New minimum gross salary thresholds 2021

As a yearly practice, the Flemish and Brussels regions have published their new minimum gross salary thresholds for 2021 for work and single permits. For Wallonia official confirmation and publication is pending.

Depending on the region and the type of permit/employee, different thresholds apply.

For the most commonly used types of permits, the gross salary thresholds are listed in the table below (all amounts in EUR).

Type of permit/employeeFlanders 2020Flanders 2021Brussels 2020Brussels 2021Wallonia 2020Wallonia 2021
Highly skilled42.696 (34.156,80 for local employee < 30 or nurse)43.524 (34.819,20 for local employee < 30 or nurse)42.86943.39542.86943.395 (to  be confirmed)
Executive68.31469.63871.52172.39971.52172.399 (to be confirmed)
Blue Card51.23552.22955.43156.11155.43156.112

In last year’s blog post, we explained which salary components should be taken into account for the calculation of the gross salary as mentioned above.

We would like to emphasize that compliance with these wage thresholds is crucial to guarantee continuation of or new employment in Belgium.