Average gross annual salary in the Netherlands 2019, by education level

On average, employees in the Netherlands earned roughly 36,000 euros per year. Respondents with a research university degree had the highest average salaries, at over 53,000 euros per year. By comparison, respondents who had degrees lower than vocational training had an average annual salary of roughly 31,600 euros.

Average gross annual salary in the Netherlands in 2019, by education level

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Release date

November 2019


Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

April to July 2019

Number of respondents

43,762 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

employees with paid employment and self-employed professionals

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Gross figures, including holiday allowance and a possible thirteenth salary. The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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