Salaries in the Amsterdam Area
While salaries vary by industry, company and many other factors, the average starting salary of a university graduate in the Netherlands is €2,632. This is €500 higher than that of a college graduate.
Average starting salaries by industry:
Legal sector between €2,500 and €2,800 gross per month.
Economic sector between €2,500 and €2,800 gross per month.
Technology sector between €2,200 and €2,500 gross per month.
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Facts about job prospects in the Amsterdam Area
There are more than 2,000 international companies.
475 international headquarters are based in Amsterdam.
12% of total job listings are in English.
Amsterdam has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe
There is increasing demand for highly skilled international workers
Of all international students to have graduated in 2008, 2009 and 2010, many still lived in the Netherlands five years after graduation: 42%, 38% and 36% respectively. Their employment levels and salaries are the same as those of their Dutch contemporaries.