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Project Manager Average Salary in Sweden 2020

How much money does a Project Manager make in Sweden?

Average Monthly Salary
133,000 SEK
( 1,590,000 SEK yearly)


A person working as a Project Manager in Sweden typically earns around 133,000 SEK per month. Salaries range from 67,700 SEK (lowest) to 205,000 SEK (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Project Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Project Manager Salary Distribution in Sweden

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Project Manager salaries in Sweden range from 67,700 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 205,000 SEK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 130,000 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Project Manager(s) are earning less than 130,000 SEK while the other half are earning more than 130,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 89,100 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 89,100 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 164,000 SEK while 25% are earning more than 164,000 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

Project Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 76,000 SEK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 99,200 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 139,000 SEK per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 167,000 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 181,000 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 196,000 SEK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Project Manager average salary change by experience in Sweden

0 - 2 Years
76,000 SEK
2 - 5 Years+31%
99,200 SEK
5 - 10 Years+40%
139,000 SEK
10 - 15 Years+20%
167,000 SEK
15 - 20 Years+9%
181,000 SEK
20+ Years+8%
196,000 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Project Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Project Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Project Manager is 91,000 SEK per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 105,000 SEK per month, 15% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 147,000 SEK per month, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 190,000 SEK per month, 29% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Project Manager average salary difference by education level in Sweden

High School
91,000 SEK
Certificate or Diploma+15%
105,000 SEK
Bachelor's Degree+41%
147,000 SEK
Master's Degree+29%
190,000 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Project Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Project Manager employees in Sweden earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

129,000 SEK
136,000 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sweden for all Careers

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Project Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sweden

How much are annual salary increments in Sweden for Project Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Project Manager(s) in Sweden are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

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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

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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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Project Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Sweden

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Sweden Project Manager
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A Project Manager is considered to be a high 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.

18% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 82% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

Private Sector
114,000 SEK
Public Sector+5%
120,000 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Project Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in Sweden

How are Project Manager salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Sweden Project Manager
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Average Salary 2016
119,000 SEK
Average Salary 2017+4%
123,000 SEK
Average Salary 2018+2%
126,000 SEK
Average Salary 2019+3%
130,000 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Project Manager 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.

Project Manager Average Hourly Wage in Sweden

770 SEK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden is 770 SEK. This means that the average Project Manager in Sweden earns approximately 770 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.

Project Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Project Manager and Executive and Management monthly Sweden
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The average salary for Project Manager is 16% less than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 36% more than those of All Jobs.

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Area Manager124,000 SEK-7%
Asset Protection Associate149,000 SEK+12%
Assistant Director137,000 SEK+3%
Assistant Manager154,000 SEK+16%
Assistant Operations Manager158,000 SEK+19%
Assistant Project Manager145,000 SEK+9%
Assistant Section Head122,000 SEK-8%
Assistant to CEO132,000 SEK-1%
Assistant Vice President147,000 SEK+11%
Associate Director146,000 SEK+10%
Bid Manager166,000 SEK+25%
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Business Development Manager174,000 SEK+31%
Business Operations Associate147,000 SEK+11%
Business Operations Lead139,000 SEK+5%
Campaign Manager149,000 SEK+12%
Chairman of The Board270,000 SEK+100%
Chairman Office Manager179,000 SEK+35%
Chief Corporate Officer221,000 SEK+66%
Chief Executive Officer278,000 SEK+110%
Chief Financial Officer236,000 SEK+78%
Chief of Staff129,000 SEK-3%
Chief Operating Officer198,000 SEK+49%
Chief Risk Officer167,000 SEK+26%
Client Services Manager179,000 SEK+35%
Commercial Project Manager149,000 SEK+12%
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Corporate Compliance Director184,000 SEK+39%
Corporate Director177,000 SEK+33%
Corporate Officer121,000 SEK-9%
Corporate Partnerships Officer131,000 SEK-1%
Country Manager216,000 SEK+63%
Deputy Director184,000 SEK+39%
Director215,000 SEK+62%
Director of Accreditation174,000 SEK+31%
Director of Catering Services158,000 SEK+19%
Director of Client Services181,000 SEK+36%
Director of Facilities Management146,000 SEK+10%
Director of Operations183,000 SEK+38%
Director of Process Simplification142,000 SEK+7%
Director of Project Management179,000 SEK+35%
Director of Revenue Management171,000 SEK+29%
Director of Training and Development175,000 SEK+32%
Distribution Manager188,000 SEK+42%
Division Manager162,000 SEK+22%
Duty Manager147,000 SEK+11%
Engagement Manager193,000 SEK+45%
Executive Director273,000 SEK+110%
Executive Manager217,000 SEK+63%
Franchise Manager231,000 SEK+74%
General Manager218,000 SEK+64%
Global Master Data Manager190,000 SEK+43%
Head of Middle Office168,000 SEK+26%
Head of Projects172,000 SEK+29%
Head of Sustainability150,000 SEK+13%
Housing Manager149,000 SEK+12%
HSE Manager148,000 SEK+11%
Key Account Manager150,000 SEK+13%
Knowledge Manager180,000 SEK+36%
Location Manager173,000 SEK+30%
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Manager177,000 SEK+33%
Managing Director207,000 SEK+56%
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Operations Executive202,000 SEK+52%
Operations Manager199,000 SEK+50%
Operations Supervisor173,000 SEK+30%
Policy Administration Executive148,000 SEK+11%
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Product Development Manager186,000 SEK+40%
Product Executive156,000 SEK+17%
Production Executive177,000 SEK+33%
Production Manager184,000 SEK+39%
Production Supervisor154,000 SEK+16%
Program Manager193,000 SEK+45%
Programme Coordinator131,000 SEK-1%
Project Control Manager179,000 SEK+35%
Project Coordinator116,000 SEK-13%
Project Management Officer132,000 SEK-1%
Project Manager133,000 SEK+0%
Project Portfolio Manager151,000 SEK+14%
Quality Manager144,000 SEK+8%
R/D Director160,000 SEK+20%
Regional Director248,000 SEK+87%
Regional Manager180,000 SEK+36%
Relationship Manager180,000 SEK+36%
Retail District Manager121,000 SEK-9%
Revenue Manager140,000 SEK+5%
Risk and Capital Manager210,000 SEK+58%
Risk Officer142,000 SEK+7%
Safety Manager134,000 SEK+1%
Section Head140,000 SEK+5%
Service Manager143,000 SEK+8%
Shift Supervisor107,000 SEK-19%
Solutions Manager133,000 SEK+0%
Supervisor113,000 SEK-15%
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