Pay and working conditions in Norway


In order for you to be granted a residence permit for work purposes in Norway, the pay and working conditions must not be poorer than is normal in Norway.

How much pay must you receive?

  • If you are to work in an industry in which a collective agreement applies, you must be paid the collective wage rate.
  • If you are going to work in an industry in which no collective agreement applies, your pay cannot be poorer than is normal for someone in your occupation in the place you are going to work.
    • If the position requires a master's degree, your pay must be at least NOK 416 600 per year pre-tax. We may permit that you receive a lower salary if you can document that this is normal for your occupation in the place where you are to work.
    • If the position requires a bachelor's degree, your pay must be at least NOK 386 700 per year pre-tax. We may permit that you receive a lower salary if you can document that this is normal for your occupation in the place where you are to work.