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Electrician Average Salary in Belgium 2020

How much money does an Electrician make in Belgium?

Average Monthly Salary
3,240 EUR
( 38,900 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Electrician in Belgium typically earns around 3,240 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,590 EUR (lowest) to 5,050 EUR (highest).

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

Electrician Salary Distribution in Belgium

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

  • Salary Range

    Electrician salaries in Belgium range from 1,590 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,050 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,300 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrician(s) are earning less than 3,300 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,300 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 Electrician(s) are earning less than 2,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrician(s) are earning less than 4,260 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,260 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

Electrician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Belgium Electrician
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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 Electrician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Electrician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,880 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,420 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,340 EUR per month, 38% 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, Electrician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,140 EUR per month, 24% 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 4,430 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,720 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Electrician average salary change by experience in Belgium

0 - 2 Years
1,880 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
2,420 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
3,340 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
4,140 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
4,430 EUR
20+ Years+7%
4,720 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Electrician Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Electrician(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 Electrician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Electrician is 2,420 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,460 EUR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,780 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Electrician average salary difference by education level in Belgium

High School
2,420 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
3,460 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
4,780 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Electrician 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 Electrician employees in Belgium earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,320 EUR
3,140 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Belgium for all Careers

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Electrician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Belgium

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


Electrician(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

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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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Electrician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Belgium

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Belgium Electrician
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An Electrician 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Electrician Average Hourly Wage in Belgium

19 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium is 19 EUR. This means that the average Electrician in Belgium earns approximately 19 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.

Electrician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrician and Electrical and Electronics Trades monthly Belgium
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The average salary for Electrician is 20% less than that of Electrical and Electronics Trades. Also, Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries are 34% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Cable Installer and Locator2,100 EUR-35%
Digital Design Engineer6,330 EUR+95%
Electrical Designer5,740 EUR+77%
Electrical Drafter3,070 EUR-5%
Electrical Engineering Manager8,410 EUR+160%
Electrical Planner4,680 EUR+44%
Electrical Sales Engineer6,000 EUR+85%
Electrical Service Technician2,100 EUR-35%
Electrical Technician3,270 EUR+1%
Electrical Worker2,400 EUR-26%
Electrician3,240 EUR+0%
Electromechanical Technician3,350 EUR+3%
Electronic Engineer6,110 EUR+89%
Electronics Instructor5,910 EUR+82%
Electronics Technician3,120 EUR-4%
Field Service Engineer6,260 EUR+93%
Field Service Technician2,460 EUR-24%
Hydroelectric Plant Technician2,860 EUR-12%
Hydroelectric Production Manager7,520 EUR+130%
Instrumentation Technician2,740 EUR-15%
Journeyman Electrician3,020 EUR-7%
Maintenance Electrician2,380 EUR-27%
Mechatronics Technician3,490 EUR+8%
Power Equipment Mechanic2,580 EUR-20%
Power Line Technician2,410 EUR-26%
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic3,320 EUR+3%
Security Service Engineer6,250 EUR+93%
Technical Manager7,720 EUR+140%
Turbine Fitter2,100 EUR-35%
Warehouse Attendant1,970 EUR-39%
Warehouse Manager7,720 EUR+140%
Watch Repairer2,360 EUR-27%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp3,550 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)3,030 EUR
Brussel3,270 EUR
Charleroi3,280 EUR
Gent (Ghent)3,470 EUR
Leuven2,960 EUR
Liege3,170 EUR
Namur3,100 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

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