Salaries in Sweden
Like most places, the salaries here vary greatly depending on your profession, qualifications, experience and from company to company. To give you a rough idea of what to expect, here is a list of the average wage for a number of occupations.
Average monthly salary (SEK)
Professor – 49,600
Assistant professor – 44,200
Doctoral student – 26,800
Personnel and HR specialist – 38,000
Physicist and astronomer – 40,700
Accountant – 37,700
Software and system developer – 39,800
System administrator – 36,800
Other IT specialist – 36,600
Information, communications and PR specialists – 36,400
Laboratory engineer – 29,300
Doctor – 37,600
Civil engineer – 42,000
You can also find more information on salaries via the various trade unions. In particular, the trade union confederation Saco has good information in English for many professions: Saco – select your profession.
See our Workers' rights and conditions page for more information on contract types, and what to expect in terms of paid vacation and parental leave.