Minimum wage

Beginning with 1st of January 2019, the minimum gross salary in The Netherlands is € 1.615 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  € 1.524 per month.

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%.