Employment; jobs, wages, working hours, SIC2008; key figures

Employment; jobs, wages, working hours, SIC2008; 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 2021 8,561 6,507 24.45 2,761 2,730 38,380 33,130 5,250 470 29.5
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2021 1,300 1,154 25.14 3,421 3,357 47,120 41,050 6,080 740 35.4
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 114 82 17.80 2,015 1,956 26,280 24,180 2,110 300 29.3
Total B-F Industry and energy 2021 1,186 1,072 25.71 3,556 3,491 49,130 42,670 6,460 780 36.0
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021 843 758 26.00 3,547 3,480 49,940 42,560 7,380 560 35.6
Total B Mining and quarrying 2021 8 7 37.73 5,599 5,515 83,650 67,190 16,460 710 38.8
Total C Manufacturing 2021 767 689 25.71 3,494 3,430 49,150 41,930 7,220 540 35.4
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2021 32 28 32.40 4,374 4,335 62,440 52,490 9,950 870 34.7
Total E Water supply and waste management 2021 37 34 24.09 3,510 3,366 48,580 42,120 6,460 550 38.2
Total F Construction 2021 343 314 25.04 3,577 3,519 47,130 42,930 4,210 1,320 37.0
Total G-N Commercial services 2021 4,411 3,266 23.10 2,597 2,560 36,170 31,160 5,010 650 29.4
Total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021 2,210 1,520 20.05 2,104 2,057 28,970 25,240 3,720 480 27.3
Total G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 1,434 984 20.25 2,093 2,072 29,190 25,120 4,070 610 26.9
Total H Transportation and storage 2021 391 325 23.04 3,068 2,888 41,880 36,810 5,070 370 34.7
Total I Accommodation and food serving 2021 386 211 14.41 1,165 1,161 15,050 13,980 1,070 110 21.1
Total J Information and communication 2021 302 272 29.89 4,079 4,068 59,260 48,940 10,310 1,470 35.7
Total K Financial institutions 2021 278 242 36.67 4,758 4,749 67,800 57,100 10,700 1,340 33.7
Total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 69 57 28.12 3,369 3,365 46,240 40,430 5,810 1,040 31.3
Total M-N Business services 2021 1,551 1,176 22.44 2,588 2,553 35,800 31,060 4,740 600 30.2
Total M Other specialised business services 2021 542 458 30.41 3,892 3,878 54,930 46,700 8,230 1,180 33.5
Total N Renting and other business support 2021 1,009 717 17.30 1,888 1,841 25,520 22,650 2,870 280 28.4
Total O-U Noncommercial services 2021 2,850 2,087 26.27 2,713 2,707 37,820 32,560 5,250 70 27.1
Total O-Q Government and care 2021 2,591 1,914 26.60 2,762 2,755 38,560 33,140 5,420 50 27.3
Total O Public administration and services 2021 556 495 28.70 3,707 3,695 52,310 44,480 7,820 20 33.3
Total P Education 2021 562 416 27.98 2,902 2,899 40,780 34,830 5,950 50 27.5
Total Q Health and social work activities 2021 1,473 1,003 24.94 2,352 2,346 32,530 28,220 4,310 60 24.9
Total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021 259 173 22.76 2,231 2,225 30,350 26,770 3,570 270 25.6
Total R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 129 80 22.30 2,024 2,020 27,500 24,280 3,220 240 23.7
Total S Other service activities 2021 130 93 23.16 2,438 2,428 33,180 29,250 3,930 290 27.5
Sex: Male A-U All economic activities 2021 4,428 3,744 25.86 3,320 3,268 46,420 39,840 6,580 760 33.5
Sex: Male A-F Agriculture and industry 2021 1,021 952 25.83 3,710 3,634 51,180 44,520 6,650 850 37.4
Sex: Male A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 74 57 18.78 2,311 2,234 30,260 27,740 2,530 400 31.8
Sex: Male B-F Industry and energy 2021 947 895 26.29 3,820 3,744 52,810 45,840 6,970 890 37.8
Sex: Male B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021 648 611 26.80 3,850 3,769 54,340 46,200 8,150 640 37.5
