What do doctors get paid in Scandinavia & Germany?

What do doctors in Sweden get paid?

Experienced resident doctors earn monthly 35-40000 SEK and salary of specialists begins from 55k SEK and rises to 70k SEK per month. After taxation, this last sum remains around 45000 SEK. (Predicting the exact net salary is difficult because the Swedish taxation system is very complicated and there are a lot of possibilities for tax refunds).

What do doctors in Denmark get paid?

The minimum yearly salary is 94.000 Euro (including pension benefits). This is for a 37 hour working week and includes 6 weeks paid holiday.

You will work on a permanent contract which is regulated by a Danish collective agreement

What do doctors in Germany get paid?

A Facharzt salary begins at around €5000 per month and rises up to €8000 per month,  depending on experience and expertise. This is gross. Pension will be deducted as well as taxes and health insurance.


How Long are the Contracts?

At the moment, our clients are looking for doctors who can make a long term commitment. Typically, this means around 2 to 5 years

CV Preparation

Scandinavian hospitals like to see detailed CVs from candidates. Your CV should include all of your work history from the date you received your medical diploma to your current post. In addition, it should have a full description of the clinical work you’ve undertaken in the last two years. This information should include:

  • A brief description of the hospital facility you work in (location, size in terms of number of beds, whether acute or elective surgery or rehab, whether major hospital or district, specialties covered)
  • Size of the department you work in, sub-specialties within the department
  • Types of patients you treat and their main symptoms
  • Typical example of the numbers of patients you see each day and whether this is in an out-patient or in-patient ward
  • Types of treatment / surgery / procedures you are familiar with and the approximate numbers of each in the recent past (last 12 months)
  • The responsibility level (e.g. what types and numbers of procedures you have dealt with unsupervised, who you report to or refer complex cases to, whether you supervise or teach more junior doctors)
  • Any specialist areas of work or special interests

We have a standard CV form which we would be pleased to send to you, together with more detailed notes on how to complete it.