- Updated: 17 December 2020
For employees who have agreed pay in accordance with a pay grade.
Brief information concerning pay grades
State the pay grade if the employee has agreed pay in accordance with a pay grade in an employment contract.
A pay grade refers to the salary tables which have been negotiated by the employer and employee organisations. In these tables, you will find gross salary per year, monthly and daily salary, pension deductions, overtime remunerations, etc. for each pay grade.
Examples of agreements:
- Central agreements in the finance sector (Finans Norge/Finance Sector Union of Norway, Finans Norge/Handel og Kontor i Norge, Finans Norge/Falo and Finans Norge/Postkom).
- The Main tariff agreement in the public sector which is based solely on pay grades. This no longer applies to members of Akademikerne (the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations) and you should not specify any pay grade for these.
- HUK area (Agreement for colleges and tuition, museums and other cultural institutions and enterprises, section 26).
Peter works for a ministry which has an agreement concerning pay under pay grade 52. State the pay grade 52.
Heidi works for a ministry which has an agreement concerning pay under pay grade 52. She worked 10 hours of overtime last month. State the pay grade 52.
Julie works for a ministry and is a member of Akademikerne. Do not specify a pay grade for Julie.
Is it mandatory
Yes, you must specify a pay grade for all ordinary and maritime employment relationships when the agreed remuneration is linked to a pay grade.
It is voluntary for freelancers, contractors and fee recipients.
You should not specify a pay grade for pensions or other non-employment benefits.
When you must submit reports
State the pay grade the first time you report the employment and repeat it every month up to and including the month in which you terminate the employment.
Changing pay grade
If you need to change the pay grade, state the new pay grade in the month in which the salary is paid based on this pay grade.
Kari works as an adviser for a government ministry on pay grade 54. During local negotiations, she was promoted to senior advisor on pay grade 58. The promotion takes effect on 1 November. In the a-melding for November, the ministry specifies a new pay grade of 58.
If you have forgotten to state the pay grade or have stated the wrong pay grade, you can correct the error in the next a-melding. You do not need to change previously submitted a-meldings.
What do we use the information for
Statistics Norway (SSB) uses information on pay grade in salary statistics for wage negotiations.
Information on pay grade is not transferred to the Aa Register.