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Librarian Average Salary in Sweden 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Sweden?


Average Monthly Salary
31,900 SEK
( 383,000 SEK yearly)

LOW
15,600
SEK
AVERAGE
31,900
SEK
HIGH
49,800
SEK

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 Salary Distribution in Sweden

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

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Sweden range from 15,600 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 49,800 SEK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.


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

Librarian 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 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.

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, 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.


Librarian average salary change by experience in Sweden

0 - 2 Years
18,500 SEK
2 - 5 Years+29%
23,800 SEK
5 - 10 Years+38%
32,900 SEK
10 - 15 Years+24%
40,700 SEK
15 - 20 Years+7%
43,600 SEK
20+ Years+7%
46,600 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Librarian Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Librarian(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 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.


Librarian average salary difference by education level in Sweden

Certificate or Diploma
26,200 SEK
Bachelor's Degree+53%
40,200 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Librarian 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 Librarian employees in Sweden earn 4% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
31,200 SEK
Female+5%
32,600 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sweden for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sweden

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

Librarian

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.

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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 2019

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 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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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Sweden

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Sweden Librarian
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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.

Received Bonus
33%
No Bonus
67%

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.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Sweden


180 SEK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden is 180 SEK. This means that the average Librarian in Sweden earns approximately 180 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.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

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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.

