Employment; jobs, wages, working hours; key figures

Employment; jobs, wages, working hours; key figures

Characteristics job / employee / company Industrial classes / branches (SIC2008) Periods Employment Jobs (x 1 000) Employment Labour volume (x 1 000) Wage per job Hourly wage (euro) Wage per job Monthly wages Monthly wage including overtime (euro) Wage per job Monthly wages Monthly wage excluding overtime (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Yearly wage including bonuses (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Yearly wage excluding special payments (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Bonuses and allowances (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Additional tax liability for company car (euro) Working hours Per job per week including overtime (hour)
Total A-U All economic activities 2009 7,820 5,925 20.02 2,225 2,195 30,650 26,710 3,940 510 29.1
Total A-U All economic activities 2010 before change of method 7,774 5,870 20.39 2,245 2,214 30,960 26,940 4,020 490 29.0
Total A-U All economic activities 2010 after change of method 7,860 5,924 20.41 2,245 2,214 30,990 26,940 4,050 500 28.9
Total A-U All economic activities 2011 7,926 5,926 20.62 2,266 2,234 31,340 27,200 4,140 470 28.7
Total A-U All economic activities 2012 7,872 5,868 21.16 2,302 2,271 31,740 27,630 4,120 480 28.6
Total A-U All economic activities 2013 7,746 5,773 21.48 2,337 2,306 32,430 28,050 4,380 460 28.8
Total A-U All economic activities 2014 7,706 5,740 21.58 2,359 2,328 32,590 28,310 4,270 430 28.8
Total A-U All economic activities 2015 7,783 5,794 22.08 2,405 2,373 33,200 28,860 4,340 390 28.8
Total A-U All economic activities 2016 7,893 5,902 22.13 2,436 2,404 33,730 29,230 4,500 390 29.0
Total A-U All economic activities 2017 8,096 6,045 22.23 2,460 2,427 34,090 29,520 4,570 400 29.0
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 8,324 6,237 22.69 2,508 2,474 34,670 30,090 4,580 420 29.1
Total A-U All economic activities 2019 8,501 6,381 23.14 2,575 2,543 35,630 30,900 4,740 440 29.2
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2009 1,351 1,197 20.07 2,695 2,640 36,640 32,340 4,290 700 35.1
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2010 before change of method 1,308 1,161 20.44 2,744 2,685 37,210 32,920 4,290 720 35.1
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2010 after change of method 1,322 1,170 20.45 2,739 2,680 37,180 32,860 4,320 730 35.1
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2011 1,313 1,157 20.78 2,796 2,733 38,010 33,550 4,470 710 34.9
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2012 1,290 1,137 21.35 2,850 2,788 38,720 34,200 4,510 730 35.0
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2013 1,243 1,097 21.60 2,904 2,838 39,810 34,850 4,960 720 35.4
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2014 1,220 1,076 21.80 2,942 2,876 40,270 35,310 4,960 690 35.3
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2015 1,208 1,067 22.44 3,015 2,946 41,260 36,180 5,080 590 35.3
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2016 1,212 1,072 22.70 3,064 2,996 42,110 36,770 5,340 580 35.3
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2017 1,225 1,086 22.93 3,108 3,037 42,790 37,290 5,490 610 35.4
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2018 1,253 1,112 23.48 3,176 3,106 43,590 38,120 5,470 640 35.5
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2019 1,284 1,141 24.01 3,264 3,195 44,680 39,170 5,520 680 35.5
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2009 105 71 14.38 1,482 1,439 19,380 17,790 1,600 280 26.7
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 before change of method 103 70 14.60 1,515 1,470 19,820 18,180 1,640 290 27.0
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 after change of method 106 72 14.61 1,506 1,462 19,700 18,080 1,620 300 26.8
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2011 106 71 14.93 1,556 1,509 20,420 18,680 1,740 290 26.9
