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Service Manager Average Salary in Netherlands 2023

How much money does a Service Manager make in Netherlands?

Average Monthly Salary
5,280 EUR
( 63,400 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Service Manager in Netherlands typically earns around 5,280 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,640 EUR (lowest) to 8,190 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Service Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Service Manager Salary Distribution in Netherlands

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

  • Salary Range

    Service Manager salaries in Netherlands range from 2,640 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 8,190 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,280 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Service Manager(s) are earning less than 5,280 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,280 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 Service Manager(s) are earning less than 3,570 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,570 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Service Manager(s) are earning less than 6,730 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,730 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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Service Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Service Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Service Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,170 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,190 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,610 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Service Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,690 EUR per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 7,220 EUR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,740 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Service Manager average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
3,170 EUR
2 - 5 Years+32%
4,190 EUR
5 - 10 Years+34%
5,610 EUR
10 - 15 Years+19%
6,690 EUR
15 - 20 Years+8%
7,220 EUR
20+ Years+7%
7,740 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Service Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Service Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Service Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Service Manager is 4,190 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,750 EUR per month, 37% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,410 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Service Manager average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

Certificate or Diploma
4,190 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+37%
5,750 EUR
Master's Degree+29%
7,410 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Netherlands costs anywhere from 24,400 Euro(s) to 73,300 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Service Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Service Manager employees in Netherlands earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,390 EUR
5,170 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Service Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

How much are annual salary increments in Netherlands for Service Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Service Manager(s) in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Netherlands / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Netherlands is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Netherlands for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Service Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Netherlands Service Manager
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A Service Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

19% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 81% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Service Manager Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands

30 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 30 EUR. This means that the average Service Manager in Netherlands earns approximately 30 EUR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Service Manager VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Service Manager is 63% more than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 34% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
After Sales Automotive Manager5,280 EUR-0%
Alignment Technician1,770 EUR-66%
Auto Damage Adjuster2,090 EUR-60%
Auto Detailer1,920 EUR-64%
Auto Parts Manager6,380 EUR+21%
Automotive Assembler1,850 EUR-65%
Automotive Assembly Manager5,580 EUR+6%
Automotive Body Repairer1,790 EUR-66%
Automotive Branch Manager7,400 EUR+40%
Automotive Central Planner2,780 EUR-47%
Automotive Electrician2,270 EUR-57%
Automotive Estimating Manager4,790 EUR-9%
Automotive Estimator3,700 EUR-30%
Automotive General Manager8,990 EUR+70%
Automotive Inventory Officer1,920 EUR-64%
Automotive Parts Supplier2,700 EUR-49%
Automotive Project Engineer3,320 EUR-37%
Automotive Project Manager6,090 EUR+15%
Automotive Purchase Manager6,490 EUR+23%
Automotive Sales3,700 EUR-30%
Automotive Technician1,950 EUR-63%
Automotive Test Engineer3,300 EUR-38%
Automotive Warranty Administrator3,110 EUR-41%
Automotive Warranty Clerk1,990 EUR-62%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter1,700 EUR-68%
Damage Appraiser2,880 EUR-45%
Diesel Engine Specialist2,520 EUR-52%
Job Card Opener1,840 EUR-65%
Lube Technician1,500 EUR-72%
Master File Maintenance2,560 EUR-52%
Materials Planner2,760 EUR-48%
Mechanic1,940 EUR-63%
Motor Vehicle Inspector2,620 EUR-50%
Service Advisor3,460 EUR-34%
Service Manager5,280 EUR-0%
Stock Controller2,490 EUR-53%
Technical Advisor3,630 EUR-31%
Tire Retreader1,730 EUR-67%
Used Car Manager5,010 EUR-5%
Vehicle Body Maker2,290 EUR-57%
Vehicle Examiner2,530 EUR-52%
Vehicle Painter1,680 EUR-68%
Vehicle Trimmer1,770 EUR-66%
Welder1,690 EUR-68%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere5,560 EUR
Amsterdam5,810 EUR
Breda4,940 EUR
Eindhoven5,650 EUR
Groningen4,990 EUR
Nijmegen4,900 EUR
Rotterdam5,770 EUR
s-Gravenhage5,740 EUR
Tilburg5,610 EUR
Utrecht5,700 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Netherlands earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,770 EUR
Public Sector+5%
5,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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