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Engineering Average Salaries in Sweden 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Sweden?


Average Monthly Salary
38,100 SEK
( 457,000 SEK yearly)

LOW
12,100
SEK
AVERAGE
38,100
SEK
HIGH
80,600
SEK

A person working in Engineering in Sweden typically earns around 38,100 SEK per month. Salaries range from 12,100 SEK (lowest average) to 80,600 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 Engineering 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
Acoustics Engineer38,800 SEK
Assembly Engineering Technician32,700 SEK
Assistant Chief Engineer47,900 SEK
Associate Engineer37,400 SEK
Autocad Operator26,600 SEK
Automation Engineer45,400 SEK
Avionic System Support Engineer40,900 SEK
Biochemical Engineer39,600 SEK
BMS Engineer36,600 SEK
Bridge and Lock Tender22,000 SEK
Broadcast Engineer40,400 SEK
CAD Design Engineer44,400 SEK
CAD Designer27,200 SEK
CAE Engineer40,000 SEK
Ceramics Engineer39,500 SEK
Civil Engineer40,700 SEK
Commissioning Engineer39,700 SEK
Communications Engineer45,000 SEK
Condition Monitoring Engineer37,000 SEK
Contract Associate Engineer40,300 SEK
Control Systems Engineer41,700 SEK
Controls Engineer38,800 SEK
Controls Software Engineer37,700 SEK
Corrosion Engineer38,800 SEK
Design Engineer40,800 SEK
Drafter25,400 SEK
Drafting Manager47,100 SEK
Drilling Engineer39,100 SEK
Electrical Draughtsman20,200 SEK
Electrical Engineer44,600 SEK
Electrical Engineering Manager58,900 SEK
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist46,200 SEK
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler22,800 SEK
Energy Engineer44,800 SEK
Engine Assembler17,900 SEK
Engineer43,700 SEK
Engineering Account Manager45,700 SEK
Engineering Chief Designer48,100 SEK
Engineering Consultant55,100 SEK
Engineering Key Account Manager60,900 SEK
Engineering Lab Technician37,900 SEK
Engineering Planning Manager57,900 SEK
Engineering Production Manager73,000 SEK
Engineering Project Analyst48,100 SEK
Engineering Project Coordinator 49,400 SEK
Engineering Project Director82,700 SEK
Engineering Project Manager55,900 SEK
Engineering Research and Development Manager64,200 SEK
Engineering Safety Coordinator31,600 SEK
Engineering Sales Manager58,100 SEK
Engineering Technician31,000 SEK
Engineering Technologist30,800 SEK
Environmental Engineer40,900 SEK
Equipment Engineer38,400 SEK
Equipment Engineering Manager56,000 SEK
Estimator36,100 SEK
Fabrication Specialist28,900 SEK
Fabricator18,700 SEK
Facade Engineer38,600 SEK
Fiber Analyst23,600 SEK
Field Engineer44,600 SEK
Field Engineering Manager73,100 SEK
Fire Engineer43,100 SEK
Fitter and Turner13,900 SEK
Forestry Strategic Planner48,600 SEK
Generation Engineer42,600 SEK
Genetic Engineer47,700 SEK
Geological Engineer43,700 SEK
Geotechnical Engineer42,000 SEK
Heavy Equipment Mechanic22,500 SEK
Highway Engineer39,700 SEK
HSE Professional38,000 SEK
HVAC Engineer42,800 SEK
HVAC Supervisor36,900 SEK
Industrial Engineer39,100 SEK
Industrial Engineering Technologist38,500 SEK
Instrument Engineer41,000 SEK
Instrumentation and Control Engineer39,900 SEK
Instrumentation Engineer39,500 SEK
Instrumentation Manager40,700 SEK
Irrigation Engineer39,800 SEK
Licensed Aircraft Engineer46,600 SEK
Locomotive Engineer40,100 SEK
Maintenance Engineer38,800 SEK
Maintenance Fitter14,800 SEK
Maintenance Manager40,200 SEK
Manufacturing Engineer40,200 SEK
Marine Engineer42,300 SEK
Materials Engineer41,600 SEK
Materials Researcher36,900 SEK
Materials Technician31,200 SEK
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer43,100 SEK
Mechanical Design Engineer42,600 SEK
Mechanical Designer34,800 SEK
Mechanical Engineer45,600 SEK
Mechanical Engineering Manager60,600 SEK
Mechanical Inspector38,600 SEK
Mechatronics Engineer43,000 SEK
Mining Engineer40,300 SEK
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer43,400 SEK
Optical Engineer38,700 SEK
Optical Instrument Assembler20,400 SEK
PCB Assembler15,000 SEK
Photonics Engineer47,000 SEK
Photonics Technician38,700 SEK
Pipeline Engineer39,300 SEK
Piping Designer23,500 SEK
Piping Engineer36,200 SEK
Planning Engineer41,700 SEK
Pressure Vessel Inspector19,100 SEK
Principal Cost Engineer40,000 SEK
Principal Engineer42,000 SEK
Principal Support Engineer42,400 SEK
Process Engineer39,700 SEK
Process Operator24,000 SEK
Product Development Engineer42,100 SEK
Product Development Technician28,700 SEK
Product Engineer42,500 SEK
Product Safety Engineer41,100 SEK
Production Engineer41,000 SEK
Project Engineer43,600 SEK
Proposal Manager52,600 SEK
Purchasing Engineer36,600 SEK
Quality Assurance Engineer41,200 SEK
Rail Engineer42,300 SEK
Robotics Engineer45,200 SEK
Robotics Technician33,000 SEK
Safety Engineer42,300 SEK
Safety Inspector31,800 SEK
Safety Manager47,000 SEK
Safety Officer21,700 SEK
Sales Engineer42,200 SEK
Scheduling Engineer38,300 SEK
Service Engineer43,500 SEK
Solar Engineer44,800 SEK
Staff Engineer42,400 SEK
Static Equipment Engineer39,100 SEK
Stationary Engineer37,300 SEK
Stress Engineer37,000 SEK
Structural Analysis Engineer39,400 SEK
Structural Designer35,900 SEK
Structural Engineer39,700 SEK
Structural Technician26,300 SEK
Supply Chain Specialist42,200 SEK
Surveyor31,000 SEK
Technical Affairs Officer21,400 SEK
Technical Assistant22,000 SEK
Technical Engineer34,500 SEK
Technical Support Engineer37,000 SEK
Tender Engineer35,700 SEK
Test Development Engineer38,700 SEK
Transportation Engineer40,500 SEK
Validation Engineer36,200 SEK
Verification Engineer39,000 SEK
Wastewater Engineer38,900 SEK
Wind Energy Engineer42,800 SEK
Wind Energy Operations Manager56,500 SEK
Work Planner27,900 SEK

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Sweden

Median and salary distribution monthly Sweden Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Sweden range from 12,100 SEK per month (minimum average salary) to 80,600 SEK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 40,400 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 40,400 SEK while the other half are earning more than 40,400 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.

  • 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 Engineering are earning less than 23,600 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 23,600 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 64,100 SEK while 25% are earning more than 64,100 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Sweden Engineering
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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 Engineering earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
39,000 SEK
Female-5%
37,200 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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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sweden

How much are annual salary increments in Sweden for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Sweden are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Sweden Engineering
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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 2020

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Sweden for the year 2020. 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Sweden

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Sweden Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate 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.

42% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
58%
No Bonus
42%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Sweden


220 SEK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden is 220 SEK. This means that the average person in Sweden earns approximately 220 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Sweden
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Goteborg38,200 SEK
Malmo34,400 SEK
Stockholm41,500 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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