Traineeships have been incredibly popular lately. As a trainee, you are working full-time and gaining experience while also learning. But what do you actually earn as a trainee? In this blog, we discuss the salary of a paid traineeship and what you can expect.
What do you earn on a traineeship?
A paid traineeship can vary in salary depending on the industry, the duration of the traineeship and the level of the trainee. Generally, the salary for a traineeship is higher than the minimum wage because the traineeship is aimed at training young professionals. In addition, there are often extra benefits, such as training opportunities, allowances and bonuses. It is also often the case that as your experience increases, so does your salary. Suppose you follow a two-year traineeship, you will go up in salary after your first year.
Is a traineeship always paid?
A traineeship is not always paid, but most traineeships do offer a salary. However, it is important to look at the conditions of the traineeship and whether there is any compensation or bonuses in addition to the salary.
Average salary for a HBO traineeship
The average salary for an HBO traineeship is between €1,800, – and €2,500, – gross per month. This can vary depending on the industry and the company where you do the traineeship. There are often also extra benefits, such as training opportunities and allowances for travel expenses, for example.
- For economic trainees with a HBO study background, the gross salary is approximately between €2,200 and €2,800 per month.
- For technical trainees with a HBO study background, the gross salary is approximately between €1,800 and €2,600 per month.
For legal trainees with an HBO study background, the gross salary is approximately between €1,800 and €2,300 per month.
WO traineeship salary
The average salary for a WO traineeship is between €2,000 and €3,500 gross per month. This strongly depends on the sector and the company where you do your traineeship. In addition, there are often extra benefits, such as training opportunities and bonuses.
- For economic trainees with a WO study background, the gross salary is approximately between €2,500 and €3,400 per month.
- For technical trainees with a WO study background, the gross salary is roughly between €2,300 and €3,200 per month.
For legal trainees with a WO study background, the gross salary is approximately between €2,500 and €3,200 per month.
The best-paid traineeships
Some traineeships pay better than others. For example, traineeships in the banking and insurance sector are generally better paid than traineeships in other industries. There are also traineeships in large international companies that pay well. The salary of a traineeship depends on several factors. It is important to look carefully at the conditions of the traineeship before you decide to follow a traineeship.
Is a paid traineeship for you?
Have you become enthusiastic about a paid traineeship after reading this blog? And are you curious about our possibilities? Contact us and we will be happy to help you!