Average monthly earnings for all employees, excluding overtime pay, were NOK 43 400 per the 3rd quarter of 2015. This was a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 100 or 2.6 per cent.
Full-time employees had average monthly earnings of NOK 45 800, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 200 or 2.7 per cent from 2014. Monthly earnings for part-time employees were NOK 35 900, which was a rise of NOK 800 or 2.3 per cent.
The public and private sector
The wage statistics cover all employees in the Norwegian economy, in both the public and private sectors. The public sector covers employees in central government, municipalities and health enterprises. Here, monthly earnings rose by 2.4 per cent, to NOK 42 700 in 2015. Employees in the private sector had an increase in monthly earnings from NOK 42 600 to NOK 43 700 from 2014 to 2015. This corresponds to an increase of 2.6 per cent.
Monthly earnings for women and men
Average monthly earnings for all men were NOK 46 200 in 2015, while corresponding earnings for women were NOK 39 800. This is a year-on-year increase of NOK 1 200 or 2.7 per cent for men and NOK 1 000 or 2.6 per cent for women.
Average monthly earnings for women as a percentage of average monthly earnings for men decreased from 86.2 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2014 to 86.1 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2015. In the public sector there was a decrease from 88.1 to 87.4 per cent, while in the private sector the percentage was unchanged at 84.4 per cent.
Annual earnings up 2.8 per cent
Average annual earnings, which is a collocation of calculated annual earnings for all industries, amounted to NOK 518 100 in 2015. This was an increase of NOK 13 900 or 2.0 per cent from 2014.
Source: SSB / Norway Today