A person working in Teaching / Education in Norway typically earns around 1,540,000 NOK per year. Salaries range from 747,000 NOK (lowest average) to 2,550,000 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 Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||1,520,000 NOK|
|Academic Coach||1,480,000 NOK|
|Academic Manager||1,760,000 NOK|
|Academic Specialist||1,280,000 NOK|
|Academic Staff||1,180,000 NOK|
|Achievement Coach||1,490,000 NOK|
|Admissions Specialist||1,320,000 NOK|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||1,140,000 NOK|
|Anthropology Teacher||1,260,000 NOK|
|Arabic Language Teacher||1,130,000 NOK|
|Archeology Teacher||1,210,000 NOK|
|Architecture Teacher||1,400,000 NOK|
|Art Teacher||1,130,000 NOK|
|Assistant School Principal||1,630,000 NOK|
|Assistant Teacher||1,030,000 NOK|
|Biochemistry Professor||1,710,000 NOK|
|Biology Teacher||1,230,000 NOK|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||1,390,000 NOK|
|Business Teacher||1,320,000 NOK|
|Chemistry Teacher||1,130,000 NOK|
|Child Care Coordinator||1,240,000 NOK|
|Child Care Worker||960,000 NOK|
|Clinical School Psychologist||1,690,000 NOK|
|College Aide||1,460,000 NOK|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||1,650,000 NOK|
|College President||2,390,000 NOK|
|Communications Teacher||1,240,000 NOK|
|Community Education Officer||1,030,000 NOK|
|Computer Science Teacher||1,120,000 NOK|
|Computer Teacher||1,170,000 NOK|
|Creative Writing Trainer||1,410,000 NOK|
|Credit Counselor||1,420,000 NOK|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||1,130,000 NOK|
|Curriculum Developer||1,620,000 NOK|
|Curriculum Specialist||1,600,000 NOK|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||1,410,000 NOK|
|Director of Learning Technology||1,630,000 NOK|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||1,320,000 NOK|
|Economics Lecturer||2,010,000 NOK|
|Education Administrator||1,360,000 NOK|
|Education Assistant Director||1,530,000 NOK|
|Education Assistant Principal||1,240,000 NOK|
|Education Assistant Professor||1,760,000 NOK|
|Education Consultant||1,750,000 NOK|
|Education Coordinator||1,220,000 NOK|
|Education Counselor||1,430,000 NOK|
|Education Director||2,090,000 NOK|
|Education Program Specialist||1,490,000 NOK|
|Education Researcher||1,790,000 NOK|
|Education Resource Specialist||1,310,000 NOK|
|Education Services Facilitator||1,330,000 NOK|
|Educational Psychologist||1,910,000 NOK|
|EFL Teacher||1,280,000 NOK|
|eLearning Trainer||1,090,000 NOK|
|Elementary School Teacher||984,000 NOK|
|Engineering Lecturer||2,020,000 NOK|
|Engineering Teacher||1,690,000 NOK|
|English Teacher||1,130,000 NOK|
|ESL Teacher||1,230,000 NOK|
|Faculty Assistant||1,560,000 NOK|
|Foreign Language Teacher||1,110,000 NOK|
|GED Teacher||1,130,000 NOK|
|Geography Teacher||1,120,000 NOK|
|Head of Mathematics Department||1,540,000 NOK|
|Head of School||2,050,000 NOK|
|High School Teacher||1,350,000 NOK|
|History Teacher||1,220,000 NOK|
|Infant Teacher||889,000 NOK|
|Instructional Assistant||1,280,000 NOK|
|Kindergarten Teacher||972,000 NOK|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||950,000 NOK|
|Law Teacher||1,640,000 NOK|
|Learning Designer||1,410,000 NOK|
|Library Assistant||782,000 NOK|
|Library Director||1,370,000 NOK|
|Library Specialist||1,050,000 NOK|
|Life Sciences Teacher||1,120,000 NOK|
|Math Lecturer||2,220,000 NOK|
|Mathematics Teacher||1,290,000 NOK|
|Middle School Teacher||1,310,000 NOK|
|Music Teacher||1,160,000 NOK|
|Nursery Manager||1,830,000 NOK|
|Nursery Worker||729,000 NOK|
|Physical Education Specialist||1,270,000 NOK|
|Physical Education Teacher||1,090,000 NOK|
|Physics Teacher||1,230,000 NOK|
|Political Science Teacher||1,280,000 NOK|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||1,900,000 NOK|
|Preschool Education Administrator||1,310,000 NOK|
|Preschool Teacher||968,000 NOK|
|Primary School Teacher||1,060,000 NOK|
|Product Specialist||1,350,000 NOK|
|Professor - Accounting||2,210,000 NOK|
|Professor - Architecture||2,160,000 NOK|
