What is the change? The Netherlands has announced 2018 salary thresholds, which are indexed annually, for high-skilled foreign employees.

What does the change mean? As of Jan. 1, the minimum gross monthly wages (not including an 8-percent holiday allowance) for the following categories will be:

  • Highly skilled migrants aged 30 and older: € 4,404.
  • Highly skilled migrants aged 29 and younger: € 3,229.
  • Individuals who graduated in the Netherlands: € 2,314.
  • EU Blue Card: € 5,160.

BAL Analysis: Companies should budget for the higher salary minimums in the new year.