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2012 105 71 15.38 1,595 1,547 20,830 19,140 1,690 310 27.0
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2013 105 72 15.58 1,655 1,605 21,670 19,860 1,810 300 27.8
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2014 104 72 15.74 1,681 1,631 21,910 20,180 1,740 290 27.8
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2015 102 70 15.91 1,695 1,642 22,210 20,340 1,860 240 27.8
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2016 104 72 16.02 1,724 1,669 22,500 20,690 1,810 240 28.0
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2017 106 74 16.18 1,769 1,712 23,150 21,220 1,920 250 28.4
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 108 77 16.64 1,844 1,784 24,000 22,120 1,880 260 28.9
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2019 110 79 17.07 1,919 1,860 24,940 23,030 1,910 280 29.2
Total B-F Industry and energy 2009 1,246 1,126 20.42 2,798 2,742 38,090 33,570 4,520 740 35.8
Total B-F Industry and energy 2010 before change of method 1,205 1,090 20.82 2,849 2,789 38,700 34,190 4,520 760 35.8
Total B-F Industry and energy 2010 after change of method 1,216 1,098 20.83 2,846 2,787 38,700 34,150 4,550 770 35.8
Total B-F Industry and energy 2011 1,207 1,086 21.17 2,904 2,840 39,560 34,850 4,700 750 35.6
Total B-F Industry and energy 2012 1,185 1,066 21.75 2,962 2,898 40,310 35,540 4,760 770 35.7
Total B-F Industry and energy 2013 1,138 1,025 22.02 3,019 2,952 41,480 36,230 5,250 760 36.1
Total B-F Industry and energy 2014 1,116 1,004 22.23 3,060 2,992 41,990 36,720 5,260 720 36.0
Total B-F Industry and energy 2015 1,106 997 22.90 3,136 3,066 43,010 37,630 5,380 620 36.0
Total B-F Industry and energy 2016 1,108 1,000 23.19 3,190 3,120 43,950 38,280 5,670 620 36.0
Total B-F Industry and energy 2017 1,119 1,012 23.43 3,235 3,162 44,650 38,820 5,830 640 36.1
Total B-F Industry and energy 2018 1,145 1,035 23.99 3,302 3,231 45,440 39,630 5,810 680 36.1
Total B-F Industry and energy 2019 1,174 1,062 24.53 3,390 3,320 46,540 40,680 5,850 720 36.1
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2009 861 776 20.16 2,735 2,678 37,970 32,830 5,150 520 35.5
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2010 before change of method 833 751 20.60 2,792 2,730 38,640 33,500 5,130 540 35.5
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2010 after change of method 839 755 20.61 2,790 2,728 38,660 33,480 5,190 550 35.4
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2011 837 750 21.05 2,855 2,788 39,680 34,260 5,420 530 35.2
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2012 830 743 21.67 2,919 2,853 40,410 35,020 5,390 550 35.2
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2013 813 730 22.02 2,983 2,915 41,720 35,790 5,930 550 35.6
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2014 809 725 22.27 3,028 2,959 42,270 36,330 5,930 520 35.6
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2015 808 725 23.14 3,128 3,058 43,620 37,540 6,080 460 35.6
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2016 810 728 23.26 3,162 3,092 44,420 37,950 6,470 460 35.6
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2017 812 731 23.56 3,208 3,135 45,200 38,500 6,700 480 35.6
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2018 827 744 24.12 3,274 3,200 45,970 39,290 6,680 500 35.7
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2019 845 761 24.72 3,366 3,293 47,110 40,390 6,720 530 35.7
Total B Mining and quarrying 2009 8 7 33.58 4,888 4,827 73,700 58,660 15,040 850 38.3
Total B Mining and quarrying 2010 before change of method 8 7 35.21 5,081 4,999 76,940 60,970 15,960 850 37.9
Total B Mining and quarrying 2010 after change of method 8 7 35.31 5,094 5,013 77,280 61,130 16,150 850 37.8
Total B Mining and quarrying 2011 8 8 39.98 5,756 5,673 86,490 69,070 17,410 810 37.7
Total B Mining and quarrying 2012 9 8 36.40 5,244 5,174 79,000 62,930 16,060 790 37.9
