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Norwegian oil pay highest in world

With an average annual wage of USD 175.000 (one million kroner), Norway’s oil employees now earn more than twice the world average, research shows.

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The average Norwegian pay is USD 175,000 (1.07 million kroner) per year, whilst it is USD 83.000 (477,400 kroner) globally. Australian, Bruneian, Canadian, and American wages occupy the next four places, in descending order, reports business daily Dagens Næringsliv

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Recruitment firm Hays Oil & Gas’ survey covers over 50 countries and 24 different job-types within the oil industry.

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“It’s good to have an income and get your education paid for.”

“I wouldn’t call these Norwegian wage figures astonishingly high, but what is more surprising is that they are double the global wage average,” says Marit Stykket, head of the Norwegian Society of Engineers (NITO), Norway’s the largest union for engineers and technologists.

According to the survey, one of three oil workers globally expects wages will increase by up to 10 percent this year.

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