Belgium: New Minimum Salary Requirements for Select Employees

October 27, 2021

Key Points  

  • Minimum salary requirements will increase by 1.6% - 3.6% in Brussels and Flemish regions in 2022 

Overview

The government of Belgium announced an increase to the minimum salary threshold beginning Jan. 2022.  

Brussels  

Beginning in 2021, Brussels will increase the minimum salary threshold based on employment type. The new minimum salaries include:  

  • Highly Skilled Workers: € 44,097 
  • Management Personnel: € 73,570  
  • Intra-Corporate Transfers (Specialist): € 45,616 
  • Intra Corporate Transfers (Executive): € 57,019 
  • Intra Corporate Transfers (Trainee): € 28,509 
  • EU Blue Card: € 57,019 

Flanders 

Beginning in 2022, Flanders will increase the minimum salary threshold based on employment type. The new minimum salaries include:  

  • Highly Skilled Workers: € 45,096 (this number may vary based on employee age) 
  • Management Personnel: € 72,154  
  • Intra-Corporate Transfers (Specialist): € 45,096 
  • Intra Corporate Transfers (Executive): € 72,154 
  • Intra Corporate Transfers (Trainee): € 45,096 
  • EU Blue Card: € 54,115 

What are the Changes?  

New minimum salary threshold for the Brussels and Flemish regions will go into effect in January 2022. Employers of foreign nationals who are seeking new or renewed work authorization on Jan. 1, 2021, or later must increase their employees’ minimum salaries to comply with the new minimum wage requirements.  

Looking Ahead 

Authorities in Wallonia are expected to publish 2022 minimum salary threshold information in the coming weeks. Continue to check Envoy’s website for further updates and information as it is released.  

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