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Electrical and Electronics Trades Average Salaries in Belgium 2020

How much money does a person working in Electrical and Electronics Trades make in Belgium?


Average Monthly Salary
4,510 EUR
( 54,100 EUR yearly)

LOW
3,270
EUR
AVERAGE
4,510
EUR
HIGH
6,740
EUR

A person working in Electrical and Electronics Trades in Belgium typically earns around 4,510 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,270 EUR (lowest average) to 6,740 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 Electrical and Electronics Trades 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
Cable Installer and Locator3,480 EUR
Digital Design Engineer5,580 EUR
Electrical Designer5,240 EUR
Electrical Drafter4,160 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager7,020 EUR
Electrical Planner4,920 EUR
Electrical Sales Engineer5,530 EUR
Electrical Service Technician3,280 EUR
Electrical Technician4,930 EUR
Electrical Worker3,500 EUR
Electrician3,930 EUR
Electromechanical Technician3,650 EUR
Electronic Engineer5,990 EUR
Electronics Instructor5,760 EUR
Electronics Technician3,580 EUR
Field Service Engineer6,550 EUR
Field Service Technician3,870 EUR
Hydroelectric Plant Technician3,840 EUR
Hydroelectric Production Manager6,410 EUR
Instrumentation Technician4,180 EUR
Journeyman Electrician3,670 EUR
Maintenance Electrician3,370 EUR
Mechatronics Technician4,060 EUR
Power Equipment Mechanic4,060 EUR
Power Line Technician4,000 EUR
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic4,410 EUR
Security Service Engineer6,270 EUR
Technical Manager6,650 EUR
Turbine Fitter3,560 EUR
Warehouse Attendant3,410 EUR
Warehouse Manager6,890 EUR
Watch Repairer4,050 EUR

Electrical and Electronics Trades Jobs Salary Distribution in Belgium

Median and salary distribution monthly Belgium Electrical and Electronics Trades
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries in Belgium range from 3,270 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,740 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,870 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 4,870 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,870 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 Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 3,670 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,670 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 6,270 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,270 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 Belgium costs anywhere from 31,000 Euro(s) to 92,900 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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Belgium Electrical and Electronics Trades
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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 9% more than their female counterparts.

Female
4,310 EUR
Male+9%
4,710 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Belgium for all Careers

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Electrical and Electronics Trades Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Belgium

How much are annual salary increments in Belgium for Electrical and Electronics Trades professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Electrical and Electronics Trades

Electrical and Electronics Trades professionals in Belgium 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Belgium Electrical and Electronics Trades
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Belgium
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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 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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Electrical and Electronics Trades Bonus and Incentive Rates in Belgium

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Belgium Electrical and Electronics Trades
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Electrical and Electronics Trades 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.

67% of surveyed staff in Electrical and Electronics Trades reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
33%
No Bonus
67%

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

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Belgium
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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.

Private Sector
6,040 EUR
Public Sector+5%
6,370 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrical and Electronics Trades Salary Forecast and Trend in Belgium

How do Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Belgium Electrical and Electronics Trades
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Average Salary 2016
3,900 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,040 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
4,190 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
4,350 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries in Belgium are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades Hourly Average Wage in Belgium


26 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium is 26 EUR. This means that the average person in Belgium earns approximately 26 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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical and Electronics Trades and Electrical and Electronics Trades monthly Belgium
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The average salary for Electrical and Electronics Trades is 27% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp5,220 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)4,520 EUR
Brussel4,660 EUR
Charleroi4,960 EUR
Gent (Ghent)5,120 EUR
Leuven4,280 EUR
Liege4,860 EUR
Namur4,460 EUR
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