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Beauty Therapist Average Salary in Norway 2022

How much money does a Beauty Therapist make in Norway?

Average Yearly Salary
499,000 NOK
( 41,600 NOK monthly)


A person working as a Beauty Therapist in Norway typically earns around 499,000 NOK per year. Salaries range from 230,000 NOK (lowest) to 793,000 NOK (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Beauty Therapist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Beauty Therapist Salary Distribution in Norway

Median and salary distribution yearly Norway Beauty Therapist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Beauty Therapist salaries in Norway range from 230,000 NOK per year (minimum salary) to 793,000 NOK per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 539,000 NOK per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Beauty Therapist(s) are earning less than 539,000 NOK while the other half are earning more than 539,000 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 Beauty Therapist(s) are earning less than 346,000 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 346,000 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Beauty Therapist(s) are earning less than 719,000 NOK while 25% are earning more than 719,000 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

Beauty Therapist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Beauty Therapist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Beauty Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 261,000 NOK per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 348,000 NOK per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 514,000 NOK per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Beauty Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 627,000 NOK per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 683,000 NOK per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 740,000 NOK per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Beauty Therapist average salary change by experience in Norway

0 - 2 Years
261,000 NOK
2 - 5 Years+34%
348,000 NOK
5 - 10 Years+48%
514,000 NOK
10 - 15 Years+22%
627,000 NOK
15 - 20 Years+9%
683,000 NOK
20+ Years+8%
740,000 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Beauty Therapist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Beauty Therapist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Beauty Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Beauty Therapist is 303,000 NOK per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 585,000 NOK per year, 93% more than someone having a High School degree.

Beauty Therapist average salary difference by education level in Norway

High School
303,000 NOK
Certificate or Diploma+93%
585,000 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Beauty Therapist Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Beauty Therapist employees in Norway earn 4% less than their female counterparts on average.

489,000 NOK
509,000 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Norway for all Careers

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Beauty Therapist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Norway

How much are annual salary increments in Norway for Beauty Therapist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Beauty Therapist(s) in Norway are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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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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Beauty Therapist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Norway

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Norway Beauty Therapist
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A Beauty Therapist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% 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.

Beauty Therapist Average Hourly Wage in Norway

240 NOK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Norway is 240 NOK. This means that the average Beauty Therapist in Norway earns approximately 240 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.

Beauty Therapist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Beauty Therapist and Fitness / Hair / Beauty yearly Norway
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The average salary for Beauty Therapist is 1% less than that of Fitness / Hair / Beauty. Also, Fitness / Hair / Beauty salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aromatherapist629,000 NOK+26%
Art Therapist464,000 NOK-7%
Assistant Spa Manager495,000 NOK-1%
Beauty Advisor476,000 NOK-5%
Beauty Educator544,000 NOK+9%
Beauty Shop Coordinator331,000 NOK-34%
Beauty Supply Manager779,000 NOK+56%
Beauty Therapist499,000 NOK+0%
Cosmetic Sales254,000 NOK-49%
Cosmetologist393,000 NOK-21%
Day Spa Manager882,000 NOK+77%
Esthetician215,000 NOK-57%
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator518,000 NOK+4%
Fitness Instructor335,000 NOK-33%
Hair Replacement Specialist710,000 NOK+42%
Hair Stylist275,000 NOK-45%
Health Coach645,000 NOK+29%
Massage Therapist375,000 NOK-25%
Masseur302,000 NOK-39%
Natural Remedy Consultant651,000 NOK+30%
Naturopath and Acupuncturist252,000 NOK-49%
Occupational Therapist389,000 NOK-22%
Occupational Therapy Assistant300,000 NOK-40%
Physical Therapy Attendant276,000 NOK-45%
Recreational Therapist343,000 NOK-31%
Salon Assistant283,000 NOK-43%
Salon Manager747,000 NOK+50%
Spa Manager887,000 NOK+78%
Spa Supervisor649,000 NOK+30%
Sport and Recreation Manager922,000 NOK+85%
Tattoo Artist228,000 NOK-54%
Weight Loss Consultant799,000 NOK+60%
Yoga Instructor551,000 NOK+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Oslo505,000 NOK
Stavanger462,000 NOK
Tromso465,000 NOK
Trondheim519,000 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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