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Secretary Average Salary in Sweden 2021

How much money does a Secretary make in Sweden?


Average Monthly Salary
21,400 SEK
( 257,000 SEK yearly)

LOW
10,500
SEK
AVERAGE
21,400
SEK
HIGH
33,400
SEK

A person working as a Secretary in Sweden typically earns around 21,400 SEK per month. Salaries range from 10,500 SEK (lowest) to 33,400 SEK (highest).

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

Secretary Salary Distribution in Sweden

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

  • Salary Range

    Secretary salaries in Sweden range from 10,500 SEK per month (minimum salary) to 33,400 SEK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,800 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secretary(s) are earning less than 21,800 SEK while the other half are earning more than 21,800 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 Secretary(s) are earning less than 14,600 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 14,600 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secretary(s) are earning less than 28,200 SEK while 25% are earning more than 28,200 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

Secretary 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 Secretary salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Secretary with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,400 SEK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,000 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 22,100 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, Secretary(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 27,300 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 29,300 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 31,200 SEK per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Secretary average salary change by experience in Sweden

0 - 2 Years
12,400 SEK
2 - 5 Years+29%
16,000 SEK
5 - 10 Years+38%
22,100 SEK
10 - 15 Years+24%
27,300 SEK
15 - 20 Years+7%
29,300 SEK
20+ Years+7%
31,200 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Secretary Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Secretary(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 Secretary salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Secretary is 16,000 SEK per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 22,900 SEK per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 31,600 SEK per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Secretary average salary difference by education level in Sweden

High School
16,000 SEK
Certificate or Diploma+43%
22,900 SEK
Bachelor's Degree+38%
31,600 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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

Male
20,900 SEK
Female+5%
21,900 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sweden for all Careers

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Secretary Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sweden

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

Secretary

Secretary(s) in Sweden are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 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 2020

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 2020. 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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Secretary Bonus and Incentive Rates in Sweden

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

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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
32%
No Bonus
68%

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.

Secretary Average Hourly Wage in Sweden


120 SEK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden is 120 SEK. This means that the average Secretary in Sweden earns approximately 120 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.

Secretary VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secretary and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Sweden
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The average salary for Secretary is 20% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist51,700 SEK+140%
Administrative Aide17,800 SEK-17%
Administrative Analyst33,800 SEK+58%
Administrative Assistant23,700 SEK+11%
Administrative Associate23,300 SEK+9%
Administrative Manager36,200 SEK+69%
Administrative Receptionist22,100 SEK+3%
Board Secretary21,400 SEK-0%
Central Office Operator22,200 SEK+4%
Clerk15,900 SEK-26%
Commercial Administrator34,600 SEK+62%
Commissions Processor28,500 SEK+33%
Conveyancing Secretary22,000 SEK+3%
Document Controller19,700 SEK-8%
Document Management Specialist30,400 SEK+42%
Executive Assistant27,400 SEK+28%
Executive Personal Assistant30,500 SEK+42%
Executive Secretary26,400 SEK+23%
Front Desk Attendant22,600 SEK+6%
Front Desk Coordinator27,200 SEK+27%
Front Desk Manager38,300 SEK+79%
Group Services Manager64,900 SEK+200%
Head Receptionist27,300 SEK+27%
Key Account Assistant27,400 SEK+28%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator16,000 SEK-25%
Leasing Administrator29,200 SEK+36%
Legal Secretary23,400 SEK+9%
Librarian30,300 SEK+41%
Mailroom Manager27,500 SEK+28%
Management Support Secretary23,000 SEK+7%
Master Programme Coordinator45,400 SEK+110%
Medical Receptionist26,400 SEK+23%
Meeting and Event Assistant25,500 SEK+19%
Meeting and Event Manager56,100 SEK+160%
Night Manager34,700 SEK+62%
Office Administrator35,100 SEK+64%
Office Assistant15,500 SEK-28%
Office Manager40,000 SEK+87%
Office Services Coordinator31,200 SEK+46%
Operations Analyst51,400 SEK+140%
Operations Manager63,900 SEK+200%
Personal Assistant23,600 SEK+10%
Planning Assistant28,100 SEK+31%
Process Expert37,500 SEK+75%
Program Coordinator31,600 SEK+48%
Programme Assistant29,500 SEK+38%
Project Administrator38,400 SEK+79%
Project Coordinator54,600 SEK+150%
Reception Team Lead31,000 SEK+45%
Receptionist22,600 SEK+6%
Records Officer18,700 SEK-13%
Schedule Officer16,200 SEK-24%
School Secretary23,300 SEK+9%
Secretary21,400 SEK-0%
Switchboard Operator19,100 SEK-11%
Technical Program Manager56,200 SEK+160%
Technical Project Manager58,900 SEK+170%
Typist18,400 SEK-14%
Wayleave Officer16,600 SEK-23%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Goteborg21,400 SEK
Malmo19,900 SEK
Stockholm22,600 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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