Average monthly salary in private sector in Sweden 2014-2018

The average monthly salary in the private sector in Sweden in 2018 was two thousand Swedish kronor higher than the average monthly salary in the public sector. During that year, the average salary in the private sector amounted to 35,200 Swedish kronor per month.  

The majority of employees work in the private sector

      Most of the inhabitants with a job in 2018 were employed in the private sector, reaching roughly 3.1 million inhabitants. Among the employees in the public sector, the largest group were municipal workers, amounting to around 1.2 million people, while around 304 thousand worked for the central government.   

Banking, finance and insurance managers earn the most

     The average salary in the private sector amounted to 34,300 Swedish kronor in 2018, but the salaries between occupations and industries may vary widely. For example, the occupation with the highest average salary in 2017 was managers in banking, finance or insurance companies, where the average salary amounted to 124,100 Swedish kronor per month.

Average monthly salary in private sector in Sweden from 2014 to 2018

Average monthly salary in SEK
201835,200
201734,300
201633,400
201532,700
201432,200
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

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