Contract and benefits

Contract and benefits

Types of contract

Almost half of the employed MSc graduates from RSM, 45 per cent, have a permanent contract. This is a decrease of almost 7 per cent compared to last year’s data. The second largest group, 36 per cent, have a temporary contract with the possibility of a permanent contract in the future.

Type of contract



The mean salary earned by respondents to our survey in their first year of employment – across all industry sectors and globally – is €2,981 gross per month, which is slightly more than last year when the mean was €2,969. Salaries range from €1,500 to €8,000 gross per month.

The survey shows that, for graduates six months after graduations, the mean monthly salary paid by companies in the Netherlands is €2,800 gross. In EEA countries other than the Netherlands, the mean monthly salary of our graduates is €3,537 and in non-EEA countries it’s €3,048. In the Netherlands, salaries follow a normal distribution with many respondents earning close to the average. In the rest of the EEA, and in non-EEA regions, you see an unequal distribution, with more respondents in the lower and higher salary ranges, and a smaller proportion earning an average salary.

The lowest salary is paid in Greece, the highest in Switzerland.

Salary differences per region (€)

There are differences in mean salary for each specialised master programme. While we cannot draw detailed conclusions for every specialised master programme, we can say that respondents from the MSc Finance & Investments, Master in Management, and Supply Chain Management reported the highest mean salaries.

Mean gross salary (€) per month per master