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The salaries of Swedish managers come under the microscope - how much do Swedish bosses earn?Tuesday, 20 March 2012
The average manager in Sweden earn Skr38 000 a month and most will
earned that in the financial industry in Stockholm, while the lowest
wages paid managers are in the public sector and on the island of
Gotland, recent data from statistics from Ledarna, a Swedish
Organization for Managers show.
"We see that management salaries are not that high. Most managers have
very modest salaries as opposed to the media landscape in which
managers have very high salaries, "said Annika Elias, president of the
The Leaderna every year build up statistics that represent wages for
Sweden’s some 500,000 managers. Almost one in eight employed in Sweden
is a person with managerial responsibility.
The latest statistics show that Swedish managers have a median salary
of Skr38 000 a month, but that there are large variations between
different regions of the country. This compares with the median wage
last year of Skr36 500.
Swedish managers in executive positions have median salary of Skr68000
a month including taxable benefits. Senior managers have a median
salary of Skr58 300 per month, middle managers earn Skr41 100 and the
lower heads - about half of all managersSkr33 000 a month.
Four out of ten managers have variable pay such as bonuses.
The managers who serve at their best with big financial responsibility,
often titled finance directors or technical directors and works in
Stockholm and Skåne have changed jobs frequently. The lowest paid
managers have the title of such as restaurant manager and head of
school feeding and who live in the Island of Gotland and in Värmland.
Many of the managers who earn at least have large groups of staff in areas such as restaurant and cleaning.
"It is remarkable that the leadership is rewarded so low. I think most
people agree that a good manager helps the company's growth and
profitability. The risk is that managers choose not to work with the
active leadership if it is not rewarded, "said Annika Elias.
The gap between salaries in the private and public sector amounted to
Skr2, 200 a month in 2011 - a change in trend with which means the
difference has decreased. 2010 the difference in pay was Skr1600 per
The pay gap between women and men is unchanged for Skr1700 per month.
By Scancomark.se Team
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