Average and Minimum Salary in Oslo, Norway

Average and minimum salary in Oslo, Norway: this post brings information regarding income and economic conditions in Oslo, the capital of Norway

Are you considering a job offer in Oslo or willing to relocate to Norway? Check below the figures for the average and minimum salary in Oslo, Norway and understand why this is one of the best cities to live as an expat.

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Oslo, Norway. Photo by M. Halawani

Norway is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, attracting qualified workforce to the country on a constant basis. Its capital Oslo, offers a high quality of living and may be the ideal place for professionals seeking career growth.

Minimum Salary in Oslo, Norway

There is no official minimum salary in Norway, in a trend typical of Nordic economies like Sweden. However, minimum wages are determined by collective agreements in most economic sectors. Most economic sectors in Norway in fact do have an agreement.

As an example, the minimum salary in Norway is as of 2021: 167 NOK (roughly 19.50 USD) for hospitality workers per hour. Cleaning staff gets 187.66 NOK or 21.80 USD per hour.

More information on the minimum wages in Norway per economic sector are available on the Arbeidstilsynet website.

Average Salary in Oslo, Norway

The average salary in Oslo, Norway is currently around  31000 NOK per month after taxes as of 2021. That is around 3600 USD per month, and one of the highest average salaries for European capitals.

It is important to remember that the cost of living is also extremely high in Norway. For that reason, the purchasing power in Oslo is slightly inferior to other Nordic capitals like Stockholm or Helsinki.

Here are some average wages per profession in Oslo, Norway (gross) per month:

Job in Oslo, Norway Average salary per month (gross in NOK)
Hospitality Industry  
Hotel receptionist  31000 NOK / month
Cleaner (hotel, restaurant) 31000 NOK / month
Cook / Chef 39000 NOK / month
Waiter 30000 NOK / month
Restaurant / Hotel Manager 41000 NOK / month
Information Technology Industry  
IT Analyst 60000 NOK / month
Data Scientist 65000 NOK / month
Frontend Developer 45000 NOK / month
App Software Developer (Android) 52000 NOK / month
Python Developer 58000 NOK / month
Full Stack Developer 65000 NOK / month
Project Manager 60000 NOK / month
Engineering and Logistic Industry  
Driver (car / van) 38000 NOK / month
Civil Engineer 60000 NOK / month
Architect 57000 NOK / month
Mechanical Engineer 55000 NOK / month
Warehouse Manager 39000 NOK / month
Healthcare Industry  
Nurse 46000 NOK / month
Doctor (GP) 70000 NOK / month
Dentist 64000 NOK / month
Pharmacist 59000 NOK / month
Finance Industry  
Accountant 50000 NOK / month
Lawyer 65000 NOK / month
Real Estate Agent 60000 NOK / month
Sales Representative 36000 NOK / month
Financial Manager 65000 NOK / month
Media and Marketing Jobs Industry  
Designer 45000 NOK / month
Journalist 50000 NOK / month
Photographer 41000 NOK / month
Translator 42000 NOK / month

Norway Economic Outlook

Norway has a high standard of living and also has a high worker productivity in most sectors. Its economy is very developed and Norway has a global leading role in a number of economic niches. However, the Norwegian economy is still highly focused in the oil sector. Crude oil and petroleum products account for most of Norway’s exports.

Despite recent fluctuations on the crude oil price, the Norwegian economy keeps a steady sustainable position in the European region. It continues to have a lower than average public debt for the European Economic Area. Norway is managing to maintain a decent GDP growth over the past years, even if the numbers are not so impressive.

There are many employment positions available in Norway for foreigners. Most of these jobs are in the oil, shipping and fishing industries. It is considerably easier to land a job in Norway if you are an EEA citizen. If you are not an EEA citizen but you have skills which are in shortage, you may get a work permit in Norway.

If you visiting the Norwegian capital anytime soon, check our guide on where to stay in Oslo.

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