The Belgian employment market is complex and has specific holiday entitlements and taxation. Employees in Belgium receive 10 National holidays:

  • New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day (1 May)
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Belgian National Holiday (21 July)
  • Assumption Day (15 August)
  • All Saints' Day (1 November)
  • Armistice Day (11 November)
  • Christmas Day (25 December)

Holiday pay is also paid by employers depending on the employment contract. Office employees usually receive 1/12 of 92% of the gross salary for the month the holiday commences multiplied by the number of months worked in your last calendar year.

Tax is deducted at source by employers (bedrijfsvoorheffing) for employees in paid employment. Full details can be found in our Working Abroad section under Belgium.

Salaries in Belgium are relatively high to cover the 13.07% employee social security tax and income tax rates of 25-50%. The tax threshold for salaries in Belgium is lower than in other countries and employees in professional and office roles will pay 40-50% income tax.

Fortunately the cost of travel, food and lodging is competitively priced.

Contact Centre
Agent €21,600-30,000 Team Lead €26,000-45,000


Information Technology
Technical Support 1st line €22,500-32,000 Technical Support 2nd/3rd line €26,000-48,000
Localization €N/A Development €33,000-65,000
Gaming €N/A QA/Test €30,000-42,000


Telesales €21,000-30,000 IT Sales €28,000-65,000
Account Manager €25,000-55,000 Business Development €30,000-75,000


Shared Services and Finance
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable €24,000-38,000 Collections €25,000-40,000
Payroll €30,000-40,000 Part Qualified Accountant €28,000-45,000
Qualified Accountant €47,000-70,000 Finance Manager €55,000-90,000