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What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2014?

Question:
 
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2014?
 
Answer:
 
The minimum wage depends on the age of the employee.

The amounts in the table are gross amounts and based on a full work week (40 hours per week, 8 hours per day). In case of a part time contract the below amounts need to be reduced pro rata. How much the net salary is depends on the tax and premiums social security which are withheld/have to be paid.
 
Age Per month Per week Per day
23-65 € 1.485,60 € 342.85 € 68.57
22 € 1,262.75 € 291.40 € 58.28
21 € 1,077.05 € 248.55 € 49.71
20 € 913.65 € 210.85 € 42.17
19 € 779.95 € 180.00 € 36.00
18 € 675.95 € 156.00 € 31.20
17 € 586.80 € 135.45 € 27.09
16 € 512.55 € 118.30 € 23.66
15 € 445.70 € 102.85 € 20.57
 
Other years:



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Comments (4)
Comment by john gregory on Tue, Mar 25th, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Is the minimum wage only calculated by age? Ones qualification and ability to work efficiently does not count? Can you please outline any performance indexes which are used to determine if one deserves what they are paid?
Comment by arjan enneman on Thu, Jun 5th, 2014 at 8:11 AM
In the Netherlands we have an absolute minimum wage which indeed depends on age only. For the rest it depends on the "market". Purely a question of supply and demand combined with the education and work experience and of course your negotiation skills. There is no minimum wage per profession. It may be that a central labour agreement (CAO) is in place which offers more info about applicable salaries if you work for a certain employer. You can also ask around and find out what others earn in your profession.
Comment by Magdalen on Fri, Dec 5th, 2014 at 8:04 AM
How is it correct that the monthly min wage gives a much higher rate per hour than the weekly and daily min wages?? It‘s like people are being penalised for not having a fixed monthly working schedule!
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015 at 7:22 AM
The average number of work days in a month are 21.67 (260 per year). If you divide the monthly wage by 21.67 you get the daily wage which matches with the above list.
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