A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in Belgium typically earns around 4,950 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,430 EUR (lowest) to 7,720 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secondary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Secondary School Teacher salaries in Belgium range from 2,430 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 7,720 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,050 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 5,050 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,050 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 Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 3,360 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,360 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 6,510 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,510 EUR.
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
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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,880 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,700 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 5,100 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,320 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 6,770 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 7,220 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 3,590 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 5,760 EUR per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Secondary School Teacher employees in Belgium earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
Secondary School Teacher(s) in Belgium are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
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.
A Secondary School Teacher 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.
68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Secondary School Teacher employees in Belgium earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Secondary School Teacher salaries in Belgium are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Secondary School Teacher is 23% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||6,390 EUR||+29%|
|Academic Coach||6,790 EUR||+37%|
|Academic Manager||7,400 EUR||+50%|
|Academic Specialist||5,820 EUR||+18%|
|Academic Staff||5,210 EUR||+5%|
|Achievement Coach||6,830 EUR||+38%|
|Admissions Specialist||5,910 EUR||+19%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||5,410 EUR||+9%|
|Anthropology Teacher||5,630 EUR||+14%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||5,220 EUR||+5%|
|Archeology Teacher||5,610 EUR||+13%|
|Architecture Teacher||6,190 EUR||+25%|
|Art Teacher||4,990 EUR||+1%|
|Assistant School Principal||7,100 EUR||+43%|
|Assistant Teacher||4,680 EUR||-5%|
|Biochemistry Professor||7,660 EUR||+55%|
|Biology Teacher||5,230 EUR||+6%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||6,320 EUR||+28%|
|Business Teacher||5,380 EUR||+9%|
|Chemistry Teacher||5,120 EUR||+3%|
|Child Care Coordinator||5,380 EUR||+9%|
|Child Care Worker||4,520 EUR||-9%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||7,770 EUR||+57%|
|College Aide||6,760 EUR||+37%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||7,280 EUR||+47%|
|College President||10,100 EUR||+100%|
|Communications Teacher||5,480 EUR||+11%|
|Community Education Officer||4,450 EUR||-10%|
|Computer Science Teacher||5,120 EUR||+3%|
|Computer Teacher||4,970 EUR||+0%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||5,910 EUR||+19%|
|Credit Counselor||6,460 EUR||+31%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||5,240 EUR||+6%|
|Curriculum Developer||6,600 EUR||+33%|
|Curriculum Specialist||6,930 EUR||+40%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||6,490 EUR||+31%|
|Director of Learning Technology||7,060 EUR||+43%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||5,620 EUR||+14%|
|Economics Lecturer||8,400 EUR||+70%|
|Education Administrator||6,000 EUR||+21%|
|Education Assistant Director||6,960 EUR||+41%|
|Education Assistant Principal||5,600 EUR||+13%|
|Education Assistant Professor||7,300 EUR||+48%|
|Education Consultant||7,460 EUR||+51%|
|Education Coordinator||5,710 EUR||+15%|
|Education Counselor||6,350 EUR||+28%|
|Education Director||8,650 EUR||+75%|
|Education Program Specialist||6,590 EUR||+33%|
|Education Researcher||7,550 EUR||+53%|
|Education Resource Specialist||5,970 EUR||+21%|
|Education Services Facilitator||5,790 EUR||+17%|
|Educational Psychologist||7,840 EUR||+58%|
|EFL Teacher||5,290 EUR||+7%|
|eLearning Trainer||5,000 EUR||+1%|
|Elementary School Teacher||4,470 EUR||-10%|
|Engineering Lecturer||8,670 EUR||+75%|
|Engineering Teacher||7,120 EUR||+44%|
