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Salary Survey Belgium 2024

Get the industry insights: Your 2024 salary guide for hiring and jobs in Belgium 

Belgium’s jobs market is constantly moving, and we have the inside knowledge. We don’t just help you keep up – we make sure you stay one step ahead with Belgium's most comprehensive, data-led salary benchmarking tool.​

Our Salary guide is your definitive guide to what’s happening in your industry, and where it’s heading next. We provide the facts and analyses to take bold decisions, fine-tune the next steps in your career search and outsmart your competition when it comes to talent attraction and retention.​

From our Antwerp and Brussels offices, we offer salary and market insights for permanent positions in Belgium, across a variety of disciplines.​

Knowledge is power

Informed by real-world market data, analysis and insights, our Salary Survey leaves no stone unturned to reveal your industry’s:

  • Trends to watch
  • In-demand skillsets 
  • Salary expectations


We put the power in your hands with tools to drill down on the sectors, roles and stats that matter to you. Whether you’re seeking global perspectives, national knowledge, or local insights – you’ll find it in our Salary Survey.

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Our expectations for 2024


Talent shortages and career opportunities in the Belgian labour market

One in three employers is seriously concerned about the shortage of specific skills, particularly at senior and managerial level. The competition for talent is fierce, making finding the right candidate a complex task in 2024.  

Despite economic uncertainties, 67% of Belgian professionals remain confident about finding a suitable job. Interestingly, 60% plan to change jobs in 2024, mainly because of the need for something new or to boost their career.  

In 2024, most Belgian employers plan to hire new employees and grant salary increases. Nevertheless, it is important to stress that focusing on salary alone is not enough. Addressing the talent shortage requires providing opportunities for staff to reorient themselves within the organisation, through internal training or external development opportunities.  

To retain and attract talent, it is crucial as an organisation to offer flexibility and autonomy to employees. This also applies to the recruitment process, which should focus on potential, cultural fit and up- and re-skilling opportunities when attracting new talent. Therefore, invest in flexible and effective recruitment methods to put your organisation at the forefront of the competitive job market of 2024.

 

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Key salary & compensation insights in Belgium

SS Blocks

%

of businesses are giving pay rises in 2024

%

of professionals are looking for a new job in 2024

2.7 Years

Average tenure of professionals

%

of professionals are confident about job opportunities in this sector

%

of professionals are expecting a pay rise in 2024

Hiring Manager? Benchmark your teams' salaries

If you’re growing your team or simply need to retain the talent you have, the Salary Survey gives you the insights you need to have the right team in place to keep your business moving forward.

Professional? Find out your salary with an individual salary guide

Whether you’re looking for a new role or preparing for your end-of-year appraisal, the Salary Survey will provide everything you need to know to get what you deserve.

                  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I use a salary guide?
    To find out what a reasonable salary is for the job and industry you are in or are thinking of moving into, use our guide to discover the average pay for someone with a similar level of experience as you and view your earning potential.​
  • What are the benefits of using a salary benchmarking guide?​
    Whether you're due a pay rise, promotion, or bonus, our guide allows you to review accurate market salary and pay averages to see how you can compare to others in your sector. Having accurate data-led information will help identify exactly how much you should be earning so you can prepare to negotiate your pay in your next performance review.​
  • When is the best time to negotiate my pay?​
    Pay reviews often take place during the annual and half-year employee performance review periods. Make sure you take this into consideration and time your negotiation right. If the annual pay review is in January, and you call the meeting for February, you're likely to have missed the boat. In such a case, November would be the most suitable time here.​
  • What is the salary benchmarking process and why is it important?​
    Salary benchmarking is the process of comparing salaries across the market for a particular job and providing a range and average for a particular role which can help guide an employer's decision-making on pay or bonuses during appraisal period or when making a new hire. The benchmarking process is essential for assessing and comparing pay and compensation packages in relation to the market and of those provided by competitors. Pay and compensation benchmarking can also provide significant competitor advantage, through the retention and attraction of top talent and enhancing an organisations reputation.
  • How to do benchmarking?​
    In partnership with a data collection specialist, a benchmarking tool offers a fully comprehensive list of salary ranges and averages based on location, experience level and more. You can view the latest salary range and averages in our 2023 guide.​
  • How should employers evaluate employee pay & compensation during performance reviews?​
    Salary and compensation reviews often take place during the annual and half-year employee performance reviews. In tangent with the employee performance scoring, you can use a salary benchmarking tool to inform the pay and compensation review process. The tool also gives good insight into market trends in-demand skill sets. So, use performance reviews to see where the employee fits relative to the external jobs market and avoid losing in-demand talent through effective pay and compensation strategies.​

Bespoke salary benchmarking

Using a combination of our own data, publicly available insights and our recruitment experts, we build bespoke overviews of the salaries and benefits required to attract talent.