What is the price?

It can be difficult to know how to register different types of FTEs. Here, you can find examples of registrations that may help you.

Print Bokmål | Nynorsk | 10. October 2019

What is an FTE?

FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) is the term used for the work that an employee can perform over the course of a full working year. FTEs are determined based on the employee’s weekly working hours multiplied by the number of working weeks per year. In Norway, where many employees have a working week of 37.5 hours and five weeks' holiday stipulated in their collective agreements, one FTE would correspond to approximately 1,700 hours. 230 working days per year are normally considered full-time work.

Determining the price

To find out what it costs to register an enterprise, you need to multiply the contribution rate by the number of FTEs. If you are registering several different health personnel groups, you will need to perform the calculation for each group you will be registering.

Start-up during the first half of the year

Start-ups during the first half of the year: the full contribution will be payable.

Start-up during the second half of the year

Start-ups in the second half of the year: half contribution in the first year. In practice, this is done by reporting half of the FTEs. For example, if you work 1.0 FTE (100 percent), you should register 0.5 FTE (50 percent) for the first year.

Remember to update the FTE in connection with the next annual update.


  • 100 percent position - Registered as 1.0 FTE
  • 50 percent position - Registered as 0.5 FTE
  • 5 percent position - Registered as 0.05 FTE

If the enterprise receives a partial subsidy, the difference between the position percentage and the subsidy must be registered (the examples below apply to 100 percent positions):

  • 20 percent subsidy - Registered as 0.8 FTE
  • 40 percent subsidy - Registered as 0.6 FTE

You must register in full with the relevant specialism. For example, a surgeon must register 100 percent surgery if they work 100 percent, even if they are not performing surgery at all times.