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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Salaries in Luxembourg 2020

How much money does a person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire make in Luxembourg?


Average Monthly Salary
13,300 EUR
( 160,000 EUR yearly)

LOW
8,780
EUR
AVERAGE
13,300
EUR
HIGH
20,600
EUR

A person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Luxembourg typically earns around 13,300 EUR per month. Salaries range from 8,780 EUR (lowest average) to 20,600 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Law Enforcement / Security / Fire careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Coordinator12,400 EUR
Accreditation Manager16,300 EUR
Advocate13,800 EUR
Control Room Operator9,530 EUR
Criminal Investigator15,100 EUR
Facility Monitor12,700 EUR
Fire Chief16,000 EUR
Fire Dispatcher12,000 EUR
Fire Education Specialist14,200 EUR
Fire Extinguisher Technician10,400 EUR
Fire Fighter12,600 EUR
Fire Inspector14,900 EUR
Fire Investigator15,300 EUR
Fire Prevention Engineer14,100 EUR
Forensic Investigator14,400 EUR
Forensic Science Technician15,300 EUR
Fraud and Forensic Specialist15,900 EUR
Fraud Examiner17,300 EUR
Grants Specialist17,500 EUR
Intellectual Property Associate13,800 EUR
Intelligence Research Specialist17,000 EUR
Investigator16,300 EUR
Jail Officer10,800 EUR
Juvenile Probation Officer12,700 EUR
Juvenile Supervision Officer13,000 EUR
Lock-Smith8,740 EUR
Parole Officer11,000 EUR
Police Captain15,000 EUR
Police Communications Officer13,800 EUR
Police Officer11,500 EUR
Police Patrol Officer11,600 EUR
Prison Officer10,500 EUR
Prisoner Custody Officer10,200 EUR
Private Detective / Investigator16,100 EUR
Security Adviser16,500 EUR
Security Guard8,560 EUR
Security Management Specialist17,500 EUR
Security Manager16,600 EUR
Security Officer10,500 EUR
Security Supervisor12,500 EUR
Security Systems Installer11,800 EUR
Security Technician10,600 EUR
Surveillance Operator13,600 EUR
Traffic Controller11,800 EUR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs Salary Distribution in Luxembourg

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Luxembourg range from 8,780 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 20,600 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,500 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 12,500 EUR while the other half are earning more than 12,500 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 9,590 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,590 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 15,500 EUR while 25% are earning more than 15,500 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Luxembourg costs anywhere from 76,000 Euro(s) to 228,000 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

Female
13,000 EUR
Male+5%
13,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Luxembourg for all Careers

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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Luxembourg

How much are annual salary increments in Luxembourg for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire professionals in Luxembourg are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Luxembourg / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Luxembourg
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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Luxembourg is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Luxembourg for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Bonus and Incentive Rates in Luxembourg

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Luxembourg Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

75% of surveyed staff in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
25%
No Bonus
75%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Luxembourg earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
14,800 EUR
Public Sector+6%
15,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Salary Forecast and Trend in Luxembourg

How do Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
12,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
12,500 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
12,700 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
13,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Luxembourg are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Hourly Average Wage in Luxembourg


77 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Luxembourg is 77 EUR. This means that the average person in Luxembourg earns approximately 77 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Law Enforcement / Security / Fire and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Luxembourg
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The average salary for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is 12% less than that of All Jobs.

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