MINIMUM AND AVERAGE SALARY IN POLAND

Poland is located in Eastern Europe on the Baltic Sea coast. It borders Germany to the west, Slovakia and the Czech Republic to the south, Russia to the north, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine to the east. It is a beautiful state with ancient history, rich cultural heritage, and many interesting sights, including architectural monuments and museums.

Salary in Poland

The population of Poland is about 37.8 million people. The overwhelming majority of local residents are ethnic Poles. Since 2004, the state is part of the European Union and has a strong economy. All this makes the Polish labour market attractive for workers from abroad. Let's find out what salaries in Poland in 2022.

Minimum salary in Poland

The minimum wage in Poland is set by the local government. The rate is revised annually in accordance with the Wage Act of 10 October 2002 and is announced by the Prime Minister until 15 September each year. Polish employers may not underestimate the minimum wage for their employees. The law provides for fines of up to 7,000 euros.

The official minimum wage in Poland from January 1, 2022 is 3,010 PLN per month, which is equivalent to 700 US dollars. After payment of taxes it remains around 2,549 PLN (595 USD). Compared to last year, the rate has increased by 210 PLN or 7.5% (2,800 PLN in 2021). The hourly minimum wage rate in Poland is 19.7 PLN.

According to the Polish Minister for Family, Labour and Social Policy, about 1.5 million workers in Poland receive income at the minimum level. At the same time, the labor force in the country consists of about 16.8 million people. Over the past 10 years, the monthly minimum wage in Poland has more than doubled – from 1,500 PLN in 2011 to 3,010 PLN in 2022.

Average salary in Poland

According to official data from the Polish Central Statistical Office, before taxes, the average salary in Poland in 2022 is 5,995 PLN per month, which corresponds to 1,400 dollars. After all mandatory deductions, the Polish employee has 4,315.5 PLN or 1,005 dollars at his disposal.

AVERAGE SALARY IN POLAND BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Zloty per month Dollars per month
Information and communication 10,355.97 2,415
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 8,735.60 2,035
Professional, scientific and technical activity 8,640.66 2,015
Financial and insurance activity 8,236.86 1,920
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 8,010.16 1,870
Mining 7,768.73 1,810
Real estate operations 6,164.37 1,435
Public administration and defence 5,977.74 1,395
Construction 5,940.72 1,385
Wholesale and retail trade 5,854.15 1,365
Manufacturing 5,770.95 1,345
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 5,418,66 1,265
Transportation and storage 5,285.38 1,230
Health care and social work 4,947.76 1,155
Education 4,878.23 1,135
Administrative and support services 4,738.93 1,105
Accommodation and meals 4,461.01 1,040

The highest salaries in Poland were recorded in the field of information and communication, and the lowest in the housing and food sector.

AVERAGE SALARY IN POLAND BY REGION

Voivodeship Zloty per month Dollars per month
Masovian (Warsaw) 7,275.06 1,695
Silesian (Katowice) 6,676.94 1,555
Lesser Poland (Krakow) 6,506.01 1,515
Pomeranian (Gdansk) 6,434.13 1,500
Lower Silesian (Wrocław) 6,421.56 1,495
West Pomeranian (Szczecin) 5,616.83 1,310
Greater Poland (Poznan) 5,532.60 1,290
Opolskoe (Opole) 5,479.17 1,280
Lubusz (Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra) 5,427.88 1,265
Podlaskie (Bialystok) 5,275.08 1,230
Lodz (Lodz) 5,209.46 1,380
Subcarpathian (Rzeszow) 5,058.73 1,180
Holy Cross (Kielce) 4,998.92 1,165
Lublin (Lublin) 4,948.09 1,310
Warmian-Masurian (Olsztyn) 4,763.06 1,260

Note. Information on average wages in Poland by sector and region is based on the current official data from the Polish Central Statistical Office.

In conclusion, we note that the unemployment rate in Poland is about 5–6%, and the income tax rate in 2022 ranges from 17% (income up to 120,000 PLN per year) to 32% (income over 120,000 PLN per year).

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