Monthly earnings up NOK 1 000
Labour market and earnings
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Earnings in business services1 September 2011

The 2015 wage statistics for all industrial sections and various areas in the public sector will be released collectively on 3 March 2016 in the statistics Earnings of all employees.



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Monthly earnings up NOK 1 000

Full-time employees in administrative and support service activities had average monthly earnings of NOK 33 700 as of 1 September 2011. This was a year-on-year increase of 3.1 per cent, or NOK 1 000.

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.

4.2 per cent growth in employment activities

Full-time employees in employment activities had an increase in monthly earnings of 4.2 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 3.8 per cent.

Up 3.5 per cent in travel agencies

Full-time employees in travel agencies had an increase in monthly earnings of 3.5 per cent. Most associate professionals working in travel agencies are travel consultants. They had an increase in monthly earnings of 5.9 per cent.

2.3 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 2.3 per cent. Earnings for security guards and other service workers increased 1.4 per cent.

1.4 per cent in cleaning activities

Full-time employees in cleaning activities had an increase in monthly earnings of 1.4 per cent. Cleaners and other elementary occupations had a year-on-year increase in monthly earnings of 0.4 per cent

About the statistical basis

The statistics are based on information from a sample of enterprises which cover a total of 36 495 full-time employees and 28 905 part-time employees. Total number of employed that are the basis for weighting is 111 600 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.