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Average Salary in Sweden 2020

How much money does a person working in Sweden make?

Average Monthly Salary
117,000 SEK
( 1,400,000 SEK yearly)


A person working in Sweden typically earns around 117,000 SEK per month. Salaries range from 15,800 SEK (lowest) to 518,000 SEK (highest).

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Sweden

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Sweden range between 15,800 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 518,000 SEK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 113,000 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 113,000 SEK while the other half are earning more than 113,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 58,200 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 58,200 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 297,000 SEK while 25% are earning more than 297,000 SEK.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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
106,000 SEK
Average Salary 2017+4%
110,000 SEK
Average Salary 2018+2%
111,000 SEK
Average Salary 2019+2%
114,000 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Sweden are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant83,600 SEK
Accounting Assistant81,200 SEK
Accounting Manager151,000 SEK
Bookkeeper63,800 SEK
Chartered Accountant100,000 SEK
Corporate Treasurer212,000 SEK
Financial Analyst120,000 SEK
Financial Manager243,000 SEK
Internal Auditor122,000 SEK

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant60,900 SEK
Office Manager81,200 SEK
Receptionist66,700 SEK
Secretary65,800 SEK

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director120,000 SEK
Creative Director120,000 SEK
Graphic Designer85,500 SEK
Photographer77,300 SEK

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer132,000 SEK
Air Traffic Controller124,000 SEK
Flight Attendant106,000 SEK
Pilot138,000 SEK

Architect111,000 SEK
CAD Drafter86,400 SEK

Mechanic65,000 SEK
Service Advisor99,100 SEK

Bank Branch Manager178,000 SEK
Teller79,700 SEK

Teacher87,600 SEK
Translator100,000 SEK

Business Planning
Business Analyst147,000 SEK
Business Development Manager178,000 SEK
Project Manager144,000 SEK

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny76,500 SEK
Nursery Teacher87,000 SEK

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer103,000 SEK
Construction Project Manager134,000 SEK
Health and Safety Officer77,300 SEK

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative79,000 SEK
Customer Service Manager164,000 SEK
Customer Service Representative88,000 SEK

Civil Engineer103,000 SEK
Electrical Engineer115,000 SEK
Engineer108,000 SEK
Mechanical Engineer121,000 SEK

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer278,000 SEK
Chief Financial Officer236,000 SEK
General Manager218,000 SEK
Project Manager133,000 SEK

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef93,600 SEK
Executive Chef103,000 SEK
Hotel Manager176,000 SEK
Receptionist87,600 SEK
Travel Agent96,900 SEK
Waiter / Waitress72,200 SEK

Health and Medical
Dentist275,000 SEK
Dietitian273,000 SEK
Laboratory Technician93,100 SEK
Nurse97,800 SEK

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager166,000 SEK
Human Resources Officer102,000 SEK

Information Technology
Computer Technician90,700 SEK
Database Administrator115,000 SEK
Developer / Programmer105,000 SEK
Information Technology Manager168,000 SEK
Network Engineer104,000 SEK

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer93,200 SEK

Attorney167,000 SEK
Legal Assistant83,400 SEK

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist122,000 SEK

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer101,000 SEK
Pharmacist133,000 SEK

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier65,500 SEK
Sales Manager191,000 SEK
Sales Representative79,900 SEK

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher79,000 SEK
Secondary School Teacher101,000 SEK

Average Hourly Wage in Sweden

670 SEK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden is 670 SEK. This means that the average person in Sweden earns approximatly 670 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
Goteborg117,000 SEK
Malmo106,000 SEK
Stockholm128,000 SEK
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