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What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2015?

What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2015?
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.
The table shows the absolute minimum wage. If a central labor agreement (CAO) is applicable the required salary may be higher. Also be aware that a higher salary is required if the employee needs a permit as knowledge migrant (see or if the 30% ruling must be requested (see 
Age Per month Per week Per day
23-65 € 1.501.80 € 346.55 € 69.31
22 € 1,276.55 € 294.55 € 58.91
21 € 1,088.80 € 251.25 € 50.25
20 € 923.60 € 213.15 € 42.63
19 € 788.45 € 181.95 € 36.39
18 € 683.30 € 157.70 € 31.54
17 € 593.20 € 136.90 € 27.38
16 € 518.10 € 119.55 € 23.91
15 € 450.55 € 103.95 € 20.79
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Comments (10)
Comment by Gabriela on Sat, Jan 3rd, 2015 at 7:39 PM
What is the % of taxes that you need to pay for your vacation money as an expat if your salary is the min.wage. Is this % the same amount that is being withdrawn as the taxes from your monthly salary?
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015 at 7:38 AM
Holiday allowance is taxed higher than the standard wage. It is taxed based on the tax rate of the highest bracket your total salary falls into. But over a total year the correct amount of wage tax will be withheld.
Comment by akshay sunil on Fri, Dec 11th, 2015 at 3:34 PM
What is the minimum percentage for getting admission for master of science in holland?
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Fri, Dec 18th, 2015 at 9:43 AM
hello Akshay. Your question is not really clear to me. Are you refering to the required salary for a knowledge migrant or for the 30% ruling or something else? For the 30% ruling see Salary requirement for a work/residence permit can be found on
Comment by Anna on Fri, Jun 10th, 2016 at 4:42 PM
Hello! I am doing an Internship, i am 22 years old, I am International and my salary is 650 euro/month. Do I have to pay tax to the state from my salary? And, from what amount of salary do I have to start paying tax to the state? Thank you.
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Tue, Aug 9th, 2016 at 4:16 PM
I expect that you won‘t have to pay tax on your income assuming that it is your only income. The income will fall in the lowest tax bracket. Tax will be calculated and reduced with the applicable tax credits. The employment tax credit depends on the period during which you have earned an income. Due to this it is not possible to give an amount above which you will start paying tax. If wage tax is withheld from your salary then it may be claimed back in your annual income tax return.
Comment by mark swainson on Fri, Oct 14th, 2016 at 3:54 PM
I was wondering what would be my take home pay if I worked for minimum wage and did a standard 40 hour week,would my pay still be taxed at 30%? If so,it must make life very hard for people in cities like Amsterdam when the cost of an apartment is 1200 euros or more per month.thank you in advance for your reply.
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Mon, Oct 17th, 2016 at 12:47 PM
I don‘t know what the exact net minimum wage is. Tax rate will be 36.55% but due to the applicable tax credits the effective tax rate will be much lower. Rent in Amsterdam can indeed be high depending on the area where you are looking for an apartment. Option is to look for a place to stay outside Amsterdam or for something smaller than an apartment.
Comment by Christiaan Uitenweerde on Tue, Apr 18th, 2017 at 2:32 PM
Good day, My son is taking a year off before studies. He is planning on going to a ‘kibbutz‘ in the Netherlands to harvest tulips. What kind of remuneration can be expected, tax payable etc? Kind regards
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Tue, Jun 13th, 2017 at 5:10 PM
Remuneration depends on what he will agree with the employer for whom he will work in the Netherlands. There is no standard amount. But the younger he is the bigger the chance that he will receive minimum wage or close to that. The tax withholdings will then also be relatively low. For income tax rates see
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