BELGIUM – Minimum Salary Levels for 2013
Belgium’s immigration authorities have announced the new minimum salary levels to take effect from 1 January 2013 for all foreign nationals on Type B work permits in Belgium.
Minimum Salary for 2013
The new minimum salary levels are as follows:
- Highly qualified personnel : €38,665 EUR per annum
- Management level employees : €64,508 EUR per annum
These amounts are up from €37,721 and €62,934 respectively for 2012. Only salary on which social security (if paid in Belgium) or tax (if paid outside Belgium) is paid may count towards the minimum levels, so per diems and other allowances will typically not be able to be included in minimum salary calculations.
It is important to note that the new salary levels apply to all Type B Work Permit holders in Belgium, not just to new applications: i.e. salary levels may need to be adjusted for existing employees.