A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Sweden typically earns around 79,000 SEK per month. Salaries range from 40,300 SEK (lowest) to 122,000 SEK (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Elementary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Elementary School Teacher salaries in Sweden range from 40,300 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 122,000 SEK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 77,400 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 77,400 SEK while the other half are earning more than 77,400 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 Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 53,000 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 53,000 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 97,600 SEK while 25% are earning more than 97,600 SEK.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 45,200 SEK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 59,000 SEK per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 82,600 SEK per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 99,300 SEK per month, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 108,000 SEK per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 116,000 SEK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 55,800 SEK per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 98,900 SEK per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Sweden costs anywhere from 585,000 Swedish Krona(s) to 1,750,000 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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Elementary School Teacher employees in Sweden earn 5% more than their female counterparts.
Elementary School Teacher(s) in Sweden are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Sweden for the year 2019. 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.
An Elementary School Teacher is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.
69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Elementary School Teacher employees in Sweden earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Elementary School Teacher 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 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Elementary School Teacher is 35% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||124,000 SEK||+57%|
|Academic Coach||121,000 SEK||+53%|
|Academic Manager||143,000 SEK||+81%|
|Academic Specialist||109,000 SEK||+38%|
|Academic Staff||95,300 SEK||+21%|
|Achievement Coach||126,000 SEK||+59%|
|Admissions Specialist||113,000 SEK||+43%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||99,300 SEK||+26%|
|Anthropology Teacher||97,900 SEK||+24%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||93,200 SEK||+18%|
|Archeology Teacher||103,000 SEK||+30%|
|Architecture Teacher||113,000 SEK||+43%|
|Art Teacher||91,800 SEK||+16%|
|Assistant School Principal||131,000 SEK||+66%|
|Assistant Teacher||82,400 SEK||+4%|
|Biochemistry Professor||150,000 SEK||+90%|
|Biology Teacher||103,000 SEK||+30%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||122,000 SEK||+54%|
|Business Teacher||102,000 SEK||+29%|
|Chemistry Teacher||99,700 SEK||+26%|
|Child Care Coordinator||104,000 SEK||+32%|
|Child Care Worker||84,300 SEK||+7%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||142,000 SEK||+80%|
|College Aide||128,000 SEK||+62%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||136,000 SEK||+72%|
|College President||200,000 SEK||+150%|
|Communications Teacher||107,000 SEK||+35%|
|Community Education Officer||86,700 SEK||+10%|
|Computer Science Teacher||98,800 SEK||+25%|
|Computer Teacher||92,100 SEK||+17%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||119,000 SEK||+51%|
|Credit Counselor||129,000 SEK||+63%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||96,500 SEK||+22%|
|Curriculum Developer||129,000 SEK||+63%|
|Curriculum Specialist||129,000 SEK||+63%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||115,000 SEK||+46%|
|Director of Learning Technology||135,000 SEK||+71%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||108,000 SEK||+37%|
|Economics Lecturer||169,000 SEK||+110%|
|Education Administrator||109,000 SEK||+38%|
|Education Assistant Director||130,000 SEK||+64%|
|Education Assistant Principal||106,000 SEK||+34%|
|Education Assistant Professor||144,000 SEK||+82%|
|Education Consultant||146,000 SEK||+85%|
|Education Coordinator||107,000 SEK||+35%|
|Education Counselor||119,000 SEK||+51%|
|Education Director||181,000 SEK||+130%|
|Education Program Specialist||123,000 SEK||+56%|
|Education Researcher||141,000 SEK||+78%|
|Education Resource Specialist||108,000 SEK||+37%|
|Education Services Facilitator||115,000 SEK||+46%|
|Educational Psychologist||157,000 SEK||+99%|
|EFL Teacher||105,000 SEK||+33%|
|eLearning Trainer||89,700 SEK||+14%|
|Elementary School Teacher||79,000 SEK||-0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||168,000 SEK||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||137,000 SEK||+73%|
|English Teacher||92,100 SEK||+17%|
|ESL Teacher||102,000 SEK||+29%|
|Faculty Assistant||127,000 SEK||+61%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||89,800 SEK||+14%|
|GED Teacher||86,500 SEK||+9%|
|Geography Teacher||92,900 SEK||+18%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||134,000 SEK||+70%|
|Head of School||161,000 SEK||+100%|
|High School Teacher||106,000 SEK||+34%|
|History Teacher||101,000 SEK||+28%|
|Infant Teacher||74,100 SEK||-6%|
|Instructional Assistant||110,000 SEK||+39%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||83,000 SEK||+5%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||82,100 SEK||+4%|
|Law Teacher||143,000 SEK||+81%|
|Learning Designer||118,000 SEK||+49%|
|Library Assistant||68,300 SEK||-14%|
|Library Director||112,000 SEK||+42%|
|Library Specialist||90,600 SEK||+15%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||95,400 SEK||+21%|
|Math Lecturer||175,000 SEK||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||109,000 SEK||+38%|
|Middle School Teacher||101,000 SEK||+28%|
|Music Teacher||95,500 SEK||+21%|
|Nursery Manager||146,000 SEK||+85%|
|Nursery Worker||61,000 SEK||-23%|
|Physical Education Specialist||104,000 SEK||+32%|
|Physical Education Teacher||91,800 SEK||+16%|
|Physics Teacher||107,000 SEK||+35%|
|Political Science Teacher||104,000 SEK||+32%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||156,000 SEK||+97%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||109,000 SEK||+38%|
|Preschool Teacher||86,300 SEK||+9%|
|Primary School Teacher||92,200 SEK||+17%|
|Product Specialist||115,000 SEK||+46%|
|Professor - Accounting||181,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Architecture||185,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Biology||181,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Business Administration||178,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||197,000 SEK||+150%|
|Professor - Chemistry||195,000 SEK||+150%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||165,000 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||165,000 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||176,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||185,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||171,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Economics||187,000 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Education||185,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||194,000 SEK||+150%|
|Professor - English||178,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||192,000 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||179,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||169,000 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - History||172,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||173,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Law||189,000 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||170,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||179,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Marketing||183,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Mathematics||197,000 SEK||+150%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||194,000 SEK||+150%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||198,000 SEK||+150%|
|Professor - Medicine||206,000 SEK||+160%|
|Professor - Music||173,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Nursing||162,000 SEK||+100%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||172,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||175,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||186,000 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Physics||193,000 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||177,000 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||167,000 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Social Work||165,000 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Sociology||182,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Special Education||187,000 SEK||+140%|
|Psychology Teacher||136,000 SEK||+72%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||150,000 SEK||+90%|
|School Counselor||141,000 SEK||+78%|
|Science Educator||99,700 SEK||+26%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||86,300 SEK||+9%|
|Science Teacher||97,300 SEK||+23%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||103,000 SEK||+30%|
|Secondary School Teacher||101,000 SEK||+28%|
|Special Education Teacher||107,000 SEK||+35%|
|Special Needs Assistant||83,900 SEK||+6%|
|Statistics Lecturer||166,000 SEK||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||95,700 SEK||+21%|
|Student Development Specialist||121,000 SEK||+53%|
|Student Employment Specialist||116,000 SEK||+47%|
|Student Services||94,400 SEK||+19%|
|Student Support Manager||122,000 SEK||+54%|
|Substitute Teacher||79,800 SEK||+1%|
|Teacher Aide||79,600 SEK||+1%|
|Teacher Trainer||121,000 SEK||+53%|
|Training and Development Specialist||126,000 SEK||+59%|
|Training Coordinator||88,800 SEK||+12%|
|University Teacher||172,000 SEK||+120%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||100,000 SEK||+27%|