Basic salaries up 0.7 per cent in manufacturing
Labour market and earnings
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Wage indexQ1 2012, preliminary figures



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Basic salaries up 0.7 per cent in manufacturing

Preliminary figures show a 0.7 per cent increase in basic salaries for full-time employees in manufacturing between the 4th quarter of 2011 and the 1st quarter of 2012. In comparison, figures from 2011 show a 0.2 per cent increase between the 4th and 1st quarter.

The statistics show wage developments throughout the year for full-time employees within different industries. Wage developments vary between industries and differing quarters throughout the year. Two indices are presented; one showing changes in basic salaries, and one showing changes in basic salaries including irregular payments and bonuses.

Preliminary figures for the wage index show a 19.6 per cent increase in average monthly earnings for the last quarter in oil and gas extraction and mining.

For more tables on wage statistics, see StatBank Norway .

“Average monthly earnings” includes basic salaries, irregular payments and bonuses. Bonuses are often paid at irregular intervals, which means that this index is subject to greater fluctuations than the index for basic salaries. Overtime payment is not included in the statistics.