Forecast of the annual change of wages in private sector in the Netherlands 2015-2020

Annual percentage change of wages in the private sector in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2018, with a forecast for 2019 and 2020*

by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Oct 15, 2019
Forecast of the annual change of wages in private sector in the Netherlands 2015-2020 Between 2015 and 2018, the average wage in the private sector in the Netherlands increased year on year by between 1.2 and two percent. For the next two years, an even greater growth of average wages is forecast. In 2020, wages in the private sector are expected to increase by just under three percent. A similar positive development is forecast for contract wages in collective agreements in the country.
 Average wages in the Netherlands 

  In 2017, the average annual wage in the Netherlands was around 46,800 euros – a decrease in comparison to the previous two years. The average wage peaked in 2016, at just over 47,000 euros. In 2000, this was only 42,086 euros.

Highest salaries in the mining and quarrying industry

  Employees in the mining and quarrying sector on average had the highest salaries in the Netherlands, earning about twice as much as the average salary in the country. By comparison, employees working in the accommodation and food serving industry on average earned only 13,200 euros per year.
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Annual percentage change of wages in the private sector in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2018, with a forecast for 2019 and 2020*

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