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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||38,800 SEK|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||32,700 SEK|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||47,900 SEK|
|Associate Engineer||37,400 SEK|
|Autocad Operator||26,600 SEK|
|Automation Engineer||44,100 SEK|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||40,900 SEK|
|Biochemical Engineer||39,600 SEK|
|BMS Engineer||36,600 SEK|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||22,000 SEK|
|Broadcast Engineer||40,400 SEK|
|CAD Design Engineer||44,400 SEK|
|CAD Designer||27,200 SEK|
|CAE Engineer||40,000 SEK|
|Ceramics Engineer||39,500 SEK|
|Civil Engineer||40,700 SEK|
|Commissioning Engineer||39,700 SEK|
|Communications Engineer||45,000 SEK|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||37,000 SEK|
|Contract Associate Engineer||40,300 SEK|
|Control Systems Engineer||41,700 SEK|
|Controls Engineer||38,800 SEK|
|Controls Software Engineer||37,700 SEK|
|Corrosion Engineer||38,800 SEK|
|Design Engineer||40,800 SEK|
|Drafting Manager||47,100 SEK|
|Drilling Engineer||39,100 SEK|
|Electrical Draughtsman||20,200 SEK|
|Electrical Engineer||44,600 SEK|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||58,900 SEK|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||46,200 SEK|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||22,800 SEK|
|Energy Engineer||44,800 SEK|
|Engine Assembler||17,900 SEK|
|Engineering Account Manager||45,700 SEK|
|Engineering Chief Designer||48,100 SEK|
|Engineering Consultant||55,100 SEK|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||60,900 SEK|
|Engineering Lab Technician||37,900 SEK|
|Engineering Planning Manager||57,900 SEK|
|Engineering Production Manager||73,000 SEK|
|Engineering Project Analyst||48,100 SEK|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||49,400 SEK|
|Engineering Project Director||82,700 SEK|
|Engineering Project Manager||55,900 SEK|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||64,200 SEK|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||31,600 SEK|
|Engineering Sales Manager||58,100 SEK|
|Engineering Technician||31,000 SEK|
|Engineering Technologist||30,800 SEK|
|Environmental Engineer||40,900 SEK|
|Equipment Engineer||38,400 SEK|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||56,000 SEK|
|Fabrication Specialist||28,900 SEK|
|Facade Engineer||38,600 SEK|
|Fiber Analyst||23,600 SEK|
|Field Engineer||44,600 SEK|
|Field Engineering Manager||73,100 SEK|
|Fire Engineer||43,100 SEK|
|Fitter and Turner||13,900 SEK|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||48,600 SEK|
|Generation Engineer||42,600 SEK|
|Genetic Engineer||47,700 SEK|
|Geological Engineer||43,700 SEK|
|Geotechnical Engineer||42,000 SEK|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||22,500 SEK|
|Highway Engineer||39,700 SEK|
|HSE Professional||38,000 SEK|
|HVAC Engineer||42,800 SEK|
|HVAC Supervisor||36,900 SEK|
|Industrial Engineer||39,100 SEK|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||38,500 SEK|
|Instrument Engineer||41,000 SEK|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||39,900 SEK|
|Instrumentation Engineer||39,500 SEK|
|Instrumentation Manager||40,700 SEK|
|Irrigation Engineer||39,800 SEK|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||46,600 SEK|
|Locomotive Engineer||40,100 SEK|
|Maintenance Engineer||38,800 SEK|
|Maintenance Fitter||14,800 SEK|
|Maintenance Manager||40,200 SEK|
|Manufacturing Engineer||40,200 SEK|
|Marine Engineer||42,300 SEK|
|Materials Engineer||41,600 SEK|
|Materials Researcher||36,900 SEK|
|Materials Technician||31,200 SEK|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||43,100 SEK|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||42,600 SEK|
|Mechanical Designer||34,800 SEK|
|Mechanical Engineer||45,600 SEK|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||60,600 SEK|
|Mechanical Inspector||38,600 SEK|
|Mechatronics Engineer||43,000 SEK|
|Mining Engineer||40,300 SEK|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||43,400 SEK|
|Optical Engineer||38,700 SEK|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||20,400 SEK|
|PCB Assembler||15,000 SEK|
|Photonics Engineer||47,000 SEK|
|Photonics Technician||38,700 SEK|
|Pipeline Engineer||39,300 SEK|
|Piping Designer||23,500 SEK|
|Piping Engineer||36,200 SEK|
|Planning Engineer||41,700 SEK|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||19,100 SEK|
|Principal Cost Engineer||40,000 SEK|
|Principal Engineer||42,000 SEK|
|Principal Support Engineer||42,400 SEK|
|Process Engineer||39,700 SEK|
|Process Operator||24,000 SEK|
|Product Development Engineer||42,100 SEK|
|Product Development Technician||28,700 SEK|
|Product Engineer||42,500 SEK|
|Product Safety Engineer||41,100 SEK|
|Production Engineer||41,000 SEK|
|Project Engineer||43,600 SEK|
|Proposal Manager||52,600 SEK|
|Purchasing Engineer||36,600 SEK|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||41,200 SEK|
|Rail Engineer||42,300 SEK|
|Robotics Engineer||45,200 SEK|
|Robotics Technician||33,000 SEK|
|Safety Engineer||42,300 SEK|
|Safety Inspector||31,800 SEK|
|Safety Manager||47,000 SEK|
|Safety Officer||21,700 SEK|
|Sales Engineer||42,200 SEK|
|Scheduling Engineer||38,300 SEK|
|Service Engineer||43,500 SEK|
|Solar Engineer||44,800 SEK|
|Staff Engineer||42,400 SEK|
|Static Equipment Engineer||39,100 SEK|
|Stationary Engineer||37,300 SEK|
|Stress Engineer||37,000 SEK|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||39,400 SEK|
|Structural Designer||35,900 SEK|
|Structural Engineer||39,700 SEK|
|Structural Technician||26,300 SEK|
|Supply Chain Specialist||42,200 SEK|
|Technical Affairs Officer||21,400 SEK|
|Technical Assistant||22,000 SEK|
|Technical Engineer||34,500 SEK|
|Technical Support Engineer||37,000 SEK|
|Tender Engineer||35,700 SEK|
|Test Development Engineer||38,700 SEK|
|Transportation Engineer||40,500 SEK|
|Validation Engineer||36,200 SEK|
|Verification Engineer||39,000 SEK|
|Wastewater Engineer||38,900 SEK|
|Wind Energy Engineer||42,800 SEK|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||56,500 SEK|
|Work Planner||27,900 SEK|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.