A person working as an Engineer in Netherlands typically earns around 9,450 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,350 EUR (lowest) to 15,000 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Engineer salaries in Netherlands range from 4,350 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 15,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 10,200 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 10,200 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,200 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,550 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,550 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 13,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,600 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 your wage. We broke down Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,940 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,590 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,740 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,900 EUR per month, 22% 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 12,900 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 14,000 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 5,740 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 11,100 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Engineer employees in Netherlands earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
Engineer(s) in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 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 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.
An Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.
40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Engineer employees in Netherlands earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
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 4% 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.
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 Engineer is 2% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||9,540 EUR||+1%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||8,300 EUR||-12%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||9,570 EUR||+1%|
|Associate Engineer||9,020 EUR||-5%|
|Autocad Operator||7,550 EUR||-20%|
|Automation Engineer||10,600 EUR||+12%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||8,590 EUR||-9%|
|Biochemical Engineer||9,850 EUR||+4%|
|BMS Engineer||9,530 EUR||+1%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||9,410 EUR||-0%|
|Broadcast Engineer||10,800 EUR||+14%|
|CAD Design Engineer||8,730 EUR||-8%|
|CAD Designer||7,680 EUR||-19%|
|CAE Engineer||9,270 EUR||-2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||9,220 EUR||-2%|
|Civil Engineer||8,900 EUR||-6%|
|Commissioning Engineer||9,120 EUR||-4%|
|Communications Engineer||9,650 EUR||+2%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||7,910 EUR||-16%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||9,370 EUR||-1%|
|Control Systems Engineer||9,950 EUR||+5%|
|Controls Engineer||9,790 EUR||+4%|
|Controls Software Engineer||9,240 EUR||-2%|
|Corrosion Engineer||8,930 EUR||-6%|
|Design Engineer||10,100 EUR||+7%|
|Drafting Manager||10,800 EUR||+14%|
|Drilling Engineer||8,690 EUR||-8%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||6,200 EUR||-34%|
|Electrical Engineer||10,200 EUR||+8%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||11,300 EUR||+20%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||9,930 EUR||+5%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||9,070 EUR||-4%|
|Energy Engineer||10,200 EUR||+8%|
|Engine Assembler||6,750 EUR||-29%|
|Engineering Account Manager||8,590 EUR||-9%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||9,410 EUR||-0%|
|Engineering Consultant||10,800 EUR||+14%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||10,700 EUR||+13%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||7,990 EUR||-15%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||11,600 EUR||+23%|
|Engineering Production Manager||11,100 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||10,500 EUR||+11%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||9,290 EUR||-2%|
|Engineering Project Director||11,600 EUR||+23%|
|Engineering Project Manager||11,300 EUR||+20%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||11,200 EUR||+18%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||8,630 EUR||-9%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||10,900 EUR||+15%|
|Engineering Technician||8,380 EUR||-11%|
|Engineering Technologist||8,280 EUR||-12%|
|Environmental Engineer||9,490 EUR||+0%|
