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Electrical Engineer Average Salary in Norway 2019

How much money does an Electrical Engineer make in Norway?

53,208 NOK per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Norway typically earns around 53,208 NOK per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Electrical Engineer Salary Distribution in Norway

Median and salary distribution monthly Norway Electrical Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Electrical Engineer salaries in Norway range between 21,815 NOK per month (minimum salary) to 81,940 NOK per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 55,336 NOK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 55,336 NOK while the other half are earning more than 55,336 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 people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 34,718 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 34,718 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 74,129 NOK while 25% are earning more than 74,129 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

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
25,122 NOK
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
34,441 NOK
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
43,460 NOK
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
52,479 NOK
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
61,498 NOK
20+ Years    +24%  
76,228 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level. An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 25,122 NOK per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 34,441 NOK per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 43,460 NOK per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 52,479 NOK per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 61,498 NOK per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 76,228 NOK per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Norway Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
31,736 NOK
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
44,362 NOK
Master's Degree    +41%  
62,399 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 31,736 NOK per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 44,362 NOK per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 62,399 NOK per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Norway Electrical Engineer


Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
48,153 NOK
Male    +21%  
58,262 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Electrical Engineer employees in Norway earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Norway Electrical Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
45,493 NOK
Public Sector    +34%  
60,923 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Electrical Engineer employees in Norway earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Norway Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Norway

How are Electrical Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Norway Electrical Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
47,713 NOK
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
49,478 NOK
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
51,309 NOK
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
53,208 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Electrical Engineer 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.

Electrical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Norway

307 NOK per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Norway for Electrical Engineer is 307 NOK. This means that the average Electrical Engineer in Norway earns approximatly 307 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.

