Benefits and conditions

At Chalmers, you have a great opportunity to influence your work – how you work, what you do and when. We have generous annual leave rules to allow you to recharge your batteries, the opportunity to work remotely and good arrangements for parents, among other benefits. It is important for us that you have a good work/life balance.

Working hours

You have a lot of control over your working hours, and you can also work remotely up to two days a week for most roles.. We offer flexitime for those who work in operational support and non-regulated working hours for teachers, researchers or doctoral students. You can optimise your working hours with your manager and colleagues. Chalmers also has a declared ambition to be a parent-friendly workplace, which means, for example, that no meetings should be arranged at times that prevent parents from picking up and dropping off children, unless agreed in advance.


Every now and again you need to recharge your batteries. Chalmers therefore has generous benefits when it comes to leave.

You have at least 28 days of paid annual leave, increasing to 31 days from the year you turn 30. This rises to 35 days in the year in which you turn 40.

You get your annual leave in the current year, and you also have up to 21 national holidays off. The working day is also shortened ahead of certain public holidays.

In the case of parental leave, Chalmers supplements the payment from Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) with parental pay until the child is 18 months old and Chalmers also pays a supplement in the case of leave for childcare (VAB).


We want you to spend time on your well-being. We know that in the long run it is beneficial for the whole of Chalmers and therefore we have a number of wellness benefits.

You are paid SEK 2,000 per annum to spend on wellness. In addition, Chalmers gives you the opportunity to do some form of physical activity for one hour a week during paid working hours. Both campuses also have fitness centres with gyms and several free activities, such as yoga and step-up.

Occupational health service

You can visit our occupational health service if you feel you are at risk of or are experiencing health problems related to your work situation. You can normally get an appointment within a week.

Occupational glasses

You are offered an eye test and occupational glasses if you need them.

Pharmaceutical benefit

As a Chalmers employee, we reimburse your expenditure for prescription drugs until you have reached the high-cost threshold.

Sick leave

If you fall ill, we try to offer rehabilitation measures at an early stage so that you can return to work as soon as possible. If you are ill, we share the responsibility for your benefits with the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.

  • Chalmers pays for the first 14 days of a period of sick leave, during which sick pay is 80% of normal salary. 
  • The Swedish Social Insurance Agency pays you benefits from day 15 of your sick leave.
  • Chalmers supplements the benefits you receive from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.

Read more about payment levels in our collective agreement (Only in Swedish):


Just as we look after your best interests during your working life, we also want to ensure that you have a comfortable life after you have stopped working for us. Here are some examples of benefits relating to your pension.

Occupational pension

As a Chalmers employee, you are covered by the PA16 national occupational pension agreement. This means that we make payments to your occupational pension each month.

Salary change

With us, you have the opportunity to save for an extended pension known as salary change. This means that you can save part of your gross salary for your occupational pension in a favourable way. This boosts the occupational pension that the employer already pays.


When you work at Chalmers, you are covered by several different types of insurance, including if you go on a business trip and if you are injured at work or on your way to or from work.

Survivor’s pension

Our agreement also includes a so-called survivor’s pension, money that is paid to your family if you die. In some pension agreements, survivor’s pensions are also called family pensions.

Sickness pension

If you receive sick pay or activity benefit from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, you may be entitled to an additional benefit from SPV. This benefit is called a sickness pension.

The Job Security Foundation

When you leave Chalmers, you can receive support from the Job Security Foundation if you have worked for us for at least two years. Support is offered in the form of various efforts to find new employment and, in some cases, financial assistance. Support and possible payment depend on the length and scope of your employment.