A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Belgium typically earns around 5,220 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,400 EUR (lowest) to 8,300 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Human Resources Officer salaries in Belgium range from 2,400 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 8,300 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,640 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 5,640 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,640 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 3,620 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,620 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 7,520 EUR while 25% are earning more than 7,520 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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,720 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,640 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 5,380 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,560 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 7,150 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 7,740 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 3,170 EUR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,120 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Human Resources Officer employees in Belgium earn 9% more than their female counterparts.
Human Resources Officer(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.
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 Human Resources Officer 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.
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 Human Resources Officer employees in Belgium earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Human Resources Officer 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 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.
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 Human Resources Officer is 17% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||5,640 EUR||+8%|
|Benefits Analyst||5,920 EUR||+13%|
|Benefits Manager||7,050 EUR||+35%|
|Chief People Officer||7,970 EUR||+53%|
|Compensation Analyst||5,960 EUR||+14%|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||7,150 EUR||+37%|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||5,270 EUR||+1%|
|Compensation Manager||7,130 EUR||+37%|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||9,540 EUR||+83%|
|Corporate Trainer||6,300 EUR||+21%|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||6,160 EUR||+18%|
|Employee Communications Manager||6,020 EUR||+15%|
|Employee Development Specialist||6,650 EUR||+27%|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||6,620 EUR||+27%|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||6,310 EUR||+21%|
|Employee Performance Specialist||6,500 EUR||+25%|
|Employee Relations Manager||7,160 EUR||+37%|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||6,520 EUR||+25%|
|Employee Services Manager||6,410 EUR||+23%|
|Employment Advice Worker||4,870 EUR||-7%|
|Employment Interviewer||5,710 EUR||+9%|
|Employment Service Specialist||5,980 EUR||+15%|
|Employment Services Coordinator||5,700 EUR||+9%|
|Enrollment Counselor||6,400 EUR||+23%|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||6,400 EUR||+23%|
|Executive Human Capital Management||8,950 EUR||+72%|
|Executive Recruiter||6,690 EUR||+28%|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||7,270 EUR||+39%|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||6,210 EUR||+19%|
|Global Mobility Manager||7,360 EUR||+41%|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||5,230 EUR||+0%|
|HRIS Analyst||5,630 EUR||+8%|
|HRIS Manager||6,720 EUR||+29%|
|HRIS Supervisor||5,440 EUR||+4%|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||5,020 EUR||-4%|
|Human Resources Administrator||5,700 EUR||+9%|
|Human Resources Advisor||6,420 EUR||+23%|
|Human Resources Analyst||5,830 EUR||+12%|
|Human Resources Assessor||5,060 EUR||-3%|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||7,380 EUR||+41%|
|Human Resources Associate||5,610 EUR||+8%|
|Human Resources Consultant||6,180 EUR||+18%|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||7,130 EUR||+37%|
|Human Resources Generalist||6,420 EUR||+23%|
|Human Resources Manager||8,650 EUR||+66%|
|Human Resources Officer||5,220 EUR||+0%|
|Human Resources Representative||5,240 EUR||+0%|
|Human Resources Section Head||6,310 EUR||+21%|
|Human Resources Superintendent||5,000 EUR||-4%|
|Human Resources Training Executive||6,630 EUR||+27%|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||6,810 EUR||+31%|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||6,470 EUR||+24%|
|Labor Relations Director||7,690 EUR||+47%|
|Labor Relations Manager||6,960 EUR||+33%|
|Labor Relations Specialist||5,900 EUR||+13%|
|Learning and Development Manager||7,240 EUR||+39%|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||5,360 EUR||+3%|
|Organizational Development Consultant||6,830 EUR||+31%|
|Organizational Development Manager||6,970 EUR||+34%|
|Organizational Development Specialist||5,740 EUR||+10%|
|Payroll Assistant||4,170 EUR||-20%|
|Payroll Supervisor||5,550 EUR||+6%|
|People Development Officer||5,490 EUR||+5%|
|Personnel Officer||4,880 EUR||-6%|
|Records Clerk||3,380 EUR||-35%|
|Records Manager||6,360 EUR||+22%|
|Recruiting Coordinator||4,980 EUR||-5%|
|Recruiting Manager||8,450 EUR||+62%|
|Recruitment Consultant||7,020 EUR||+35%|
|Recruitment Officer||5,580 EUR||+7%|
|Recruitment Supervisor||6,810 EUR||+31%|
|Research Associate||6,400 EUR||+23%|
|SAP Resource Manager||7,310 EUR||+40%|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||5,890 EUR||+13%|
|Talent Management Officer||7,310 EUR||+40%|
|Training and Development Section Head||6,810 EUR||+31%|
|Training Executive||8,280 EUR||+59%|
|Training Officer||4,800 EUR||-8%|
|Brugge (Bruges)||5,030 EUR|
|Gent (Ghent)||5,580 EUR|