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Attorney Average Salary in Netherlands 2020

How much money does an Attorney make in Netherlands?


Average Monthly Salary
9,530 EUR
( 114,000 EUR yearly)

LOW
4,390
EUR
AVERAGE
9,530
EUR
HIGH
15,200
EUR

A person working as an Attorney in Netherlands typically earns around 9,530 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,390 EUR (lowest) to 15,200 EUR (highest).

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

Attorney Salary Distribution in Netherlands

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

  • Salary Range

    Attorney salaries in Netherlands range from 4,390 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 15,200 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,300 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Attorney(s) are earning less than 10,300 EUR while the other half are earning more than 10,300 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 Attorney(s) are earning less than 6,610 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,610 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Attorney(s) are earning less than 13,700 EUR while 25% are earning more than 13,700 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

Attorney Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

An Attorney with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,980 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,650 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 9,830 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, Attorney(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,000 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 13,100 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 14,100 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Attorney average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
4,980 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,650 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
9,830 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
12,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
13,100 EUR
20+ Years+8%
14,100 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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Attorney Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Attorney is 5,680 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 8,910 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 14,900 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.


Attorney average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

Bachelor's Degree
5,680 EUR
Master's Degree+57%
8,910 EUR
PhD+68%
14,900 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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Attorney Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Netherlands Attorney
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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 Attorney employees in Netherlands earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
9,270 EUR
Male+6%
9,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Attorney Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

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

Attorney

Attorney(s) in Netherlands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% 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

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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Attorney Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Netherlands Attorney
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An Attorney 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.

13% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 87% 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
87%
No Bonus
13%

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 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

Attorney Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands


55 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 55 EUR. This means that the average Attorney in Netherlands earns approximately 55 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.

Attorney VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Attorney and Legal monthly Netherlands
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The average salary for Attorney is 64% more than that of Legal. Also, Legal salaries are 19% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge13,100 EUR+37%
Arbitrator6,120 EUR-36%
Associate Attorney6,090 EUR-36%
Attorney9,530 EUR-0%
Bailiff3,010 EUR-68%
Barrister2,560 EUR-73%
Candidate Attorney5,410 EUR-43%
Conciliator4,560 EUR-52%
Contracts Manager5,280 EUR-45%
Contracts Negotiator4,450 EUR-53%
Conveyancing Secretary2,580 EUR-73%
Corporate Counsel6,980 EUR-27%
Counsel6,620 EUR-31%
Court Clerk2,240 EUR-77%
Court Judicial Assistant3,830 EUR-60%
Court Liaison Specialist4,220 EUR-56%
Court Reporter3,690 EUR-61%
Court Representative2,810 EUR-71%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer12,900 EUR+35%
Immigration Executive6,540 EUR-31%
In House Counsel6,570 EUR-31%
Intellectual Property Specialist4,540 EUR-52%
Judge Advocate10,400 EUR+9%
Law Clerk2,170 EUR-77%
Lawyer9,420 EUR-1%
Legal Administrative Assistant2,560 EUR-73%
Legal Advisor5,990 EUR-37%
Legal Assistant2,550 EUR-73%
Legal Associate4,510 EUR-53%
Legal Consultant5,720 EUR-40%
Legal Counsel6,730 EUR-29%
Legal Editor4,640 EUR-51%
Legal Executive8,360 EUR-12%
Legal Executive Secretary2,780 EUR-71%
Legal IP Officer2,460 EUR-74%
Legal Officer3,070 EUR-68%
Legal Services Director11,000 EUR+15%
Legal Services Manager10,500 EUR+10%
Legal Support Worker1,860 EUR-80%
Legislative Liaison4,500 EUR-53%
Litigation Attorney11,800 EUR+24%
Litigation Paralegal6,020 EUR-37%
Magistrate Judge13,600 EUR+43%
Paralegal3,770 EUR-60%
Patent Attorney6,800 EUR-29%
Staff Attorney7,140 EUR-25%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere9,140 EUR
Amsterdam10,500 EUR
Breda9,000 EUR
Eindhoven9,270 EUR
Groningen9,070 EUR
Nijmegen8,920 EUR
Rotterdam10,400 EUR
s-Gravenhage9,380 EUR
Tilburg9,210 EUR
Utrecht9,320 EUR
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