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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in Belgium 2020

How much money does a Human Resources Officer make in Belgium?

Average Monthly Salary
5,220 EUR
( 62,600 EUR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Belgium

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Officer salaries in Belgium range from 2,400 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 8,300 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Human Resources Officer 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 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.

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, 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.

Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in Belgium

0 - 2 Years
2,720 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
3,640 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
5,380 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
6,560 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
7,150 EUR
20+ Years+8%
7,740 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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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Human Resources Officer(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 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.

Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in Belgium

Certificate or Diploma
3,170 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
6,120 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Human Resources Officer 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 Human Resources Officer employees in Belgium earn 9% more than their female counterparts.

4,990 EUR
5,450 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Belgium for all Careers

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Human Resources Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Belgium

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

Human Resources Officer

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.

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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

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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

Information Technology

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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Human Resources Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Belgium

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Belgium Human Resources Officer
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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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

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

Human Resources Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Belgium

How are Human Resources Officer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
4,510 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,680 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
4,850 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
5,030 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Human Resources Officer Average Hourly Wage in Belgium

30 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium is 30 EUR. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in Belgium earns approximately 30 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.

Human Resources Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Officer and Human Resources monthly Belgium
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator5,640 EUR+8%
Benefits Analyst5,920 EUR+13%
Benefits Manager7,050 EUR+35%
Chief People Officer7,970 EUR+53%
Compensation Analyst5,960 EUR+14%
Compensation and Benefits Manager7,150 EUR+37%
Compensation and Benefits Officer5,270 EUR+1%
Compensation Manager7,130 EUR+37%
Corporate Director of Human Resources9,540 EUR+83%
Corporate Trainer6,300 EUR+21%
Employee Benefits Administrator6,160 EUR+18%
Employee Communications Manager6,020 EUR+15%
Employee Development Specialist6,650 EUR+27%
Employee Engagement Specialist6,620 EUR+27%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator6,310 EUR+21%
Employee Performance Specialist6,500 EUR+25%
Employee Relations Manager7,160 EUR+37%
Employee Relations Practitioner6,520 EUR+25%
Employee Services Manager6,410 EUR+23%
Employment Advice Worker4,870 EUR-7%
Employment Interviewer5,710 EUR+9%
Employment Service Specialist5,980 EUR+15%
Employment Services Coordinator5,700 EUR+9%
Enrollment Counselor6,400 EUR+23%
Equal Opportunity Representative6,400 EUR+23%
Executive Human Capital Management8,950 EUR+72%
Executive Recruiter6,690 EUR+28%
Expatriate Administration Manager7,270 EUR+39%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor6,210 EUR+19%
Global Mobility Manager7,360 EUR+41%
Headhunter6,470 EUR+24%
Health Benefits Coordinator5,230 EUR+0%
HRIS Analyst5,630 EUR+8%
HRIS Manager6,720 EUR+29%
HRIS Supervisor5,440 EUR+4%
Human Resources Administration Specialist5,020 EUR-4%
Human Resources Administrator5,700 EUR+9%
Human Resources Advisor6,420 EUR+23%
Human Resources Analyst5,830 EUR+12%
Human Resources Assessor5,060 EUR-3%
Human Resources Assistant Manager7,380 EUR+41%
Human Resources Associate5,610 EUR+8%
Human Resources Consultant6,180 EUR+18%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager7,130 EUR+37%
Human Resources Generalist6,420 EUR+23%
Human Resources Manager8,650 EUR+66%
Human Resources Officer5,220 EUR+0%
Human Resources Representative5,240 EUR+0%
Human Resources Section Head6,310 EUR+21%
Human Resources Superintendent5,000 EUR-4%
Human Resources Training Executive6,630 EUR+27%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist6,810 EUR+31%
Job Evaluation Specialist6,470 EUR+24%
Labor Relations Director7,690 EUR+47%
Labor Relations Manager6,960 EUR+33%
Labor Relations Specialist5,900 EUR+13%
Learning and Development Manager7,240 EUR+39%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer5,360 EUR+3%
Organizational Development Consultant6,830 EUR+31%
Organizational Development Manager6,970 EUR+34%
Organizational Development Specialist5,740 EUR+10%
Payroll Assistant4,170 EUR-20%
Payroll Supervisor5,550 EUR+6%
People Development Officer5,490 EUR+5%
Personnel Officer4,880 EUR-6%
Records Clerk3,380 EUR-35%
Records Manager6,360 EUR+22%
Recruiter6,900 EUR+32%
Recruiting Coordinator4,980 EUR-5%
Recruiting Manager8,450 EUR+62%
Recruitment Consultant7,020 EUR+35%
Recruitment Officer5,580 EUR+7%
Recruitment Supervisor6,810 EUR+31%
Research Associate6,400 EUR+23%
SAP Resource Manager7,310 EUR+40%
Talent Acquisition Specialist5,890 EUR+13%
Talent Management Officer7,310 EUR+40%
Training and Development Section Head6,810 EUR+31%
Training Executive8,280 EUR+59%
Training Officer4,800 EUR-8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp5,770 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)5,030 EUR
Brussel4,960 EUR
Charleroi5,560 EUR
Gent (Ghent)5,580 EUR
Leuven4,530 EUR
Liege5,430 EUR
Namur4,610 EUR
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