Knowledge Base


Welcome to the Expatax Knowledge Base containing hundreds of answers to questions we received about topics concerning tax, payroll, accounting, legal, business etc. related to the Netherlands. Search in our Knowledge Base or browse the different categories. Expatax is a Dutch tax and accounting firm specialized in assisting international workers, freelancers and companies. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or check our website.


What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2017?


Question:
 
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2017 (per 1 July)?
 
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. 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. A full work week is not always 40 hours. Depending on the applicable Collective Labor Agreement it might be 36, 37,  37 ½ ,  38 , 39 or 40 hours. 
 
The amounts per week or per day are correct, but the amount per hour will vary based on the number of working hours per day.
 
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 or if the 30% ruling must be requested (see  www.expatax.nl/30ruling ). 
 
Age Per month Per week Per day
       
22 and older € 1,565.40 € 361.25 € 72.25
21 € 1,330.60 € 307.05 € 61.41
20 € 1,095.80 € 252.90 € 50.58
19 € 860.95 € 198.70 € 39.74
18 € 743.55 € 171.60 € 34.32
17 € 618.35 € 142.70 € 28.54
16 € 540.05 € 124.65 € 24.93
15 € 469.60 € 108.40 € 21.68
 
Before 1 July 2017 the highest age level was from 23 and older. From 1 July 2017 this is changed to 22 and older. In 2017 and coming years also the minimum wage for 18 - 22 years increases faster. This way younger people earn a higher minimum wage faster. 
 
 
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
Taxable income from health care reimbursements
Viewed 2486 times since Tue, Apr 16, 2013
Does an employer legally have to offer a written employment contract to the employee?
Viewed 2845 times since Sat, Feb 16, 2013
Last year I did not have a VAR which qualified my income towards my client. Do I still need to get one?
Viewed 5622 times since Tue, Feb 14, 2012
New salary criteria for knowledge migrants since 1 January 2013
Viewed 5741 times since Wed, Jan 9, 2013
What is a CAO?
Viewed 13374 times since Sat, Feb 16, 2013
What is the average gross dutch income in 2013?
Viewed 14514 times since Thu, Jul 18, 2013
I have staff working in the Netherlands. My client requires a "G account". What is it?
Viewed 3761 times since Fri, Feb 17, 2012
Do we have to offer a minimum salary to our part time director?
Viewed 3315 times since Fri, Aug 8, 2014
What are the public holidays in the Netherlands in 2013?
Viewed 15599 times since Wed, Jan 9, 2013
What is a VAR?
Viewed 5796 times since Mon, Nov 7, 2011