Here you will find information about the salary setting process at the university, in the form of the salary policy and the salary criteria that exist at the university - local agreement from the latest salary setting, an agreement on how the salary setting at the university will be implemented for members of the Saco-S association, but also a link to "Saco salary search", etc.

Published: Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

Last updated: Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

Wage setting at the university is based on a framework agreement for wages within the state (RALS) which has been signed between Saco-S and the Swedish Employers' Agency, which you can reach via the following link (in Swedish only):

During the previous year, this agreement was evaluated internally within Saco-S and from what we understand, discussions about the agreement during the year will begin with the Swedish Employers' Agency.

The university also has a number of local agreements related to wage setting, as well as salaries and other remuneration. For doctoral students, there is a local agreement on salary, as well as for hourly-employed technical and administrative staff. In addition, there is a local agreement on OB (unsocial hours) compensation for teachers. You can reach these agreements via the link below (in Swedish only):

The salary policy and the salary criteria that exist at the university have been revised relatively recently and the salary criteria now contain criteria that apply to all employees, as well as in-depth criteria for teachers and researchers, for technical and administrative staff and for managers. You can reach salary policy and current salary criteria via the link below:

The basis for the wage setting that is made at the university is also an agreement between the Saco-S association and the employer, which mainly regulates the wage setting process itself. You can reach the said agreement via the link below (in Swedish only):

Revised agreement RALS 2020-2022

In connection with the termination of a salary revision - an agreement is written that regulates the salary for the members who declined the employer's proposal for a new salary. This agreement also contains an appendix (Appendix 2) with measures that the parties agree should / need to be developed in the forthcoming salary revision. In recent years, there has also been an additional appendix (Appendix 3) that contains things that the Saco-S association believes need to be improved regarding wage setting - but where the employer does not have the same opinion. You can find these attachments via the link below (in Swedish only):

Excerpt from local agreement RALS 2021 - Bilaga 2 and Bilaga 3

The Saco-S association has made an evaluation of the salary setting process in the last five salary revisions. You can access the latest of these evaluations, which also includes comparisons from previous pay audits, via the link below (in Swedish only):

Results of evaluation RALS 2021

At a national level, an evaluation by SULF regarding the wage setting process at colleges and universities was carried out during the previous year. You can access the report "Salary-setting conversations as a salary-setting model in the higher education sector - evaluation" via the link below (in Swedish only):

To get an idea of ​​the salary situation, Saco union members can use "Saco Salary Search" which you can reach via the link below (in Swedish only):

Since SULF is the Saco-S union at the university that has the most members, it is also our contact union - from which we take support in trade union issues. Below is a link to SULF's website which deals with salary and salary setting:

If you have questions about salary and salary setting, you are welcome to contact someone in the Saco-S Association's negotiating delegation for salaries:

Jan Andersson (

Gunilla Gunnarsson (

Karina Petersson (