Average monthly salary in public sector in Sweden from 2007 to 2017
(in SEK)
Average monthly salary in public sector in Sweden 2007-2017
The average monthly salary for employees in the public sector in Sweden amounted to 32,300 Swedish kronor in 2017. During the same year the average monthly salary in the private sector was two thousand Swedish kronor higher, reaching 34,300 Swedish kronor.

Around 1.5 million employees in the public sector

     Sweden has a large public sector compared to many other countries. It employed in total around 1.5 million individuals in 2018, distributed between the central government and the municipal sector. Most of the employees were employed within the municipal sector, and among both sub-sectors most of the employees were between 25 to 54 years.  

Extensive public sector and a relatively high tax ratio

     The public sector in Sweden is extensive and covers social insurances, health care, and education among others. The public sector is financed by taxes and due to such a large public sector, Sweden has a relatively high tax ratio, which reached 44.3 percent of Sweden’s gross domestic product in 2017.
Average monthly salary in public sector in Sweden from 2007 to 2017
(in SEK)
Average monthly salary in SEK
201732,300
201631,500
201530,600
2014 29,800
2013 28,900
2012 28,000
2011 27,300
2010 26,800
2009 26,200
200825,200
2007 23,900
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Average monthly salary in public sector in Sweden 2007-2017
The average monthly salary for employees in the public sector in Sweden amounted to 32,300 Swedish kronor in 2017. During the same year the average monthly salary in the private sector was two thousand Swedish kronor higher, reaching 34,300 Swedish kronor.

Around 1.5 million employees in the public sector

     Sweden has a large public sector compared to many other countries. It employed in total around 1.5 million individuals in 2018, distributed between the central government and the municipal sector. Most of the employees were employed within the municipal sector, and among both sub-sectors most of the employees were between 25 to 54 years.  

Extensive public sector and a relatively high tax ratio

     The public sector in Sweden is extensive and covers social insurances, health care, and education among others. The public sector is financed by taxes and due to such a large public sector, Sweden has a relatively high tax ratio, which reached 44.3 percent of Sweden’s gross domestic product in 2017.
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