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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Norway 2022

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Norway?

Average Yearly Salary
914,000 NOK
( 76,200 NOK monthly)


A person working in Health and Medical in Norway typically earns around 914,000 NOK per year. Salaries range from 191,000 NOK (lowest average) to 2,730,000 NOK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Health and Medical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician1,190,000 NOK
Acute Care Nurse558,000 NOK
Administrative Director1,060,000 NOK
Admitting Clerk194,000 NOK
Admitting Manager611,000 NOK
Admitting Officer422,000 NOK
Advanced Nutrition Aide889,000 NOK
Advanced Practice Provider812,000 NOK
Allergist1,140,000 NOK
Ambulance Dispatcher440,000 NOK
Ambulance Driver430,000 NOK
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic496,000 NOK
Ambulatory Services Director882,000 NOK
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor1,030,000 NOK
Anesthesia Technician675,000 NOK
Anesthesiologist1,890,000 NOK
Anesthesiology Assistant645,000 NOK
Assistant Director of Nursing882,000 NOK
Assistant Occupational Therapist465,000 NOK
Assistant Optometrist535,000 NOK
Assistant Physical Therapist463,000 NOK
Audiologist1,080,000 NOK
Behavioral Health Specialist648,000 NOK
Biomedical Engineering Director831,000 NOK
Biomedical Engineering Technician420,000 NOK
Breast Center Manager1,870,000 NOK
Cardiac Technician432,000 NOK
Cardiology Manager1,800,000 NOK
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist654,000 NOK
Cardiovascular Specialist2,370,000 NOK
Cardiovascular Technologist864,000 NOK
Care Assistant409,000 NOK
Care Coordinator290,000 NOK
Caregiver319,000 NOK
Case Manager689,000 NOK
Central Sterile Processing Technician493,000 NOK
Charge Entry Specialist570,000 NOK
Chief of Psychology1,960,000 NOK
Chief of Surgery2,640,000 NOK
Chiropractor700,000 NOK
Clinic Assistant399,000 NOK
Clinic Manager886,000 NOK
Clinic Navigator417,000 NOK
Clinical Application Specialist541,000 NOK
Clinical Biochemist1,030,000 NOK
Clinical Cytogeneticist845,000 NOK
Clinical Data Reviewer575,000 NOK
Clinical Development Specialist692,000 NOK
Clinical Director1,670,000 NOK
Clinical Field Associate533,000 NOK
Clinical Genetic Technologist897,000 NOK
Clinical Microbiologist1,180,000 NOK
Clinical Molecular Geneticist950,000 NOK
Clinical Neuropsychologist1,190,000 NOK
Clinical Policy Developer500,000 NOK
Clinical Psychologist1,960,000 NOK
Clinical Research Coordinator673,000 NOK
Clinical Scientist1,240,000 NOK
Clinical Social Worker450,000 NOK
CME Specialist926,000 NOK
Coding Practice Manager727,000 NOK
Community Relations Manager629,000 NOK
Company Nurse374,000 NOK
Correctional Treatment Specialist1,140,000 NOK
Counseling Psychologist1,430,000 NOK
Credentialing Analyst494,000 NOK
Critical Care Nurse523,000 NOK
CT Technologist571,000 NOK
Cytogenetic Technologist820,000 NOK
Data Coordinator264,000 NOK
Dental Assistant392,000 NOK
Dental Hygienist356,000 NOK
Dental Laboratory Technician387,000 NOK
Dental Receptionist304,000 NOK
Dental Technician379,000 NOK
Dental Therapist553,000 NOK
Dentist1,480,000 NOK
Dermatologist1,770,000 NOK
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer656,000 NOK
Dietetic Technician395,000 NOK
Dietitian1,130,000 NOK
Director of Medical Staff Services1,070,000 NOK
Discharge Coordinator273,000 NOK
Dispensing Optician544,000 NOK
District Nurse464,000 NOK
Doctor1,560,000 NOK
Dosimetrist810,000 NOK
EKG Technician524,000 NOK
Emergency Department Physician1,350,000 NOK
Emergency Management Director1,430,000 NOK
Emergency Response Specialist610,000 NOK
Emergency Services Director1,610,000 NOK
Endodontist1,710,000 NOK
Endoscopic Assistant464,000 NOK
Endoscopy Technician475,000 NOK
Enterostomal Therapist737,000 NOK
Epidemiologist1,010,000 NOK
ER Registration Supervisor399,000 NOK
