Cao wages, contractual wage costs and working hours; index (2010=100)

Cao wages, contractual wage costs and working hours; index (2010=100)

Cao sectors Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Version Periods Index figures Hourly cao wages incl. special payments (2010=100) Index figures Hourly contractual wage costs (2010=100) Year-on-year change Hourly cao wages incl. special payments (%) Year-on-year change Hourly contractual wage costs (%)
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 June 120.6 . 1.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 July 120.7 . 0.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 August 120.7 . 0.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 September 120.7 . 0.6 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 October 121.0 . 0.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 November 121.0 . 0.6 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 December 121.0 . 0.6 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 January* 121.9 . 1.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 February* 121.9 . 1.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 March* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 April* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 May* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 June 120.6 . 1.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 July 120.6 . 0.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 August 120.6 . 0.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 September 120.7 . 0.6 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 October 120.7 . 0.6 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 November 120.7 . 0.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 December 120.7 . 0.3 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 January* 121.8 . 1.2 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 February* 121.8 . 1.2 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 March* 121.8 . 1.0 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 April* . . . .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 May* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 June 118.2 . 1.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 July 118.6 . 2.0 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 August 118.6 . 2.0 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 September 118.6 . 2.0 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 October 119.0 . 1.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 November 119.1 . 1.9 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 December 119.5 . 2.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 January* 121.3 . 3.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 February* 121.3 . 3.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 March* 121.7 . 3.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 April* 121.7 . 3.0 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 May* 121.8 . 3.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 June 119.1 . 2.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 July 119.1 . 2.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 August 119.1 . 2.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 September 119.1 . 2.4 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 October 119.1 . 1.9 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 November 119.2 . 2.0 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 December 119.6 . 2.2 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 January* 121.0 . 2.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 February* 120.9 . 2.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 March* 121.8 . 3.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 April* 121.7 . 3.0 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 May* 121.8 . 3.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 June 117.4 . 2.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 July 118.0 . 1.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 August 118.0 . 1.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 September 118.0 . 1.6 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 October 118.0 . 1.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 November 118.0 . 1.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 December 118.4 . 1.9 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 January* 119.6 . 2.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 February* 119.7 . 2.2 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 March* 119.7 . 2.2 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 April* 119.8 . 2.2 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Current figures 2022 May* 119.9 . 2.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 June 117.1 . 1.8 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 July 118.0 . 1.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 August 118.0 . 1.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 September 118.0 . 1.6 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 October 118.0 . 1.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 November 118.2 . 1.7 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2021 December 118.6 . 2.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 January* 120.0 . 3.1 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 February* 120.1 . 2.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 March* 120.1 . 2.5 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 April* 119.9 . 2.2 .
Total Collective labour agreement sector 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) First-published figures 2022 May* 119.9 . 2.1 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 June 120.6 . 1.3 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 July 120.7 . 0.8 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 August 120.7 . 0.5 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 September 120.7 . 0.6 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 October 121.0 . 0.8 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 November 121.0 . 0.6 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2021 December 121.0 . 0.6 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 January* 121.9 . 1.3 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 February* 121.9 . 1.3 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 March* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 April* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Current figures 2022 May* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 June 120.6 . 1.3 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 July 120.6 . 0.7 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 August 120.6 . 0.4 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 September 120.7 . 0.6 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 October 120.7 . 0.6 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 November 120.7 . 0.3 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2021 December 120.7 . 0.3 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 January* 121.8 . 1.2 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 February* 121.8 . 1.2 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 March* 121.8 . 1.0 .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 April* . . . .
Sector private companies 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles First-published figures 2022 May* 121.9 . 1.1 .
Sector private companies 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 June 118.2 . 1.7 .
Sector private companies 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 July 118.6 . 2.0 .
Sector private companies 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 August 118.6 . 2.0 .
Sector private companies 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Current figures 2021 September 118.6 . 2.0 .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains index figures of the quantification of the development of the contractual wage, labour costs and working hours of employees in the Netherlands. The table contains index figures on a number of elements contained in the collective labour agreements (in Dutch: cao), namely wages per month and per hour including and excluding special payments, contractual wage costs (per month and per hour) and contractual working hours. In addition, it presents developments calculated on the basis of these indices and the percentage of collective labour agreements completed.

Data available from: 1972, for the annual figures (up to and including 2009 to a limited extent) and from 2010, for the monthly figures and quarterly figures.

Status of the figures:
All the figures from 1972 to 2021 are definitive. The figures for 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of 2 June 2022:
Figures for 2021 are now definitive and May 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The monthly figures are published within one week after the end of the calendar month concerned. This is called the initial figure. The index is subsequently reviewed every month based on the additional completed collective labour agreements in that month.
Current figures marked with * are provisional. Up to the second quarter they can be reviewed monthly based on new completed collective labour agreements. In the second quarter the figures of the previous calendar year become definitive (current figures without *).

Description topics

Index figures
Index
An index is the ratio between two values, based on a base year which equals to 100.
The use of indices makes it simpler and easier to monitor and compare the development of certain quantities (wages, prices) over time.
Hourly cao wages incl. special payments
Hourly cao wages including special payments
These are the cao wages including special payments and the development of yearly working hours.
Cao wages include:
- gross wage for normal working hours of full-time employees.
- all required mandatory (compulsory), regularly paid allowances.
Special payments include:
all binding (compulsory) prescribed special (non-monthly) payments belonging to the gross income, such as holiday allowance, Christmas bonus, one-time payments the compensation for public health costs and the employers' contribution for the life course savings scheme.
Conditional bonuses, e.g. bonuses based on the employee's age, bonuses for shift work and individual wage increases are not included in cao wages and special payments.
Hourly contractual wage costs
Hourly contractual wage costs
The index of hourly contractual wage costs indicates the development of labour costs for employers in which the development of contractual working hours has been taken into account. This includes the cao wage including special payments plus statutory and contractual employer contributions to pension, early retirement, unemployment, sickness, disability and social funds. Both changes in the collective labour wage and changes in employers' contributions are reflected in the contractual wage costs figures.
Year-on-year change
Year-on-year change
These percentage changes are always related to the current figures and are compared to same period in the previous year. This is also the case for the year-on-year change of the initial figures.
Hourly cao wages incl. special payments
Hourly cao wages including special payments
These are the cao wages including special payments and the development of yearly working hours.
Cao wages include:
- gross wage for normal working hours of full-time employees.
- all required mandatory (compulsory), regularly paid allowances.
Special payments include:
all binding (compulsory) prescribed special (non-monthly) payments belonging to the gross income, such as holiday allowance, Christmas bonus, one-time payments the compensation for public health costs and the employers' contribution for the life course savings scheme.
Conditional bonuses, e.g. bonuses based on the employee's age, bonuses for shift work and individual wage increases are not included in cao wages and special payments.
Hourly contractual wage costs
Hourly contractual wage costs
The index of hourly contractual wage costs indicates the development of labour costs for employers in which the development of contractual working hours has been taken into account. This includes the cao wage including special payments plus statutory and contractual employer contributions to pension, early retirement, unemployment, sickness, disability and social funds. Both changes in the collective labour wage and changes in employers' contributions are reflected in the contractual wage costs figures.