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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Sweden 2022

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Sweden?

Average Monthly Salary
26,500 SEK
( 319,000 SEK yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Sweden typically earns around 26,500 SEK per month. Salaries range from 11,400 SEK (lowest average) to 77,200 SEK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Construction / Building / Installation careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator19,100 SEK
Assembler15,300 SEK
Boat Builder and Shipwright22,200 SEK
Bricklayer12,800 SEK
Building Administrator19,900 SEK
Building Contracts Manager68,800 SEK
Building Inspector19,100 SEK
Building Monitor15,100 SEK
Building Sales Manager63,300 SEK
Cabinetmaker16,300 SEK
Carpenter18,300 SEK
Civil Engineer41,400 SEK
Civil Technician22,300 SEK
Concreter13,100 SEK
Construction and Maintenance Manager35,700 SEK
Construction Assistant17,000 SEK
Construction Coordinator24,700 SEK
Construction Estimator27,700 SEK
Construction Field Engineer36,700 SEK
Construction General Manager77,200 SEK
Construction Inventory Officer14,500 SEK
Construction Operations Manager76,100 SEK
Construction Project Coordinator43,800 SEK
Construction Project Engineer46,000 SEK
Construction Project Manager73,200 SEK
Construction Project Planner42,300 SEK
Construction Quality Control Manager58,600 SEK
Construction Safety Officer29,100 SEK
Construction Superintendent29,100 SEK
Construction Supervisor42,700 SEK
Construction Technical Assistant15,500 SEK
Construction Technical Officer18,900 SEK
Construction Technical Writer16,900 SEK
Construction Technician15,600 SEK
Crane and Tower Operator15,500 SEK
Diesel Mechanic14,200 SEK
Drywall Installer16,100 SEK
Electrical Draftsman14,600 SEK
Electrical Engineering Supervisor50,200 SEK
Electrical Engineering Technician19,300 SEK
Electrician23,500 SEK
Elevator Installer and Repairer18,600 SEK
Engineer46,000 SEK
Excavator Operator15,000 SEK
Floor Finisher16,100 SEK
Floor Manager24,900 SEK
Foreman12,200 SEK
Frame and Truss Detailer14,400 SEK
Furniture Finisher14,400 SEK
Gas Technician 14,300 SEK
Handyman13,500 SEK
Health and Safety Coordinator18,900 SEK
Health and Safety Officer21,200 SEK
Installation Manager50,500 SEK
Installer13,800 SEK
Insulation Installer14,800 SEK
Labourer11,700 SEK
Land Surveyor19,500 SEK
Lift Technician14,100 SEK
Material Tester23,100 SEK
Model Maker22,200 SEK
Order Picker13,900 SEK
Painter14,400 SEK
Pipe Layer12,400 SEK
Pipefitter12,500 SEK
Plumber16,600 SEK
Property Coordinator35,500 SEK
Purchasing Manager50,400 SEK
Quantity Surveyor27,100 SEK
Roof Slater and Tiler13,000 SEK
Sheet Metal Mechanic14,500 SEK
Site Clerk14,500 SEK
Site engineer38,300 SEK
Site Leader69,400 SEK
Stock Controller21,300 SEK
Structural Steel Construction Worker16,200 SEK
Technical Draughtsman16,400 SEK
Tendering Manager62,200 SEK
Tower Crane Operator14,500 SEK
Wall and Floor Tiler14,200 SEK
Warehouse Manager50,100 SEK
Welder13,000 SEK
Welding Superintendent17,800 SEK

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Sweden

Median and salary distribution monthly Sweden Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Sweden range from 11,400 SEK per month (minimum average salary) to 77,200 SEK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,600 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 27,600 SEK while the other half are earning more than 27,600 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 people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 17,600 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 17,600 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 54,500 SEK while 25% are earning more than 54,500 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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Sweden costs anywhere from 226,000 Swedish Krona(s) to 677,000 Swedish Krona(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Sweden Construction / Building / Installation
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Sweden who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

27,200 SEK
26,000 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sweden for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Sweden
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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sweden

How much are annual salary increments in Sweden for Construction / Building / Installation professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Sweden are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Sweden Construction / Building / Installation
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Sweden / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Sweden is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Sweden for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in Sweden

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Sweden Construction / Building / Installation
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Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

68% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Sweden

150 SEK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden is 150 SEK. This means that the average person in Sweden earns approximately 150 SEK for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Sweden
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Goteborg26,600 SEK
Malmo24,000 SEK
Stockholm29,000 SEK

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Sweden earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
44,000 SEK
Public Sector+5%
46,100 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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