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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in Netherlands 2020

How much money does a Human Resources Officer make in Netherlands?

Average Monthly Salary
8,460 EUR
( 102,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Netherlands typically earns around 8,460 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,890 EUR (lowest) to 13,500 EUR (highest).

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

Human Resources Officer Salary Distribution in Netherlands

Median and salary distribution monthly Netherlands Human Resources Officer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Officer salaries in Netherlands range from 3,890 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 13,500 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,140 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 9,140 EUR while the other half are earning more than 9,140 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 5,870 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,870 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 12,200 EUR while 25% are earning more than 12,200 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

Human Resources 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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,420 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,900 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 8,720 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, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,600 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 11,600 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 12,500 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in Netherlands

0 - 2 Years
4,420 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,900 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,720 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
10,600 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
11,600 EUR
20+ Years+8%
12,500 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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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 5,140 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 9,920 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in Netherlands

Certificate or Diploma
5,140 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
9,920 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Human Resources 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 Human Resources Officer employees in Netherlands earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

8,230 EUR
8,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Netherlands for all Careers

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Human Resources Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Netherlands

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

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer(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.

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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

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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Human Resources Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Netherlands

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

Human Resources Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Netherlands

How are Human Resources 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
7,320 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,590 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
7,870 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
8,160 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources 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.

Human Resources Officer Average Hourly Wage in Netherlands

49 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Netherlands is 49 EUR. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in Netherlands earns approximately 49 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.

Human Resources Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Officer and Human Resources monthly Netherlands
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The average salary for Human Resources Officer is 20% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator8,450 EUR-0%
Benefits Analyst10,200 EUR+21%
Benefits Manager11,400 EUR+35%
Chief People Officer12,900 EUR+52%
Compensation Analyst9,830 EUR+16%
Compensation and Benefits Manager11,600 EUR+37%
Compensation and Benefits Officer8,180 EUR-3%
Compensation Manager11,100 EUR+31%
Corporate Director of Human Resources15,100 EUR+78%
Corporate Trainer10,400 EUR+23%
Employee Benefits Administrator9,610 EUR+14%
Employee Communications Manager9,890 EUR+17%
Employee Development Specialist11,300 EUR+34%
Employee Engagement Specialist11,100 EUR+31%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator9,890 EUR+17%
Employee Performance Specialist10,300 EUR+22%
Employee Relations Manager11,700 EUR+38%
Employee Relations Practitioner9,970 EUR+18%
Employee Services Manager10,800 EUR+28%
Employment Advice Worker8,370 EUR-1%
Employment Interviewer8,870 EUR+5%
Employment Service Specialist9,600 EUR+13%
Employment Services Coordinator9,860 EUR+16%
Enrollment Counselor10,700 EUR+26%
Equal Opportunity Representative9,650 EUR+14%
Executive Human Capital Management14,700 EUR+74%
Executive Recruiter10,800 EUR+28%
Expatriate Administration Manager12,200 EUR+44%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor9,690 EUR+14%
Global Mobility Manager11,900 EUR+41%
Headhunter10,800 EUR+28%
Health Benefits Coordinator8,750 EUR+3%
HRIS Analyst9,050 EUR+7%
HRIS Manager12,000 EUR+42%
HRIS Supervisor8,980 EUR+6%
Human Resources Administration Specialist7,990 EUR-6%
Human Resources Administrator8,660 EUR+2%
Human Resources Advisor10,400 EUR+23%
Human Resources Analyst8,980 EUR+6%
Human Resources Assessor7,920 EUR-6%
Human Resources Assistant Manager11,500 EUR+36%
Human Resources Associate9,250 EUR+9%
Human Resources Consultant10,200 EUR+21%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager11,400 EUR+35%
Human Resources Generalist10,300 EUR+22%
Human Resources Manager14,000 EUR+65%
Human Resources Officer8,460 EUR-0%
Human Resources Representative8,570 EUR+1%
Human Resources Section Head10,400 EUR+23%
Human Resources Superintendent8,040 EUR-5%
Human Resources Training Executive11,100 EUR+31%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist11,600 EUR+37%
Job Evaluation Specialist10,900 EUR+29%
Labor Relations Director11,500 EUR+36%
Labor Relations Manager11,900 EUR+41%
Labor Relations Specialist9,100 EUR+8%
Learning and Development Manager11,100 EUR+31%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer8,660 EUR+2%
Organizational Development Consultant10,900 EUR+29%
Organizational Development Manager11,500 EUR+36%
Organizational Development Specialist8,920 EUR+5%
Payroll Assistant6,660 EUR-21%
Payroll Supervisor8,420 EUR-1%
People Development Officer8,780 EUR+4%
Personnel Officer8,180 EUR-3%
Records Clerk5,100 EUR-40%
Records Manager10,400 EUR+23%
Recruiter11,200 EUR+32%
Recruiting Coordinator8,370 EUR-1%
Recruiting Manager14,300 EUR+69%
Recruitment Consultant11,800 EUR+39%
Recruitment Officer8,940 EUR+6%
Recruitment Supervisor11,700 EUR+38%
Research Associate10,500 EUR+24%
SAP Resource Manager12,600 EUR+49%
Talent Acquisition Specialist9,690 EUR+14%
Talent Management Officer12,600 EUR+49%
Training and Development Section Head10,500 EUR+24%
Training Executive13,500 EUR+59%
Training Officer8,340 EUR-1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almere8,540 EUR
Amsterdam9,310 EUR
Breda7,480 EUR
Eindhoven8,800 EUR
Groningen8,000 EUR
Nijmegen7,750 EUR
Rotterdam8,730 EUR
s-Gravenhage9,060 EUR
Tilburg8,250 EUR
Utrecht8,500 EUR
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