A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Sweden typically earns around 115,000 SEK per month. Salaries range from 57,400 SEK (lowest) to 178,000 SEK (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Electrical Engineer salaries in Sweden range from 57,400 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 178,000 SEK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 115,000 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 115,000 SEK while the other half are earning more than 115,000 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 77,500 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 77,500 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 146,000 SEK while 25% are earning more than 146,000 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 Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 68,800 SEK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 91,100 SEK per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 122,000 SEK per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 145,000 SEK per month, 19% 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 157,000 SEK per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 168,000 SEK per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
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 Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 98,400 SEK per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 155,000 SEK per month, 58% 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 Electrical Engineer employees in Sweden earn 4% more than their female counterparts.
Electrical Engineer(s) in Sweden are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% 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 Electrical Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.
43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Electrical Engineer 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||+1%|
Electrical Engineer 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 1% 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 Electrical Engineer is 10% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||107,000 SEK||-7%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||98,600 SEK||-14%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||121,000 SEK||+5%|
|Associate Engineer||106,000 SEK||-8%|
|Autocad Operator||89,300 SEK||-22%|
|Automation Engineer||118,000 SEK||+3%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||106,000 SEK||-8%|
|Biochemical Engineer||123,000 SEK||+7%|
|BMS Engineer||108,000 SEK||-6%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||103,000 SEK||-10%|
|Broadcast Engineer||121,000 SEK||+5%|
|CAD Design Engineer||109,000 SEK||-5%|
|CAD Designer||91,300 SEK||-20%|
|CAE Engineer||103,000 SEK||-10%|
|Ceramics Engineer||111,000 SEK||-3%|
|Civil Engineer||103,000 SEK||-10%|
|Commissioning Engineer||107,000 SEK||-7%|
|Communications Engineer||115,000 SEK||+0%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||99,400 SEK||-13%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||117,000 SEK||+2%|
|Control Systems Engineer||116,000 SEK||+1%|
|Controls Engineer||108,000 SEK||-6%|
|Controls Software Engineer||114,000 SEK||-1%|
|Corrosion Engineer||106,000 SEK||-8%|
|Design Engineer||113,000 SEK||-2%|
|Drafting Manager||120,000 SEK||+5%|
|Drilling Engineer||102,000 SEK||-11%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||66,200 SEK||-42%|
|Electrical Engineer||115,000 SEK||+0%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||135,000 SEK||+18%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||125,000 SEK||+9%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||109,000 SEK||-5%|
|Energy Engineer||127,000 SEK||+11%|
|Engine Assembler||75,300 SEK||-34%|
|Engineering Account Manager||102,000 SEK||-11%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||115,000 SEK||+0%|
|Engineering Consultant||124,000 SEK||+8%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||129,000 SEK||+12%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||94,400 SEK||-18%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||135,000 SEK||+18%|
|Engineering Production Manager||136,000 SEK||+18%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||121,000 SEK||+5%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||110,000 SEK||-4%|
|Engineering Project Director||134,000 SEK||+17%|
|Engineering Project Manager||130,000 SEK||+13%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||128,000 SEK||+12%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||94,300 SEK||-18%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||138,000 SEK||+20%|
|Engineering Technician||95,200 SEK||-17%|
|Engineering Technologist||94,800 SEK||-17%|
|Environmental Engineer||115,000 SEK||+0%|
