Monthly earnings up by NOK 1 000
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Earnings in arts, entertainment and recreation activities1 October 2010

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Monthly earnings up by NOK 1 000

Average monthly earnings, excluding overtime pay, for full-time employees in arts, entertainment and recreation activities were NOK 34 600 as per 1 October 2010. This is an increase of NOK 1 000 or 3 per cent, compared to the same period the year before.

The area of arts, entertainment and recreation includes libraries, museums and archives, lotteries and gambling, and sports, recreation and leisure activities such as theme parks, pools and gyms.

Arts and entertainment

Average earnings for full-time employees in art and entertainment increased by 4.8 per cent or NOK 1 600 during the period. Average monthly earnings were NOK 34 900. Academic professions are heavily represented within this industry, and include among others musicians, actors, dancers and directors. The average monthly earnings for this group were NOK 36 400 in 2010, which is a 2.2 per cent or NOK 800 increase from the previous year. Within technical and associate professions the increase in average earnings was 4.9 per cent or NOK 1 500 making the average earning in 2010 NOK 32 300. Stage manager is one of the professions found in this group.

Libraries and museums

For full-time employees in libraries, museums, archives etc., average monthly earnings rose by NOK 1 600 to NOK 33 800 between October 2009 and October 2010. This is a 5 per cent increase. Academic professions, which includes archivists and curators, had a monthly salary of NOK 35 600, while technical and associate professionals received NOK 32 900 as of 1 October 2010. This is an increase from 2009 of 5 and 5.4 per cent respectively.

Sports, recreation and leisure

Average monthly earnings for employees in sports, recreation and leisure were NOK 34 500 as per October 2010. This is an increase of NOK 400 or 1.2 per cent from the year before. Fitness centres, sport clubs and amusement parks are included in this industry. For technical and associate professionals the average monthly earnings were NOK 36 100. This is an increase of NOK 500 or 1.4 per cent compared to the previous year.

About the statistical basis

The statistics are based on information from a sample of enterprises covering a total of 7 578 full-time employees and 5 465 part-time employees. According to the Norwegian Central Register of Enterprises and Establishments as per October 2010, arts, entertainment and recreation activities comprises in total 23 300 employees.

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. Basic salary for transport and storage is measured as per 1 October, while bonuses, variable additional allowances and payment for overtime work are calculated from the annual sum as a monthly average.