Highly Skilled Migrant – salary criterion 2024

Geplaatst op Monday December 11th, 2023

The 2024 salary levels for highly skilled migrants, Blue Card holders, key personnel of intra-corporate transfers (ICT) and recent graduates in the Netherlands have been published.

Per 1 January 2024 the following salary thresholds apply, gross per month excluding 8% holiday allowance. These thresholds apply to applications submitted as of 1 January 2024.

  • Highly skilled migrant 30 years and older: EUR 5,331 (in 2023: EUR 5,008)
  • Highly skilled migrant younger than 30 years: EUR 3,909 (in 2023: EUR 3,672)
  • Highly skilled migrant who is eligible for the reduced salary requirement (e.g. graduated in the Netherlands): EUR 2,801 (in 2023: EUR 2,631)
  • European Blue Card holder: EUR 6,245 (in 2023: EUR 5,867)

* These are the minimum required gross monthly salaries excluding holiday allowance. The salaries for highly skilled migrants and Blue Card holders must also be always at market level and should be paid on a monthly basis.

In brief, the salary is the fixed monthly salary (in cash) and contractual agreed monthly allowances (in cash)  excluding the holiday allowance (8%). The amounts should be transferred to the bank account in the name of the employee.
If the application is submitted in 2023 the salary criterions of 2023 are still applicable (even if the employee starts to work in 2024).

Source: Staatscourant 2023, 33542 | > Officiële bekendmakingen (

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