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 40.6 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 2024.

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, 2024 is 4,242 PLN per month, which is equivalent to 1,080 US dollars. After payment of taxes it remains around 3,191.98 PLN (750 USD). Compared to last year, the rate has increased by 752 PLN or 17.7% (3,490 PLN in 2023). The hourly minimum wage rate in Poland is 27.7 PLN.

According to the Polish Minister for Family, Labour and Social Policy, about 1.3 million workers in Poland receive income at the minimum level. At the same time, the labor force in the country consists of about 17.3 million people. Over the past 10 years, the monthly minimum wage in Poland has more than doubled – from 1,680 PLN in 2014 to 4,242 PLN in 2024.

Average salary in Poland

According to official data from the Polish Central Statistical Office, before taxes, the average salary in Poland in 2024 is 7,978.79 PLN per month, which corresponds to 2,030 dollars. After all mandatory deductions, the Polish employee has 5,769.26 PLN or 1,470 dollars at his disposal.

AVERAGE SALARY IN POLAND BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Zloty per month Dollars per month
Information and communication 11,859.24 2,875
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 9,918.65 2,405
Professional, scientific and technical activity 9,331.06 2,260
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 9,302.83 2,255
Mining 8,999.74 2,180
Real estate operations 6,973.24 1,690
Wholesale and retail trade 6,551.06 1,590
Manufacturing 6,475.46 1,570
Construction 6,423.76 1,555
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 6,018.40 1,460
Transportation and storage 6,607.32 1,600
Administrative and support services 5,340.95 1,295
Accommodation and meals 5,012.48 1,215

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) 9,165.69 2,335
Silesian (Katowice) 8,488.95 2,160
Lesser Poland (Krakow) 8,225.21 2,095
Pomeranian (Gdansk) 8,082.71 2,060
Lower Silesian (Wrocław) 8,213.11 1,925
West Pomeranian (Szczecin) 7,317.84 1,865
Opolskoe (Opole) 7,229.24 1,840
Lubusz (Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra) 7,121.18 1,815
Greater Poland (Poznan) 7,096.26 1,805
Holy Cross (Kielce) 6,809.78 1,735
Subcarpathian (Rzeszow) 6,751.72 1,720
Podlaskie (Bialystok) 6,746.48 1,720
Lodz (Lodz) 5,209.46 1,325
Lublin (Lublin) 4,948.09 1,260
Warmian-Masurian (Olsztyn) 4,763.06 1,215

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 3–5%, and the income tax rate in 2024 ranges from 12% (income up to 120,000 PLN per year) to 32% (income over 120,000 PLN per year).

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