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Average Salary in Norway 2018

How much money does a person working in Norway make?

44,172 NOK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Norway typically earns around 44,172 NOK per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Norway | All Jobs

25% of people earn
31,667 NOK
or less
50% of people earn
40,000 NOK
or less
75% of people earn
54,000 NOK
or less
10,000 NOK
40,000 NOK
100,000 NOK

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Norway range between 10,000 NOK per month (minimum salary) to 100,000 NOK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 40,000 NOK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 40,000 NOK while the other half are earning more than 40,000 NOK. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 31,667 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 31,667 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 54,000 NOK while 25% are earning more than 54,000 NOK.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

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Salary Trend and Forecast in Norway

How are Norway salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
40,660 NOK
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
41,799 NOK
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
42,969 NOK
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
44,172 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Norway are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Norway | All Jobs

227 NOK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Norway | All Jobs is 227 NOK. This means that the average person in Norway earns approximatly 227 NOK for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Alesund50,833 NOK
Bergen42,465 NOK
Drammen31,944 NOK
Kristiansand38,375 NOK
Oslo43,777 NOK
Stavanger52,423 NOK
Tonsberg37,917 NOK
Tromso29,661 NOK
Trondheim52,721 NOK
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