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Police Officer Average Salary in Netherlands 2020

How much money does a Police Officer make in Netherlands?


Average Monthly Salary
7,790 EUR
( 93,500 EUR yearly)

LOW
3,580
EUR
AVERAGE
7,790
EUR
HIGH
12,400
EUR

A person working as a Police Officer in Netherlands typically earns around 7,790 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,580 EUR (lowest) to 12,400 EUR (highest).

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

Police Officer Salary Distribution in Netherlands

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

  • Salary Range

    Police Officer salaries in Netherlands range from 3,580 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 12,400 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,410 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Police Officer(s) are earning less than 8,410 EUR while the other half are earning more than 8,410 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 Police Officer(s) are earning less than 5,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Police Officer(s) are earning less than 11,200 EUR while 25% are earning more than 11,200 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

Police Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Netherlands Police Officer
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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 Police Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Police Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,070 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,430 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 8,030 EUR per month, 48% 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, Police Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,790 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 10,700 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 11,500 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Police Officer average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
4,070 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,430 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,030 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
9,790 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
10,700 EUR
20+ Years+8%
11,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Police Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Netherlands Police Officer
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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 Police Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Police Officer is 4,640 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,280 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,200 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Police Officer average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

High School
4,640 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+57%
7,280 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+68%
12,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Police Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Netherlands Police Officer
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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 Police Officer employees in Netherlands earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

Female
7,570 EUR
Male+6%
8,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Police Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

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

Police Officer

Police Officer(s) in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 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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Police Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

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

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
35%
No Bonus
65%

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 Police Officer 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

Police Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Netherlands

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

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Average Salary 2016
6,740 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,990 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
7,240 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
7,510 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Police Officer 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.

Police Officer Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands


45 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 45 EUR. This means that the average Police Officer in Netherlands earns approximately 45 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.

Police Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Police Officer and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Netherlands
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The average salary for Police Officer is 15% less than that of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. Also, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Coordinator8,420 EUR+8%
Accreditation Manager11,300 EUR+45%
Advocate8,690 EUR+12%
Control Room Operator6,520 EUR-16%
Criminal Investigator10,200 EUR+31%
Facility Monitor8,630 EUR+11%
Fire Chief10,700 EUR+37%
Fire Dispatcher8,300 EUR+7%
Fire Education Specialist9,100 EUR+17%
Fire Extinguisher Technician7,280 EUR-7%
Fire Fighter8,170 EUR+5%
Fire Inspector10,900 EUR+40%
Fire Investigator10,400 EUR+34%
Fire Prevention Engineer9,340 EUR+20%
Forensic Investigator9,810 EUR+26%
Forensic Science Technician10,700 EUR+37%
Fraud and Forensic Specialist10,400 EUR+34%
Fraud Examiner11,600 EUR+49%
Grants Specialist10,800 EUR+39%
Intellectual Property Associate9,370 EUR+20%
Intelligence Research Specialist11,800 EUR+51%
Investigator11,400 EUR+46%
Jail Officer7,120 EUR-9%
Juvenile Probation Officer8,420 EUR+8%
Juvenile Supervision Officer8,860 EUR+14%
Lock-Smith5,960 EUR-23%
Parole Officer7,650 EUR-2%
Police Captain9,530 EUR+22%
Police Communications Officer9,050 EUR+16%
Police Officer7,790 EUR=
Police Patrol Officer8,090 EUR+4%
Prison Officer6,870 EUR-12%
Prisoner Custody Officer6,930 EUR-11%
Private Detective / Investigator11,100 EUR+42%
Security Adviser10,900 EUR+40%
Security Guard5,940 EUR-24%
Security Management Specialist11,700 EUR+50%
Security Manager11,600 EUR+49%
Security Officer6,920 EUR-11%
Security Supervisor8,780 EUR+13%
Security Systems Installer8,200 EUR+5%
Security Technician6,780 EUR-13%
Surveillance Operator9,070 EUR+16%
Traffic Controller8,160 EUR+5%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere7,820 EUR
Amsterdam8,570 EUR
Breda7,570 EUR
Eindhoven8,080 EUR
Groningen7,700 EUR
Nijmegen7,440 EUR
Rotterdam8,450 EUR
s-Gravenhage8,330 EUR
Tilburg7,950 EUR
Utrecht8,200 EUR
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