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Average Salary in Poland 2019

How much money does a person working in Poland make?

9,005 PLN per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Poland typically earns around 9,005 PLN per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Poland | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Poland

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Poland range between 1,219 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 39,877 PLN per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,735 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 8,735 PLN while the other half are earning more than 8,735 PLN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 4,479 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 4,479 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 22,847 PLN while 25% are earning more than 22,847 PLN.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Poland

How are Poland salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Poland
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,363 PLN
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,672 PLN
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
8,811 PLN
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
9,005 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Poland are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant5,870 PLN
Administrative Assistant4,543 PLN
Architect8,014 PLN
Attorney12,439 PLN
Biomedical Engineer7,628 PLN
CAD Drafter6,627 PLN
Cashier4,809 PLN
Chartered Accountant7,486 PLN
Chef7,179 PLN
Chief Executive Officer19,626 PLN
Chief Financial Officer18,545 PLN
Civil Engineer8,116 PLN
Computer Technician6,783 PLN
Creative Director9,007 PLN
Dentist20,614 PLN
Developer / Programmer7,647 PLN
Electrical Engineer8,083 PLN
Elementary School Teacher6,110 PLN
Engineer7,819 PLN
Executive Chef7,321 PLN
Flight Attendant7,658 PLN
General Manager14,902 PLN
Graphic Designer5,907 PLN
Hotel Manager12,968 PLN
Human Resources Manager11,589 PLN
Internal Auditor9,038 PLN
Journalist8,251 PLN
Legal Assistant5,999 PLN
Mechanical Engineer8,429 PLN
Nurse6,787 PLN
Pharmacist10,125 PLN
Photographer6,069 PLN
Pilot10,184 PLN
Police Officer7,108 PLN
Project Manager10,213 PLN
Receptionist4,607 PLN
Sales Manager12,885 PLN
Sales Representative5,771 PLN
Secondary School Teacher6,961 PLN
Secretary4,842 PLN
Teacher6,796 PLN
Teller6,128 PLN
Travel Agent7,165 PLN
Waiter / Waitress5,151 PLN

Average Hourly Wage in Poland | All Jobs

52 PLN per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Poland | All Jobs is 52 PLN. This means that the average person in Poland earns approximatly 52 PLN for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk8,204 PLN
Katowice7,482 PLN
Krakow9,871 PLN
Lublin7,726 PLN
Poznan8,446 PLN
Szczecin7,961 PLN
Warsaw10,138 PLN
Wroclaw9,603 PLN
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