Can I negotiate my salary?

You can normally always negotiate your pay, but you might not get what you are asking for.

When you get a job in Denmark, you should get a contract. It is often stated in the contract when the contract and the pay is reconsidered and renegotiated. Some places it is once a year.

When you get employed in a new workplace, you will in many cases have a chance to negotiate your contract and your pay.

In principle, you can always ask your superior for a pay rise, but make sure you have good reasons for why you should have higher pay, otherwise it might be difficult to get a pay rise.

Help from your trade union

Your trade union can help you with your salary negotiations. Some trade unions arrange courses in negotiating pay, but often you can get personal advice and coaching.

Read more about which trade union is right for you at Which trade unions are there in Denmark?