Average monthly salary in Sweden in 2018, by education level

The gap between the average monthly salary in Sweden was larger between individuals with a primary education and a secondary education, than the gap between secondary and tertiary education. On average, the monthly salary for individuals with a tertiary education amounted to 31,700 Swedish kronor. In 2018, almost 23 percent of the population in Sweden had a tertiary education.

The highest average salaries

      The industry with the highest average monthly salary in Sweden in 2017 was within financial institutions and insurance companies, where it amounted to 49,700 Swedish kronor. Even within industries the salaries may vary widely, and the highest average salary group in Sweden in 2017 was banking, finance and insurance managers, who on average earned 124,100 Swedish kronor per month.   

Women have lower salaries than men

     Not only does the salary in Sweden differ between occupations, sectors, industries, and the education and age of the employee, but in regard to these factors, men have an on average a higher salary than women. In 2017, women’s average earnings reached only 96 percent of men’s average earnings.

Average monthly salary in Sweden in 2018, by education level

Average monthly salary in SEK
Tertiary education31,700
Secondary30,400
Primary28,900
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2018

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