Work in Netherlands

Getting a job and working in Netherlands is one of the reasons why one might want to acquire a residence permit in Europe (an example of this would be a residence permit in Latvia). Working in Netherlands also allows you to enjoy all the benefits of residing in the EU, such as freedom of moving in the Schengen area, the chance to be employed and do business in the member-states with fewer requirement, as well as travel to European destinations without the need for a visa (with some exceptions).


As of now, there are approximately 290 900 vacancies available in Netherlands. That is 3.4% of all the job positions, both occupied and vacant, in the country.

Wages and expenses

In Netherlands the minimum wage is EUR 1635.6, while the average salary is EUR 2855.

A single person in Netherlands spends an average of EUR 864 per month, not including rent.

Wage distribution

The wages in Netherlands differ based on several factors, such as the industry and gender of an employee:

Wage distirbution by gender and insustry in Netherlands (in EUR)
Mining and quarrying56704036
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply45253328
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities32362507
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles24041274
Transportation and storage28221920
Accommodation and food service activities1180852
Information and communication39752751
Financial and insurance activities51393038
Real estate activities36552295
Professional, scientific and technical activities42532581
Administrative and support service activities17551233
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security34913020
Human health and social work activities32311914
Arts, entertainment and recreation20551347
Other service activities27691765


The standard workweek in Netherlands is 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

Useful resources

If you are planning to work in Netherlands, it is useful to know the following information and contacts of organizations.

Work permit services

If you are interested in working in Netherlands, you need to obtain a work permit and a residence permit (which in some cases are obtained simultaneously). For this you can use the help of our legal team - we provide consultations, find the best solutions to your unique case and deliver legal assisstance of all kinds. So contact us by using the form on the upper right side of the page, and start a journey to your dream job in Netherlands.