20,000 NOK per month

Average Monthly Salary

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.

Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

25% of people earn

15,000 NOK

or less

15,000 NOK

or less

50% of people earn

20,000 NOK

or less

20,000 NOK

or less

75% of people earn

25,000 NOK

or less

25,000 NOK

or less

Minimum10,000 NOK |
Median20,000 NOK |
Maximum30,000 NOK |

The median salary is 20,000 NOK per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 20,000 NOK while the other half are earning more than 20,000 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 the population are earning less than 15,000 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 15,000 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 25,000 NOK while 25% are earning more than 25,000 NOK.

Average Salary 2016 | = | 18,410 NOK |

Average Salary 2017 | +3% | 18,925 NOK |

Average Salary 2018 | +3% | 19,455 NOK |

Average Salary 2019 | +3% | 20,000 NOK |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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. 103 NOK per hour

Average Hourly Wage

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.