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.