Hotel and restaurant wages up NOK 700
Labour market and earnings
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Earnings in hotels and restaurants1 October 2013

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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Hotel and restaurant wages up NOK 700

Full-time employees in hotels and restaurants had average monthly earnings, excluding overtime pay, of NOK 31 200 as per 1 October 2013. This was an increase of NOK 700 or 2.3 per cent from the same period in the previous year.

Employees in hotels and restaurants. Average monthly earnings per full-time eqvivalent, by sex and working hours per 1 October. NOK and percentage change
Monthly earningsBasic monthly salary
20132012 - 201320132012 - 2013
Hotels and restaurants, total28 4002.527 5002.2
Males29 9002.728 9002.5
Females27 2002.626 4002.3
Full time employees31 2002.330 3002.4
Males32 4002.931 4002.6
Females30 0002.429 2002.1
Part time employees23 9001.723 0001.3
Males23 8001.322 9001.3
Females23 9002.123 1001.3

The section includes restaurants and bars and canteens and catering as well as hotels and camping sites and other provisions of short-stay accommodation.

Monthly earnings up 2.3 per cent in hotels

The average monthly earnings of employees in hotels and other short-stay accommodation were NOK 31 000 as per October 2013. Compared with October 2012, this is an increase of NOK 700 or 2.3 per cent.

Chefs within this group had average monthly earnings of NOK 27 700; an increase of NOK 200 or 0.7 per cent compared to the corresponding period the year before.

Earnings in restaurants up 2.5 per cent

Average monthly earnings in restaurants and bars were NOK 29 200 as per October 2013. Compared to October 2012, this is an increase of NOK 700 or 2.5 per cent. In comparison, chefs had an average salary of NOK 27 500, which is NOK 1 200 or 4.6 per cent more than the corresponding period in 2012.

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The statistics are based on information from a sample of hotels and restaurant enterprises covering a total of 18 101 full-time employees and 26 675 part-time employees. The total number of employees that forms the basis for weighting is 89 600 in hotels and restaurants, according to the Norwegian Central Register of Enterprises and Establishments.