An Industrial Postdoc must receive at least the total salary (salary + pension) of a postdoc employed at a university. The AC collective agreement (DK: ‘AC-overenskomsten’) regulates salary levels for postdoc employees, whose salaries are determined in accordance with the collective agreement’s §4 and §8 and receive a fixed salary supplement of DKK 4,282.72 a month. Per April 2017 the total monthly salary levels are as follows, based on seniority:
Year 1, salary level 4: DKK 34,031.18
Year 2, salary level 4: DKK 34,031.18
Year 3, salary level 5: DKK 36,287.21
Year 4, salary level 6: DKK 38,770.90
Year 5, salary level 8: DKK 40,371.85
Salary seniority is determined by the period of time the postdoc employee has been employed with work that requires an academic education. Since a postdoc employee typically has at least 3 years of PhD employment already, they usually start on salary level 5 or above.