Netherlands Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Employment Income   Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Total Personal Average Income   Consumption Expenditure
Workforce Composition   Vacation Time   Exchange Rates   Cost of Living   References
 

Average Employment Income

:
annual, per worker, incl. dependent & self employment
   Disposable (1)  Gross (2)   
2000
25,466
20,616
 
34,746
28,128
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current euros
(1)    Based on gross employment average income and non-consumption expenditure per worker.
(2)    Based on salary & business average income per capita and proportion of earners to household size.
Source: 2000 Family Income and Expenditure Survey [27], 2000 (2.29 persons and 1.0 earner per household).
 
 

Average Salary in the Netherlands - Job and Sector Comparison.

Sector  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
 
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 2,941 $ 3,585 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 4,241 euros 34% 39.7
Financial average income PPP $ 2,497 $ 3,044 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 3,495 euros 32% 37.7
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 2,472 $ 3,013 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 3,459 euros 32% 38.3
Education average income PPP $ 2,307 $ 2,812 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 3,182 euros 31% 37.9
Real Estate average income PPP $ 2,278 $ 2,777 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 3,142 euros 31% 39.1
All Sectors average income PPP $ 2,024 $ 2,467 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 2,792 euros 31% 38.4
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 1,912 $ 2,330 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 2,637 euros 31% 38.5
Construction average income PPP $ 1,911 $ 2,329 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 2,598 euros 30% 39.5
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 1,899 $ 2,315 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 2,582 euros 30% 38.9
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 1,567 $ 1,910 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. 1,962 euros 24% 38.4
 
  (1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Netherlands Netherlands Central Bureau voor de Statistiek to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
  (3) The deductions include income tax, social insurance and are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status.
  (4) The hours worked weekly are based on data supplied by the Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics and reflect the hours paid for, which do not necessarily correspond to the hours actually worked.
 
 
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer (1)    
2000
14,393
11,652
 
24,162
19,560
 
12,951
10,484
 
2,223
1,800
 
48
39
 
8,940
7,237
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current euros
(1)    Incl. social premiums, income insurance benefits, and other transfer income.
Source: 2000 Family Income and Expenditure Survey [27], 2000 (2.29 persons per household).
 

Consumption Expenditure

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary expenditure
   Total   Health   Housing (1)  Food   Apparel   Education   Transport     
2000
13,282
10,752
 
474
384
 
4,571
3,700
 
2,299
1,861
 
904
732
 
563
456
 
2,223
1,800
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current euros
(1)    Incl. owner-imputed rent, actual rentals, maintenance, garden, furniture, soft furnishings, linen, household appliances and tools, heating and light.
Source: 2000 Family Income and Expenditure Survey [27], 2000 (2.29 persons per household).
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 3.1   13.1   6.7   3.3   88.5    
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

 :  
7.8 million (2005).
Source:   International Labour Organization [9].
 

Population

 :  
16.5 million (2006).
Source:   CIA World Factbook [b].
 

Compulsory Deductions

 :  
32.2% for a single with no child, 18.3% for a single with two children, 27.2% for a one-earner married couple with no child, and 21.7% for a one-earner married couple with two children.
Source:   OECD Tax Database [k], 2005, combined deductions on a gross monthly salary income of 3,146 euros including family allowances in terms of cash transfers.
 

Vacation Time

 :  
4 weeks per year legally required minimum [e].
 

Inflation

 :  
109.8 (2000), 115.4 (2001), 119.9 (2002), 122.6 (2003), 124.2 (2004), 125.6 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
0.917 (2000), 0.944 (2001), 0.965 (2002), 0.978 (2003), 0.980 (2004), 0.984 (2005);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], euros per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
1.081 (2000), 1.115 (2001), 1.057 (2002), 0.883 (2003), 0.804 (2004), 0.803 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], euros per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.848 (2000), 0.847 (2001), 0.913 (2002), 1.108 (2003), 1.219 (2004), 1.224 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a] and IMF PPP exchange rates [d], US=1.000.
 

 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[27]   Netherlands Central Bureau Voor de Statistiek, 2004 Statistical Yearbook.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[e]   Vacation - Wikipedia, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
 
Other links:
Social Security in the Netherlands, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Netherlands: Statistics, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
Netherlands: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
Netherlands Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
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