Monthly earnings up 3.2 per cent
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Earnings of all employees. Monthly earnings up 3.2 per cent.




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Monthly earnings up 3.2 per cent

Average monthly earnings for all employees, excluding overtime pay, were NOK 42 300 per 3rd quarter 2014. This was a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 300 or 3.2 per cent.

Average monthly earnings and basic monthly salary for full-time equivalents, by sex and working hours. NOK and percentage change
Monthly earningsBasic monthly salary
20142013 - 201420142013 - 2014
All employees42 3003.239 8003.4
Males44 9002.741 9002.9
Females38 8003.537 0003.6
Full-time employees43 8003.141 3003.0
Males45 7002.742 7002.9
Females40 4003.338 9003.5
Part-time employees34 9003.332 4003.5
Males34 9003.632 2003.5
Females35 0003.632 4003.2

Full-time employees had average monthly earnings of NOK 43 800, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 300 or 3.1 per cent from 2013. Monthly earnings for part-time employees were NOK 34 900, which was a rise of NOK 1 100 or 3.3 per cent.

The public and private sector

The Wage statistics cover all employees in the Norwegian economy, in the public as well as the private sector. The public sector covers employees in central government, municipalities and health enterprises. Here monthly earnings rose by 4.3 per cent, to NOK 41 600 in 2014. Employees in the private sector had an increase in monthly earnings from NOK 41 400 up to NOK 42 600 from 2013 to 2014. This corresponds to an increase of 2.9 per cent.

Monthly earnings for women and men

Average monthly earnings for all men were NOK 44 900 in 2014, while corresponding earnings for women were NOK 38 800. This is a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 200 or 2.7 per cent for men and NOK 1300 or 3.5 per cent for women.

Average monthly earnings for women as per cent of average monthly earnings for men increased from 85.8 per cent per 3rd quarter in 2013 to 86.4 per cent per 3rd quarter in 2014. In the public sector there was an increase from 88.5 to 88.9 per cent, while in the private sector the percentage increased from 84.2 per cent in 2013 to 84.4 per cent in 2014.

Monthly earnings by occupational group

Average monthly earnings for senior officials and managers were NOK 63 400, excluding overtime pay, in 2014.This was an increase of NOK 1 700 or 2.8 per cent from 2013.

Professionals and technicians and associate professionals had monthly earnings of NOK 52 000 and NOK 44 900, respectively in 2014. For professionals the increase was NOK 1 500 or 3.0 per cent, where as technicians and associate professionals had a rise of NOK 1 200 or 2.7 per cent from 2013.

Annual earnings up 3.0 per cent

Average annual earnings, which is a collocation of calculated annual earnings for all industries, amounted to NOK 503 800 in 2014. This was an increase of NOK 14 600 or 3.0 per cent from 2013.

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The statistics are based on information from a sample of enterprises with a total of 1 702 550 employees in the third quarter of 2014. 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 Norwegian Central Register of Enterprises and Establishments for the third quarter of 2014, the statistics cover about 2 427 000 employees.