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Pay level and collective agreement terms for bricklayers

In Denmark, pay conditions are established through collective agreements or individual agreements between companies and employees. On this page, you can see the pay levels and agreement terms and conditions for bricklayers.

The pay of individual employees varies and depends on factors such as performance, skills, experience and in some cases piecework and bonus agreements. Other factors are the company's profile, geographical location, etc.

The chart below shows earnings per hour worked for bricklayers who are employed as ordinary employees. Apprentices, young workers (< 18 years), managers, and employees with special responsibilities are not included.

Earnings per hour worked for bricklayers

Bar chart of the dispersion in earning per hour worked for bricklayers and share of employees as a percentage
Source: Confederation of Danish Employers 2022. Bricklayers are calculated on the basis of work function (DISCO) = 711220: Bricklayers

See the bar chart "Earnings per hour worked for bricklayers" in a larger scale

The chart shows that a quarter of employees receive an overall payment of less than DKK 269.95 per hour worked. The median is DKK 298.53. The most highly paid quarter receive an overall payment of more than DKK 345.94.

Some employees receive significantly less and others significantly more than the figures mentioned.

The average is DKK 316.82 per hour worked.

What do earnings per hour worked consist of?

Earnings per hour worked is the overall amount that Danish employers pay for 1 hour of work. The payment includes all pay elements, including the agreed hourly wage and fixed and variable supplements, bank holidays (public holidays, which fall on a weekday), holiday and absence payments, and pensions. Absence payments are distributed across the hours worked.

Supplements for overtime and other nuisance compensation are not included.

Remuneration of posted employees must take place within the framework of EU law.

Pay elements of the Agreement for Bricklayers and Unskilled Bricklayers

The salaries shown reflect the individual or collective agreements that have been entered into between companies and employees. The leading collective agreement for bricklayers is the Agreement for work for Bricklayers and Unskilled Bricklayers between DI (Confederation of Danish Industry) and 3F (United Federation of Workers in Denmark).
The summary below shows the wage provisions that form the basis for earnings, excluding nuisance compensation, for employees covered by the Agreement for work for Bricklayers and Unskilled Bricklayers.

  • Minimum wage agreement. The agreement contains a minimum rate below which the basic wage must not fall.
  • Personal and locally negotiated pay supplements.
  • Employer-paid pension contributions: 10 %.
  • Additional holiday entitlement, payment for public holidays or free choice: 12,90%. From 1 March 2024: 14,70%.
  • Health insurance scheme 0.15 %.
  • Right to wages during periods of illness and maternity leave, etc. under certain conditions
  • Piecework opt-out supplement (in the absence of piecework): DKK 20 per hour.
  • In addition to the agreement-based pay elements, the legislation prescribes a holiday payment of 12.5 %.

Collective Agreement for Bricklayers and Unskilled Bricklayers 2023-2025

Any Questions?

Please contact the Danish main organisations:

The Confederation of Danish Employers
Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (DA)
Telephone: +45 33 38 90 00

Danish Trade Union Confederation
Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation (FH)
Telephone: +45 35 24 60 00

Last updated: 27-06-2024