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Eligibility Specialist Average Salary in Belgium 2020

How much money does an Eligibility Specialist make in Belgium?


Average Monthly Salary
6,220 EUR
( 74,600 EUR yearly)

LOW
2,860
EUR
AVERAGE
6,220
EUR
HIGH
9,890
EUR

A person working as an Eligibility Specialist in Belgium typically earns around 6,220 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,860 EUR (lowest) to 9,890 EUR (highest).

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

Eligibility Specialist Salary Distribution in Belgium

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

  • Salary Range

    Eligibility Specialist salaries in Belgium range from 2,860 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 9,890 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,710 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 6,710 EUR while the other half are earning more than 6,710 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 Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 4,310 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,310 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 8,960 EUR while 25% are earning more than 8,960 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

Eligibility Specialist 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 Eligibility Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Eligibility Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,250 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,340 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 6,410 EUR per month, 48% 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, Eligibility Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,810 EUR per month, 22% 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 8,520 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 9,220 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Eligibility Specialist average salary change by experience in Belgium

0 - 2 Years
3,250 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,340 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
6,410 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
7,810 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
8,520 EUR
20+ Years+8%
9,220 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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Eligibility Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Eligibility Specialist is 3,770 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,290 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Eligibility Specialist average salary difference by education level in Belgium

Bachelor's Degree
3,770 EUR
Master's Degree+93%
7,290 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 30,700 Euro(s) to 92,200 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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Eligibility Specialist 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 Eligibility Specialist employees in Belgium earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
6,430 EUR
Female-7%
6,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Belgium for all Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Belgium

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

Eligibility Specialist

Eligibility Specialist(s) in Belgium are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 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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Eligibility Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Belgium

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

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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
35%
No Bonus
65%

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.

Eligibility Specialist Average Hourly Wage in Belgium


36 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium is 36 EUR. This means that the average Eligibility Specialist in Belgium earns approximately 36 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.

Eligibility Specialist VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Eligibility Specialist is 1% more than that of Insurance. Also, Insurance salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

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Job TitleAverage Salary
Actuarial Analyst8,580 EUR+38%
Actuarial Assistant5,700 EUR-8%
Actuary8,360 EUR+34%
Adjustment Insurance Clerk2,670 EUR-57%
Assistant Broker4,360 EUR-30%
Assistant Claims Manager6,700 EUR+8%
Associate Insurance Representative3,640 EUR-41%
Auditing Insurance Manager9,480 EUR+52%
Broker6,100 EUR-2%
Claim Advocacy Professional6,110 EUR-2%
Claims Adjuster2,520 EUR-59%
Claims Analyst3,420 EUR-45%
Claims Examiner3,500 EUR-44%
Claims Manager8,890 EUR+43%
Claims Processor2,740 EUR-56%
Claims Representative2,990 EUR-52%
Claims Resolution Specialist6,670 EUR+7%
Claims Supervisor6,010 EUR-3%
Complaints Specialist5,830 EUR-6%
Compliance Officer5,310 EUR-15%
Consultant6,390 EUR+3%
Eligibility Specialist6,220 EUR+0%
Insurance Account Manager7,770 EUR+25%
Insurance Accounts Executive6,810 EUR+10%
Insurance Agent3,780 EUR-39%
Insurance Analyst6,200 EUR-0%
Insurance Appraiser6,220 EUR+0%
Insurance Claims Clerk2,640 EUR-58%
Insurance Examiner5,970 EUR-4%
Insurance Investigator6,240 EUR+0%
Insurance Manager10,400 EUR+67%
Insurance Operations Manager11,000 EUR+77%
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk2,550 EUR-59%
Insurance Pricing Assistant5,000 EUR-20%
Insurance Program Manager8,170 EUR+31%
Insurance Project Manager8,020 EUR+29%
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent5,610 EUR-10%
Insurance Sales Agent3,890 EUR-37%
Insurance Sales Director9,590 EUR+54%
Insurance Team Leader6,970 EUR+12%
Insurance Underwriter4,640 EUR-25%
Loss Control Specialist6,190 EUR-0%
Loss Prevention Investigator6,770 EUR+9%
Loss Prevention Manager8,570 EUR+38%
Loss Prevention Specialist6,530 EUR+5%
Marine Underwriter4,620 EUR-26%
Medical Auditor6,320 EUR+2%
Monitoring and Performance Officer4,490 EUR-28%
Payment Services Specialist6,540 EUR+5%
Policy Change Director9,830 EUR+58%
Policy Change Supervisor7,070 EUR+14%
Policy Change Technician3,170 EUR-49%
Risk Analyst7,040 EUR+13%
Risk Management Director12,100 EUR+95%
Risk Management Supervisor8,160 EUR+31%
Risk Manager11,000 EUR+77%
Risk Modeling Manager11,200 EUR+80%
Title Insurance Typist5,300 EUR-15%
Training Manager7,250 EUR+17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp7,310 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)5,930 EUR
Brussel5,920 EUR
Charleroi6,730 EUR
Gent (Ghent)6,520 EUR
Leuven5,650 EUR
Liege6,200 EUR
Namur5,700 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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