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Dutch salaries set to rise 2.4% next year

Monday 10 December 2012

Salaries in the Netherlands will rise by an average 2.4% next year, according to research by international consulting company Hay Group.

In September, Hay Group put the likely average Dutch pay rise at 2.6%.

On average, salaries in Europe will rise 3.3% with central and eastern European countries leading the way. Salaries in Ireland and Greece will not go up at all next year, the survey showed.

'We foresee a further reduction in spending power for Dutch workers,' regional director Alrik Boonstra told the NRC. 'Pay rises are not covering in the increasing cost of living.'

Research by the Human Capital Group published in November said salaries in the Netherlands had risen by an average 1.9% this year.

What sort of pay rise are you expecting? Use the comment form below.

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Readers' Comments

"Salaries in Ireland and Greece will not go up at all next year, the survey showed." Oh, really??? What don't they explain on their analysis that the salaries in Greece not only won't go up but they will suffer and additional 17% for 2013. From 2009 till 2012 the Greek salaries have been cut on an average 47%. Not to mention the unemployment rate of 25.6%.

By AnonumOs | 10 December 2012 3:49 PM

Pay rise? What ever the outcome, 'has to be slightly better than what a Grecian urns. (Bum intended.)

Another year of austerity measures, less spending, industrial decline & more unemployment, what pay rise?

The only houses at this time now being bought & sold are doll's houses for Christmas presents, matches the governments fantastic financial plans for the new year, well done again boys, bravo! P:

By The visitor | 10 December 2012 5:42 PM

Yea right!!! my dutchie has not seen a pay increase in 7 years he works for queen and country. Would be nice if he got a little pay increase for working for this thankless government.

By LincolnLoggggggs | 10 December 2012 10:41 PM

Follow the empty promises of the individual who "changed" the USA on assurance of "hope." It will get NL just as deep into the kim-chee, albeit on a smaller volumetric scale.

By Drawer 22 | 11 December 2012 5:58 AM

so inflation 2.9% and average raise 2.4%

that means average salary decline of 0.5%

tnx alot

By dork | 11 December 2012 11:26 AM

Which employer are you referring to with the 2.4% ? Or does this just apply to public sector workers. Get with the program - most employers are cutting benefits and salaries still no chance of an increase.

By Sir Charles Moore | 11 December 2012 3:31 PM

Ain't gonna happen folks. Don't know which Dutch workers or employers you're talking about here... Eastern Europe maybe but not central Europe. It's stagnating here more than a marsh in the Amazon...

By Michael K | 11 December 2012 4:50 PM

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