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Personnel: Statutory minimum wage

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As of 1 January 2019, the statutory gross minimum wage for employees 22 years and older that work full-time will be:

1,615.80   per month
372.90   per week
74.58   per day

Please be informed that the law regarding gross minimum wage is statutory law. Therefore, the gross minimum wage also applies to employment contracts with foreign employees that habitually perform their work in the Netherlands, even in case a choice of law has been made in the employment contract.

Statutory youth minimum wage

Age Percentage Per month Per week Per day
21 years 85% € 1,373.45 € 316.95 € 63.39
20 years 70% € 1,131.05 € 261.05 € 52.21
19 years 55% € 888.70 € 205.10 € 41.02
18 years 47.5% € 767.50 € 177.15 € 35.43
17 years 39,5% € 638.25 € 147.30 € 29.46
16 years 34,5% € 557.45 € 128.65 € 25.73
15 years 30% € 484.75 € 111.85 € 22.37


When the working time is shorter than the customary working time, the statutory (youth) minimum wage will be in proportion to the hours worked.
Hourly Wage

The hourly wage may vary across the sectors, depending on the number of hours that is agreed upon as the customary working time. The customary working time is defined as the working time which has been agreed upon for full-time employment in a certain sector. In most collective labour agreements the working time of full-time employment is 36, 38 or 40 hours per week.

 About the author:

Jan Dop assists national and international enterprises in all facets of their day-to-day business operations. He specializes in personnel, real estate and issues involving public authorities. Jan is Head of our Embassy Desk, that serves Embassies, Consulates, diplomats and expats. He has been a lawyer at Russell since 1995, and became a partner in 2011.

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