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Average Salary in Sweden 2019

How much money does a person working in Sweden make?

47,485 SEK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Sweden typically earns around 47,485 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Sweden

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Sweden range between 6,427 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 210,273 SEK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 46,061 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 46,061 SEK while the other half are earning more than 46,061 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 23,620 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 23,620 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 120,477 SEK while 25% are earning more than 120,477 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Sweden
Average Salary 2016    =  
44,099 SEK
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
45,731 SEK
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
46,463 SEK
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
47,485 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Sweden are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant33,942 SEK
Administrative Assistant24,736 SEK
Architect44,905 SEK
Attorney67,728 SEK
Biomedical Engineer40,922 SEK
CAD Drafter35,082 SEK
Cashier26,613 SEK
Chartered Accountant40,596 SEK
Chef38,008 SEK
Chief Executive Officer113,030 SEK
Chief Financial Officer95,873 SEK
Civil Engineer41,791 SEK
Civil Engineer41,835 SEK
Computer Technician36,816 SEK
Creative Director48,890 SEK
Dentist111,785 SEK
Developer / Programmer42,504 SEK
Electrical Engineer46,604 SEK
Elementary School Teacher32,089 SEK
Engineer43,809 SEK
Executive Chef41,694 SEK
Flight Attendant43,076 SEK
General Manager88,597 SEK
Graphic Designer34,702 SEK
Hotel Manager71,508 SEK
Human Resources Manager67,602 SEK
Internal Auditor49,641 SEK
Journalist49,455 SEK
Legal Assistant33,883 SEK
Mechanical Engineer49,122 SEK
Nurse39,714 SEK
Pharmacist54,103 SEK
Photographer31,376 SEK
Pilot56,128 SEK
Police Officer37,834 SEK
Project Manager53,939 SEK
Receptionist35,570 SEK
Receptionist27,096 SEK
Sales Manager77,353 SEK
Sales Representative32,461 SEK
Secondary School Teacher41,056 SEK
Secretary26,711 SEK
Teacher35,553 SEK
Teller32,363 SEK
Travel Agent39,354 SEK
Waiter / Waitress29,323 SEK

Average Hourly Wage in Sweden | All Jobs

274 SEK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden | All Jobs is 274 SEK. This means that the average person in Sweden earns approximatly 274 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
Goteborg47,610 SEK
Malmo42,941 SEK
Stockholm51,798 SEK
40967 - 394
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