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Doctoral students salary-ladder

Local collective agreement on salary setting and rise for doctoral students valid [after negotiation ended 2023-11-22] from 2023-10-01

Minimum levels:



Salary (in full-time employment) and level surcharge*


Minimum starting salary

30 600 kr


Achieved one year of net study time

31 100 kr (+500)


Completed half-time follow-up or completed licentiate degree **

32 600 kr (+1 500)


Achieved three years of net study time

34 100 kr (+1 500)


Completed doctoral degree ***

35 600 kr (+1 500)

* Since SLU's opportunities to recruit doctoral students must guide the determination of starting salary, higher starting salary can be agreed. These doctoral students shall receive the level premiums agreed.

** Salary according to level C is received retroactively after completed half-time follow-up from the first of the month after two years of net study time has been achieved.

*** The salary will be increased from the month indicated on the degree certificate. A copy of the degree certificate is sent to the Human Resources Department.

Adjusted as of 23-10-01 according to local agreement on salaries for doctoral students and others. at SLU. All doctoral students receive a salary increase of SEK 1,200. In general, the agreement looks the same as the ladder that has been agreed upon before.

Published: 2023-12-02

Updated: 2023-12-02

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