The statutory minimum wage (WML) is the minimum wage that you must pay to employees. The minimum wage is adjusted twice a year, on January 1 and July 1.
The minimum wage applies to all employees aged 21 and older. There is a minimum youth wage for employees aged 15 to 20. This youth wage is a percentage per age, linked to the minimum wage for adults.
In January 2023, the minimum wage will increase by 10,15%. The government wants to make work more rewarding with the increase.
The government is therefore implementing an additional increase of 8.05% on top of the six-monthly adjustment for the first time since its introduction in 1969. The minimum wage will therefore increase on 1 January 2023 for full-time employment (40 hours per week) from € 1,756.20 to € 1,934.40 gross per month. See the tables converted to hourly wages below. The calculation depends on the full-time concept within the company: is that 36 hours, 38 hours or 40 hours? Converted, this is the minimum hourly wage per age:
When is the minimum wage higher?
The statutory minimum wage is the basis for all employees in the Netherlands. Still, there may be higher minimum wages for certain occupations. This depends on the collective labor agreement for your sector. For example, different minimum wages apply in the hospitality industry than in cleaning. See below for the various CLA updates.
From 1 January 2023, the government wants to increase the tax-free kilometer allowance for travel expenses from €0.19 to €0.21 per kilometre. And from 1 January 2024 to € 0.22 per kilometer.
Employers do not have to increase the travel allowance.
Due to the higher prices for driving and public transport (public transport), employees have more travel costs. Employers can reimburse their employees tax-free travel expenses. The tax-free allowance will therefore increase. When traveling by public transport, the employer can also reimburse the full travel costs tax-free.
Collective agreement updates
As of 1-1-2023
Job group A rises to the level of the new WML of € 11.16 per hour
For the other job groups, a wage increase of 4% will be implemented as of 1 January 2023 (scale wages and actual wages)
As of 7/1/2023
A wage increase applies to all positions 2% (scale wages and actual wages)
Download the Wage Tables 2023 Collective Labor Agreement for the Flower Retail Trade here
As of January 1, 2023, wages within the pay scales will increase by 2%. The employee with a salary above the final salary of the pay scale is granted an increase, provided that employee has been employed for more than 24 months.
Download the Wage Tables 2023 Collective Labor Agreement Horeca here
Of course, the collective labor agreement for cleaning also has to do with the increase in the statutory minimum wage. In addition, the end-of-year bonus will continue to rise in steps in the coming years.
The changes are:
- The year-end bonus amounts to 4.5% in 2022, 4.75% in 2023 and 5% in 2024 and is calculated on the gross income in the reference period.
- The basic hourly wages increased as follows:
– 3.4% as of April 1, 2022. When paying per 4 weeks with effect from period 4 2022 and when paying per month as of April 1, 2022;
– 2,75% as of April 1, 2023. When paying per 4 weeks with effect from period 4 2023 and when paying per month as of April 1, 2023;
– 1.5% as of April 1, 2024. When paying per 4 weeks with effect from period 4 2024 and when paying per month as of April 1, 2024;
- The gross wages in scales A' to H and the gross allowances will be increased by 7.5% as of 1 January 2023;
- The accommodation costs are increased in accordance with the fiscal covenant on accommodation expenses with the Tax and Customs Administration, with a maximum of 7.5%;
- In January 2023, employees will receive a one-off payment of €250 (gross). This is based on full-time employment. In the case of a part-time or flexible contract, it is calculated pro rata.
Download the 2023 Collective Labor Agreement for the Transport of Goods Transport Wage Tables here
- As of March 1, 2023: 3,25%
- As of January 1, 2024: 0.6%
Download the Wage Tables 2023 Collective Labor Agreement for Metal and Technology here
The collective labor agreement for the painting, finishing, property maintenance and glazing companies (SAVG) runs from October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2025. Under the current collective labor agreement, a wage increase of 10.3% applies as of January 1, 2023.
On 13 December, unions and employers met to discuss the outcome of the union vote. Union members voted against the result. This is to the disappointment of the employers, since the offer that has been put to the vote has been put on the table by the unions themselves.
Employers have therefore submitted the previously achieved negotiating result as the final offer. We are currently awaiting the reaction of the unions.
01-01-2023: 2.5 percent salary increase
01-01-2023: gross € 50 salary increase
01-07-2023: 2 percent salary increase
At the time of publishing this knowledge update, no current table was available. Below you will find the table from the end of 2022. The results can be calculated.
Download the Wage Table 2022 Collective Labor Agreement Hibin here
For craft bakeries, there was a salary increase of 3.45 % in June 2022. As of March 1, 2023, a salary increase of 3.55 % will follow. See the table below with the salaries from March 1, 2023.
Download the Wage Table 2023 Collective Labor Agreement bakers here
An absolute increase of € 100 applies to the Collective Labor Agreement for Motor Vehicles as of 1 January 2023 (this is converted into 4% with an average salary of € 2,500). If four-week remuneration is applied, an increase of € 92 per four weeks applies. Please note: the increases are on a full-time basis, so if applicable, convert pro rata for part-time employees.
Download the Wage Table 2023 Collective Labor Agreement motor vehicles here
The Collective Labor Agreement for Youth Care has a salary increase of 3% with effect from 1 January 2023.
Last year, the government had already introduced a minimum of € 14.00 per hour, as well as a wage increase. As of April 1, 2023, the amounts of the adjusted salary structure in the 2022-2024 Collective Labor Agreement for the State will be increased by 3%.
As of January 1, 2024, the salary amounts in the 2022-2024 Collective Labor Agreement for the State will be increased by a further 1.5%.
Download the Wage Table 2023 Collective Labor Agreement Central Government here