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Plumber Average Salary in Netherlands 2023

How much money does a person working as Plumber make in Netherlands?

Average Monthly Salary
1,720 EUR
( 20,600 EUR yearly)


A person working as Plumber in Netherlands typically earns around 1,720 EUR per month. Salaries range from 910 EUR (lowest) to 2,610 EUR (highest).

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

Plumber Pay Scale and Salaries in Netherlands

Median and salary distribution Netherlands Plumber monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
1,540 EUR or more
10% of people earn
1,380 to 1,540 EUR
20% of people earn
1,020 EUR or less
65% of people earn
1,020 to 1,380 EUR
Minimum Salary
910 EUR
1,550 EUR
2,610 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Plumber salaries in Netherlands range from 910 EUR per month (starting salary) to 2,610 EUR per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,550 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Plumber(s) are earning less than 1,550 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,550 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Plumber(s) are earning less than 1,290 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,290 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Plumber(s) are earning less than 1,750 EUR while 25% are earning more than 1,750 EUR.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 1,020 EUR to 1,380 EUR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 1,020 EUR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 1,380 EUR to 1,540 EUR. Only 5% of people grossed 1,540 EUR or more.

Plumber Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Plumber average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
1,050 EUR
2 - 5 Years+23%
1,290 EUR
5 - 10 Years+42%
1,820 EUR
10 - 15 Years+17%
2,130 EUR
15 - 20 Years+10%
2,340 EUR
20+ Years+6%
2,480 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Netherlands Plumber
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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 Plumber salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,050 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,290 EUR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,820 EUR per month, 42% 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, Plumber whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,130 EUR per month, 17% 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 2,340 EUR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,480 EUR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Plumber Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Plumber average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

High School
1,290 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+40%
1,800 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+42%
2,540 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Netherlands Plumber
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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 Plumber salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary is 1,290 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,800 EUR per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

People with Bachelor's Degree have an average salary of 2,540 EUR per month, 42% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Plumber

Salary comparison by gender Netherlands Plumber monthly
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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 Plumber employees in Netherlands earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,760 EUR
1,680 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Plumber Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

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


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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Netherlands Plumber
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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 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Plumber Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Netherlands Plumber
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"Plumber" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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
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.

Plumber Salary Trend and Forecast in Netherlands

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

Average Salary 2019
1,570 EUR
Average Salary 2020+3%
1,610 EUR
Average Salary 2021+3%
1,670 EUR
Average Salary 2022+1%
1,690 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Plumber salaries in Netherlands are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 1% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Plumber Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands

10 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 10 EUR. This means that the average Plumber in Netherlands earns approximately 10 EUR for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Plumber' in Netherlands is 5 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Plumber VS Other Jobs

1,720 EUR
2,930 EUR
4,880 EUR
Average Salary
Average Salary
Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Plumber is 41% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Plumber and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Netherlands
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator1,910 EUR+11%
Assembler1,670 EUR-3%
Boat Builder and Shipwright2,300 EUR+34%
Bricklayer1,450 EUR-16%
Building Administrator2,210 EUR+29%
Building Contracts Manager6,840 EUR+300%
Building Inspector2,100 EUR+22%
Building Monitor1,590 EUR-8%
Building Sales Manager6,390 EUR+270%
Cabinetmaker1,780 EUR+4%
Carpenter1,870 EUR+9%
Civil Engineer4,660 EUR+170%
Civil Technician2,430 EUR+41%
Concreter1,500 EUR-13%
Construction and Maintenance Manager3,700 EUR+120%
Construction Assistant1,980 EUR+15%
Construction Coordinator2,650 EUR+54%
Construction Estimator3,080 EUR+79%
Construction Field Engineer4,040 EUR+140%
Construction General Manager8,250 EUR+380%
Construction Inventory Officer1,730 EUR+1%
Construction Operations Manager7,220 EUR+320%
Construction Project Coordinator4,790 EUR+180%
Construction Project Engineer4,700 EUR+170%
Construction Project Manager7,710 EUR+350%
Construction Project Planner4,450 EUR+160%
Construction Quality Control Manager5,830 EUR+240%
Construction Safety Officer3,080 EUR+79%
Construction Superintendent3,000 EUR+75%
Construction Supervisor4,360 EUR+150%
Construction Technical Assistant1,760 EUR+2%
Construction Technical Officer2,030 EUR+18%
Construction Technical Writer1,930 EUR+12%
Construction Technician1,680 EUR-2%
Crane and Tower Operator1,700 EUR-1%
Diesel Mechanic1,630 EUR-5%
Drywall Installer1,780 EUR+4%
Electrical Draftsman1,660 EUR-3%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor4,820 EUR+180%
Electrical Engineering Technician1,980 EUR+15%
Electrician2,440 EUR+42%
Elevator Installer and Repairer2,140 EUR+24%
Engineer4,370 EUR+150%
Excavator Operator1,630 EUR-5%
Floor Finisher1,760 EUR+2%
Floor Manager2,600 EUR+51%
Foreman1,430 EUR-17%
Frame and Truss Detailer1,610 EUR-6%
Furniture Finisher1,560 EUR-9%
Gas Technician 1,540 EUR-10%
Handyman1,500 EUR-13%
Health and Safety Coordinator2,060 EUR+20%
Health and Safety Officer2,320 EUR+35%
Installation Manager5,360 EUR+210%
Installer1,550 EUR-10%
Insulation Installer1,740 EUR+1%
Labourer1,290 EUR-25%
Land Surveyor2,040 EUR+19%
Lift Technician1,700 EUR-1%
Material Tester2,340 EUR+36%
Model Maker2,300 EUR+34%
Order Picker1,520 EUR-12%
Painter1,620 EUR-6%
Pipe Layer1,340 EUR-22%
Pipefitter1,410 EUR-18%
Plumber1,720 EUR+0%
Property Coordinator3,720 EUR+120%
Purchasing Manager5,590 EUR+230%
Quantity Surveyor2,910 EUR+69%
Roof Slater and Tiler1,530 EUR-11%
Sheet Metal Mechanic1,600 EUR-7%
Site Clerk1,580 EUR-8%
Site engineer4,170 EUR+140%
Site Leader7,370 EUR+330%
Stock Controller2,300 EUR+34%
Structural Steel Construction Worker1,750 EUR+2%
Technical Draughtsman1,850 EUR+8%
Tendering Manager6,590 EUR+280%
Tower Crane Operator1,650 EUR-4%
Wall and Floor Tiler1,620 EUR-6%
Warehouse Manager5,040 EUR+190%
Welder1,480 EUR-14%
Welding Superintendent1,900 EUR+11%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere1,720 EUR
Amsterdam1,890 EUR
Breda1,610 EUR
Eindhoven1,840 EUR
Groningen1,670 EUR
Nijmegen1,550 EUR
Rotterdam1,830 EUR
s-Gravenhage1,960 EUR
Tilburg1,780 EUR
Utrecht1,900 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

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Plumber in Netherlands?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 1,550 EUR and 1,750 EUR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Plumber in Netherlands is ranges from 1,290 EUR to 1,750 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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