Wages rose an average 1.4% last year, the highest increase since 2012, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
The rise was twice that of inflation, which is currently around 0.6%. The figures cover national pay agreements determined between unions and employers.
The highest pay rise of around 2.6% went to people working in the water and waste processing sectors. Financial services scored the lowest rise of 0.7%.
Civil service pay, which had been frozen for several years, rose by an average of 2.3% following the deal finally agreed last summer after a string of strikes.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation