SALARY IN NORWAY

Norway is a small but very beautiful and economically developed state, located in Northern Europe in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. In the east and southeast bordered by Sweden, Finland and Russia. Huge reserves of natural resources (oil, gas, fish) are concentrated here, which contributes to the standard of living and prosperity of the country as a whole.

The population of Norway is only 5.5 million people, and unemployment does not exceed 4–6%. This is a very safe country with excellent infrastructure, quality medicine and free higher education. It is an ideal place for business, professional activity and residence. Let's find out what salaries in Norway in 2022.

Salary in Norway

Minimum salary in Norway

Norway is on the list of ten European countries that do not have a national minimum wage. The rates are fixed in labor collective agreements between employers, trade unions and local authorities and depend on the specific economic sector.

MINIMUM WAGE IN NORWAY (krone/dollar per hour)

Construction

  • Skilled workers – 220 kr ($25)

  • Unskilled workers with no experience – 198.3 kr ($22.4)

  • Unskilled workers with at least 1 year of experience – 206.5 kr ($23.3)

  • Workers under 18 years of age –132.9 kr ($15)

Maritime construction industry

  • Skilled workers – 189.39 kr ($21.4)

  • Intermediate skilled workers – 180.87 kr ($20.4)

  • Unskilled workers – 172.44 kr ($19.5)

For employment requiring an overnight stay away from home, the following hourly allowance is paid:

  • For skilled workers – 37.88 kr ($4.3)

  • For medium-skilled workers – 36.17 kr ($4.1)

  • For unskilled workers – 34.49 kr ($3.9 $)

Agriculture and horticulture

Temporary workers
  • Under 18 years of age – 109.4 kr ($12.4)

  • Over 18 years of age for work up to 12 weeks – 129.4 kr ($14.6)

  • Over 18 years old for work between 12 and 24 weeks – 134.9 kr ($15.2)

  • Over 18 years of age for more than 6 months of service – 149.3 kr ($16.9 $)

Permanent workers
  • Unskilled workers – 149.3 kr ($16.9)

  • Workers under 18 years of age – 118.9 kr ($13.4)

  • Supplement for skilled workers – 13 kr ($1.5 $)

  • Cleaning company employees (janitors)

  • Regular rate – 196.04 kr ($22.1)

  • Workers under the age of 18 – 146.27 kr ($15.5)

Fish processing companies

  • Skilled workers –205.2 kr ($23.2)

  • Production workers – 193.55 kr ($21.9)

  • Workers under the age of 18 – 80% of the minimum wage.

Electricians (other than oil industry)

  • Skilled workers – 215.15 kr ($25.4)

  • Other workers – 196.47 kr ($22.2)

Trucking (over 3.5 tons) – 185.50 kr ($21)

Passenger transport – 174.12 kr ($19.7)

Service industry (workers over 20 years old and over 18 years old with at least four months of experience) – 175.47 kr ($19.8)

Note. Information about the minimum wage in Norway is based on official data from the Norwegian Labour Inspectorate.

In order to obtain a residence permit to work in Norway, the pay and working conditions of a foreign worker must not be less / worse than for locals. In the case of employment in an industry to which a collective agreement applies, the collective wage rate must be paid.

In the case of employment in an industry to which a collective bargaining agreement does not apply, the wage may not be lower than the normal rate for someone working in the profession in the place where the foreigner is going to work.

  1. If the position requires a master's degree, the foreign professional's pre-tax salary must be at least NOK 439,900 per year ($49,675).

  2. If the position requires a bachelor's degree, the foreign specialist's pre-tax salary must be at least NOK 407,900 ($46,065) per year.

Average salary in Norway

According to official data from the Norwegian statistical office, the average wage in Norway in 2022 is 50,790 krone per month, the equivalent of 5,735 U.S. dollars.

AVERAGE SALARY IN NORWAY BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of Economy Krone per month U.S. dollars per month
Mining and quarrying 76,310 8,615
Financial and insurance activities 73,670 8,320
Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning 67,690 7,645
Information and communications 65,980 7,450
Professional, scientific and technical activities 63,610 7,185
Real estate operations 62,550 7,065
Public administration and defense 54,240 6,125
Manufacture 50,940 5,755
Transportation and storage 49,350 5,575
Education 48,710 5,500
Construction 47,730 5,390
Water, sewerage and waste management 47,090 5,320
Health care and social work 47,010 5,310
Wholesale and retail trade 46,320 5,230
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 43,830 4,950
Arts, entertainment and recreation 43,710 4,935
Administrative and support services 42,760 4,830
Accommodation and meals 34,380 3,935
Other services 46,810 5,285

In the private and public sector in Norway, local workers earn 51,460 kr ($5,810) per month. Central government officials earn 54,710 kr ($6,180) per month, and at the local level 46,070 kr ($5,205). Women's wages in Norway are 47,190 kr ($5,330) and men's 53,710 kr ($6,065).

AVERAGE SALARY IN NORWAY BY OCCUPATION

Occupation Krone per month U.S. dollars per month
Managing directors and executives 87,240 9,850
Managers 74,760 8,440
Skilled workers 57,670 6,515
Technicians and junior specialists 56,320 6,360
Machinists and installers 42,690 4,820
Clerical workers 42,610 4,810
Handicraftsmen and allied tradesmen 41,970 4,740
Skilled workers in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries 38,220 4,315
Trade and service workers 37,370 4,220
Unskilled workers 35,860 4,050

Note. Statistics Norway's average wages by sector and occupational group are based on official data from the Norwegian Statistics Authority.

In conclusion, note that the basic rate of income tax in Norway from the salaries of employees is 22%. In addition the country provides for progressive rates depending on the annual income – from 0 (income up to 190,350 krone a year), to 17.4% (income over 2,000,000 krone a year).

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