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Average Salary in Norway 2019

How much money does a person working in Norway make?

55,678 NOK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Norway typically earns around 55,678 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Norway

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Norway range between 7,536 NOK per month (minimum salary) to 246,549 NOK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 57,905 NOK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 57,905 NOK while the other half are earning more than 57,905 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 29,449 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 29,449 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 164,405 NOK while 25% are earning more than 164,405 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

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Norway
Average Salary 2016    =  
49,928 NOK
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
51,775 NOK
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
53,691 NOK
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
55,678 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Norway are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant37,494 NOK
Administrative Assistant27,172 NOK
Architect47,848 NOK
Attorney74,398 NOK
Biomedical Engineer47,585 NOK
CAD Drafter41,822 NOK
Cashier31,306 NOK
Chartered Accountant48,469 NOK
Chef45,310 NOK
Chief Executive Officer122,787 NOK
Chief Financial Officer114,118 NOK
Civil Engineer49,797 NOK
Civil Engineer48,920 NOK
Computer Technician40,783 NOK
Creative Director54,158 NOK
Dentist133,463 NOK
Developer / Programmer47,179 NOK
Electrical Engineer53,208 NOK
Elementary School Teacher36,994 NOK
Engineer50,284 NOK
Executive Chef45,190 NOK
Flight Attendant46,695 NOK
General Manager90,198 NOK
Graphic Designer37,143 NOK
Hotel Manager76,658 NOK
Human Resources Manager75,337 NOK
Internal Auditor57,820 NOK
Journalist52,152 NOK
Legal Assistant39,268 NOK
Mechanical Engineer50,780 NOK
Nurse41,782 NOK
Pharmacist61,881 NOK
Photographer37,348 NOK
Pilot64,936 NOK
Police Officer42,549 NOK
Project Manager58,592 NOK
Receptionist38,306 NOK
Receptionist31,209 NOK
Sales Manager87,809 NOK
Sales Representative35,188 NOK
Secondary School Teacher44,694 NOK
Secretary29,388 NOK
Teacher40,288 NOK
Teller35,155 NOK
Travel Agent45,838 NOK
Waiter / Waitress32,613 NOK

Average Hourly Wage in Norway | All Jobs

321 NOK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Norway | All Jobs is 321 NOK. This means that the average person in Norway earns approximatly 321 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
Oslo58,340 NOK
Stavanger52,615 NOK
Tromso50,803 NOK
Trondheim55,862 NOK
46848 - 207
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