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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Netherlands 2020

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Netherlands?


Average Monthly Salary
9,560 EUR
( 115,000 EUR yearly)

LOW
4,880
EUR
AVERAGE
9,560
EUR
HIGH
14,700
EUR

A person working as a Civil Engineer in Netherlands typically earns around 9,560 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,880 EUR (lowest) to 14,700 EUR (highest).

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

Civil Engineer Salary Distribution in Netherlands

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

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Netherlands range from 4,880 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 14,700 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,370 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 9,370 EUR while the other half are earning more than 9,370 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,410 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,410 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 11,800 EUR while 25% are earning more than 11,800 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

Civil Engineer 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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,470 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,140 EUR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,000 EUR per month, 40% 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, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,000 EUR per month, 20% 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 13,100 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 14,100 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
5,470 EUR
2 - 5 Years+31%
7,140 EUR
5 - 10 Years+40%
10,000 EUR
10 - 15 Years+20%
12,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
13,100 EUR
20+ Years+8%
14,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Civil Engineer(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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 6,750 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 12,000 EUR per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

Bachelor's Degree
6,750 EUR
Master's Degree+77%
12,000 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 52,100 Euro(s) to 156,000 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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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Netherlands Civil Engineer
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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 Civil Engineer employees in Netherlands earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

Female
9,310 EUR
Male+5%
9,820 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

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

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer(s) in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 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

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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 2019

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Netherlands for the year 2019. 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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Civil Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Netherlands Civil Engineer
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A Civil Engineer is considered to be a low 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.

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
30%
No Bonus
70%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

Private Sector
10,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
10,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Netherlands

How are Civil Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
8,560 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
8,880 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
9,080 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
9,380 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer 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 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands


55 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 55 EUR. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Netherlands earns approximately 55 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Netherlands
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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 28% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 28% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator6,300 EUR-34%
Assembler6,380 EUR-33%
Boat Builder and Shipwright6,950 EUR-27%
Bricklayer5,540 EUR-42%
Building Administrator7,050 EUR-26%
Building Contracts Manager11,100 EUR+16%
Building Inspector7,860 EUR-18%
Building Monitor5,400 EUR-44%
Building Sales Manager11,000 EUR+15%
Cabinetmaker6,460 EUR-32%
Carpenter6,520 EUR-32%
Civil Engineer9,560 EUR-0%
Civil Technician8,120 EUR-15%
Concreter6,670 EUR-30%
Construction and Maintenance Manager8,210 EUR-14%
Construction Assistant7,540 EUR-21%
Construction Coordinator8,050 EUR-16%
Construction Estimator8,860 EUR-7%
Construction Field Engineer9,180 EUR-4%
Construction General Manager10,300 EUR+8%
Construction Inventory Officer5,880 EUR-39%
Construction Operations Manager9,340 EUR-2%
Construction Project Coordinator9,630 EUR+1%
Construction Project Engineer9,620 EUR+1%
Construction Project Manager11,700 EUR+22%
Construction Project Planner9,670 EUR+1%
Construction Quality Control Manager10,500 EUR+10%
Construction Safety Officer9,120 EUR-5%
Construction Superintendent9,250 EUR-3%
Construction Supervisor9,970 EUR+4%
Construction Technical Assistant6,820 EUR-29%
Construction Technical Officer6,600 EUR-31%
Construction Technical Writer6,610 EUR-31%
Construction Technician5,840 EUR-39%
Crane and Tower Operator6,280 EUR-34%
Diesel Mechanic5,540 EUR-42%
Drywall Installer6,060 EUR-37%
Electrical Draftsman5,520 EUR-42%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor9,140 EUR-4%
Electrical Engineering Technician7,250 EUR-24%
Electrician8,270 EUR-14%
Elevator Installer and Repairer6,940 EUR-27%
Engineer8,820 EUR-8%
Excavator Operator6,640 EUR-31%
Floor Finisher6,960 EUR-27%
Floor Manager8,110 EUR-15%
Foreman5,450 EUR-43%
Frame and Truss Detailer5,840 EUR-39%
Furniture Finisher5,070 EUR-47%
Gas Technician 5,240 EUR-45%
Handyman5,350 EUR-44%
Health and Safety Coordinator7,580 EUR-21%
Health and Safety Officer6,840 EUR-28%
Installation Manager10,100 EUR+6%
Installer6,400 EUR-33%
Insulation Installer6,040 EUR-37%
Labourer4,460 EUR-53%
Land Surveyor6,420 EUR-33%
Lift Technician5,650 EUR-41%
Material Tester6,470 EUR-32%
Model Maker6,590 EUR-31%
Order Picker5,670 EUR-41%
Painter5,880 EUR-39%
Pipe Layer4,880 EUR-49%
Pipefitter5,270 EUR-45%
Plumber5,740 EUR-40%
Property Coordinator8,970 EUR-6%
Purchasing Manager10,700 EUR+12%
Quantity Surveyor8,590 EUR-10%
Roof Slater and Tiler6,350 EUR-34%
Sheet Metal Mechanic6,790 EUR-29%
Site Clerk5,740 EUR-40%
Site engineer9,080 EUR-5%
Site Leader10,000 EUR+5%
Stock Controller7,430 EUR-22%
Structural Steel Construction Worker6,570 EUR-31%
Technical Draughtsman6,570 EUR-31%
Tendering Manager11,400 EUR+19%
Tower Crane Operator5,480 EUR-43%
Wall and Floor Tiler5,630 EUR-41%
Warehouse Manager10,300 EUR+8%
Welder5,780 EUR-40%
Welding Superintendent6,480 EUR-32%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere9,390 EUR
Amsterdam10,500 EUR
Breda8,430 EUR
Eindhoven9,450 EUR
Groningen8,900 EUR
Nijmegen8,820 EUR
Rotterdam10,000 EUR
s-Gravenhage9,490 EUR
Tilburg8,960 EUR
Utrecht9,950 EUR
3000 - 3

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