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.
The wages in Sweden differ based on several factors, such as the industry and gender of an employee:
|Mining and quarrying||3581||3570|
|Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply||3979||3785|
|Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities||3212||3366|
|Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||3345||2772|
|Transportation and storage||2946||3008|
|Accommodation and food service activities||2404||2302|
|Information and communication||4624||4123|
|Financial and insurance activities||5453||4020|
|Real estate activities||3581||3355|
|Professional, scientific and technical activities||4286||3724|
|Administrative and support service activities||2772||2701|
|Public administration and defence; compulsory social security||3632||3458|
|Human health and social work activities||3069||2813|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||3018||2823|
|Other service activities||3212||2987|
The standard workweek in Sweden is 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.
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.