Average regulated remuneration: EUR 200 per month in case of education contract: The standard EUR 100 per month, payable up to 9 months, available for all upper secondary students + EUR 100 per month of 'Apprentice compensation' as travel and meal cost reimbursement available specifically for on-the-job periods, payable up to 9 months.
Level in PPS per year (average): EUR 1,429.71 (The figure refers to the allowance paid by the State)
Level in PPS per hour (average): na
Share of national minimum wage: nap
Share of the average salary of worker: approx. 7-8% if the apprentice has an education contract only (which is most often the case) and receives the state allowance of EUR 200 per month.
Estimate is based on the average salary in vocational occupations, which generally ranges between EUR 2,500 EUR and EUR 3,000. If an apprentice has a work contract (which is rarely the case), in the construction sector the wages of the apprentice should be between 45% and 88% (45%; 60%; 65%; 75%; or 88%) of the wages of fully qualified craftsmen at the workplace. This would imply a wage of an approximate range of EUR 1,000 and EUR 2,650 per month, as the average wages of qualified construction workers lies at approximately EUR 3,000 per month. No data for other sectors.
Paid by: employer, apprentice, the state
Rights: Many aspects of social insurance depend on residence rather than on employment status. Employment-related social insurance costs for apprentices occur only if the employer hires the apprentice on an apprentice employment contract, which is relatively rare. In such case, the general Labour Code applies and the standard provisions regarding social insurance, applicable on all employment forms, do apply (e.g. the Employment Protection Act). There is no social insurance, or social insurance costs, specifically for apprentices.
Employees are through social insurance entitled to the following work-based benefits: pregnancy benefit, parental benefit at the sickness benefit level and basic level, temporary parental benefit, income-based old age pension, sickness benefit, rehabilitation and rehabilitation allowance, occupational injury compensation, income-related sickness or activity compensation, benefit for care of closely related persons, child pension, adjustment pension, widow’s pension.
The following are residence-based benefits: parental benefit at the minimum level and basic level, child allowance, extended child allowance, adoption allowance if you adopt a child who does not live in Sweden or is not a Swedish citizen, maintenance support, housing allowance, special housing supplement for pensioners, old age pension in the form of guarantee pension, income support for the elderly, special pension supplement to old age pension for long-term care of a sick or disabled child, attendance allowance, disability allowance and childcare allowance, car allowance, rehabilitation and special allowance for rehabilitation, national dental care subsidy, compensation under reciprocal health care arrangement across Scandinavia, sickness benefit in special cases, sickness or activity compensation in the form of guarantee benefit, widow’s pension and adjustment pension in the form of guarantee pension, survivor’s support.