Guidelines on optional pension contribution

Option to choose between pension and salary

In accordance with a number of collective agreements, it is possible for employees to choose to have part of their pension contribution disbursed as salary. This applies to the following groups of employees:

  • AC - Staff employed in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics (overenskomst for akademikere i staten) may choose to have the part of their pension contribution, which exceeds 16,8 %, disbursed as salary.
  • Administrative officers (AC) may also choose to have 9% of the availability supplement disbursed as salary instead of as a contribution to their pension.
  • Journalists - Staff employed in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed journalists (overenskomst for journalister i staten) may choose to have 0.27% of their pension contribution disbursed as salary.
  • Medical doctors - Staff employed in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed medical doctors (overenskomst for læger i staten) may choose to have the part of their pension contribution, which exceeds 16,8 %, disbursed as salary.

What should you do?

If you want the abovementioned part of your pension contribution increase disbursed as salary, you must fill in and sign form 1 and send it to HR. If you are a PhD fellow, please send the form to AU HR’s Payroll Office.

If you are employed as administrative officer (AC), you must fill in and sign form 2 and send it to HR.

If you need guidance on whether to choose pension contribution or salary, we recommend that you contact your union representative, your trade union and/or your pension fund.

In the event of any inconsistency between the Danish and English language versions of the document, the Danish version prevails.