The most common occupations in Sweden – with the highest salary

Just because a job is considered common and that many work in that occupational group, it does not have to mean that you make bad money.

Statistics Sweden has listed the 30 most common occupations in Sweden, and based on those statistics News24 compiled the six professions, of the 30 most common, which have the highest average monthly salary and thus earn the most money.

The six jobs are sorted from most common to less common. These are the most common jobs in Sweden, which are the most well paid:

Business salesman

A business salesperson simply sells goods and services to other companies. Something that among the industry people is called “business to business”, or “B2B”.

Average monthly salary: SEK 42,600

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Software and system developer

A software developer often creates and develops apps, games, software and information systems, and a system developer works to develop and develop computer and IT systems.

Average monthly salary: SEK 43,100

Planners and investigators, etc.

This professional group generally works with planning, investigating and handling matters in the public sector, companies and organizations. Examples of some common tasks as investigators are to prepare proposals, follow up and also review activities.

Average monthly salary: SEK 38,100

Undergraduate nurse

An undergraduate nurse has completed a three-year education, and then often works in the hospitals’ care departments, in elderly care, in health centers, but can also work as a health advisor in telephone and internet services.

Average monthly salary: SEK 36,700

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Management and organization developer

Organizational developers can, for example, work with changing companies and organizations’ individual and group processes. They are often good at personal development, communication and conflict management.

Average monthly salary: SEK 50,400

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Master of Science in electrical engineering works, among other things, to create smart solutions in manufacturing, data communication and energy supply. You can do everything from design, production to development and research.

Average monthly salary: SEK 45,100

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