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Network engineer salary range in Norway :-)

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adrianjuly
6/5/2013 07:44 EST

Hi All,

I am new in this forum. I am being offered a sr. network engineer job from a company in stavanger. They have not yet negotiated with me yet, but would do it in couple of days. I have got 10+ years of work experience in the domain. I have a bachelor degree in engineering and CCIE certification.

I am not having much idea about the salary ranges in Norway for a network engineer. Please let me your thoughts. I am planning to ask about 800000 NOK, is that a good salary for my experience and educational background

Please help me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks in advance...

Ky
6/5/2013 08:46 EST

Hi there Adrianjuly,

In my opinion 800000,- nok salary is quite decent for an engineering position. My Norwegian husband is in a similar line of work, and says a typical engineering salary can range from 500000, for a newly educated engineer, all the way to 900000+ for those with experience. It really depends on the company, location, education, experience, etc. I would think 800000 is a very decent salary. Especially if this is the base. Be sure to negotiate overtime, bonuses, travel/offshore pay also. On top of that, it’s quite common to acquire a company phone, laptop, and even a car if necessary for the job. You will pay taxes on all these items of course, but much less expensive than paying yourself.

Also, Norway is a very expensive Country (especially Stavanger). What are your plans for accommodations? You can expect to pay between 10000-15000 in rent for a 1-3 bedroom apartment/house in Stavanger. If you move outside the city, you can expect a little less rent. If you plan to buy a home, the same applies. It much less expensive outside Stavanger. And remember the at least 36% tax on all salary.

Check out finn.no. There you can find houses for sale, rentals, travel, furniture, jobs, etc...

Eiendom = housing
Bolig til salgs = houses for sale
Bolig til leie = rentals
Bil = car
Torget = everything from furniture, to clothing, to house décor, etcc.. Anything you are searching for new or used!


Good luck

Regards,
Ky :)

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