Exercise Physiologist1,370,000 NOK
Family Nurse Practitioner516,000 NOK
FGP Ultrasound Techncian477,000 NOK
Food Services Director734,000 NOK
Forensic Pathologist1,630,000 NOK
General Medical Practitioner1,200,000 NOK
Genetic Counselor948,000 NOK
Head Nurse555,000 NOK
Health Compliance Director1,380,000 NOK
Health Economist1,410,000 NOK
Health Information Manager763,000 NOK
Health Services Manager1,250,000 NOK
Health Systems Specialist671,000 NOK
Health Technologist802,000 NOK
Health Unit Coordinator412,000 NOK
Healthcare Assistant472,000 NOK
Healthcare Consultant854,000 NOK
Healthcare Data Analyst581,000 NOK
Hearing Aid Specialist591,000 NOK
Histotechnologist740,000 NOK
Home Health Aide431,000 NOK
Home Health Scheduler329,000 NOK
Home Nurse430,000 NOK
ICU Registered Nurse512,000 NOK
Immunologist1,100,000 NOK
Industrial Hygienist747,000 NOK
Infection Control Coordinator579,000 NOK
Infection Control Practitioner1,190,000 NOK
Infection Preventionist908,000 NOK
Informatics Nurse Specialist513,000 NOK
Informatics Practice Specialist678,000 NOK
Intake Coordinator277,000 NOK
Internist1,890,000 NOK
Interventional Radiographer902,000 NOK
Interventionist1,750,000 NOK
Invasive Cardiologist2,480,000 NOK
Lab Assistant458,000 NOK
Laboratory Manager855,000 NOK
Laboratory Technician433,000 NOK
Lead Patient Account Representative548,000 NOK
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)459,000 NOK
Low Vision Therapist1,060,000 NOK
Mammography Technician451,000 NOK
Managed Care Assistant305,000 NOK
Maternity Services Director1,290,000 NOK
MDS Coordinator508,000 NOK
Medical Administrator661,000 NOK
Medical Assistant305,000 NOK
Medical Biller329,000 NOK
Medical Billing Clerk260,000 NOK
Medical Billing Specialist525,000 NOK
Medical Coder399,000 NOK
Medical Courier332,000 NOK
Medical Director1,400,000 NOK
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager612,000 NOK
Medical Equipment Preparer492,000 NOK
Medical Forms Designer389,000 NOK
Medical Insurance Manager950,000 NOK
Medical Office Administrator552,000 NOK
Medical Office Assistant404,000 NOK
Medical Office Manager994,000 NOK
Medical Policy Manager824,000 NOK
Medical Policy Specialist536,000 NOK
Medical Project Coordinator382,000 NOK
Medical Records Administrator382,000 NOK
Medical Records Clerk180,000 NOK
Medical Records Coding Manager710,000 NOK
Medical Records Director789,000 NOK
Medical Records Transcriptionist304,000 NOK
Medical Scribe468,000 NOK
Medical Secretary306,000 NOK
Medical Staff Services Specialist617,000 NOK
Medical Technologist526,000 NOK
Medication Aide455,000 NOK
Mental Health Aide460,000 NOK
Mental Health Nurse508,000 NOK
Mental Health Technician466,000 NOK
Mental Health Therapst1,000,000 NOK
Mental Health Worker487,000 NOK
Mobile Phlebotomist369,000 NOK
MRI Technologist495,000 NOK
Music Therapist667,000 NOK
Naturopathic Physician1,840,000 NOK
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner672,000 NOK
Neonatologist1,340,000 NOK
Neurodiagnostic Techncian483,000 NOK
Neurologist1,890,000 NOK
Neurophysiology Technologist545,000 NOK
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant424,000 NOK
Nuclear Medical Technician664,000 NOK
Nuclear Medicine Physician1,530,000 NOK
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist683,000 NOK
Nurse459,000 NOK
Nurse Educator541,000 NOK
Nurse Midwife586,000 NOK
Nurse Practitioner587,000 NOK
Nursing Assistant413,000 NOK
Nursing Coordinator574,000 NOK
Nursing Director1,110,000 NOK
Nursing Services Instructor514,000 NOK
Nursing Supervisor730,000 NOK
Nutrition Assistant474,000 NOK
Nutrition Services Aide570,000 NOK
Obstetrician / Gynecologist1,650,000 NOK
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant475,000 NOK
Occupational Health Advisor914,000 NOK
Occupational Health Safety Specialist855,000 NOK
Occupational Therapist742,000 NOK
Oncology Specialty Representative559,000 NOK
