Forecast of the annual change of wages in private sector in the Netherlands 2015-2021

Between 2015 and 2019, the average wage in the private sector in the Netherlands increased year on year by between 1.2 and 2.4 percent. For the next year, 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 13,700 euros per year.

Annual percentage change of wages in the private sector in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2019, with a forecast for 2020 and 2021

Annual percentage change
2021*2.1%
2020*2.5%
20192.4%
20182%
20171.6%
20161.6%
20151.2%
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2015 to 2021

Supplementary notes

* Figures are forecast.

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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