Minimum wage

Beginning with 1st of July 2023, the minimum gross salary in The Netherlands is €1.995 per month on a full-time basis if you are aged 23 years or older. For people aged between 15 and 22 years, the minimum wage is a bit lower. The minimum wage is imposed by the law, so if you are working 40 hours per week (full-time) and you are 23 years or older, you must get at least the minimum gross salary of  € 1.995 per month. That means that you take home a netto salary of € 1.894 netto per month.

It’s important to note that the amount of money you take home from a full-time job in the Netherlands will depend on various factors such as taxes, social security contributions, and pension contributions, among other things. Your net income, which is the amount of money you take home after deductions, will depend on your individual circumstances such as your marital status, the number of dependents you have, and your tax residency status.

Your employer must withhold taxes and social contributions and give you a pay slip that says you pays your salary and how much are the withhold taxes and social contributions. Besides this amount, you are entitled to 8% holiday money. Those are paid once a year in May or June. If you work in the Netherlands for an employment agency labor, you are usually entitled to a higher salary than the minimum due branch collective agreement for the placement of labor: in this case you will receive a minimum 8.51 € gross per hour. If you are doing overtime or night work, you are legally entitled to a bonus of 25%, and if you work in night shifts a salary increase of 50%.