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 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)
Total A-U All economic activities 2020 24.07 2,692 2,663 37,280 32,310 4,970 470
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2020 24.79 3,352 3,293 45,780 40,230 5,550 710
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 17.72 2,000 1,943 26,050 24,000 2,050 290
Total B-F Industry and energy 2020 25.34 3,481 3,421 47,660 41,780 5,890 750
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020 25.61 3,468 3,406 48,320 41,610 6,710 540
Total B Mining and quarrying 2020 38.03 5,585 5,511 84,220 67,020 17,200 680
Total C Manufacturing 2020 25.30 3,411 3,352 47,400 40,930 6,470 530
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2020 31.93 4,390 4,374 63,550 52,680 10,870 910
Total E Water supply and waste management 2020 23.94 3,459 3,315 47,610 41,510 6,100 540
Total F Construction 2020 24.70 3,515 3,458 46,020 42,180 3,840 1,280
Total G-N Commercial services 2020 22.73 2,530 2,495 34,950 30,350 4,590 650
Total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020 19.75 2,051 2,008 28,060 24,610 3,460 470
Total G Wholesale and retail trade 2020 19.87 2,040 2,020 28,240 24,480 3,760 610
Total H Transportation and storage 2020 22.85 3,009 2,846 40,850 36,110 4,740 360
Total I Accommodation and food serving 2020 14.46 1,154 1,151 14,960 13,840 1,120 110
Total J Information and communication 2020 29.08 3,941 3,930 56,230 47,300 8,930 1,500
Total K Financial institutions 2020 35.90 4,617 4,608 64,860 55,400 9,460 1,360
Total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 27.72 3,277 3,273 44,840 39,330 5,520 1,000
Total M-N Business services 2020 22.23 2,542 2,508 34,990 30,500 4,490 600
Total M Other specialised business services 2020 29.96 3,806 3,793 53,290 45,670 7,620 1,180
Total N Renting and other business support 2020 17.15 1,852 1,807 25,010 22,220 2,780 280
Total O-U Noncommercial services 2020 25.86 2,640 2,634 36,980 31,680 5,290 60
Total O-Q Government and care 2020 26.21 2,693 2,686 37,820 32,320 5,500 40
Total O Public administration and services 2020 28.23 3,605 3,594 51,300 43,260 8,040 20
Total P Education 2020 27.80 2,852 2,849 40,560 34,220 6,340 50
Total Q Health and social work activities 2020 24.51 2,291 2,285 31,730 27,490 4,240 50
Total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2020 22.36 2,142 2,136 28,980 25,700 3,270 250
Total R Culture, sports and recreation 2020 21.95 1,940 1,937 26,090 23,280 2,810 230
Total S Other service activities 2020 22.71 2,345 2,336 31,870 28,140 3,740 280
Sex: Male A-U All economic activities 2020 25.50 3,251 3,202 45,120 39,010 6,120 750
Sex: Male A-F Agriculture and industry 2020 25.49 3,639 3,568 49,730 43,670 6,060 820
Sex: Male A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 18.67 2,293 2,218 29,960 27,520 2,440 380
Sex: Male B-F Industry and energy 2020 25.93 3,743 3,672 51,260 44,920 6,340 850
Sex: Male B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020 26.43 3,768 3,694 52,610 45,220 7,390 620
Sex: Male B Mining and quarrying 2020 38.98 5,869 5,786 88,710 70,430 18,280 750
Sex: Male C Manufacturing 2020 26.17 3,716 3,645 51,730 44,590 7,140 610
Sex: Male D Electricity and gas supply 2020 32.78 4,763 4,738 69,290 57,150 12,140 1,100
Sex: Male E Water supply and waste management 2020 23.89 3,612 3,440 49,780 43,350 6,430 580
Sex: Male F Construction 2020 24.89 3,688 3,624 48,280 44,260 4,030 1,360
Sex: Male G-N Commercial services 2020 24.56 3,037 2,986 42,260 36,440 5,810 920
Sex: Male G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020 21.49 2,548 2,479 35,090 30,570 4,520 700
Sex: Male G Wholesale and retail trade 2020 21.93 2,588 2,557 36,190 31,060 5,130 960
Sex: Male H Transportation and storage 2020 23.30 3,271 3,060 44,390 39,250 5,140 410
Sex: Male I Accommodation and food serving 2020 15.16 1,322 1,318 17,150 15,860 1,290 150
Sex: Male J Information and communication 2020 30.31 4,271 4,256 61,270 51,250 10,030 1,820
Sex: Male K Financial institutions 2020 39.34 5,408 5,398 76,590 64,890 11,700 1,880
Sex: Male L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 30.44 3,933 3,928 54,450 47,200 7,260 1,540
Sex: Male M-N Business services 2020 23.67 2,949 2,905 40,840 35,390 5,460 800
Sex: Male M Other specialised business services 2020 32.73 4,472 4,455 63,150 53,660 9,490 1,590
Sex: Male N Renting and other business support 2020 17.72 2,101 2,041 28,420 25,210 3,210 360
Sex: Male O-U Noncommercial services 2020 28.44 3,424 3,412 48,180 41,080 7,100 140
Sex: Male O-Q Government and care 2020 28.91 3,543 3,531 50,040 42,510 7,530 100
Sex: Male O Public administration and services 2020 28.35 3,796 3,781 54,270 45,560 8,710 20
Sex: Male P Education 2020 28.99 3,314 3,310 47,040 39,770 7,260 100
Sex: Male Q Health and social work activities 2020 29.74 3,388 3,375 46,790 40,650 6,140 190
