Active hour – day job is 156.


2-year vocational training according to a specialized curriculum

Monthly salaryDay job hourly rate
Basic salary467,6442,998

Skilled workers with recognized professional qualifications after completing a 3-year vocational training

Monthly salaryDay job hourly rateExample 10 – 22 shifts*
Basic salary498,236 3,194 676,685
After 1 year503,2193,226683,453
*Based on a year after completing the journeyman’s examination

Special wage rate for piecework

Basic salary503,093 kr.

Licensed journeyman

Monthly salaryDay job hourly rateExample 10 – 22 shifts*
Basic salary565,2823,624767,745
After 1 year570,9356,660775,422
After 3 year576,6443,696783,176
After 5 year582,4103,733791,007
*Based on a year after completing the journeyman’s examination.

Member of MATVÍS with at least 5 years journeyman’s license and master’s license (after master’s degree).

Monthly salaryDay job hourly rateExample 10 – 22 shifts*
Basic salary588,6233,773799,445
5 years after receiving master’s license606,4583,888823,668

Apprentices in a four-year apprenticeship

Monthly salaryDay job hourly rateExample 10 – 22 shifts*
1st year354,5872,273481,587
2nd year365,9562,346497,028
3rd year388,6942,492527,909
4th year400,0642,565543,352

Apprentices in a three-year apprenticeship

Monthly salaryDay job hourly rateExample 10 – 22 shifts*
1st year354,5872,273481,587
2nd year365,9562,346497,028
3rd year394,3802,528535,632

x *An example of 12 shifts is the calculation of the average wage based on the rate from May 1st, 2024. 2-2-3 shift arrangement and 12 attendance hours per shift. 45 minutes of meal breaks during the shift are included in wages. If an employee does not receive the agreed meal breaks, those breaks must be paid as overtime.


Money for servers’ footwear19,514 kr.
Holiday bonus58,000 kr.
December bonus 2024106,000 kr.

Money for clothing – per week

Chef (pr. month)Waiter (pr. month)Baker (pr. week)
6,636 kr.6,852 kr.2,257 kr.

Workers who are specially hired to be responsible for managing a team, serve as shift supervisors or oversee work according to a written employment contract, but also take part in general duties of skilled trade workers must be compensated separately for their administrative role and will receive what corresponds to a 15% higher wage than they would otherwise receive.