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What would be considerd a "good" salary in Amsterdam?

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What would be considerd a "good" salary in Amsterdam?

I know that this is a difficult question as it is very subjective. However, what would be regarded as a good salary roughly speaking? What would a teacher or other professional earn on average?

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1. Re: What would be considerd a "good" salary in Amsterdam?

Hi there,

For all of Holland (no Amsterdam surcharges): around 3000-4000 euro gross per month which usually (taxes and social security premiums) translates to between 1500-2000 euro net in hand. This is between 1 and 2 times the 'modal' income as we call our statistical target.

As a comparison: Sandya does a relatively simple job in catering and gets 600 euro net for 20 h/week, would get 1100 euro net for 40 h/week (--> progressive tax system). That's around the modal income.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Thanks Erik, appreciate your reply.

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I don't completely agree with that. 3000-4000 euro gross a month leaves you with more than the half net in hand... Tax credits (such as the general tax credit and the employed person's tax credit) lower the actual tax that has to be paid. Taking those credits into consideration: with a salary of 3000 euro gross you'd have to deduct approximately 35% to get your net salary. If your employer has a pension plan, the total deduction(s) can be a bit higher. It's true that we have a progressive tax system, so the higher the salary, the higher the percentage that will be deducted.

Salaries can vary a lot from sector to sector and from company to company. Large accounting firms for instance tend to slightly underpay their (lower and middle management) employees compared to what would be considered as average.

Anyway, it's hard to say what's ''normal'' for a certain position. I've just checked one position on a salary website and a financial professional in accounting with a few years of working experience and a bachelor/university degree, but who isn't management, earns (on average) € 35,000 to € 45,000 gross a year.

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Hello there!

I am a teacher myself, 28 years old en working for 3 years as a teacher now. I work fulltime. I earn 30.000 euros a year. That's about 1640 euros net a month.

My boyfriend is an art-director and he earns 2200 euros net a month.

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May be it will interest you that the minimum wage here is 1317 Euro gross a month now. At www.monsterboard.nl (loonwijzer) one can find exactly what is earned on average in each profession but that's all in Dutch. For example a starting software engineer with University degree would earn 1800 Euro gross, a lawyer with 10 years experience about 2900 Euro gross. Netto is about 70 % of gross.

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hello everybody. Would I be able to survive in Amsterdam on 1750 Euro gross? With how much would I be left after taxes?

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I dont know about anyone else here, but I personally would not want to live in Amsterdam on less than 4500 Euros net. A decent apartment should run, what, 1500-2500 euros a month? food is pricey, and not getting cheaper

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8. Re: What would be considerd a "good" salary in Amsterdam?

Muzebiz, €4500 cash, that is a good salary yes, but most of us don't earn this and still are living in Amsterdam with less. Do you drink champagne every day?

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As a non-EU citizen you may qualify for what is called the "30% ruling". You bascially need a job offer that pays at least 45k euro gross and need to meet a few other conditions as a highly skilled migrant. Your employer also needs to help you register for it. Sounds complicated but it's actually very simple and straightforward if you qualify. The benefit is 0% tax on the first 30% of your annual earnings.

As a foreigner you would probably need to earn at least 2500k euro a month to survive comfortably. Amsterdam isn't cheap but you can find bargains and live well on a modest salalry.

Beware of rental costs. Apartments tend to be rented at high prices to foreigners (1000+ euro/month for a studio), but their is a rental board "huurcommissie" that controls rents and can explain the point system to you that allows you bring over-priced flats to acceptable levels (300 to 600 euro / month for a studio or 1 bedroom flat).

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10. Re: What would be considerd a "good" salary in Amsterdam?

EU citizens can also qualify for the 30% ruling. I´m one of them.