Monthly earnings up NOK 600
Full-time employees in administrative and support service activities had average monthly earnings of NOK 34 300 as of 1 September 2012. This was a year-on-year increase of 1.8 per cent, or NOK 600.
Administrative and support service activities is a section of the international industrial classification that is composed of several dissimilar divisions and occupational groups, and average monthly earnings vary accordingly.
1.6 per cent growth in employment activities
Full-time employees in employment activities had an increase in monthly earnings of 1.6 per cent. Clerks constitute a large proportion of the employees in this division, such as secretaries and book-keepers. For this occupational group the increase in earnings was 6.6 per cent.
Up 4.0 per cent in travel agencies
Full-time employees in travel agencies had an increase in monthly earnings of 4.0 per cent. Most associate professionals working in travel agencies are travel consultants, and had an increase in monthly earnings of 2.8 per cent.
2.5 per cent in security and investigation activities
Security and investigation activities, which includes security guards, had a year-on-year increase in monthly earnings of 2.5 per cent. Earnings for security guards and other service workers increased 3.9 per cent.
2.4 per cent in cleaning activities
Full-time employees in cleaning activities had an increase in monthly earnings of 2.4 per cent.
Cleaners and other elementary occupations had a year-on-year increase in monthly earnings of 2.3 per cent.
About the statistical basis
The statistics are based on information from a sample of enterprises, which cover a total of 39 645 full-time employees and 28 747 part-time employees. The total number of employed, which is used as the basis for weighting, is 123 300 in administrative and support service activities, according to the Norwegian Central Register of Enterprises and Establishments.
The term average monthly earnings is the main term in Statistics Norway's wage statistics. Monthly earnings cover basic salaries, variable additional allowances and bonuses. Payment for overtime work is not included, but is presented in the statistics separately.
Structural changes within the division along with the outcome of collective bargaining would have a certain effect on the wage increase being measured.