Almost 80% of employees received an average pay hike of 22.6 euros in 2018Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:50
Of the 24,000 employees covered by the study, 79.82% received an average increase of up to 1% (22.60 euros on average) while 13% obtained an average increase of more than 2.5%, an average of 142 to 163 euros, as a result of promotions or upgraded posts.
According to Acerta legal expert Olivier Marcq, the increases of 0-5% (close to 90% of the employees studied) were largely linked to the annual increase in years of service.
Within Paritary Commission 200, the annual seniority increase for the lower salary scales varied between 0.30% and close to 2.0%, based on years of service and the type of post. The largest increases were due to promotions or post upgrades: 8.34% of employees obtained a wage increase of over 5%.
Jobs in the Brussels-Capital Region offered the best opportunities for pay rises. The percentage of employees who did not receive pay hikes (71%) was the lowest and the percentage of employees with the highest salary increases was the highest, 4.13%.
The study found that there were significant salary increases in the first years in a given job, but that after many years of service within the same business, there were few financial incentives.
The Brussels Times
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