|Equipment Engineer||9,230 EUR||-2%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||10,600 EUR||+12%|
|Fabrication Specialist||7,800 EUR||-17%|
|Facade Engineer||10,100 EUR||+7%|
|Fiber Analyst||7,740 EUR||-18%|
|Field Engineer||9,270 EUR||-2%|
|Field Engineering Manager||11,500 EUR||+22%|
|Fire Engineer||10,200 EUR||+8%|
|Fitter and Turner||5,180 EUR||-45%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||10,800 EUR||+14%|
|Generation Engineer||11,300 EUR||+20%|
|Genetic Engineer||11,700 EUR||+24%|
|Geological Engineer||11,000 EUR||+16%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||10,800 EUR||+14%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||7,800 EUR||-17%|
|Highway Engineer||8,510 EUR||-10%|
|HSE Professional||8,260 EUR||-13%|
|HVAC Engineer||9,990 EUR||+6%|
|HVAC Supervisor||9,300 EUR||-2%|
|Industrial Engineer||8,910 EUR||-6%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||8,730 EUR||-8%|
|Instrument Engineer||9,850 EUR||+4%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||9,490 EUR||+0%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||10,400 EUR||+10%|
|Instrumentation Manager||11,000 EUR||+16%|
|Irrigation Engineer||9,380 EUR||-1%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||9,560 EUR||+1%|
|Locomotive Engineer||9,030 EUR||-4%|
|Maintenance Engineer||8,820 EUR||-7%|
|Maintenance Fitter||6,460 EUR||-32%|
|Maintenance Manager||11,200 EUR||+18%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||10,600 EUR||+12%|
|Marine Engineer||8,610 EUR||-9%|
|Materials Engineer||8,550 EUR||-10%|
|Materials Researcher||9,850 EUR||+4%|
|Materials Technician||9,270 EUR||-2%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||10,100 EUR||+7%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||9,690 EUR||+3%|
|Mechanical Designer||8,940 EUR||-5%|
|Mechanical Engineer||10,000 EUR||+6%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||11,100 EUR||+17%|
|Mechanical Inspector||9,740 EUR||+3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||8,800 EUR||-7%|
|Mining Engineer||8,200 EUR||-13%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||10,000 EUR||+6%|
|Optical Engineer||8,630 EUR||-9%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||8,180 EUR||-13%|
|PCB Assembler||6,830 EUR||-28%|
|Photonics Engineer||9,980 EUR||+6%|
|Photonics Technician||8,600 EUR||-9%|
|Pipeline Engineer||9,380 EUR||-1%|
|Piping Designer||7,960 EUR||-16%|
|Piping Engineer||9,410 EUR||-0%|
|Planning Engineer||9,230 EUR||-2%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||6,310 EUR||-33%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||10,600 EUR||+12%|
|Principal Engineer||9,730 EUR||+3%|
|Principal Support Engineer||9,020 EUR||-5%|
|Process Engineer||9,220 EUR||-2%|
|Process Operator||7,930 EUR||-16%|
|Product Development Engineer||9,610 EUR||+2%|
|Product Development Technician||8,540 EUR||-10%|
|Product Engineer||9,130 EUR||-3%|
|Product Safety Engineer||9,330 EUR||-1%|
|Production Engineer||10,000 EUR||+6%|
|Project Engineer||9,290 EUR||-2%|
|Proposal Manager||10,600 EUR||+12%|
|Purchasing Engineer||9,530 EUR||+1%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||9,160 EUR||-3%|
|Rail Engineer||8,730 EUR||-8%|
|Robotics Engineer||11,000 EUR||+16%|
|Robotics Technician||8,690 EUR||-8%|
|Safety Engineer||9,070 EUR||-4%|
|Safety Inspector||8,260 EUR||-13%|
|Safety Manager||10,300 EUR||+9%|
|Safety Officer||7,610 EUR||-19%|
|Sales Engineer||9,410 EUR||-0%|
|Scheduling Engineer||8,470 EUR||-10%|
|Service Engineer||10,500 EUR||+11%|
|Solar Engineer||9,490 EUR||+0%|
|Staff Engineer||9,270 EUR||-2%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||8,450 EUR||-11%|
|Stationary Engineer||8,330 EUR||-12%|
|Stress Engineer||8,260 EUR||-13%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||9,590 EUR||+1%|
|Structural Designer||8,030 EUR||-15%|
|Structural Engineer||9,260 EUR||-2%|
|Structural Technician||8,120 EUR||-14%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||9,930 EUR||+5%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||7,500 EUR||-21%|
|Technical Assistant||8,180 EUR||-13%|
|Technical Engineer||8,600 EUR||-9%|
|Technical Support Engineer||8,030 EUR||-15%|
|Tender Engineer||8,380 EUR||-11%|
|Test Development Engineer||9,180 EUR||-3%|
|Transportation Engineer||9,250 EUR||-2%|
|Validation Engineer||8,800 EUR||-7%|
|Verification Engineer||8,590 EUR||-9%|
|Wastewater Engineer||9,280 EUR||-2%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||9,970 EUR||+5%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||10,900 EUR||+15%|
|Work Planner||6,840 EUR||-28%|