|Professor - Biology||2,220,000 NOK|
|Professor - Business Administration||2,090,000 NOK|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||2,200,000 NOK|
|Professor - Chemistry||2,300,000 NOK|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||2,060,000 NOK|
|Professor - Communication||1,960,000 NOK|
|Professor - Computer Science||2,200,000 NOK|
|Professor - Dentistry||2,210,000 NOK|
|Professor - Drama||2,160,000 NOK|
|Professor - Economics||2,240,000 NOK|
|Professor - Education||2,120,000 NOK|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||2,350,000 NOK|
|Professor - English||2,050,000 NOK|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||2,110,000 NOK|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||2,080,000 NOK|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||2,070,000 NOK|
|Professor - History||2,220,000 NOK|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||2,120,000 NOK|
|Professor - Law||2,220,000 NOK|
|Professor - Legal Support||2,100,000 NOK|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||2,110,000 NOK|
|Professor - Marketing||2,200,000 NOK|
|Professor - Mathematics||2,450,000 NOK|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||2,310,000 NOK|
|Professor - Medical Administration||2,240,000 NOK|
|Professor - Medicine||2,460,000 NOK|
|Professor - Music||1,970,000 NOK|
|Professor - Nursing||1,950,000 NOK|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||2,180,000 NOK|
|Professor - Philosophy||2,120,000 NOK|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||2,370,000 NOK|
|Professor - Physics||2,350,000 NOK|
|Professor - Psychology||2,060,000 NOK|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||2,040,000 NOK|
|Professor - Social Work||1,930,000 NOK|
|Professor - Sociology||2,030,000 NOK|
|Professor - Special Education||2,190,000 NOK|
|Psychology Teacher||1,670,000 NOK|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||1,790,000 NOK|
|School Counselor||1,680,000 NOK|
|Science Educator||1,200,000 NOK|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||1,090,000 NOK|
|Science Teacher||1,170,000 NOK|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||1,190,000 NOK|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,190,000 NOK|
|Special Education Teacher||1,320,000 NOK|
|Special Needs Assistant||1,030,000 NOK|
|Statistics Lecturer||2,000,000 NOK|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||1,150,000 NOK|
|Student Development Specialist||1,470,000 NOK|
|Student Employment Specialist||1,340,000 NOK|
|Student Services||1,110,000 NOK|
|Student Support Manager||1,470,000 NOK|
|Substitute Teacher||946,000 NOK|
|Teacher Aide||962,000 NOK|
|Teacher Trainer||1,510,000 NOK|
|Training and Development Specialist||1,480,000 NOK|
|Training Coordinator||1,100,000 NOK|
|University Teacher||1,990,000 NOK|
|Vocational Education Teacher||1,160,000 NOK|
Teaching / Education salaries in Norway range from 747,000 NOK per year (minimum average salary) to 2,550,000 NOK per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,670,000 NOK per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 1,670,000 NOK while the other half are earning more than 1,670,000 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 people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 1,090,000 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 1,090,000 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 2,280,000 NOK while 25% are earning more than 2,280,000 NOK.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Norway costs anywhere from 617,000 Norwegian Krone(s) to 1,850,000 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 4% more than their female counterparts.
Teaching / Education professionals in Norway are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Norway for the year 2019. 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.
Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Teaching / Education salaries in Norway are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.