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Top salaries for skilled workers

Source: Statistics Belgium

In a highly competitive environment, offering decent salaries is one key to having a stable and satisfied workforce.

With an average gross salary of €4,154 per month in 2015, the chemicals and life sciences industry offers attractive remuneration rates compared with the average gross salary in manufacturing as a whole. Gross salaries are an average of 18.3% higher than in other manufacturing sectors (although the figures vary between sub-sectors). This is linked to the fact that the chemicals and life sciences industry has a higher proportion of qualified and specialised employees than other sectors.

The wage gap between men and women employed full-time in the chemicals and life science industry has been closing steadily over the past ten years, down from 16.0% in 2005 to 12.1% in 2015.

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