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What is a Salary Indication

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Salary indication is an impression or guideline that is given by an employee or by a job seeker regarding the income that an employee has earned or wishes to earn in a certain position. However, salary indications are not only given by employees and job seekers, companies can also give an indication of a wage or salary that corresponds to a specific vacancy, position or job profile. It regularly happens that a salary indication is indicated by a company in vacancies. Also, job seekers often give a salary indication on job boards and CV databases on which they have placed their CV. Because the word salary indication is regularly used on the labor market and in the job placement, information on this subject is given below in a number of paragraphs.

Why a salary indication?

A salary indication gives a certain impression about the wage or earnings. An indication of a salary is usually given prior to an application procedure. A company can do this in a vacancy and a job seeker or applicant can give an indication of the salary in his or her application. A salary indication is useful because it allows a certain pattern of expectations of the job seeker to be tailored to the wishes of a company. If a company hears a salary indication from the applicant, the company can assess whether the salary of the applicant fits within the company's salary structure. Conversely, based on the salary indication in a vacancy, an applicant can conclude whether the salary offered matches his or her salary requirements.

Determining salary

There are several factors that influence the salary. These factors can therefore also be taken into account when determining the salary indication. We mention a number of important aspects below:

- Position: The weight of the position and the complexity of the position is an important factor in determining the highest of the salary.
- Cao. A collective labor agreement or collective agreement has a major influence on the salary of employees. A collective agreement often includes salary tables that are linked to job profiles. These job profiles have to do with job evaluation in short the weight or value of a job in a company. See the point above for this.
- Educational attainment: The required education level or the desired education direction is usually set in job profiles and is also often indicated in the vacancy. The higher and more specialized someone is trained, the more someone can earn.
- Responsibility: Taking responsibility is usually linked to the amount of the salary. In practice, someone who bears a lot of responsibility for, for example, employees or machines will often earn more salary than employees who only do executive work.
- Work experience and career: Someone's relevant work experience is often also included in the salary. This has usually been laid down in a collective agreement. Previously accumulated work experience and salary growth can be included in determining the amount of the salary.
- Region: It may sound a bit unfair, but in some parts of the Netherlands the salaries are higher than in other parts. Renting and buying a home costs more in the Randstad, in short, many expenditures are higher there than in rural villages, for example. The salaries earned in densely populated areas are therefore often higher than those offered for the same functions in rural areas such as small villages.

The aforementioned points affect the level of the salary and therefore also influence the determination of an indication of the salary. If you want to give a salary indication yourself, it's wise to include these aspects.

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