Moving to the Netherlands because you want to work in this great country? The Netherlands has different residence permits to work. In this section we explore al the different residence permits. In other pages you can find Headhunters and Job websites.
To work as a Highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands you need a contract with an employer or research institution in the Netherlands. This employer is a recognised sponsor by the IND, you are going to earn suffienct income (see next section) and the agreed wage is in accordance with market conditions.
Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older €4,752 gross per month
Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years €3,484 gross per month
Reduced salary criterion €2,497 gross per month
European Blue Card €5,567 gross per month
A European blue card residence permit allows a highly skilled employee to live and work in the Netherlands. A European blue card is a work and residence permit for highly skilled employees (expats) who are nationals of a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. You can apply when you:
Read more in the section of the IND.
Are you looking for a job and are graduated or you obtained a PhD or performed scientific research. You need to apply for a residence permit 'orientation year highly educated persons'.
Apply online on the website of IND.
This is a question that's hard to answer not knowing your personal situation, do you have kids, do you want to life in the center of Amsterdan. An average good income after taxes is around 3250-3750 euro per month. You can buy a house of around 350.000 euro. Do you have a partner this goes up considerable. Because of the extreme rise in house prices the last years you will find it hard to find a decent place to find in the city center now for those prices. So keep that in mind.
To rent an apartment in Amsterdam (average price 1750 euro/month) you will need a net income of at least 4500 euro. So, it’s important to look at your personal situation before you can answer the question what is a good salary in the Netherlands?
When you need help with Explanation of Rights, Compliance, Filing of Complaint, Litigation, Employment Discrimination Lawsuits or Wage and Hour Lawsuits it can be wise to hire an Employment lawyer. In our Services section you can find Employment lawyers for example in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
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