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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 median wage for a number of occupations.

Median monthly salary (SEK)

Professors – 60,000

PhD students – 28,200

Personnel and HR specialists – 37,700

Physicist and astronomers – 42,400

Accountants – 40,000

Software and system developers – 41,900

System administrators – 40,700

Games and digital media developers – 41,100

Chemical and physical science technicians – 32,600

Specialist physicians – 74,200

Resident physicians - 45,800

Professional nurses - 32,400


Source: Statistics Sweden (2016)


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.   

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