Hourly labour cost of Europe

hourly labour costs in Europe with Denmark at he top
source: Eurostat

Hourly labour costs are the highest in Denmark according to Eurostat’s data.

The labour costs are made up of salaries and wages, and non-wage costs like employees social contributions.Hourly labour costs was the highest in Denmark (€40.3), following by Belgium (€39.1), Sweden (€37.4) and Luxembourg (€35.9).

Furthermore Danes are more likely to leave their work in time meaning the numbers of overtime declined dramatically in the recent years.What is good news for those who would like to spend more time with their families.

No wonder why work-life balance in Denmark is one of the highest among other European countries!


Of you are interested in hearing more details about medical positions in Denmark, don’t hesitate to contact our consultants, who can give you a broader view of medical job opportunities in Scandinavia.

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