Netherlands: 2017 salary thresholds set for highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Cards

What is the change? The Netherlands has announced 2017 salary thresholds for foreign highly skilled employees.


What does the change mean? As of Jan. 1, the minimum gross monthly wages (not including 8 percent holiday allowance) for the following categories will be:

  • Highly skilled migrants aged 30 and older: € 4,324
  • Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years old: € 3,170
  • Individuals who graduated in the Netherlands: € 2,272
  • EU Blue Card: € 5,066

BAL Analysis: Salary thresholds are indexed annually, and companies should budget for the higher salary minimums in the new year.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in the Netherlands. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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