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Administrative Assistant Average Salary in Belgium 2020

How much money does an Administrative Assistant make in Belgium?


Average Monthly Salary
3,600 EUR
( 43,200 EUR yearly)

LOW
1,870
EUR
AVERAGE
3,600
EUR
HIGH
5,510
EUR

A person working as an Administrative Assistant in Belgium typically earns around 3,600 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,870 EUR (lowest) to 5,510 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Administrative Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Administrative Assistant Salary Distribution in Belgium

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

  • Salary Range

    Administrative Assistant salaries in Belgium range from 1,870 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,510 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,450 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 3,450 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,450 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 Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 2,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 4,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,300 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

Administrative Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Administrative Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Administrative Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,130 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,850 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,710 EUR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Administrative Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,490 EUR per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,910 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,160 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Administrative Assistant average salary change by experience in Belgium

0 - 2 Years
2,130 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,850 EUR
5 - 10 Years+30%
3,710 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
4,490 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,910 EUR
20+ Years+5%
5,160 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Administrative Assistant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Administrative Assistant(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Administrative Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is 2,530 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,620 EUR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,000 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Administrative Assistant average salary difference by education level in Belgium

High School
2,530 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
3,620 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
5,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Administrative Assistant 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 Administrative Assistant employees in Belgium earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
3,500 EUR
Male+7%
3,730 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Belgium for all Careers

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Administrative Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Belgium

How much are annual salary increments in Belgium for Administrative Assistant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant(s) in Belgium are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 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.

Belgium / All Professions

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 Belgium is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Belgium 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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Administrative Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Belgium

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Belgium Administrative Assistant
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An Administrative Assistant is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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
28%
No Bonus
72%

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 Belgium earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
6,320 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Administrative Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Belgium


21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium is 21 EUR. This means that the average Administrative Assistant in Belgium earns approximately 21 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.

Administrative Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administrative Assistant and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Belgium
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The average salary for Administrative Assistant is 7% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 37% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist6,870 EUR+91%
Administrative Aide2,690 EUR-25%
Administrative Analyst4,760 EUR+32%
Administrative Assistant3,600 EUR+0%
Administrative Associate3,470 EUR-4%
Administrative Manager5,310 EUR+48%
Administrative Receptionist3,270 EUR-9%
Board Secretary3,210 EUR-11%
Central Office Operator3,230 EUR-10%
Clerk2,380 EUR-34%
Commercial Administrator4,620 EUR+28%
Commissions Processor4,050 EUR+13%
Conveyancing Secretary3,000 EUR-17%
Document Controller2,970 EUR-17%
Document Management Specialist4,120 EUR+15%
Executive Assistant3,670 EUR+2%
Executive Personal Assistant4,070 EUR+13%
Executive Secretary3,760 EUR+5%
Front Desk Attendant3,410 EUR-5%
Front Desk Coordinator3,950 EUR+10%
Front Desk Manager5,040 EUR+40%
Group Services Manager8,500 EUR+140%
Head Receptionist3,990 EUR+11%
Key Account Assistant4,040 EUR+12%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator2,360 EUR-34%
Leasing Administrator4,070 EUR+13%
Legal Secretary3,390 EUR-6%
Librarian4,060 EUR+13%
Mailroom Manager3,780 EUR+5%
Management Support Secretary3,380 EUR-6%
Master Programme Coordinator6,100 EUR+70%
Medical Receptionist3,510 EUR-2%
Meeting and Event Assistant3,900 EUR+8%
Meeting and Event Manager7,360 EUR+100%
Night Manager5,060 EUR+41%
Office Administrator5,020 EUR+40%
Office Assistant2,510 EUR-30%
Office Manager5,500 EUR+53%
Office Services Coordinator4,300 EUR+20%
Operations Analyst6,450 EUR+79%
Operations Manager8,440 EUR+130%
Personal Assistant3,490 EUR-3%
Planning Assistant4,100 EUR+14%
Process Expert4,890 EUR+36%
Program Coordinator4,700 EUR+31%
Programme Assistant4,310 EUR+20%
Project Administrator5,370 EUR+49%
Project Coordinator6,730 EUR+87%
Reception Team Lead4,220 EUR+17%
Receptionist3,120 EUR-13%
Records Officer2,890 EUR-20%
Schedule Officer2,580 EUR-28%
School Secretary3,350 EUR-7%
Secretary3,020 EUR-16%
Switchboard Operator2,920 EUR-19%
Technical Program Manager7,060 EUR+96%
Technical Project Manager7,470 EUR+110%
Typist2,870 EUR-20%
Wayleave Officer2,410 EUR-33%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp3,820 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)3,380 EUR
Brussel3,530 EUR
Charleroi3,800 EUR
Gent (Ghent)3,770 EUR
Leuven3,030 EUR
Liege3,490 EUR
Namur3,100 EUR
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