Operating Room Scheduler423,000 NOK
Operating Room Services Director1,400,000 NOK
Ophthalmic Assistant512,000 NOK
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician492,000 NOK
Ophthalmologist1,240,000 NOK
Optician1,090,000 NOK
Optometrist1,220,000 NOK
Oral Surgeon1,860,000 NOK
Orthodontic Assistant395,000 NOK
Orthodontist1,750,000 NOK
Orthopedic Technician500,000 NOK
Orthoptist1,400,000 NOK
Orthotist1,350,000 NOK
Pathology Assistant453,000 NOK
Patient Account Represenatative481,000 NOK
Patient Care Coordinator585,000 NOK
Patient Care Manager848,000 NOK
Patient Care Services Executive714,000 NOK
Patient Care Technician438,000 NOK
Patient Management Coordinator399,000 NOK
Patient Registrar335,000 NOK
Patient Relations Manager773,000 NOK
Patient Representative420,000 NOK
Patient Safety Manager744,000 NOK
Patient Safety Specialist601,000 NOK
Patient Services Coordinator663,000 NOK
Patient Services Director905,000 NOK
Patient Sitter387,000 NOK
Pediatrician1,430,000 NOK
Perfusionist1,520,000 NOK
Periodontist1,660,000 NOK
Perioperative Aide614,000 NOK
Personal Support Worker364,000 NOK
Phlebotomist361,000 NOK
Physical Therapist998,000 NOK
Physical Therapy Aide390,000 NOK
Physical Therapy Assistant414,000 NOK
Physical Therapy Director1,110,000 NOK
Physician1,510,000 NOK
Physician - Anesthesiology2,200,000 NOK
Physician - Cardiology2,270,000 NOK
Physician - CCU1,240,000 NOK
Physician - Dermatology1,860,000 NOK
Physician - Emergency Room1,340,000 NOK
Physician - Endocrinology1,650,000 NOK
Physician - Family Practice1,220,000 NOK
Physician - Gastroenterology1,600,000 NOK
Physician - Generalist1,360,000 NOK
Physician - Geriatrics1,130,000 NOK
Physician - Hematology / Oncology1,520,000 NOK
Physician - Immunology / Allergy1,790,000 NOK
Physician - Infectious Disease1,470,000 NOK
Physician - Internal Medicine1,900,000 NOK
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine1,470,000 NOK
Physician - Nephrology1,910,000 NOK
Physician - Neurology1,840,000 NOK
Physician - Nuclear Medicine1,500,000 NOK
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology1,690,000 NOK
Physician - Occupational Medicine1,260,000 NOK
Physician - Ophthalmology1,140,000 NOK
Physician - Otolaryngology1,140,000 NOK
Physician - Pain Medicine1,020,000 NOK
Physician - Pathology1,380,000 NOK
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology1,650,000 NOK
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology1,510,000 NOK
Physician - Pediatrics1,460,000 NOK
Physician - Physiatry1,530,000 NOK
Physician - Podiatry1,490,000 NOK
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine1,130,000 NOK
Physician - Radiation Therapy1,790,000 NOK
Physician - Radiology1,900,000 NOK
Physician - Rheumatology1,620,000 NOK
Physician - Sports Medicine1,540,000 NOK
Physician - Urology2,130,000 NOK
Physician Assistant955,000 NOK
Physiotherapist1,130,000 NOK
Podiatrist1,070,000 NOK
Practice Manager1,190,000 NOK
Pre Authorization Case Manager713,000 NOK
Preventive Medicine Physician1,420,000 NOK
Program Coordinator285,000 NOK
Project Manager693,000 NOK
Prosthetist1,160,000 NOK
Prosthodontist1,710,000 NOK
Psychiatric Nurse465,000 NOK
Psychiatric Technician450,000 NOK
Psychiatrist1,620,000 NOK
Psychololgist1,630,000 NOK
Psychometrician1,350,000 NOK
Psychometrist773,000 NOK
Public Health Analyst1,070,000 NOK
Public Health Social Worker284,000 NOK
Public Health Specialist1,090,000 NOK
Quality Assurance Manager810,000 NOK
Radiation Therapist1,680,000 NOK
Radiation Therapy Technologist653,000 NOK
Radiographer1,040,000 NOK
Radiography Technologist695,000 NOK
Radiologic Technologist664,000 NOK
Radiologist1,640,000 NOK
Radiology Manager1,560,000 NOK
Radiology Technologist707,000 NOK
Registered Nurse469,000 NOK
Registered Nurse Case Manager597,000 NOK
Registered Respiratory Therapist969,000 NOK
Rehabilitation Director1,290,000 NOK
Rehabilitation Services Manager1,530,000 NOK