|Equipment Engineer||107,000 SEK||-7%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||131,000 SEK||+14%|
|Fabrication Specialist||91,400 SEK||-20%|
|Facade Engineer||114,000 SEK||-1%|
|Fiber Analyst||89,200 SEK||-22%|
|Field Engineer||109,000 SEK||-5%|
|Field Engineering Manager||144,000 SEK||+25%|
|Fire Engineer||120,000 SEK||+5%|
|Fitter and Turner||62,600 SEK||-45%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||125,000 SEK||+9%|
|Generation Engineer||129,000 SEK||+12%|
|Genetic Engineer||142,000 SEK||+24%|
|Geological Engineer||129,000 SEK||+12%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||117,000 SEK||+2%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||88,800 SEK||-23%|
|Highway Engineer||96,700 SEK||-16%|
|HSE Professional||96,200 SEK||-16%|
|HVAC Engineer||109,000 SEK||-5%|
|HVAC Supervisor||106,000 SEK||-8%|
|Industrial Engineer||103,000 SEK||-10%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||101,000 SEK||-12%|
|Instrument Engineer||122,000 SEK||+6%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||114,000 SEK||-1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||113,000 SEK||-2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||134,000 SEK||+17%|
|Irrigation Engineer||104,000 SEK||-9%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||118,000 SEK||+3%|
|Locomotive Engineer||107,000 SEK||-7%|
|Maintenance Engineer||103,000 SEK||-10%|
|Maintenance Fitter||72,700 SEK||-37%|
|Maintenance Manager||126,000 SEK||+10%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||119,000 SEK||+4%|
|Marine Engineer||102,000 SEK||-11%|
|Materials Engineer||108,000 SEK||-6%|
|Materials Researcher||114,000 SEK||-1%|
|Materials Technician||109,000 SEK||-5%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||116,000 SEK||+1%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||113,000 SEK||-2%|
|Mechanical Designer||99,400 SEK||-13%|
|Mechanical Engineer||121,000 SEK||+5%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||142,000 SEK||+24%|
|Mechanical Inspector||107,000 SEK||-7%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||102,000 SEK||-11%|
|Mining Engineer||98,000 SEK||-15%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||118,000 SEK||+3%|
|Optical Engineer||98,100 SEK||-15%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||88,800 SEK||-23%|
|PCB Assembler||77,600 SEK||-32%|
|Photonics Engineer||124,000 SEK||+8%|
|Photonics Technician||102,000 SEK||-11%|
|Pipeline Engineer||109,000 SEK||-5%|
|Piping Designer||97,500 SEK||-15%|
|Piping Engineer||100,000 SEK||-13%|
|Planning Engineer||104,000 SEK||-9%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||70,300 SEK||-39%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||114,000 SEK||-1%|
|Principal Engineer||120,000 SEK||+5%|
|Principal Support Engineer||106,000 SEK||-8%|
|Process Engineer||103,000 SEK||-10%|
|Process Operator||91,100 SEK||-21%|
|Product Development Engineer||115,000 SEK||+0%|
|Product Development Technician||91,500 SEK||-20%|
|Product Engineer||104,000 SEK||-9%|
|Product Safety Engineer||112,000 SEK||-2%|
|Production Engineer||113,000 SEK||-2%|
|Project Engineer||112,000 SEK||-2%|
|Proposal Manager||125,000 SEK||+9%|
|Purchasing Engineer||104,000 SEK||-9%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||106,000 SEK||-8%|
|Rail Engineer||107,000 SEK||-7%|
|Robotics Engineer||123,000 SEK||+7%|
|Robotics Technician||102,000 SEK||-11%|
|Safety Engineer||106,000 SEK||-8%|
|Safety Inspector||96,200 SEK||-16%|
|Safety Manager||115,000 SEK||+0%|
|Safety Officer||93,000 SEK||-19%|
|Sales Engineer||100,000 SEK||-13%|
|Scheduling Engineer||95,800 SEK||-17%|
|Service Engineer||119,000 SEK||+4%|
|Solar Engineer||117,000 SEK||+2%|
|Staff Engineer||109,000 SEK||-5%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||99,100 SEK||-14%|
|Stationary Engineer||100,000 SEK||-13%|
|Stress Engineer||96,600 SEK||-16%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||108,000 SEK||-6%|
|Structural Designer||96,100 SEK||-16%|
|Structural Engineer||110,000 SEK||-4%|
|Structural Technician||91,900 SEK||-20%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||125,000 SEK||+9%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||90,200 SEK||-21%|
|Technical Assistant||95,700 SEK||-17%|
|Technical Engineer||94,300 SEK||-18%|
|Technical Support Engineer||101,000 SEK||-12%|
|Tender Engineer||95,200 SEK||-17%|
|Test Development Engineer||101,000 SEK||-12%|
|Transportation Engineer||115,000 SEK||+0%|
|Validation Engineer||102,000 SEK||-11%|
|Verification Engineer||101,000 SEK||-12%|
|Wastewater Engineer||99,000 SEK||-14%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||118,000 SEK||+3%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||137,000 SEK||+19%|
|Work Planner||79,300 SEK||-31%|