Average monthly salary of dentists in the private sector in Sweden 2018, by gender

The average salary for a dentist employed in the private sector in Sweden in 2018 was lower than the average salaries, without regard to sector, and was 46,100 Swedish kronor. The average salaries for women were 45,000 Swedish kronor and for men 48,100. Average monthly salary for dentists in Sweden increased from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, monthly salary for both men and women reached 48,100 Swedish kronor. The average monthly salary for men was 50,300 Swedish kronor, while the average monthly salary for female dentists was 46,900 Swedish kronor.

Higher salary in county councils for dentists

   Compared to many other industries or occupations in Sweden, the average salaries for dentists in private sector were lower than the average salaries for dentists employed in the county councils. Within the county council, the average salary for dentists was 49.9 thousand Swedish kronor, 48,600 for women and 52,300 Swedish kronor for men.

More women than men working as dentists in county councils

   Dental care in Sweden is practiced either by Folktandvården, which is the county council-managed dental care, or by private dentists, which are usually single, free-standing clinics. In 2018, there were 2,500 dentists working in county councils in Sweden. Among them, 1,700 were women and 850 were men.

Average monthly salary of dentists in the private sector in Sweden in 2018, by gender

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May 2019



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The source adds the following information: "The average monthly salary is calculated as the sum of the individual’s full-time salary divided by the number of individuals."

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