Monthly earnings up 2.6 per cent
Labour market and earnings
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Earnings of all employees2015

The statistics are a compilation of wage statistics for the industrial sections in the private sector (cf. Standard Industrial Classification), and various areas of the public sector.



Monthly earnings up 2.6 per cent

Average monthly earnings for all employees, excluding overtime pay, were NOK 43 400 per the 3rd quarter of 2015. This was a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 100 or 2.6 per cent.

Average monthly earnings and basic monthly salary for full-time equivalents, by sex and working hours. NOK and percentage change1
Monthly earningsBasic monthly salary
20152014 - 201520152014 - 2015
1From 2015 the statistics is based on data from a-ordningen. The data reported from the Norwegian Armed Forces for 2014 have been corrected.
All employees43 4002.640 8002.5
Males46 2002.743 1002.9
Females39 8002.637 9002.4
Full-time employees45 0002.742 4002.7
Males47 2003.144 0003.0
Females41 4002.239 8002.3
Part-time employees35 7002.333 1002.2
Males35 9002.933 3003.4
Females35 6001.733 0001.9

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Full-time employees had average monthly earnings of NOK 45 800, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 200 or 2.7 per cent from 2014. Monthly earnings for part-time employees were NOK 35 900, which was a rise of NOK 800 or 2.3 per cent.

The public and private sector

The wage statistics cover all employees in the Norwegian economy, in both the public and private sectors. The public sector covers employees in central government, municipalities and health enterprises. Here, monthly earnings rose by 2.4 per cent, to NOK 42 700 in 2015. Employees in the private sector had an increase in monthly earnings from NOK 42 600 to NOK 43 700 from 2014 to 2015. This corresponds to an increase of 2.6 per cent.

Monthly earnings for women and men

Average monthly earnings for all men were NOK 46 200 in 2015, while corresponding earnings for women were NOK 39 800. This is a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 200 or 2.7 per cent for men and NOK 1 000 or 2.6 per cent for women.

Average monthly earnings for women as a percentage of average monthly earnings for men decreased from 86.2 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2014 to 86.1 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2015. In the public sector there was a decrease from 88.1 to 87.4 per cent, while in the private sector the percentage was unchanged at 84.4 per cent.

Annual earnings up 2.8 per cent

Average annual earnings, which is a collocation of calculated annual earnings for all industries, amounted to NOK 518 100 in 2015. This was an increase of NOK 13 900 or 2.0 per cent from 2014.

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The statistics are based on information from a sample of enterprises with a total of 1 717 051 employees in the third quarter of 2015. The sample covers all industries except for agriculture, hunting and forestry. The data for these statistics have been reported under the A-ordningen system. According to figures from the Norwegian Central Register of Enterprises and Establishments for the third quarter of 2015, the statistics cover about 2 445 000 employees.

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