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Personnel: Statutory minimum wage

Publication date: 29 March 2021
As of 1 July 2021, the statutory minimum wage and minimum youth wage will be increased. This are the new amounts of the minimum wage.

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Minimum wage

As of 1 July 2021, the statutory gross minimum wage for employees 21 years and older that work full-time will be:

1,701.00  per month
392.55  per week
78.51  per day

Please be informed that the law regarding gross minimum wage is statutory law. Therefore, the gross minimum wage also applies to employment contracts with foreign employees that habitually perform their work in The Netherlands, even in case a choice of law has been made in the employment contract.

Statutory youth minimum wage

AgePercentagePer monthPer weekPer day
20 years80%€ 1,360.80€ 314.05€ 62.81
19 years60%€ 1020.60€ 235.55€ 47.11
18 years50%€ 850.50€ 196.30€ 39.26
17 years39,5%€ 671.90€ 155.05€ 31.01
16 years34,5%€ 586.85€ 134.45€ 27.09
15 years30%€ 510.30€ 117.75€ 23.55

Part-time

When the working time is shorter than the customary working time, the statutory (youth) minimum wage will be in proportion to the hours worked.

Hourly wage

The hourly wage may vary across the sectors, depending on the number of hours that is agreed upon as the customary working time. The customary working time is defined as the working time which has been agreed upon for full-time employment in a certain sector. In most collective labour agreements the working time of full-time employment is 36, 38 or 40 hours per week.

More information

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