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Tech Career Insights: JavaScript Developer Salary Trends in the Netherlands
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JavaScript Developer Salary Trends in the Netherlands

By Josh Nel

50.9% of software developers in the Netherlands list JavaScript as a primary programming language, making it the most widely used language in the country. Here, we’ll look at what JavaScript developers in the Netherlands earn at each stage of their careers.

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Average entry-level and junior JavaScript developer salary trends

Average JavaScript Developer Salaries by Experience

Years of Experience 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
0-2 €27,500 €32,826 €37,500
2-4 €32,500 €41,056 €47,500
4-6 €42,500 €51,100 €57,500
6-10 €50,000 €58,571 €66,250
10+ €57,500 €68,257 €73,750

Entry-level JavaScript developer salaries in the Netherlands start at €32 826 per year. Junior JavaScript developer salaries rise by 25% to €41 056 after two years in the profession.

JavaScript developers who pass the four-year experience mark can look forward to an additional salary increase of 24.5%, giving them an average of €58 571.

Why the significant increases during the early stages of their careers? Junior developers typically change jobs more frequently. This gives them a chance to negotiate a higher market-related salary than the inflationary increases developers can expect if they stay with one company.

Depending on how quickly they progress, they might also fast-track their levelling up to a mid-level developer. Companies hiring developers at these career stages are more inclined to offer what might seem a significant increase because the salary range is still not that high.

SeniorJavaScript developer salaries in the Netherlands grow less once they reach the senior level.

Senior JavaScript developers with six to ten years of experience see their salaries increase by 14,6% to €58 571 per year.

Average salaries for JavaScript developers increase by an additional 16.5% to €68 257 after more than ten years in the profession.

Why does salary growth slow for senior developers? In addition to senior developers generally changing jobs less often than juniors, companies are less inclined to offer big increases on larger salaries.

Keep in mind

The data in this article is taken from OfferZen’s 2022 Netherlands report: State of the Software Developer Nation. In this article, ‘salary’ refers to the gross annual salary (before tax) provided by 510 survey respondents.

Average salaries are single data points and only one part of a bigger story. Many respondents may earn significantly more or significantly less than these averages. However, we hope to map underlying trends by mapping the average salaries for different experience levels.

These averages should not be used to estimate what your actual salary will or should be.

Salaries are dependent on the company size, industry, individual, perks and nature of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire. In addition, most developers are “fluent” in several languages, which will affect the final figures.

It’s also important to remember that every individual’s context is different. Salary is a personal conversation that should take place between employee and employer.

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