A person working in Engineering in Netherlands typically earns around 4,140 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,420 EUR (lowest average) to 8,610 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||4,200 EUR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||3,370 EUR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||4,590 EUR|
|Associate Engineer||3,880 EUR|
|Autocad Operator||2,770 EUR|
|Automation Engineer||4,530 EUR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||4,010 EUR|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,860 EUR|
|BMS Engineer||3,930 EUR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||2,510 EUR|
|Broadcast Engineer||4,390 EUR|
|CAD Design Engineer||4,300 EUR|
|CAD Designer||2,810 EUR|
|CAE Engineer||4,350 EUR|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,980 EUR|
|Civil Engineer||4,270 EUR|
|Commissioning Engineer||4,130 EUR|
|Communications Engineer||4,600 EUR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,580 EUR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||3,930 EUR|
|Control Systems Engineer||4,370 EUR|
|Controls Engineer||4,300 EUR|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,750 EUR|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,970 EUR|
|Design Engineer||4,460 EUR|
|Drafting Manager||5,140 EUR|
|Drilling Engineer||4,050 EUR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,320 EUR|
|Electrical Engineer||4,800 EUR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||5,940 EUR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||4,480 EUR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||2,380 EUR|
|Energy Engineer||4,390 EUR|
|Engine Assembler||2,010 EUR|
|Engineering Account Manager||4,670 EUR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,750 EUR|
|Engineering Consultant||5,790 EUR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||6,090 EUR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||3,900 EUR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||5,990 EUR|
|Engineering Production Manager||7,190 EUR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||5,050 EUR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||5,050 EUR|
|Engineering Project Director||8,610 EUR|
|Engineering Project Manager||5,900 EUR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||6,820 EUR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||3,540 EUR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||5,550 EUR|
|Engineering Technician||3,340 EUR|
|Engineering Technologist||3,290 EUR|
|Environmental Engineer||4,120 EUR|
|Equipment Engineer||4,050 EUR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||5,510 EUR|
|Fabrication Specialist||3,020 EUR|
|Facade Engineer||4,200 EUR|
|Fiber Analyst||2,530 EUR|
|Field Engineer||4,610 EUR|
|Field Engineering Manager||7,050 EUR|
|Fire Engineer||4,460 EUR|
|Fitter and Turner||1,460 EUR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||5,090 EUR|
|Generation Engineer||4,550 EUR|
|Genetic Engineer||4,820 EUR|
|Geological Engineer||4,540 EUR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||4,730 EUR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||2,450 EUR|
|Highway Engineer||4,240 EUR|
|HSE Professional||3,960 EUR|
|HVAC Engineer||4,750 EUR|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,970 EUR|
|Industrial Engineer||4,110 EUR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||4,030 EUR|
|Instrument Engineer||4,050 EUR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||4,050 EUR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||4,440 EUR|
|Instrumentation Manager||4,070 EUR|
|Irrigation Engineer||4,370 EUR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||4,590 EUR|
|Locomotive Engineer||4,110 EUR|
|Maintenance Engineer||4,030 EUR|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,670 EUR|
|Maintenance Manager||4,390 EUR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,350 EUR|
|Marine Engineer||4,320 EUR|
|Materials Engineer||4,020 EUR|
|Materials Researcher||3,910 EUR|
|Materials Technician||3,270 EUR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||4,530 EUR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||4,440 EUR|
|Mechanical Designer||3,820 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineer||4,590 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||5,710 EUR|
|Mechanical Inspector||4,260 EUR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||4,480 EUR|
|Mining Engineer||4,080 EUR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||4,490 EUR|
|Optical Engineer||4,130 EUR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,340 EUR|
|PCB Assembler||1,680 EUR|
|Photonics Engineer||4,600 EUR|
|Photonics Technician||3,980 EUR|
|Pipeline Engineer||4,110 EUR|
|Piping Designer||2,380 EUR|
|Piping Engineer||4,130 EUR|
|Planning Engineer||4,480 EUR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||2,130 EUR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||4,520 EUR|
|Principal Engineer||4,150 EUR|
|Principal Support Engineer||4,380 EUR|
|Process Engineer||4,300 EUR|
|Process Operator||2,580 EUR|
|Product Development Engineer||4,300 EUR|
|Product Development Technician||3,280 EUR|
|Product Engineer||4,540 EUR|
|Product Safety Engineer||4,180 EUR|
|Production Engineer||4,410 EUR|
|Project Engineer||4,390 EUR|
|Proposal Manager||5,380 EUR|
|Purchasing Engineer||4,100 EUR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||4,340 EUR|
|Rail Engineer||4,200 EUR|
|Robotics Engineer||4,930 EUR|
|Robotics Technician||3,440 EUR|
|Safety Engineer||4,390 EUR|
|Safety Inspector||3,340 EUR|
|Safety Manager||5,080 EUR|
|Safety Officer||2,210 EUR|
|Sales Engineer||4,790 EUR|
|Scheduling Engineer||4,110 EUR|
|Service Engineer||4,660 EUR|
|Solar Engineer||4,420 EUR|
|Staff Engineer||4,390 EUR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||4,050 EUR|
|Stationary Engineer||3,780 EUR|
|Stress Engineer||3,850 EUR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||4,270 EUR|
|Structural Designer||3,640 EUR|
|Structural Engineer||4,070 EUR|
|Structural Technician||2,860 EUR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||4,100 EUR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||2,220 EUR|
|Technical Assistant||2,340 EUR|
|Technical Engineer||3,830 EUR|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,580 EUR|
|Tender Engineer||3,820 EUR|
|Test Development Engineer||4,250 EUR|
|Transportation Engineer||3,980 EUR|
|Validation Engineer||3,790 EUR|
|Verification Engineer||4,010 EUR|
|Wastewater Engineer||4,420 EUR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||4,410 EUR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||5,450 EUR|
|Work Planner||2,940 EUR|
Engineering salaries in Netherlands range from 1,420 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 8,610 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 4,150 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,150 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,150 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,500 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,500 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,380 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,380 EUR.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Netherlands who work in Engineering earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Netherlands for the year 2021. 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.
Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
46% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 15% less than that of All Jobs.
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.