Monthly earnings up 3.8 per cent
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Monthly earnings up 3.8 per cent

Average monthly earnings excluding overtime pay for all employees increased from NOK 36 700 in 2010 to NOK 38 100 in 2011. This is a year-on-year increase of 3.8 per cent.

Increase in wages 1998 - 2011, by sector. Full-time equivalents. Per cent

Full-time employees had average monthly earnings of NOK 39 600, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 500 or 3.9 per cent from 2010. Monthly earnings for part-time employees were NOK 31 600, which corresponds to an increase of NOK 1 000 or 3.3 per cent.

Monthly earnings for women and men

Average monthly earnings for all men were NOK 40 800 in 2011, while corresponding earnings for women were NOK 34 800. This is a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 500 or 3.8 per cent for men and NOK 1 400 or 4.2 per cent for women.

Annual earnings up 4.1 per cent

Average annual earnings, which is a collocation of calculated annual earnings for all industries, amounted to NOK 453 000. This is an increase of NOK 17 800 or 4.1 per cent from 2010.

Full-time equivalents by occupational group, NOK and percentage change. 2010-2011

The private sector

Employees in financial intermediation and electricity supply had the highest increase in annual earnings. Annual earnings for employees in financial intermediation increased from NOK 603 200 in 2010 to NOK 643 300 in 2011, while the corresponding increase for employees in electricity supply was from NOK 519 800 to NOK 554 000. This gives an annual increase of 6.6 per cent for both industries. Average annual earnings for employees in manufacturing were NOK 449 900, which corresponds to an increase of NOK 19 700 or 4.6 per cent from 2010.

The public sector

Average annual earnings for employees in the central government, excluding employees in health enterprises, rose by 4.4 per cent, to NOK 470 100. For employees in health enterprises, annual earnings rose by 4.3 per cent, to NOK 471 300.

About the statistical basis

The statistics are based on information from a sample of enterprises with a total of 1 605 354 employees in the third quarter of 2011. The sample covers all industries except for agriculture, hunting and forestry. The data for these statistics have not been collected separately, but through previously published statistics for the individual industries. According to figures from the Norwegian Central Register of Enterprises and Establishments for the third quarter of 2011, the statistics cover about 2 282 000 employees.