|English Teacher||4,920 EUR||-1%|
|ESL Teacher||5,450 EUR||+10%|
|Faculty Assistant||6,510 EUR||+32%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||4,850 EUR||-2%|
|GED Teacher||4,870 EUR||-2%|
|Geography Teacher||5,080 EUR||+3%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||7,300 EUR||+48%|
|Head of School||8,580 EUR||+73%|
|High School Teacher||5,770 EUR||+17%|
|History Teacher||5,590 EUR||+13%|
|Infant Teacher||4,030 EUR||-19%|
|Instructional Assistant||5,620 EUR||+14%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||4,500 EUR||-9%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||4,260 EUR||-14%|
|Law Teacher||7,480 EUR||+51%|
|Learning Designer||6,060 EUR||+22%|
|Library Assistant||3,840 EUR||-22%|
|Library Director||6,340 EUR||+28%|
|Library Specialist||4,670 EUR||-6%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||5,100 EUR||+3%|
|Math Lecturer||9,190 EUR||+86%|
|Mathematics Teacher||6,060 EUR||+22%|
|Middle School Teacher||5,300 EUR||+7%|
|Music Teacher||4,790 EUR||-3%|
|Nursery Manager||7,350 EUR||+49%|
|Nursery Worker||3,370 EUR||-32%|
|Physical Education Specialist||5,880 EUR||+19%|
|Physical Education Teacher||4,730 EUR||-4%|
|Physics Teacher||5,320 EUR||+8%|
|Political Science Teacher||5,570 EUR||+13%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||8,490 EUR||+72%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||5,870 EUR||+19%|
|Preschool Teacher||4,350 EUR||-12%|
|Primary School Teacher||4,620 EUR||-7%|
|Product Specialist||6,070 EUR||+23%|
|Professor - Accounting||8,980 EUR||+81%|
|Professor - Architecture||9,310 EUR||+88%|
|Professor - Biology||9,210 EUR||+86%|
|Professor - Business Administration||9,180 EUR||+86%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||9,250 EUR||+87%|
|Professor - Chemistry||9,310 EUR||+88%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||8,850 EUR||+79%|
|Professor - Communication||8,960 EUR||+81%|
|Professor - Computer Science||9,600 EUR||+94%|
|Professor - Dentistry||9,230 EUR||+87%|
|Professor - Drama||8,710 EUR||+76%|
|Professor - Economics||9,550 EUR||+93%|
|Professor - Education||9,600 EUR||+94%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||10,200 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - English||8,570 EUR||+73%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||9,330 EUR||+89%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||8,860 EUR||+79%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||9,350 EUR||+89%|
|Professor - History||8,700 EUR||+76%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||8,820 EUR||+78%|
|Professor - Law||9,740 EUR||+97%|
|Professor - Legal Support||8,910 EUR||+80%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||9,470 EUR||+91%|
|Professor - Marketing||9,520 EUR||+92%|
|Professor - Mathematics||9,520 EUR||+92%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||9,510 EUR||+92%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||9,790 EUR||+98%|
|Professor - Medicine||10,300 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Music||8,830 EUR||+78%|
|Professor - Nursing||8,370 EUR||+69%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||8,990 EUR||+82%|
|Professor - Philosophy||9,250 EUR||+87%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||9,890 EUR||+100%|
|Professor - Physics||10,400 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Psychology||8,770 EUR||+77%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||8,380 EUR||+69%|
|Professor - Social Work||8,410 EUR||+70%|
|Professor - Sociology||9,340 EUR||+89%|
|Professor - Special Education||8,760 EUR||+77%|
|Psychology Teacher||7,620 EUR||+54%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||7,690 EUR||+55%|
|School Counselor||7,140 EUR||+44%|
|Science Educator||5,280 EUR||+7%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||4,690 EUR||-5%|
|Science Teacher||5,290 EUR||+7%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||5,240 EUR||+6%|
|Secondary School Teacher||4,950 EUR||+0%|
|Special Education Teacher||5,660 EUR||+14%|
|Special Needs Assistant||4,560 EUR||-8%|
|Statistics Lecturer||8,640 EUR||+75%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||5,080 EUR||+3%|
|Student Development Specialist||6,000 EUR||+21%|
|Student Employment Specialist||5,840 EUR||+18%|
|Student Services||4,740 EUR||-4%|
|Student Support Manager||6,500 EUR||+31%|
|Substitute Teacher||4,570 EUR||-8%|
|Teacher Aide||4,450 EUR||-10%|
|Teacher Trainer||6,030 EUR||+22%|
|Training and Development Specialist||6,600 EUR||+33%|
|Training Coordinator||4,840 EUR||-2%|
|University Teacher||8,430 EUR||+70%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||5,040 EUR||+2%|
|Brugge (Bruges)||5,090 EUR|
|Gent (Ghent)||5,740 EUR|