On or after January 1, 2017, non-European Economic Area nationals applying for work and/or residence authorization will be subject to higher minimum salary levels.
Knowledge Migrant Salary Threshold
Highly-skilled Knowledge Migrants will be subject to new minimum gross monthly salary requirements as follows (excluding holiday pay):
Applicants over 30: EUR 4,324 (approximately USD 4,515), up from EUR 4,240;
Applicants under 30: EUR 3,170 (approximately USD 3,310), up from EUR 3,108; and
Applicants who already possess or fulfill the requirements of an Orientation Year permit: EUR 2,272 (approximately USD 2,373), up from EUR 2,228.