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Academic Staff37,100 SEK+16%
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Agricultural Sciences Teacher38,600 SEK+21%
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Archeology Teacher40,100 SEK+26%
Architecture Teacher44,000 SEK+38%
Archivist32,300 SEK+1%
Art Teacher35,700 SEK+12%
Assistant School Principal51,000 SEK+60%
Assistant Teacher32,100 SEK+1%
Biochemistry Professor 71,800 SEK+120%
Biology Teacher40,200 SEK+26%
Bursary Scheme Manager47,400 SEK+48%
Business Teacher39,700 SEK+24%
Chemistry Teacher38,800 SEK+22%
Child Care Coordinator40,300 SEK+26%
Child Care Worker32,800 SEK+3%
Clinical School Psychologist55,300 SEK+73%
College Aide49,600 SEK+55%
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Creative Writing Trainer46,400 SEK+45%
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Curriculum Developer50,100 SEK+57%
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Demonstrator34,500 SEK+8%
Deputy Controller of Examinations44,700 SEK+40%
Director of Learning Technology52,700 SEK+65%
Distance Learning Coordinator41,800 SEK+31%
Economics Lecturer65,700 SEK+110%
Education Administrator42,500 SEK+33%
Education Assistant Director50,500 SEK+58%
Education Assistant Principal41,100 SEK+29%
Education Assistant Professor56,000 SEK+75%
Education Consultant56,900 SEK+78%
Education Coordinator41,700 SEK+31%
Education Counselor46,200 SEK+45%
Education Director70,500 SEK+120%
Education Program Specialist48,000 SEK+50%
Education Researcher54,700 SEK+71%
Education Resource Specialist42,000 SEK+32%
Education Services Facilitator44,700 SEK+40%
Educational Psychologist60,900 SEK+91%
EFL Teacher41,000 SEK+28%
eLearning Trainer34,900 SEK+9%
Elementary School Teacher30,700 SEK-4%
Engineering Lecturer65,500 SEK+110%
Engineering Teacher53,500 SEK+68%
English Teacher35,800 SEK+12%
ESL Teacher39,800 SEK+25%
Faculty Assistant49,500 SEK+55%
Foreign Language Teacher34,900 SEK+9%
GED Teacher33,600 SEK+5%
Geography Teacher36,100 SEK+13%
Head of Mathematics Department51,900 SEK+63%
Head of School62,700 SEK+96%
High School Teacher41,300 SEK+29%
History Teacher39,100 SEK+22%
Infant Teacher28,800 SEK-10%
Instructional Assistant42,800 SEK+34%
Instructor43,900 SEK+38%
Kindergarten Teacher32,300 SEK+1%
Language Instructor For Expatriate31,900 SEK-0%
Law Teacher55,800 SEK+75%
Learning Designer46,000 SEK+44%
Lecturer65,200 SEK+100%
Librarian31,900 SEK-0%
Library Assistant26,600 SEK-17%
Library Director43,500 SEK+36%
Library Specialist35,300 SEK+11%
Life Sciences Teacher37,100 SEK+16%
Math Lecturer68,000 SEK+110%
Mathematics Teacher42,300 SEK+33%
Mentor44,600 SEK+40%
Middle School Teacher39,400 SEK+23%
Music Teacher37,100 SEK+16%
Nursery Manager56,700 SEK+78%
Nursery Worker23,700 SEK-26%
Paraprofessional50,600 SEK+59%
Physical Education Specialist40,500 SEK+27%
Physical Education Teacher35,700 SEK+12%
Physics Teacher 41,500 SEK+30%
Political Science Teacher40,300 SEK+26%
Post Doctoral Researcher60,800 SEK+90%
Preschool Education Administrator42,400 SEK+33%
Preschool Teacher33,600 SEK+5%
Primary School Teacher35,800 SEK+12%
Principal55,000 SEK+72%
Product Specialist44,800 SEK+40%
Professor - Accounting70,300 SEK+120%
Professor - Architecture72,100 SEK+130%
Professor - Biology70,300 SEK+120%
Professor - Business Administration69,200 SEK+120%
Professor - Chemical Engineering76,400 SEK+140%
Professor - Chemistry75,900 SEK+140%
Professor - Civil Engineering64,300 SEK+100%
Professor - Communication64,300 SEK+100%
Professor - Computer Science68,300 SEK+110%
Professor - Dentistry71,800 SEK+120%
Professor - Drama66,700 SEK+110%
Professor - Economics72,500 SEK+130%
Professor - Education72,000 SEK+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering75,600 SEK+140%
Professor - English69,100 SEK+120%
Professor - Environmental Engineering74,500 SEK+130%
Professor - Foreign Languages69,700 SEK+120%
Professor - Geological Sciences65,900 SEK+110%
Professor - History67,100 SEK+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering67,100 SEK+110%
Professor - Law73,500 SEK+130%
Professor - Legal Support66,000 SEK+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts69,600 SEK+120%
Professor - Marketing71,100 SEK+120%
Professor - Mathematics76,700 SEK+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering75,600 SEK+140%
Professor - Medical Administration76,800 SEK+140%
Professor - Medicine87,200 SEK+170%
Professor - Music67,200 SEK+110%
Professor - Nursing63,000 SEK+97%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences67,000 SEK+110%
Professor - Philosophy68,200 SEK+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy72,300 SEK+130%
Professor - Physics75,200 SEK+140%
Professor - Psychology68,900 SEK+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation64,800 SEK+100%
Professor - Social Work64,200 SEK+100%
Professor - Sociology70,800 SEK+120%
Professor - Special Education72,600 SEK+130%
Psychology Teacher54,900 SEK+72%
Public Management Assistant Professor58,200 SEK+82%
School Counselor54,800 SEK+72%
Science Educator38,800 SEK+22%
Science Laboratory Assistant33,600 SEK+5%
Science Teacher37,800 SEK+18%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher40,000 SEK+25%
Secondary School Teacher39,300 SEK+23%
Special Education Teacher41,700 SEK+31%
Special Needs Assistant32,600 SEK+2%
Statistics Lecturer64,500 SEK+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator37,200 SEK+17%
Student Development Specialist47,000 SEK+47%
Student Employment Specialist45,000 SEK+41%
Student Services36,700 SEK+15%
Student Support Manager47,400 SEK+48%
Substitute Teacher31,000 SEK-3%
Teacher34,400 SEK+8%
Teacher Aide31,000 SEK-3%
Teacher Trainer47,200 SEK+48%
Training and Development Specialist49,100 SEK+54%
Training Coordinator34,500 SEK+8%
Tutor36,200 SEK+13%
University Teacher66,700 SEK+110%
Vocational Education Teacher39,100 SEK+22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Goteborg31,100 SEK
Malmo28,200 SEK
Stockholm33,700 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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