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Average Salary in Belgium 2019

How much money does a person working in Belgium make?

4,167 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Belgium typically earns around 4,167 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Belgium | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Belgium

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Belgium range between 564 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 18,452 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,084 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,084 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,084 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.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 2,092 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,092 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 10,817 EUR while 25% are earning more than 10,817 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Belgium

How are Belgium salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Belgium
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,835 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,977 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
4,053 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,167 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Belgium are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary

Average Hourly Wage in Belgium | All Jobs

24 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium | All Jobs is 24 EUR. This means that the average person in Belgium earns approximatly 24 EUR for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp4,824 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)4,175 EUR
Brussel4,311 EUR
Charleroi4,579 EUR
Gent (Ghent)4,734 EUR
Leuven3,957 EUR
Liege4,495 EUR
Namur4,118 EUR
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