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Average Salary in Belgium 2019

How much money does a person working in Belgium make?

3,751 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Belgium typically earns around 3,751 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

25% of people earn
2,200 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
3,000 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
4,500 EUR
or less
700 EUR
3,000 EUR
19,167 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Belgium range between 700 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 19,167 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,000 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,000 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 2,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 4,500 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,500 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
3,514 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,612 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
3,670 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
3,751 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 2% 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.

Average Hourly Wage in Belgium | All Jobs

19 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium | All Jobs is 19 EUR. This means that the average person in Belgium earns approximatly 19 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
Aalst4,200 EUR
Antwerp4,016 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)2,599 EUR
Brussel3,751 EUR
Charleroi3,057 EUR
Diest1,550 EUR
Genk2,300 EUR
Gent (Ghent)4,084 EUR
Hasselt4,236 EUR
Kortrijk3,969 EUR
Leuven3,124 EUR
Liege3,756 EUR
Louvain-la-Neuve3,957 EUR
Mechelen4,090 EUR
Mons3,175 EUR
Nivelles2,250 EUR
Oudenaarde3,667 EUR
Roeselare2,805 EUR
Sint-Truiden3,428 EUR
Tienen4,292 EUR
Verviers6,000 EUR
Wavre4,123 EUR
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