Sex: Male B Mining and quarrying 2021 6 6 38.65 5,878 5,783 88,050 70,540 17,510 800 39.7
Sex: Male C Manufacturing 2021 589 555 26.55 3,799 3,721 53,570 45,580 7,990 630 37.3
Sex: Male D Electricity and gas supply 2021 22 21 33.39 4,871 4,818 69,990 58,450 11,540 1,110 37.5
Sex: Male E Water supply and waste management 2021 30 29 24.06 3,662 3,489 50,710 43,940 6,770 600 39.8
Sex: Male F Construction 2021 299 283 25.23 3,754 3,690 49,480 45,050 4,420 1,410 38.5
Sex: Male G-N Commercial services 2021 2,562 2,081 24.92 3,107 3,052 43,660 37,280 6,380 920 32.6
Sex: Male G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021 1,252 967 21.78 2,606 2,530 36,150 31,270 4,880 710 31.1
Sex: Male G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 765 597 22.29 2,649 2,616 37,350 31,780 5,560 960 31.0
Sex: Male H Transportation and storage 2021 294 257 23.49 3,323 3,092 45,370 39,880 5,490 420 36.9
Sex: Male I Accommodation and food serving 2021 193 114 15.17 1,337 1,332 17,280 16,040 1,240 150 23.0
Sex: Male J Information and communication 2021 217 202 31.19 4,418 4,405 64,740 53,020 11,720 1,790 37.1
Sex: Male K Financial institutions 2021 169 155 39.99 5,531 5,522 79,810 66,380 13,430 1,830 35.9
Sex: Male L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 35 31 30.83 4,024 4,020 55,750 48,290 7,460 1,590 34.0
Sex: Male M-N Business services 2021 888 726 23.87 2,994 2,948 41,730 35,930 5,800 800 32.8
Sex: Male M Other specialised business services 2021 316 285 33.16 4,553 4,536 64,960 54,640 10,320 1,600 36.0
Sex: Male N Renting and other business support 2021 573 441 17.84 2,136 2,072 28,930 25,630 3,300 360 31.1
Sex: Male O-U Noncommercial services 2021 845 710 28.79 3,492 3,481 49,020 41,910 7,110 150 31.6
Sex: Male O-Q Government and care 2021 738 633 29.23 3,603 3,591 50,680 43,230 7,440 100 32.1
Sex: Male O Public administration and services 2021 313 288 28.81 3,893 3,877 55,280 46,720 8,560 20 34.8
Sex: Male P Education 2021 195 158 29.05 3,341 3,336 47,160 40,090 7,070 100 30.4
Sex: Male Q Health and social work activities 2021 231 186 30.07 3,430 3,418 47,410 41,160 6,250 200 30.0
Sex: Male R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021 106 78 25.23 2,726 2,717 37,490 32,720 4,770 460 28.2
Sex: Male R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 62 42 24.51 2,456 2,451 33,910 29,470 4,430 410 26.1
Sex: Male S Other service activities 2021 45 36 26.07 3,098 3,081 42,410 37,180 5,230 550 31.0
Sex: Female A-U All economic activities 2021 4,133 2,763 22.45 2,162 2,153 29,780 25,950 3,830 160 25.3
Sex: Female A-F Agriculture and industry 2021 279 202 21.83 2,360 2,341 32,300 28,320 3,980 320 28.2
Sex: Female A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 40 24 15.48 1,467 1,443 18,940 17,600 1,330 120 24.6
Sex: Female B-F Industry and energy 2021 239 178 22.74 2,510 2,492 34,540 30,110 4,420 350 28.8
Sex: Female B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021 195 147 22.64 2,538 2,519 35,260 30,460 4,800 270 29.2
Sex: Female B Mining and quarrying 2021 1 1 32.27 4,175 4,149 61,170 50,100 11,070 280 33.8
Sex: Female C Manufacturing 2021 177 134 22.16 2,481 2,461 34,450 29,770 4,680 260 29.2
Sex: Female D Electricity and gas supply 2021 9 7 29.26 3,184 3,176 44,320 38,210 6,110 300 28.1
Sex: Female E Water supply and waste management 2021 7 5 24.22 2,847 2,826 39,250 34,160 5,090 340 30.9
Sex: Female F Construction 2021 44 30 23.19 2,383 2,372 31,370 28,590 2,780 720 26.7
Sex: Female G-N Commercial services 2021 1,849 1,185 19.85 1,890 1,878 25,790 22,680 3,110 280 24.9
