In these sectors you have to work for a fat wage and fat bonuses

This is evident from new figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

5250 euro

On average, employees in 2021 were paid an extra 5,250 euros on top of their regular wages in, for example, holiday pay, year-end bonuses and profit distributions. The sharp increase of 5.6 percent is partly due to the fact that people have started working more hours on average.

If you work more hours, you will also receive more holiday pay and often a higher profit payment. In 2020, restrictions also applied in some sectors to the payment of bonuses and profit distributions for companies that made use of the Temporary Emergency Measure Bridging Employment (NOW), the CBS writes. As a result, the special remunerations in 2021 may have been higher.

Oil and gas industry

For a generous salary and ditto package of special rewards, it is best to work in mineral extraction, in other words the oil and gas industry. The average annual wage in that sector is 67,190 euros, plus another 16,460 euros in special rewards.

You are also well off in the financial services sector with an average annual wage of 57,100 euros and an average of 10,700 euros in holiday pay and bonuses. Number three on the list is the energy supply sector, with an average annual wage of 52,490 euros and 9,950 euros in special rewards.

Hospitality dangles at the bottom

The average annual income is lowest in the hospitality industry, at 13,980 euros. The special rewards add up to an average of 1070 euros per year. It is not surprising that the catering industry scores very low: many catering employees do it as a part-time job, which means that relatively few hours are worked and the hourly wages are not high either.

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