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 Yearly wage Additional tax liability for company car (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 A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 before change of method 40 6.1 6.0 270 1,681
Working hours: less than 12 hours a week J Information and communication 2010 before change of method 130 6.5 6.1 277 1,720
Working hours: 12 to19 hours a week A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 before change of method 50 16.0 15.7 715 1,682
Working hours: 12 to19 hours a week J Information and communication 2010 before change of method 170 16.4 16.1 737 1,719
Working hours: 20 to 29 hours a week A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 before change of method 100 22.5 22.2 1,007 1,691
Working hours: 20 to 29 hours a week J Information and communication 2010 before change of method 250 22.9 22.7 1,043 1,732
Working hours: 25 to 29 hours a week A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 before change of method 80 27.9 27.4 1,242 1,639
Working hours: 25 to 29 hours a week J Information and communication 2010 before change of method 570 28.2 27.9 1,277 1,693
Working hours: 30 to 34 hours a week A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 before change of method 110 32.9 32.2 1,462 1,647
Working hours: 30 to 34 hours a week J Information and communication 2010 before change of method 1,060 32.6 32.4 1,484 1,709
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 before change of method 540 40.7 39.7 1,823 1,826
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more J Information and communication 2010 before change of method 2,360 39.5 39.3 1,809 1,819
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

Wage per job
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.
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.
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.