Working students top record 500,000 in BelgiumMonday, 28 August 2017 18:09
In 2016, a total of 502,297 students worked under “student occupation contracts”, a 4.9% increase compared to 2015. They worked a total of almost 11.8 million days, 6.5% more than the previous year. The number of employers taking on students increased by 4.9%, reaching 56,607, and they paid out a total of 885 million euros in remuneration to student workers, an increase of 8.5% over 2015.
On average, each student worked an average of 23.4 days last year for a gross salary of 1,763 euros, from which a social security contribution of 2.71% was deducted.
The average student worker is about 20 years old, with just 2% aged 27 years or older. According to figures from the administration, Belgium has 14 student workers aged 65 years or older.
The Brussels Times
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