Sex: Male R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2020 24.85 2,633 2,624 35,850 31,590 4,260 450
Sex: Male R Culture, sports and recreation 2020 24.12 2,362 2,357 32,070 28,340 3,730 390
Sex: Male S Other service activities 2020 25.70 3,010 2,994 41,120 36,120 5,000 530
Sex: Female A-U All economic activities 2020 22.00 2,088 2,080 28,790 25,060 3,730 160
Sex: Female A-F Agriculture and industry 2020 21.34 2,276 2,260 30,960 27,320 3,650 300
Sex: Female A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 15.42 1,450 1,428 18,710 17,400 1,320 120
Sex: Female B-F Industry and energy 2020 22.19 2,415 2,400 33,020 28,980 4,040 340
Sex: Female B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020 22.07 2,439 2,423 33,650 29,270 4,380 260
Sex: Female B Mining and quarrying 2020 32.00 4,064 4,042 60,250 48,770 11,480 260
Sex: Female C Manufacturing 2020 21.58 2,375 2,357 32,690 28,500 4,190 250
Sex: Female D Electricity and gas supply 2020 28.97 3,349 3,358 47,510 40,190 7,320 350
Sex: Female E Water supply and waste management 2020 24.19 2,778 2,759 37,950 33,340 4,610 340
Sex: Female F Construction 2020 22.80 2,306 2,297 30,170 27,680 2,490 690
Sex: Female G-N Commercial services 2020 19.43 1,824 1,813 24,780 21,890 2,900 280
Sex: Female G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020 16.64 1,404 1,396 18,910 16,850 2,070 170
Sex: Female G Wholesale and retail trade 2020 16.62 1,412 1,405 19,140 16,940 2,200 200
Sex: Female H Transportation and storage 2020 21.12 2,215 2,196 30,090 26,580 3,520 210
Sex: Female I Accommodation and food serving 2020 13.63 988 985 12,790 11,850 940 60
Sex: Female J Information and communication 2020 25.36 3,081 3,077 43,040 36,980 6,060 670
Sex: Female K Financial institutions 2020 29.58 3,400 3,391 46,810 40,800 6,020 570
Sex: Female L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 24.30 2,595 2,592 34,850 31,140 3,700 440
Sex: Female M-N Business services 2020 19.79 1,987 1,968 27,010 23,840 3,170 330
Sex: Female M Other specialised business services 2020 25.28 2,869 2,862 39,420 34,430 4,980 600
Sex: Female N Renting and other business support 2020 16.21 1,518 1,494 20,430 18,220 2,210 180
Sex: Female O-U Noncommercial services 2020 24.46 2,307 2,303 32,210 27,690 4,520 30
Sex: Female O-Q Government and care 2020 24.80 2,351 2,347 32,910 28,220 4,690 20
Sex: Female O Public administration and services 2020 28.06 3,350 3,344 47,330 40,200 7,130 10
Sex: Female P Education 2020 27.04 2,604 2,602 37,100 31,250 5,850 20
Sex: Female Q Health and social work activities 2020 23.27 2,087 2,082 28,940 25,050 3,890 30
Sex: Female R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2020 20.30 1,802 1,798 24,210 21,620 2,590 120
Sex: Female R Culture, sports and recreation 2020 19.53 1,558 1,556 20,680 18,700 1,980 90
Sex: Female S Other service activities 2020 20.81 1,998 1,992 27,040 23,970 3,070 140
Age: Younger than 15 years A-U All economic activities 2020 4.53 122 122 1,520 1,460 50 0
Age: Younger than 15 years A-F Agriculture and industry 2020 4.35 148 147 1,810 1,770 40 0
Age: Younger than 15 years A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 4.13 142 142 1,740 1,700 30 0
Age: Younger than 15 years B-F Industry and energy 2020 5.47 173 171 2,150 2,080 70 10
Age: Younger than 15 years B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020 4.82 143 141 1,770 1,710 60 0
Age: Younger than 15 years B Mining and quarrying 2020 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age: Younger than 15 years C Manufacturing 2020 4.81 143 141 1,780 1,720 60 0
Age: Younger than 15 years D Electricity and gas supply 2020 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age: Younger than 15 years E Water supply and waste management 2020 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age: Younger than 15 years F Construction 2020 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Age: Younger than 15 years G-N Commercial services 2020 4.58 112 111 1,390 1,340 50 0
Age: Younger than 15 years G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020 4.45 107 106 1,320 1,280 40 0
Age: Younger than 15 years G Wholesale and retail trade 2020 4.51 104 104 1,300 1,250 40 0
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 2020 are definite.

Changes as of 19 October 2021:
- The final figures for 2020 are added.

Changes as of 22 April 2021:
- The publication strategy of this table has been changed. From 2021, provisional figures will be published in April. The final figures are published seven months later.
- Provisional figures for 2020 are added.
- The figures for 2020 are excluding the selections: ‘Type of employment contract: full-time’, ‘Type of employment contract: part-time’ for the branche ‘P Education’.

When will new figures be published?
The provisional figures for 2021 will be published in April 2022.

Description topics

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.