Total B Mining and quarrying 2013 10 10 33.24 5,131 5,051 80,100 61,570 18,530 720 40.3
Total B Mining and quarrying 2014 11 10 34.32 5,303 5,214 80,290 63,630 16,660 660 40.1
Total B Mining and quarrying 2015 11 11 36.58 5,582 5,510 85,170 66,980 18,190 590 39.9
Total B Mining and quarrying 2016 10 10 35.68 5,505 5,439 86,970 66,060 20,920 580 40.2
Total B Mining and quarrying 2017 9 8 35.03 5,511 5,437 83,810 66,130 17,680 620 41.0
Total B Mining and quarrying 2018 8 8 34.95 5,424 5,351 82,940 65,080 17,850 650 40.6
Total B Mining and quarrying 2019 8 8 36.72 5,573 5,500 84,340 66,880 17,460 660 39.7
Total C Manufacturing 2009 794 713 19.80 2,677 2,623 37,080 32,120 4,960 510 35.3
Total C Manufacturing 2010 before change of method 767 689 20.21 2,729 2,671 37,690 32,750 4,930 520 35.3
Total C Manufacturing 2010 after change of method 772 693 20.23 2,728 2,670 37,720 32,730 4,990 530 35.2
Total C Manufacturing 2011 767 685 20.58 2,781 2,717 38,570 33,370 5,200 520 35.0
Total C Manufacturing 2012 757 676 21.19 2,842 2,780 39,260 34,110 5,160 530 35.1
Total C Manufacturing 2013 745 666 21.59 2,909 2,844 40,510 34,900 5,610 530 35.4
Total C Manufacturing 2014 739 660 21.81 2,948 2,883 41,030 35,380 5,650 500 35.3
Total C Manufacturing 2015 737 659 22.67 3,048 2,980 42,380 36,580 5,800 440 35.3
Total C Manufacturing 2016 741 663 22.83 3,088 3,021 43,230 37,060 6,170 440 35.4
Total C Manufacturing 2017 743 666 23.23 3,142 3,071 44,200 37,700 6,500 460 35.4
Total C Manufacturing 2018 757 679 23.80 3,210 3,139 44,990 38,520 6,470 480 35.4
Total C Manufacturing 2019 773 694 24.40 3,304 3,234 46,150 39,650 6,490 510 35.5
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2009 22 21 26.96 3,794 3,746 54,610 45,530 9,090 980 36.9
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2010 before change of method 22 20 27.35 3,833 3,783 54,010 45,990 8,020 1,020 36.9
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2010 after change of method 22 20 27.35 3,827 3,778 53,980 45,920 8,060 1,010 36.9
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2011 24 22 28.33 3,960 3,918 55,930 47,520 8,410 1,020 36.5
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2012 27 25 29.94 4,159 4,116 58,080 49,910 8,170 1,050 36.6
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2013 26 25 29.45 4,107 4,061 59,810 49,280 10,530 1,010 36.9
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2014 26 25 29.78 4,174 4,134 60,170 50,090 10,070 990 36.9
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2015 27 25 30.40 4,197 4,157 60,190 50,360 9,820 940 36.5
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2016 27 25 30.23 4,202 4,164 60,630 50,420 10,210 910 36.6
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2017 27 25 29.50 4,249 4,214 61,100 50,990 10,110 940 37.2
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2018 27 25 29.99 4,318 4,282 62,030 51,810 10,220 960 37.3
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2019 28 26 31.01 4,359 4,326 63,360 52,310 11,050 940 36.4
Total E Water supply and waste management 2009 38 35 20.59 2,918 2,777 39,870 35,020 4,850 510 37.3
Total E Water supply and waste management 2010 before change of method 37 34 21.10 2,998 2,855 41,280 35,980 5,300 540 37.6
Total E Water supply and waste management 2010 after change of method 37 35 21.09 2,986 2,843 41,140 35,830 5,310 540 37.4
Total E Water supply and waste management 2011 38 35 21.20 3,017 2,883 41,540 36,200 5,330 540 37.1
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table comprises yearly figures on the main aspects of employment, wages and working hours in the Netherlands. The information in this table is classified according to Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (SIC 2008) and can be broken down into:
- employee characteristics (age and sex)
- job characteristics (type of employment contract and working hours)
- company characteristics (size of the firm and collective wage agreements)