Electrical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical Engineer and Engineering monthly NorwayWe compared Norway salaries for Electrical Engineer, Engineering, and All Jobs and we found that Electrical Engineer salaries are 7% more than those of Engineering. We also found out that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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Autocad Operator40,661 NOK-24%
Automation Engineer55,170 NOK+4%
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Bridge and Lock Tender48,600 NOK-9%
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CAD Design Engineer45,948 NOK-14%
CAD Designer40,504 NOK-24%
CAE Engineer46,421 NOK-13%
Ceramics Engineer46,129 NOK-13%
Civil Engineer49,797 NOK-6%
Commissioning Engineer49,505 NOK-7%
Communications Engineer53,486 NOK+1%
Condition Monitoring Engineer43,222 NOK-19%
Contract Associate Engineer49,989 NOK-6%
Control Systems Engineer48,420 NOK-9%
Controls Engineer48,624 NOK-9%
Controls Software Engineer50,189 NOK-6%
Corrosion Engineer48,376 NOK-9%
Design Engineer51,941 NOK-2%
Drafter36,178 NOK-32%
Drafting Manager52,185 NOK-2%
Drilling Engineer49,548 NOK-7%
Electrical Draughtsman32,061 NOK-40%
Electrical Engineer53,208 NOK=
Electrical Engineering Manager59,733 NOK+12%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist52,517 NOK-1%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler48,189 NOK-9%
Energy Engineer57,931 NOK+9%
Engine Assembler36,525 NOK-31%
Engineer50,284 NOK-5%
Engineering Account Manager46,137 NOK-13%
Engineering Chief Designer51,669 NOK-3%
Engineering Consultant54,686 NOK+3%
Engineering Key Account Manager54,799 NOK+3%
Engineering Lab Technician42,847 NOK-19%
Engineering Planning Manager60,054 NOK+13%
Engineering Production Manager63,058 NOK+19%
Engineering Project Analyst52,623 NOK-1%
Engineering Project Coordinator 48,435 NOK-9%
Engineering Project Director59,240 NOK+11%
Engineering Project Manager58,835 NOK+11%
Engineering Research and Development Manager61,813 NOK+16%
Engineering Safety Coordinator44,434 NOK-16%
Engineering Sales Manager60,906 NOK+14%
Engineering Technician43,146 NOK-19%
Engineering Technologist44,397 NOK-17%
Environmental Engineer51,121 NOK-4%
Equipment Engineer45,285 NOK-15%
Equipment Engineering Manager58,555 NOK+10%
Estimator49,493 NOK-7%
Fabrication Specialist43,807 NOK-18%
Fabricator36,763 NOK-31%
Facade Engineer54,101 NOK+2%
Fiber Analyst40,117 NOK-25%
Field Engineer46,421 NOK-13%
Field Engineering Manager64,877 NOK+22%
Fire Engineer51,069 NOK-4%
Fitter and Turner28,204 NOK-47%
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Generation Engineer57,635 NOK+8%
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Geological Engineer55,823 NOK+5%
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic40,347 NOK-24%
Highway Engineer43,797 NOK-18%
HSE Professional44,694 NOK-16%
HVAC Engineer52,176 NOK-2%
HVAC Supervisor50,479 NOK-5%
Industrial Engineer46,895 NOK-12%
Industrial Engineering Technologist48,316 NOK-9%
Instrument Engineer52,075 NOK-2%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer52,785 NOK-1%
Instrumentation Engineer52,891 NOK-1%
Instrumentation Manager62,368 NOK+17%
Irrigation Engineer45,095 NOK-15%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer51,466 NOK-3%
Locomotive Engineer49,973 NOK-6%
Maintenance Engineer47,349 NOK-11%
Maintenance Fitter33,458 NOK-37%
Maintenance Manager57,154 NOK+7%
Manufacturing Engineer52,176 NOK-2%
Marine Engineer47,062 NOK-12%
Materials Engineer47,369 NOK-11%
Materials Researcher53,139 NOK-0%
Materials Technician46,421 NOK-13%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer53,708 NOK+1%
Mechanical Design Engineer53,841 NOK+1%
Mechanical Designer45,192 NOK-15%
Mechanical Engineer50,780 NOK-5%
Mechanical Engineering Manager63,058 NOK+19%
Mechanical Inspector47,878 NOK-10%
Mechatronics Engineer48,221 NOK-9%
Mining Engineer45,339 NOK-15%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer58,153 NOK+9%
Optical Engineer44,456 NOK-16%
Optical Instrument Assembler42,434 NOK-20%
PCB Assembler33,780 NOK-37%
Photonics Engineer56,524 NOK+6%
Photonics Technician44,255 NOK-17%
Pipeline Engineer45,095 NOK-15%
Piping Designer42,548 NOK-20%
Piping Engineer46,232 NOK-13%
Planning Engineer47,653 NOK-10%
Pressure Vessel Inspector33,653 NOK-37%
Principal Cost Engineer54,358 NOK+2%
Principal Engineer51,435 NOK-3%
Principal Support Engineer47,937 NOK-10%
Process Engineer48,532 NOK-9%
Process Operator41,541 NOK-22%
Product Development Engineer51,307 NOK-4%
Product Development Technician43,482 NOK-18%
Product Engineer48,979 NOK-8%
Product Safety Engineer49,589 NOK-7%
Production Engineer51,738 NOK-3%
Project Engineer50,552 NOK-5%
Proposal Manager60,051 NOK+13%
Purchasing Engineer50,187 NOK-6%
Quality Assurance Engineer45,379 NOK-15%
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Robotics Engineer56,600 NOK+6%
Robotics Technician49,548 NOK-7%
Safety Engineer45,854 NOK-14%
Safety Inspector44,694 NOK-16%
Safety Manager54,791 NOK+3%
Safety Officer39,862 NOK-25%
Sales Engineer46,232 NOK-13%
Scheduling Engineer42,720 NOK-20%
Service Engineer53,673 NOK+1%
Solar Engineer50,146 NOK-6%
Staff Engineer46,421 NOK-13%
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Stationary Engineer45,157 NOK-15%
Stress Engineer47,515 NOK-11%
Structural Analysis Engineer50,582 NOK-5%
Structural Designer43,903 NOK-17%
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Surveyor38,781 NOK-27%
Technical Affairs Officer39,611 NOK-26%
Technical Assistant40,370 NOK-24%
Technical Engineer42,055 NOK-21%
Technical Support Engineer43,903 NOK-17%
Tender Engineer43,146 NOK-19%
Test Development Engineer47,378 NOK-11%
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Validation Engineer48,221 NOK-9%
Verification Engineer47,954 NOK-10%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Oslo56,670 NOK
Stavanger51,944 NOK
Tromso52,553 NOK
Trondheim52,820 NOK
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