Sex: Female G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021 958 552 16.95 1,447 1,439 19,580 17,370 2,210 180 22.3
Sex: Female G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 668 387 17.03 1,458 1,450 19,860 17,490 2,360 210 22.3
Sex: Female H Transportation and storage 2021 96 69 21.33 2,286 2,263 31,190 27,430 3,770 210 28.1
Sex: Female I Accommodation and food serving 2021 193 96 13.51 994 991 12,830 11,930 900 60 19.2
Sex: Female J Information and communication 2021 85 70 26.10 3,216 3,211 45,350 38,590 6,760 650 32.2
Sex: Female K Financial institutions 2021 109 87 30.54 3,555 3,548 49,120 42,660 6,460 570 30.2
Sex: Female L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 34 26 24.75 2,691 2,688 36,390 32,290 4,100 470 28.4
Sex: Female M-N Business services 2021 663 450 20.08 2,045 2,025 27,870 24,540 3,330 320 26.7
Sex: Female M Other specialised business services 2021 227 174 25.85 2,972 2,964 40,980 35,660 5,320 600 30.1
Sex: Female N Renting and other business support 2021 436 276 16.41 1,563 1,537 21,050 18,750 2,300 180 24.9
Sex: Female O-U Noncommercial services 2021 2,005 1,376 24.93 2,385 2,381 33,100 28,620 4,470 30 25.2
Sex: Female O-Q Government and care 2021 1,853 1,281 25.26 2,426 2,422 33,730 29,120 4,620 30 25.3
Sex: Female O Public administration and services 2021 243 207 28.54 3,466 3,461 48,480 41,600 6,880 10 31.3
Sex: Female P Education 2021 368 258 27.32 2,670 2,668 37,400 32,040 5,360 20 25.9
Sex: Female Q Health and social work activities 2021 1,242 816 23.74 2,151 2,146 29,770 25,820 3,950 30 24.0
Sex: Female R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021 153 96 20.72 1,886 1,882 25,370 22,630 2,740 130 23.8
Sex: Female R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 68 38 19.84 1,630 1,627 21,670 19,560 2,110 100 21.4
Sex: Female S Other service activities 2021 85 57 21.30 2,090 2,084 28,320 25,080 3,240 150 25.7
Age: Younger than 15 years A-U All economic activities 2021 18 3 4.61 121 120 1,500 1,450 50 0 6.8
Age: Younger than 15 years A-F Agriculture and industry 2021 4 1 4.39 136 136 1,670 1,630 40 0 8.1
Age: Younger than 15 years A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4 1 4.27 133 133 1,630 1,600 30 0 8.1
Age: Younger than 15 years B-F Industry and energy 2021 1 0 4.90 149 147 1,850 1,780 60 0 7.9
Age: Younger than 15 years B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021 1 0 4.78 135 134 1,680 1,620 60 0 7.4
Age: Younger than 15 years B Mining and quarrying 2021 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years C Manufacturing 2021 1 0 4.78 135 135 1,680 1,630 60 0 7.4
Age: Younger than 15 years D Electricity and gas supply 2021 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years E Water supply and waste management 2021 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years F Construction 2021 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years G-N Commercial services 2021 13 2 4.67 115 114 1,430 1,370 60 0 6.4
Age: Younger than 15 years G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021 12 2 4.53 109 109 1,360 1,310 50 0 6.3
Age: Younger than 15 years G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 8 1 4.60 104 104 1,300 1,250 50 0 5.9
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:
Figures for the years 2009 to 2021 are definite.

Changes as of 12 October 2022:
The provisional figures for 2021 are replaced by definite ones.

When will new figures be published?
The provisional figures for 2022 will be published in April 2023.

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.