Respiratory Care Practitioner1,310,000 NOK
Respiratory Manager923,000 NOK
Respiratory Therapist949,000 NOK
Respiratory Therapy Technician554,000 NOK
School Nurse422,000 NOK
Skin Care Specialist891,000 NOK
Sonographer690,000 NOK
Sonography Technologist656,000 NOK
Speech and Language Pathologist994,000 NOK
Staff Nurse486,000 NOK
Surgeon1,810,000 NOK
Surgeon - Burn1,850,000 NOK
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic2,460,000 NOK
Surgeon - Heart Transplant2,580,000 NOK
Surgeon - Neurology2,360,000 NOK
Surgeon - Orthopedic2,570,000 NOK
Surgeon - Pediatric2,180,000 NOK
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive2,440,000 NOK
Surgeon - Trauma1,880,000 NOK
Surgical Assistant610,000 NOK
Surgical Instrument Techncian603,000 NOK
Surgical Technologist615,000 NOK
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager701,000 NOK
Theatre Manager831,000 NOK
Treatment Services Director1,670,000 NOK
Ultrasonographer552,000 NOK
Ultrasound Technologist540,000 NOK
Urologist2,130,000 NOK
Utilization Review Nurse482,000 NOK
Vascular Technologist462,000 NOK
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist979,000 NOK
Ward Manager814,000 NOK
Wellness Coordinator610,000 NOK
X-Ray Technologist647,000 NOK

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Norway

Median and salary distribution yearly Norway Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Norway range from 191,000 NOK per year (minimum average salary) to 2,730,000 NOK per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 987,000 NOK per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 987,000 NOK while the other half are earning more than 987,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 530,000 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 530,000 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 2,010,000 NOK while 25% are earning more than 2,010,000 NOK.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Norway costs anywhere from 255,000 Norwegian Krone(s) to 765,000 Norwegian Krone(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Norway Health and Medical
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Norway who work in Health and Medical earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

933,000 NOK
895,000 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Norway for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly Norway
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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Norway

How much are annual salary increments in Norway for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical professionals in Norway are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Norway Health and Medical
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Norway / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Norway is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Norway for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Norway

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Norway Health and Medical
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Health and Medical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

42% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Norway

440 NOK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Norway is 440 NOK. This means that the average person in Norway earns approximately 440 NOK for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical yearly Norway
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Oslo958,000 NOK
Stavanger864,000 NOK
Tromso834,000 NOK
Trondheim917,000 NOK

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Norway earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
596,000 NOK
Public Sector+5%
628,000 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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