want to collect your salary for working in Denmark, you must open a current account in a Danish bank.

It is also advisable to have a telephone number in the country and thus not pay extremely expensive rates.


2.- What is the Minimum Salary in Denmark?

The salary for working in Denmark is quite attractive compared to the rest of the EU countries.

The salary of a middle class employee is around €4,500 net per month, taking into account a working day of 8 hours a day from Monday to Friday.The only drawback of jobs in Denmark for young people is overtime. The Danes are not very supportive of lengthening the working day and their philosophy of life is not to work more than necessary.

3.- I want a Job in Denmark, do I need any type of Visa or Authorization?

If you have Spanish nationality, you do NOT need any type of visa or authorization to look for work in Denmark . With only your valid passport or DNI you can travel without any problem.

Countries that are outside the European Union DO need a visa , which will have an initial duration of three months, extendable for another three.

4.- What is the first thing I should do when I arrive looking for a Job in Denmark?

Life in Denmark is somewhat different than in Spain and it is a country with specific peculiarities, so we advise you to follow the steps that we detail below:

  1. Register as a resident of Denmark.
  2. Obtain your CPR from the civil registry of the city where you are going to reside.
  3. Apply for the Danish Tax Card.
  4. Apply for a Health Card as a foreigner working in Denmark.
  5. Obtain the NemID, (this is a necessary procedure to be able to carry out procedures with the Danish Administration)

To do all of the above, you must carry the European card issued by your country. Regarding the procedures to work in Denmark, you can do them in the centers of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense or Aalborg called International Citizen Service Center. 

5.- Do I have to ask for some kind of paper to start working in Denmark?

Spaniards in Denmark do NOT need any type of administrative authorization, but it is necessary to carry out the procedures that we have detailed above.

If you are going to stay for more than three months, they are all necessary, and you can extend your work stay in Denmark up to 6 more months, as long as the purpose is the job search.

If you are of non- EU origin , even if you have legal residence in Spain, things change, you must request the certificate through the embassy in Denmark of the corresponding country

With this, in addition to being able to open a bank account in Denmark, you can also register a Danish telephone number, something that we recommend, especially if you are going to leave your data on job portals. (You will always have better chances with a Danish number than with a Spanish number, for example).

6.- What taxes must I pay when I perform a Job in Denmark?

Salaries in Denmark are high and like in all countries, “the more you earn, the more you pay”. The taxes that will be applied to your payroll in Denmark will be the following:

  1. The BUNDSKAT , (Base tax of 10% for all payroll)
  2. THE TOPSAT (This type of tax is applied to Spaniards working in Denmark who exceed €69,800 per year)
  3. THE SUNDHESBIDRAG (Tax deducted from the minimum weight)
  4. THE ARBEJDSMARKEDSBIDRAG (Tax applied to all jobs in Denmark of 8%)
  5. The KOMMUNESKAT (Variable tax between 20% and 26%)

7.- Is my Academic Degree Valid to Work in Copenhagen (Denmark)?

Yes , the Danish government will validate your university and minor studies academic qualifications. This was approved by Directive 2005/36 of the EC, with the peculiarity that the degree presented is exclusively for the purpose of looking for work in Denmark.

This means that the academic qualification presented to apply for a job in Denmark will only be valid for professional and NOT academic purposes.

8.- What is spoken in Denmark, what is its official language?

In Denmark, Danish is used , which is a Nordic language very different from Spanish or even English and with difficulties, especially in the aspect of pronunciation. Obviously, you can get a job speaking English but it will always be a good "plus" to know the local language.

In this aspect we are in luck, because if you are over 18 years old, you are employed (you have already found a small job) you have a free course from the Danish state of 250 hours and 18 months to finish it. At that time, you can take an exam, which if you pass it, you access a three-year educational program.

The advantage is that you can even start before you arrive with the online courses, so it will be easier for you to adapt and integrate, something that few people talk about before arriving, but which ends up being essential when embarking on an adventure of this type.

9.- How is the quality of life in Denmark?

We already know that the great barrier to work and live in Denmark can be the language at the beginning, although the facilities in this concept make it highly recommended to learn the language. In addition to increasing your job opportunities, it will be the best way to integrate into the country.

The standard of living is the most remarkable thing, the good salaries mean that there are many comforts in every way and for most of the citizens. We are going to find ourselves, yes, with a colder climate, but it can be counteracted very well with other factors.

Something very outstanding is the use of bicycles, there are well-lit bike lanes and signs for cyclists, in fact, this is one of the most used means of transport in the country, which means that pollution is much lower than in other areas of Europe.