THE NETHERLANDS – 2018 salary thresholds announced

Companies should budget for the higher salary minimums in the new year.



What is the change? The Netherlands has announced 2018 salary thresholds, which are indexed annually, for high-skilled foreign employees.

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

  • Highly skilled migrants aged 30 and older: € 4,404.
  • Highly skilled migrants aged 29 and younger: € 3,229.
  • Individuals who graduated in the Netherlands: € 2,314.
  • EU Blue Card: € 5,160.

BAL Analysis: 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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