Data available from: 2009.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of 15 October 2020:
The new figures for 2019 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures for 2020 will be published in October 2021.

Description topics

Employment
Jobs
A job is an explicit or implicit employment contract between a person and an economic unit, specifying that labour will be carried out in return for remuneration (financial or otherwise). An employed person may have more than one job at a time. In that case the person has a main job and a secondary job. Each job counts separately. For the calculation of the average number of jobs in a certain period the starting date and end date of a job is taking into account. The weekly working hours are left out of account. Two successive jobs both with a 6-month working period will always count as one job in the average number of jobs, regardless of whether these jobs are full-time or part-time.
Labour volume
The volume of labour input in the production process, in terms of hours worked or full-time equivalents. Part-time jobs are counted proportionally (excluding overtime, after deduction of the reduction in working hours).
Calculation of the average labour volume for a certain period is based on the starting date and end date of a job and the weekly working hours. Two successive jobs both with a 6-month working period will count as 1 working year in the yearly average labour volume if both jobs are full-time. If they are part-time jobs they will count for less than a year.
Wage per job
Hourly wage
The hourly wage are calculated by the sum of gross wage of all the jobs of employees of the related population divide by the sum of the corresponding working hours. These wages and hours are summed by subpopulation and period.

The agreed gross wage is excluding bonuses/allowances and overtime pay, but including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax.
The working hours are the hours paid for a job excluding overtime hours, holiday leave and public holidays. Leave in compensation for shorter working hours (ADV) is not recognized as working hours, so this is not included in the calculation.

Bonuses and allowances are occasional payments that are part of the gross wages such as holiday allowance, profit sharing and performance bonuses.
Monthly wages
The monthly wage is the agreed gross salary, excluding bonuses/allowances, but including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax and paid overtime. The private tax benefits of a company car are not included. There is a difference between monthly wage including paid overtime and excluding paid overtime.
The average monthly wage in a year is determined by dividing the yearly wage sum by 12 times the average number of jobs in that year.

Monthly wage including overtime
The monthly wage including paid overtime.
Monthly wage excluding overtime
The monthly wage excluding paid overtime.
Yearly wage
Agreed gross salary including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax and paid overtime. The private tax benefits of a company car are not included. The average yearly wage is determined by dividing the yearly wage sum by the average number of jobs in a year.
Yearly wage including bonuses
The yearly wage including bonuses and allowances, such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
Yearly wage excluding special payments
The yearly wage excluding bonuses and allowances, such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
Bonuses and allowances
Occasional payments that are part of the gross wages such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
These do not include contributions to wage savings schemes, compensation for dismissal, compensation for medical expenses and wages paid for overtime.
Additional tax liability for company car
Fixed value of private use of a company car minus extra payment by the employee for this use.

Working hours
The number of hours someone works in a normal or average working week. There is a distinction between weekly working hours and yearly working hours.
Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave, paid overtime hours and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours.
Also the weekly working hours without overtime is been determined. The yearly working hours of a job is the average hours paid for a job a year excluded overtime hours and leave hours through holiday, reduction of
working hours and general recognized feast-days.
For the yearly working hours of a year of employment this yearly average is determined for a year of employment instead for a job.
Per job per week including overtime
Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job per year divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave, paid overtime, and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours.