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.