Your salary will depend on many things, including the cost of living in your destination country. The most important factors are your performance, experience, age and profession. Your employer's economic performance may also be a factor. Minimum wages, whether statutory or as set out in collective wage agreements, will also be taken into account. Before signing your contract, make sure that the following points are absolutely clear: your salary amount and what it consists of, compensation for overtime, bonuses or allowances (e.g. for work at night or on Sundays), as well as where, when and how your wages will be paid. You should also clarify whether the salary you are agreeing to is the net or gross amount. Many countries have legal regulations for these matters. For example, you could agree that your employer will pay your taxes and social security contributions in the host country, which means the salary in your contract is the net amount. Employees must be able to see what their net earnings will actually be. The type of salary should be clearly regulated, i.e. whether you are paid on the basis of working time or piecework, for example, whether your wage is performance-related, or whether (e.g. in the agricultural or sometimes hospitality sector) there are also benefits in-kind that you may get on top of your cash wages. Your contract should also specify whether you are entitled to a share in your employer's profits or revenue. Your employer should provide you with a detailed salary statement with each pay slip.