Like in any other job, if you have 2-5 years of experience or if you have been active 20+ years in the domain, not only it will make a huge difference, but also it is the decisional factor. The average income for a lawyer is $171,200 per year.
In Belgium, a person with a below 2 years expertise will make around $80,000/year. However, if a lawyer with a 2-5 years work background will be rewarded with a little over $119,000/year.
The maximum amount you can make a year as a Belgium lawyer, with an experience of 20 years is more than $250,000/year.