When I got my first Dutch payslip, I was confused: so many numbers, percentages, strange Dutch words and abbreviations. I did not know what was important, what was irrelevant and I could not figure out how much I will eventually get paid.
Everyone who has worked in the Netherlands tried to figure out their payslip with various effects, but the ability to understand what happens with your money is important and necessary. Everyone has the right to know how much money they’ve earned, what amounts are deducted, and for what. Additionally, sometimes mistakes happen, so it is important to be able to detect and report these mistakes to the employment agency.
Below you’ll find a brief explanation of how to find the most important information on Direct People payslips. The payslip, which was used for this article, is an example, so it may not include all information that may be in your own payslip. This is a payslip for a person who works one shift, lives in private accommodation and has health insurance from a job agency.
I hope that it will help you decipher your payslip. If you work for Direct People and there is still something that is not clear to you, you can always contact your account manager.