Work in Sweden

Getting a job and working in Sweden is one of the reasons why one might want to acquire a residence permit in Europe (an example of this would be a residence permit in Latvia). Working in Sweden also allows you to enjoy all the benefits of residing in the EU, such as freedom of moving in the Schengen area, the chance to be employed and do business in the member-states with fewer requirement, as well as travel to European destinations without the need for a visa (with some exceptions).


As of now, there are approximately 135 898 vacancies available in Sweden. That is 2.7% of all the job positions, both occupied and vacant, in the country.

Wages and expenses

In Sweden the average salary is EUR 3194.

A single person in Sweden spends an average of EUR 807 per month, not including rent.

Wage distribution

The wages in Sweden differ based on several factors, such as the industry and gender of an employee:

Wage distirbution by gender and insustry in Sweden (in EUR)
Mining and quarrying35813570
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply39793785
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities32123366
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles33452772
Transportation and storage29463008
Accommodation and food service activities24042302
Information and communication46244123
Financial and insurance activities54534020
Real estate activities35813355
Professional, scientific and technical activities42863724
Administrative and support service activities27722701
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security36323458
Human health and social work activities30692813
Arts, entertainment and recreation30182823
Other service activities32122987


The standard workweek in Sweden is 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

Useful resources

If you are planning to work in Sweden, it is useful to know the following information and contacts of organizations.

Work permit services

If you are interested in working in Sweden, you need to obtain a work permit and a residence permit (which in some cases are obtained simultaneously). For this you can use the help of our legal team - we provide consultations, find the best solutions to your unique case and deliver legal assisstance of all kinds. So contact us by using the form on the upper right side of the page, and start a journey to your dream job in Sweden.