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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Norway 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Norway?

Average Yearly Salary
1,540,000 NOK
( 129,000 NOK monthly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor1,520,000 NOK
Academic Coach1,480,000 NOK
Academic Manager1,760,000 NOK
Academic Specialist1,280,000 NOK
Academic Staff1,180,000 NOK
Accompanist1,310,000 NOK
Achievement Coach1,490,000 NOK
Admissions Specialist1,320,000 NOK
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,140,000 NOK
Anthropology Teacher1,260,000 NOK
Arabic Language Teacher1,130,000 NOK
Archeology Teacher1,210,000 NOK
Architecture Teacher1,400,000 NOK
Archivist1,070,000 NOK
Art Teacher1,130,000 NOK
Assistant School Principal1,630,000 NOK
Assistant Teacher1,030,000 NOK
Biochemistry Professor 1,710,000 NOK
Biology Teacher1,230,000 NOK
Bursary Scheme Manager1,390,000 NOK
Business Teacher1,320,000 NOK
Chemistry Teacher1,130,000 NOK
Child Care Coordinator1,240,000 NOK
Child Care Worker960,000 NOK
Clinical School Psychologist1,690,000 NOK
College Aide1,460,000 NOK
College and Career Readiness Specialist1,650,000 NOK
College President2,390,000 NOK
Communications Teacher1,240,000 NOK
Community Education Officer1,030,000 NOK
Computer Science Teacher1,120,000 NOK
Computer Teacher1,170,000 NOK
Creative Writing Trainer1,410,000 NOK
Credit Counselor1,420,000 NOK
Cultural Studies Teacher1,130,000 NOK
Curriculum Developer1,620,000 NOK
Curriculum Specialist1,600,000 NOK
Demonstrator1,060,000 NOK
Deputy Controller of Examinations1,410,000 NOK
Director of Learning Technology1,630,000 NOK
Distance Learning Coordinator1,320,000 NOK
Economics Lecturer2,010,000 NOK
Education Administrator1,360,000 NOK
Education Assistant Director1,530,000 NOK
Education Assistant Principal1,240,000 NOK
Education Assistant Professor1,760,000 NOK
Education Consultant1,750,000 NOK
Education Coordinator1,220,000 NOK
Education Counselor1,430,000 NOK
Education Director2,090,000 NOK
Education Program Specialist1,490,000 NOK
Education Researcher1,790,000 NOK
Education Resource Specialist1,310,000 NOK
Education Services Facilitator1,330,000 NOK
Educational Psychologist1,910,000 NOK
EFL Teacher1,280,000 NOK
eLearning Trainer1,090,000 NOK
Elementary School Teacher984,000 NOK
Engineering Lecturer2,020,000 NOK
Engineering Teacher1,690,000 NOK
English Teacher1,130,000 NOK
ESL Teacher1,230,000 NOK
Faculty Assistant1,560,000 NOK
Foreign Language Teacher1,110,000 NOK
GED Teacher1,130,000 NOK
Geography Teacher1,120,000 NOK
Head of Mathematics Department1,540,000 NOK
Head of School2,050,000 NOK
High School Teacher1,350,000 NOK
History Teacher1,220,000 NOK
Infant Teacher889,000 NOK
Instructional Assistant1,280,000 NOK
Instructor1,380,000 NOK
Kindergarten Teacher972,000 NOK
Language Instructor For Expatriate950,000 NOK
Law Teacher1,640,000 NOK
Learning Designer1,410,000 NOK
Lecturer1,720,000 NOK
Librarian950,000 NOK
Library Assistant782,000 NOK
Library Director1,370,000 NOK
Library Specialist1,050,000 NOK
Life Sciences Teacher1,120,000 NOK
Math Lecturer2,220,000 NOK
Mathematics Teacher1,290,000 NOK
Mentor1,370,000 NOK
Middle School Teacher1,310,000 NOK
Music Teacher1,160,000 NOK
Nursery Manager1,830,000 NOK
Nursery Worker729,000 NOK
Paraprofessional1,590,000 NOK
Physical Education Specialist1,270,000 NOK
Physical Education Teacher1,090,000 NOK
Physics Teacher 1,230,000 NOK
Political Science Teacher1,280,000 NOK
Post Doctoral Researcher1,900,000 NOK
Preschool Education Administrator1,310,000 NOK
Preschool Teacher968,000 NOK
Primary School Teacher1,060,000 NOK
Principal1,660,000 NOK
Product Specialist1,350,000 NOK
Professor - Accounting2,210,000 NOK
Professor - Architecture2,160,000 NOK
Professor - Biology2,220,000 NOK
Professor - Business Administration2,090,000 NOK
Professor - Chemical Engineering2,200,000 NOK
Professor - Chemistry2,300,000 NOK
Professor - Civil Engineering2,060,000 NOK
Professor - Communication1,960,000 NOK
Professor - Computer Science2,200,000 NOK
Professor - Dentistry2,210,000 NOK
Professor - Drama2,160,000 NOK
Professor - Economics2,240,000 NOK
