Belgium has third-highest hourly wages in EU

Average hourly wages in Belgium are the third highest in the European Union, data from the European statistics office Eurostat showed on Wednesday. Luxembourg has the highest hourly wage, while Bulgaria has the lowest.

In 2023, the average hourly wage in Europe was 31.8 euros. In the euro area, average hourly earnings are higher at 35.6 euros. A year earlier, they were 30.2 euros and 34.0 euros respectively.

The highest hourly earnings in Europe last year were in Luxembourg (53.9 euros), followed by Denmark (48.1 euros) and Belgium (47.1 euros). The lowest hourly wages were paid in Bulgaria (9.3 euros), Romania (11.0 euros) and Hungary (12.8 euros).

Average hourly earnings in Belgium were slightly higher than in neighbouring countries last year, with the exception of Luxembourg. In 2023, average hourly earnings were 43.3 euros in the Netherlands, 41.3 euros in Germany and 42.2 euros in France.


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