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Average Salary in Netherlands 2020

How much money does a person working in Netherlands make?

Average Monthly Salary
10,400 EUR
( 125,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Netherlands typically earns around 10,400 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,680 EUR (lowest) to 45,100 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Netherlands

Median and salary distribution monthly Netherlands

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Netherlands range between 1,680 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 45,100 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,700 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 10,700 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,700 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 5,590 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,590 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 29,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 29,600 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Netherlands

How are Netherlands salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Netherlands
Average Salary 2016
9,170 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,510 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
9,830 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
10,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Netherlands are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant7,340 EUR
Accounting Assistant6,750 EUR
Accounting Manager13,400 EUR
Bookkeeper5,450 EUR
Chartered Accountant8,860 EUR
Corporate Treasurer16,900 EUR
Financial Analyst10,900 EUR
Financial Manager20,500 EUR
Internal Auditor10,300 EUR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant5,670 EUR
Office Manager7,150 EUR
Receptionist5,530 EUR
Secretary5,700 EUR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director10,300 EUR
Creative Director10,300 EUR
Graphic Designer6,840 EUR
Photographer6,750 EUR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer10,800 EUR
Air Traffic Controller10,600 EUR
Flight Attendant8,430 EUR
Pilot12,200 EUR

Architect9,450 EUR
CAD Drafter7,990 EUR

Mechanic5,620 EUR
Service Advisor8,310 EUR

Bank Branch Manager14,600 EUR
Teller7,030 EUR

Teacher8,240 EUR
Translator8,860 EUR

Business Planning
Business Analyst11,600 EUR
Business Development Manager15,200 EUR
Project Manager12,500 EUR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny6,310 EUR
Nursery Teacher7,050 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer9,560 EUR
Construction Project Manager11,700 EUR
Health and Safety Officer6,840 EUR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative6,950 EUR
Customer Service Manager13,900 EUR
Customer Service Representative7,220 EUR

Civil Engineer8,900 EUR
Electrical Engineer10,200 EUR
Engineer9,450 EUR
Mechanical Engineer10,000 EUR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer23,100 EUR
Chief Financial Officer20,000 EUR
General Manager18,400 EUR
Project Manager11,500 EUR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef8,630 EUR
Executive Chef9,310 EUR
Hotel Manager15,100 EUR
Receptionist7,860 EUR
Travel Agent8,230 EUR
Waiter / Waitress6,480 EUR

Health and Medical
Dentist23,800 EUR
Dietitian22,300 EUR
Laboratory Technician7,770 EUR
Nurse8,370 EUR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager14,000 EUR
Human Resources Officer8,460 EUR

Information Technology
Computer Technician7,870 EUR
Database Administrator10,400 EUR
Developer / Programmer8,690 EUR
Information Technology Manager14,100 EUR
Network Engineer8,790 EUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer7,790 EUR

Attorney15,000 EUR
Legal Assistant7,220 EUR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist9,970 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer8,870 EUR
Pharmacist11,300 EUR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier6,120 EUR
Sales Manager15,800 EUR
Sales Representative6,430 EUR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher6,950 EUR
Secondary School Teacher8,260 EUR

Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands

60 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 60 EUR. This means that the average person in Netherlands earns approximatly 60 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere10,300 EUR
Amsterdam11,500 EUR
Breda9,880 EUR
Eindhoven10,700 EUR
Groningen10,100 EUR
Nijmegen9,680 EUR
Rotterdam11,300 EUR
s-Gravenhage11,100 EUR
Tilburg10,500 EUR
Utrecht10,900 EUR
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