The average monthly salary in Sweden last year was SEK 28,400 ($4,400), according to Statistiska centralbyrån (Statistics Sweden) it has increased with SEK 4,100 ($640) since 2005.

Stockbrokers make the most money, with an average of SEK 84,000 ($13,000) monthly - comparable to the average Wall Street salary in 2010 according to WSJ.

Reindeer management and working at cafés are at the other, low end with SEK 19,000 monthly ($2,950). Salaries are expected to increase with 2.5 to 3% this year, according to preliminary prognoses from Medlingsinstitutet (National Mediation Office). The difference in salaries between women and men are 14.3%.