A person working as a Librarian in Sweden typically earns around 31,900 SEK per month. Salaries range from 15,600 SEK (lowest) to 49,800 SEK (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Librarian salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Librarian salaries in Sweden range from 15,600 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 49,800 SEK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,600 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 32,600 SEK while the other half are earning more than 32,600 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 Librarian(s) are earning less than 21,700 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 21,700 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 42,000 SEK while 25% are earning more than 42,000 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 Librarian salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 18,500 SEK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 23,800 SEK per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 32,900 SEK per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 40,700 SEK per month, 24% 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 43,600 SEK per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 46,600 SEK per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Librarian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Librarian is 26,200 SEK per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 40,200 SEK per month, 53% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Librarian employees in Sweden earn 4% less than their female counterparts on average.
Librarian(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.
A Librarian 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Librarian is 33% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||48,000 SEK||+50%|
|Academic Coach||46,900 SEK||+47%|
|Academic Manager||55,700 SEK||+74%|
|Academic Specialist||42,500 SEK||+33%|
|Academic Staff||37,100 SEK||+16%|
|Achievement Coach||49,100 SEK||+54%|
|Admissions Specialist||44,000 SEK||+38%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||38,600 SEK||+21%|
|Anthropology Teacher||38,100 SEK||+19%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||36,200 SEK||+13%|
|Archeology Teacher||40,100 SEK||+26%|
|Architecture Teacher||44,000 SEK||+38%|
|Art Teacher||35,700 SEK||+12%|
|Assistant School Principal||51,000 SEK||+60%|
|Assistant Teacher||32,100 SEK||+1%|
|Biochemistry Professor||71,800 SEK||+120%|
|Biology Teacher||40,200 SEK||+26%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||47,400 SEK||+48%|
|Business Teacher||39,700 SEK||+24%|
|Chemistry Teacher||38,800 SEK||+22%|
|Child Care Coordinator||40,300 SEK||+26%|
|Child Care Worker||32,800 SEK||+3%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||55,300 SEK||+73%|
|College Aide||49,600 SEK||+55%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||53,000 SEK||+66%|
|College President||86,500 SEK||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||41,600 SEK||+30%|
|Community Education Officer||33,700 SEK||+6%|
|Computer Science Teacher||38,400 SEK||+20%|
|Computer Teacher||35,800 SEK||+12%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||46,400 SEK||+45%|
|Credit Counselor||50,000 SEK||+57%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||37,500 SEK||+17%|
|Curriculum Developer||50,100 SEK||+57%|
|Curriculum Specialist||50,100 SEK||+57%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||44,700 SEK||+40%|
|Director of Learning Technology||52,700 SEK||+65%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||41,800 SEK||+31%|
|Economics Lecturer||65,700 SEK||+110%|
|Education Administrator||42,500 SEK||+33%|
|Education Assistant Director||50,500 SEK||+58%|
|Education Assistant Principal||41,100 SEK||+29%|
|Education Assistant Professor||56,000 SEK||+75%|
|Education Consultant||56,900 SEK||+78%|
|Education Coordinator||41,700 SEK||+31%|
|Education Counselor||46,200 SEK||+45%|
|Education Director||70,500 SEK||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||48,000 SEK||+50%|
|Education Researcher||54,700 SEK||+71%|
|Education Resource Specialist||42,000 SEK||+32%|
|Education Services Facilitator||44,700 SEK||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||60,900 SEK||+91%|
|EFL Teacher||41,000 SEK||+28%|
|eLearning Trainer||34,900 SEK||+9%|
|Elementary School Teacher||30,700 SEK||-4%|
|Engineering Lecturer||65,500 SEK||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||53,500 SEK||+68%|
|English Teacher||35,800 SEK||+12%|
|ESL Teacher||39,800 SEK||+25%|
|Faculty Assistant||49,500 SEK||+55%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||34,900 SEK||+9%|
|GED Teacher||33,600 SEK||+5%|
|Geography Teacher||36,100 SEK||+13%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||51,900 SEK||+63%|
|Head of School||62,700 SEK||+96%|
|High School Teacher||41,300 SEK||+29%|
|History Teacher||39,100 SEK||+22%|
|Infant Teacher||28,800 SEK||-10%|
|Instructional Assistant||42,800 SEK||+34%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||32,300 SEK||+1%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||31,900 SEK||-0%|
|Law Teacher||55,800 SEK||+75%|
|Learning Designer||46,000 SEK||+44%|
|Library Assistant||26,600 SEK||-17%|
|Library Director||43,500 SEK||+36%|
|Library Specialist||35,300 SEK||+11%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||37,100 SEK||+16%|
|Math Lecturer||68,000 SEK||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||42,300 SEK||+33%|
|Middle School Teacher||39,400 SEK||+23%|
|Music Teacher||37,100 SEK||+16%|
|Nursery Manager||56,700 SEK||+78%|
|Nursery Worker||23,700 SEK||-26%|
|Physical Education Specialist||40,500 SEK||+27%|
|Physical Education Teacher||35,700 SEK||+12%|
|Physics Teacher||41,500 SEK||+30%|
|Political Science Teacher||40,300 SEK||+26%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||60,800 SEK||+90%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||42,400 SEK||+33%|
|Preschool Teacher||33,600 SEK||+5%|
|Primary School Teacher||35,800 SEK||+12%|
|Product Specialist||44,800 SEK||+40%|
|Professor - Accounting||70,300 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||72,100 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Biology||70,300 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Business Administration||69,200 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||76,400 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Chemistry||75,900 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||64,300 SEK||+100%|
|Professor - Communication||64,300 SEK||+100%|
|Professor - Computer Science||68,300 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||71,800 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||66,700 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||72,500 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Education||72,000 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||75,600 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - English||69,100 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||74,500 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||69,700 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||65,900 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - History||67,100 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||67,100 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Law||73,500 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||66,000 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||69,600 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Marketing||71,100 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Mathematics||76,700 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||75,600 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||76,800 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Medicine||87,200 SEK||+170%|
|Professor - Music||67,200 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Nursing||63,000 SEK||+97%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||67,000 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||68,200 SEK||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||72,300 SEK||+130%|
|Professor - Physics||75,200 SEK||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||68,900 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||64,800 SEK||+100%|
|Professor - Social Work||64,200 SEK||+100%|
|Professor - Sociology||70,800 SEK||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||72,600 SEK||+130%|
|Psychology Teacher||54,900 SEK||+72%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||58,200 SEK||+82%|
|School Counselor||54,800 SEK||+72%|
|Science Educator||38,800 SEK||+22%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||33,600 SEK||+5%|
|Science Teacher||37,800 SEK||+18%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||40,000 SEK||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||39,300 SEK||+23%|
|Special Education Teacher||41,700 SEK||+31%|
|Special Needs Assistant||32,600 SEK||+2%|
|Statistics Lecturer||64,500 SEK||+100%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||37,200 SEK||+17%|
|Student Development Specialist||47,000 SEK||+47%|
|Student Employment Specialist||45,000 SEK||+41%|
|Student Services||36,700 SEK||+15%|
|Student Support Manager||47,400 SEK||+48%|
|Substitute Teacher||31,000 SEK||-3%|
|Teacher Aide||31,000 SEK||-3%|
|Teacher Trainer||47,200 SEK||+48%|
|Training and Development Specialist||49,100 SEK||+54%|
|Training Coordinator||34,500 SEK||+8%|
|University Teacher||66,700 SEK||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||39,100 SEK||+22%|
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.