The salary thresholds for permits for highly skilled migrants (knowledge migrants) and EU Blue Card holders as of January 1, 2013, have been published. Foreigners aged 30 or over must earn a gross annual salary of € 52,010 to be eligible for a residence permit to work as a highly skilled migrant. For foreigners under the age of 30, the highly skilled migrant salary threshold is € 38,141. For graduates in the Netherlands, the threshold is € 27.336.
The salary threshold to acquire the EU Blue Card residence permit is € 60,952.