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Chief Executive Officer Average Salary in Netherlands 2020

How much money does a Chief Executive Officer make in Netherlands?

Average Monthly Salary
10,900 EUR
( 131,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Chief Executive Officer in Netherlands typically earns around 10,900 EUR per month. Salaries range from 5,340 EUR (lowest) to 17,000 EUR (highest).

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

Chief Executive Officer Salary Distribution in Netherlands

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

  • Salary Range

    Chief Executive Officer salaries in Netherlands range from 5,340 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 17,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,100 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chief Executive Officer(s) are earning less than 11,100 EUR while the other half are earning more than 11,100 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 Chief Executive Officer(s) are earning less than 7,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chief Executive Officer(s) are earning less than 14,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 14,300 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

Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Chief Executive Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,330 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,130 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 11,200 EUR per month, 38% 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, Chief Executive Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,900 EUR per month, 24% 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 14,900 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 15,900 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Chief Executive Officer average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
6,330 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
8,130 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
11,200 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
13,900 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
14,900 EUR
20+ Years+7%
15,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Chief Executive Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Chief Executive Officer is 6,150 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,320 EUR per month, 19% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,300 EUR per month, 27% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 14,200 EUR per month, 53% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

PhD holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 16,900 EUR per month, 19% more than someone with Master's Degree.

Chief Executive Officer average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

High School
6,150 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+19%
7,320 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+27%
9,300 EUR
Master's Degree+53%
14,200 EUR
16,900 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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Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer employees in Netherlands earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,600 EUR
11,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Chief Executive Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

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

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer(s) in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 15% every 15 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 2019

Information Technology

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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Chief Executive Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Netherlands Chief Executive Officer
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A Chief Executive Officer 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.

15% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 85% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

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 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

Chief Executive Officer Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands

63 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 63 EUR. This means that the average Chief Executive Officer in Netherlands earns approximately 63 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.

Chief Executive Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Chief Executive Officer and Executive and Management monthly Netherlands
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The average salary for Chief Executive Officer is 65% more than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 35% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Coordinator4,440 EUR-59%
Administration Manager5,670 EUR-48%
Area Manager5,220 EUR-52%
Asset Protection Associate5,710 EUR-48%
Assistant Director5,600 EUR-49%
Assistant Manager5,870 EUR-46%
Assistant Operations Manager6,060 EUR-44%
Assistant Project Manager5,850 EUR-46%
Assistant Section Head4,900 EUR-55%
Assistant to CEO5,320 EUR-51%
Assistant Vice President6,120 EUR-44%
Associate Director5,520 EUR-49%
Bid Manager6,430 EUR-41%
Branch Manager5,970 EUR-45%
Business Development Manager6,710 EUR-38%
Business Operations Associate5,710 EUR-48%
Business Operations Lead5,610 EUR-48%
Campaign Manager6,530 EUR-40%
Chairman of The Board10,500 EUR-4%
Chairman Office Manager6,600 EUR-39%
Chief Corporate Officer8,870 EUR-19%
Chief Executive Officer10,900 EUR+0%
Chief Financial Officer9,480 EUR-13%
Chief of Staff5,260 EUR-52%
Chief Operating Officer7,820 EUR-28%
Chief Risk Officer6,850 EUR-37%
Client Services Manager6,990 EUR-36%
Commercial Project Manager6,140 EUR-44%
Commodity Broker4,720 EUR-57%
Corporate Affairs Executive6,410 EUR-41%
Corporate Compliance Director7,160 EUR-34%
Corporate Director7,170 EUR-34%
Corporate Officer4,940 EUR-55%
Corporate Partnerships Officer4,980 EUR-54%
Country Manager8,400 EUR-23%
Deputy Director7,790 EUR-28%
Director7,940 EUR-27%
Director of Accreditation6,970 EUR-36%
Director of Catering Services6,610 EUR-39%
Director of Client Services6,850 EUR-37%
Director of Facilities Management5,790 EUR-47%
Director of Operations6,970 EUR-36%
Director of Process Simplification5,670 EUR-48%
Director of Project Management7,190 EUR-34%
Director of Revenue Management6,320 EUR-42%
Director of Training and Development6,790 EUR-38%
Distribution Manager7,640 EUR-30%
Division Manager6,160 EUR-43%
Duty Manager6,220 EUR-43%
Engagement Manager7,400 EUR-32%
Executive Director10,400 EUR-5%
Executive Manager8,300 EUR-24%
Franchise Manager8,680 EUR-20%
General Manager8,700 EUR-20%
Global Master Data Manager7,370 EUR-32%
Head of Middle Office6,570 EUR-40%
Head of Projects6,910 EUR-37%
Head of Sustainability5,890 EUR-46%
Housing Manager5,790 EUR-47%
HSE Manager6,180 EUR-43%
Key Account Manager5,970 EUR-45%
Knowledge Manager6,960 EUR-36%
Location Manager6,460 EUR-41%
Logistics Manager5,810 EUR-47%
Management Consultant5,680 EUR-48%
Management Executive7,720 EUR-29%
Manager7,310 EUR-33%
Managing Director8,980 EUR-18%
MIS Executive6,990 EUR-36%
Ocean Services Manager7,760 EUR-29%
Operations Assistant5,130 EUR-53%
Operations Director7,730 EUR-29%
Operations Executive8,000 EUR-27%
Operations Manager7,760 EUR-29%
Operations Supervisor6,830 EUR-37%
Policy Administration Executive5,940 EUR-45%
Private Sector Executive6,120 EUR-44%
Product Development Manager7,400 EUR-32%
Product Executive6,570 EUR-40%
Production Executive6,880 EUR-37%
Production Manager7,340 EUR-33%
Production Supervisor6,410 EUR-41%
Program Manager7,610 EUR-30%
Programme Coordinator5,410 EUR-50%
Project Control Manager7,400 EUR-32%
Project Coordinator4,580 EUR-58%
Project Management Officer5,200 EUR-52%
Project Manager5,430 EUR-50%
Project Portfolio Manager5,580 EUR-49%
Quality Manager5,560 EUR-49%
R/D Director6,200 EUR-43%
Regional Director9,880 EUR-9%
Regional Manager7,070 EUR-35%
Relationship Manager6,820 EUR-37%
Retail District Manager5,020 EUR-54%
Revenue Manager5,570 EUR-49%
Risk and Capital Manager8,390 EUR-23%
Risk Officer5,400 EUR-50%
Safety Manager5,410 EUR-50%
Section Head5,620 EUR-48%
Service Manager5,670 EUR-48%
Shift Supervisor4,280 EUR-61%
Solutions Manager5,180 EUR-52%
Supervisor4,530 EUR-58%
Supply Chain Manager7,330 EUR-33%
Surveyor5,240 EUR-52%
Technical Manager6,850 EUR-37%
Territory Manager6,770 EUR-38%
Validation Manager6,260 EUR-43%
Vice President8,320 EUR-24%
Zone Manager7,580 EUR-30%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere10,200 EUR
Amsterdam12,000 EUR
Breda9,960 EUR
Eindhoven10,400 EUR
Groningen10,100 EUR
Nijmegen9,830 EUR
Rotterdam11,900 EUR
s-Gravenhage11,700 EUR
Tilburg10,300 EUR
Utrecht11,600 EUR
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