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Statutory minimum wage as of 1 July 2015

On May 4, 2015 by Dutch Umbrella Company

Each year on 1 January and 1 July the minimum wage is adjusted. In January the minimum wage was raised by 0.44%. As of 1 July 2015, you will have to pay your fulltime employees from the age of 23 at least €1,507.80 gross per month. This means the minimum wage increases 0.40% compared to the current minimum wage.

As a legal employer WePayPeople is obliged to implement this raise for all employees subject to this scheme. WePayPeople is NEN-certified. Part of this certification is correct payment. This is checked by the Labour Standards Association. For both our customers and the employees this implies an important change. This is why we inform our customers and employees.

Statutory minimum wage (gross) as of 1 July 2015

AgeMonthlyWeeklyDaily
23 yrs and older€ 1.507,80€ 347,95€ 69,59
22 yrs€ 1.281,65€ 295,75€ 59,15
21 yrs€ 1.093,15€ 252,25€ 50,45
20 yrs€ 927,30€ 214,00€ 42,80
19 yrs€ 791,60€ 182,65€ 36,53
18 yrs€ 686,05€ 158,30€ 31,66
17 yrs€ 595,60€ 137,45€ 27,49
16 yrs€ 520,20€ 120,05€ 24,01
15 yrs€ 452,35€ 104,40€ 20,88

In view of the fact that a full working week may not be the same for each company, there is no statutory minimum hourly wage. In order to calculate the minimum hourly wages, you must divide the weekly wages by the number of hours per week that count in your company as fulltime employment. Below you will find the calculation of the hourly wages for working weeks of 36, 38 and 40 hours respectively.

Age36 hours/ week38 hours/ week40 hours/ week
23 yrs and older€ 9,67€ 9,16€ 8,70
22 yrs€ 8,22€ 7,78€ 7,39
21 yrs€ 7,01€ 6,64€ 6,31
20 yrs€ 5,94€ 5,63€ 5,35
19 yrs€ 5,07€ 4,81€ 4,57
18 yrs€ 4,40€ 4,17€ 3,96
17 yrs€ 3,82€ 3,62€ 3,44
16 yrs€ 3,33€ 3,16€ 3,00
15 yrs€ 2,90€ 2,75€ 2,61

Younger than 15 or older than the state pension entitlement age?

For employees younger than 15 or employees older than the state pension entitlement age, there is no minimum wage. Rounding off of the total amount may never result in a salary below the statutory minimum wage.

Questions?

Do you have any questions about the statutory minimum wage? Please contact WePayPeople at +31 (0) 20 820 15 60.

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