Payment

Payment

The majority of workers leave for the Netherlands to make money therefore what matters the most is the payment for work there. The money you can make depends on the sector you work in, the position and the number of working hours. However it may not be less than a fixed minimum gross salary for somebody of 23 years or older: € 9,03 per hour.(01-07-2017) That is € 361,25 gross per week and € 1.565,40 gross per month by working 40 hours per week. Skilled workers depending on their profession get paid around € 300,00 nett per week minimum after the rent, insurance and taxes but before the living expenses.

In addition to the salary for your job in The Netherlands you will also save for holidays per working hour. If you work 40 hours a week this is approximately 0,5 day or 4 hours per week. Most of the workers save their holidays, so they get paid extra after a certain period; every month or at the end of the employment contract.

Also in addition to the salary for your job in the Netherlands you will also get paid a holiday benefit which is 8% of your gross salary. The benefit rate is estimated hourly: every working hour contributes to the holiday payment. The holiday benefit may be paid for every vacation you take or twice per year, usually in June and December or at the end of your employment contract.

Our clients pay the holiday benefit of 8% and the reservations for holidays, short absence and legal holidays every four weeks in addition of the salary.

For example:
Our clients pay a skilled worker € 10,80 gross per hour. That is 40 x € 10,80 = € 432,00 gross per week. Nett is that minimum € 300,00 per week including rent and health insurance. Extra is 8% holiday benefit, 10,43% holidays, 2,61% legal holidays and 0,6% short absence: (8% x € 432,00) + (10,43% x € 432,00) + (2,61% x € 432,00+ 0,6% x € 432,00)  = € 34,56 + € 45,06 +     € 11,28 + € 2,59 = € 93,49 gross per week. Approximately € 54,23 nett per week extra. The nett wage will be approximately € 8,00 per hour. This is including all expenses like health care, housing etc.

How do you get paid in the Netherlands?
Our clients pay for the hours worked, you get paid once in four weeks. The salary after deducting the rent, insurance and taxes paid to the government is then transferred to the bank account you indicate. To open a bank account in a Dutch bank you must submit your BSN Number, residence address and an employment contract with one of our clients. It may take you from three to four weeks to open a Dutch bank account.

Why do young people get paid less?
According to the Dutch law young people until 23 years old may be paid less. The argument behind this is that expenses of young people in comparison to the older ones are lower. The younger the employee the less money he gets paid per hour.
Depending on the age the monthly salary of younger employees recruited by Ergasia4U ranges between € 100,00 (18 years) and € 200,00 (22 years) nett per week after the rent, insurance and taxes. As the payment for work in the Netherlands and payment conditions depend on the Dutch law they are discussed in detail during the interview with the Ergasia4U consultant.

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