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Your Net Salary

Monthly payments per year: 12 Biweekly payments per year: 26 Working weeks per year: 52 Working days per week: 5 Working hours per week: 40.0
Gross Income €45,400 €3,783 €1,746 €873 €174.62 €21.83
Tax Due (21%) €9,610 €801 €370 €185 €36.96 €4.62
Wage Tax €6,250 €521 €240 €120 €24.04 €3.00
National Insurance €10,534 €878 €405 €203 €40.52 €5.06
General Tax Credit -€1,997 -€166 -€77 -€38 -€7.68 -€0.96
Labor Tax Credit -€5,178 -€431 -€199 -€100 -€19.91 -€2.49
Net Income €35,790 €2,983 €1,377 €688 €137.65 €17.21

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Tax Year: 2024 – 2025

If you live in the Netherlands and earn a gross annual salary of €45,400, or €3,783 per month, your monthly net salary will be €2,983. This results in an effective tax rate of 21%, as estimated by our Dutch salary calculator.

Monthly payments per year: 12 Biweekly payments per year: 26 Working weeks per year: 52 Working days per week: 5 Working hours per week: 40.0
Gross Income €3,783 €45,400 €1,746 €873 €174.62 €21.83
Tax Due €801 €9,610 €370 €185 €36.96 €4.62
Wage Tax €521 €6,250 €240 €120 €24.04 €3.00
National Insurance €878 €10,534 €405 €203 €40.52 €5.06
General Tax Credit -€166 -€1,997 -€77 -€38 -€7.68 -€0.96
Labor Tax Credit -€431 -€5,178 -€199 -€100 -€19.91 -€2.49
Net Income €2,983 €35,790 €1,377 €688 €137.65 €17.21
Effective tax rate: 21% 21% tax due

Your Salary vs. Dutch Wages

The following chart outlines your earnings relative to the national average salary and minimum wage in the Netherlands. These are annual, before-tax figures, calculated assuming full-time employment.

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What Is the Average Salary in the Netherlands?

According to the most recent figures from CBS (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek), the average annual salary for employed and self-employed individuals in the Netherlands is €45,400 before taxes. This works out to a monthly take-home pay of €2,983, as determined by our calculator without accounting for the 30% ruling.

To get a better idea of what Dutch earners actually make, we can also look at the median salary, commonly referred to as "Jan Modaal" in the country. Unlike the average wage, which tends to be skewed by high earners, the median represents the middle value when all salaries are sorted from lowest to highest.

In 2023, the median gross salary in the Netherlands sits at €40,000, based on the latest macroeconomic report from CPB (Centraal Planbureau). This equates to an after-tax pay of about €2,758 per month, as determined by our take-home pay calculator. If your salary is higher than this amount, then you are among the top 50% of all Dutch earners!

What Is the Dutch Minimum Wage?

In 2024, the Dutch minimum wage for full-time employees over 21 years old is €13.27 per hour. Under full-time employment, a work week is usually 36–40 hours in the Netherlands. This translates to an annual gross salary of €27,602, which equates to €2,150 per month after tax, as estimated by our Dutch salary calculator.

Source: Government of the Netherlands, Minimum Wage 2024 (40-hour work week)
Age Group Hourly Pay Weekly Pay Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Aged 21+ €13.27 €530.80 €2,300 €27,602
Aged 20 €10.62 €424.80 €1,841 €22,090
Aged 19 €7.96 €318.40 €1,380 €16,557
Aged 18 €6.64 €265.60 €1,151 €13,811

What Is the 30 Percent Ruling?

The 30% ruling or tax facility in the Netherlands provides tax benefits for highly skilled foreign workers recruited or transferred to the country. The scheme allows tax-free reimbursement of up to 30% of the employee's gross salary for the first five years, provided that certain criteria are met.

To be eligible for the 30% ruling, after applying the reduction you must have a minimum taxable salary of €46,107 or €35,048 if you are under 30 years old and hold a master's degree. In addition, you must be employed by a company in the Netherlands, have a specific expertise not easily found on the Dutch labor market, having moved from more than 150 km away from the Dutch border, and agree in writing with your employer that the ruling applies to your situation.

Taxes and Credits Included in This Tax Calculator

The Dutch Government is renowned for levying some of the highest income taxes in Europe, and while that is true for very high earners, the average Dutch taxpayer pays only about 22% of their income in taxes. That is actually lower than in many other European countries!

Our salary calculator includes all the major taxes, contributions, and credits applied on employment income in the Netherlands:

  • Wage Tax (Loonbelasting): Is a progressive tax composed of three tax brackets — 9.32% for income below €38,098, then 36.97% for yearly earnings up to €75,518, and 49.50% for anything above that.
  • National Insurance (Volksverzekeringen): Includes mandatory contributions that go towards pensions, financial protection for dependents in case of death, long-term medical care, and optional contributions for the Dutch child benefit scheme.
  • General Tax Credit (Algemene Heffingskorting): Is a reduction on income tax applicable to everyone in the Netherlands and is aimed at easing the tax load for taxpayers in the lower- to middle-income brackets.
  • Labor Tax Credit (Arbeidskorting): Is a tax relief that applies to all employees in the Netherlands. The amount of credit an employee can receive varies with their wage — it rises for lower and middle incomes and drops gradually for annual salaries exceeding €39,957.

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