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Average Salary in Sweden 2018

How much money does a person working in Sweden make?

36,839 SEK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Sweden typically earns around 36,839 SEK per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Sweden | All Jobs

25% of people earn
27,000 SEK
or less
50% of people earn
34,000 SEK
or less
75% of people earn
41,667 SEK
or less
Minimum
15,000 SEK
Median
34,000 SEK
Maximum
150,000 SEK

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Sweden range between 15,000 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 150,000 SEK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 34,000 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 34,000 SEK while the other half are earning more than 34,000 SEK. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 27,000 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 27,000 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 41,667 SEK while 25% are earning more than 41,667 SEK.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Sweden

How are Sweden salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
34,513 SEK
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
35,341 SEK
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
36,331 SEK
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
36,839 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Sweden are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Average Hourly Wage in Sweden | All Jobs

189 SEK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden | All Jobs is 189 SEK. This means that the average person in Sweden earns approximatly 189 SEK for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Goteborg35,767 SEK
Helsingborg31,000 SEK
Jonkoping35,333 SEK
Linkoping25,750 SEK
Malmo31,340 SEK
Norrkoping33,667 SEK
orebro48,000 SEK
Stockholm38,469 SEK
Uppsala38,917 SEK
VasterAs31,938 SEK
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