Minimum salaries to increase in Flanders and Wallonia
11 Dec 19
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Belgian immigration authorities have announced 2020 salary thresholds for high-skilled or executive work permit holders and for EU Blue Card holders in Flanders and Wallonia.
What does the change mean? Authorities in Flanders and Wallonia have announced the new thresholds, which will take effect for permits issued on or after Jan. 1:
|Highly Qualified Employees||Executives||Blue Card Holders|
|Flanders||<30 years: € 34,156.80
>30 years: € 42,696
|€ 68,314||€ 51,235|
|Wallonia||€ 42,869||€ 71,521||€ 55,431|
Background: Brussels announced 2020 salary thresholds last month. More information is available here.
Analysis & Comments: Salary thresholds in Belgium are announced regionally. In Brussels and Wallonia, salary thresholds are indexed annually and minimum salaries will increase in the coming year by over 2 percent. In Flanders, the minimum salary requirements are based on the average gross salary calculated by StatBel.
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