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 Monthly wages Monthly wage including overtime (euro) Wage per job Monthly wages Monthly wage excluding overtime (euro) Working hours Per job per week including overtime (hour) Working hours Per job per week excluding overtime (hour) Working hours Per job per year (hour) Working hours Per working year (hour)
Working hours: less than 12 hours a week Q Health and social work activities 2021* 544 541 7.2 7.2 324 1,637
Working hours: 12 to19 hours a week Q Health and social work activities 2021* 1,237 1,233 16.3 16.2 732 1,635
Working hours: 20 to 29 hours a week Q Health and social work activities 2021* 1,945 1,942 22.8 22.8 1,030 1,634
Working hours: 25 to 29 hours a week Q Health and social work activities 2021* 2,496 2,490 27.8 27.8 1,255 1,634
Working hours: 30 to 34 hours a week Q Health and social work activities 2021* 3,049 3,041 32.3 32.2 1,461 1,638
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more Q Health and social work activities 2021* 4,286 4,273 37.7 37.6 1,722 1,727
Source: CBS.
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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. Figures for 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 22 April 2022:
- Provisional figures for 2021 are added.
- The figures for 2021 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 final figures for 2021 will be published in October 2022.

Description topics

Wage per job
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.
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.
Per job per week excluding 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 and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours and paid overtime.

Per job per year
The yearly working hours of a job are the average hours paid for a job per year excluding overtime hours and holiday leave, leave as compensation for shorter working hours (ADV) and public holidays. For the yearly working hours in a year of employment this yearly average is calculated for a year of employment instead for a job.



Per working year
A working year is a measure for the labour volume calculated by converting all jobs (full-time and part-time) in a year to full-time equivalents (fte) by dividing the agreed working hours by the agreed working hours of a full-time job in a particular industry. The resulting full-time equivalents add up to working years. For example, two jobs of 0.5 fte add up to one working year.