Professor - Education2,120,000 NOK
Professor - Electrical Engineering2,350,000 NOK
Professor - English2,050,000 NOK
Professor - Environmental Engineering2,110,000 NOK
Professor - Foreign Languages2,080,000 NOK
Professor - Geological Sciences2,070,000 NOK
Professor - History2,220,000 NOK
Professor - Industrial Engineering2,120,000 NOK
Professor - Law2,220,000 NOK
Professor - Legal Support2,100,000 NOK
Professor - Liberal Arts2,110,000 NOK
Professor - Marketing2,200,000 NOK
Professor - Mathematics2,450,000 NOK
Professor - Mechanical Engineering2,310,000 NOK
Professor - Medical Administration2,240,000 NOK
Professor - Medicine2,460,000 NOK
Professor - Music1,970,000 NOK
Professor - Nursing1,950,000 NOK
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences2,180,000 NOK
Professor - Philosophy2,120,000 NOK
Professor - Physical Therapy2,370,000 NOK
Professor - Physics2,350,000 NOK
Professor - Psychology2,060,000 NOK
Professor - Rehabilitation2,040,000 NOK
Professor - Social Work1,930,000 NOK
Professor - Sociology2,030,000 NOK
Professor - Special Education2,190,000 NOK
Psychology Teacher1,670,000 NOK
Public Management Assistant Professor1,790,000 NOK
School Counselor1,680,000 NOK
Science Educator1,200,000 NOK
Science Laboratory Assistant1,090,000 NOK
Science Teacher1,170,000 NOK
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,190,000 NOK
Secondary School Teacher1,190,000 NOK
Special Education Teacher1,320,000 NOK
Special Needs Assistant1,030,000 NOK
Statistics Lecturer2,000,000 NOK
Student Accounts Coordinator1,150,000 NOK
Student Development Specialist1,470,000 NOK
Student Employment Specialist1,340,000 NOK
Student Services1,110,000 NOK
Student Support Manager1,470,000 NOK
Substitute Teacher946,000 NOK
Teacher1,110,000 NOK
Teacher Aide962,000 NOK
Teacher Trainer1,510,000 NOK
Training and Development Specialist1,480,000 NOK
Training Coordinator1,100,000 NOK
Tutor1,200,000 NOK
University Teacher1,990,000 NOK
Vocational Education Teacher1,160,000 NOK

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Norway

Median and salary distribution yearly Norway Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Norway Teaching / Education
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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 earn 4% more than their female counterparts.

1,510,000 NOK
1,580,000 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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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Norway

How much are annual salary increments in Norway for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Norway Teaching / Education
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Norway
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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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Norway

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Norway Teaching / Education
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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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly Norway
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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.

Private Sector
1,440,000 NOK
Public Sector+5%
1,520,000 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Norway

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly Norway Teaching / Education
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Average Salary 2016
1,330,000 NOK
Average Salary 2017+4%
1,380,000 NOK
Average Salary 2018+4%
1,430,000 NOK
Average Salary 2019+4%
1,490,000 NOK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Norway

740 NOK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Norway is 740 NOK. This means that the average person in Norway earns approximately 740 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education yearly Norway
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Oslo1,620,000 NOK
Stavanger1,460,000 NOK
Tromso1,410,000 NOK
Trondheim1,550,000 NOK
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