The right salary
NowGuide will reveal the true figures for you, but in fact for the Norwegian market for a long time it has been the case that salary is a personal matter and a relationship between the employer and the employee. Here you get the salary history in English, for more than 100 occupations.
Yet, to give you the right possibility to compete in the Norwegian market, we would like to ask you: What is the right salary for your work?
This depends on how you choose to play the game. To be clear, any worker in Norway is entitled to the same salary as a Norwegian worker, but you may choose not to request this. However, make sure you don’t agree to less than the minimum salary if you are employed.
Why not go for the maximum salary?
Norway is in a turnaround situation and is looking for possibilities to offer more cost efficient solutions and production. Even though there is great growth in exports, transport and companies help to cultivate efficiency and turnarounds in other businesses. If you are a good worker but ask for a lower salary than the rest of the market, what will your chances be in the work market then? You may prove to be the person a company is looking for. The best place to have this strategy is where the owner of the company is the one setting your salary.
The Norwegian market has been used to set salaries according to the idea that higher is better and at least that your salary should be the same as your coworkers’ doing the same work. Now you will know where to position yourself.