A person working in Engineering in Poland typically earns around 6,380 PLN per month. Salaries range from 2,030 PLN (lowest average) to 13,500 PLN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||5,950 PLN|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||5,100 PLN|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||7,200 PLN|
|Associate Engineer||5,670 PLN|
|Autocad Operator||4,150 PLN|
|Automation Engineer||6,950 PLN|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||5,960 PLN|
|Biochemical Engineer||6,130 PLN|
|BMS Engineer||6,330 PLN|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||3,360 PLN|
|Broadcast Engineer||6,460 PLN|
|CAD Design Engineer||6,580 PLN|
|CAD Designer||3,880 PLN|
|CAE Engineer||6,670 PLN|
|Ceramics Engineer||5,730 PLN|
|Civil Engineer||6,960 PLN|
|Commissioning Engineer||6,570 PLN|
|Communications Engineer||6,930 PLN|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||5,570 PLN|
|Contract Associate Engineer||6,240 PLN|
|Control Systems Engineer||6,480 PLN|
|Controls Engineer||6,580 PLN|
|Controls Software Engineer||5,660 PLN|
|Corrosion Engineer||6,050 PLN|
|Design Engineer||6,730 PLN|
|Drafting Manager||7,730 PLN|
|Drilling Engineer||6,220 PLN|
|Electrical Draughtsman||3,370 PLN|
|Electrical Engineer||6,840 PLN|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||9,630 PLN|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||6,850 PLN|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||3,250 PLN|
|Energy Engineer||6,830 PLN|
|Engine Assembler||2,920 PLN|
|Engineering Account Manager||7,400 PLN|
|Engineering Chief Designer||7,530 PLN|
|Engineering Consultant||9,220 PLN|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||9,640 PLN|
|Engineering Lab Technician||6,140 PLN|
|Engineering Planning Manager||9,020 PLN|
|Engineering Production Manager||11,800 PLN|
|Engineering Project Analyst||7,700 PLN|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||7,590 PLN|
|Engineering Project Director||13,800 PLN|
|Engineering Project Manager||9,260 PLN|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||10,500 PLN|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||4,830 PLN|
|Engineering Sales Manager||9,130 PLN|
|Engineering Technician||5,130 PLN|
|Engineering Technologist||5,190 PLN|
|Environmental Engineer||6,230 PLN|
|Equipment Engineer||6,230 PLN|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||8,770 PLN|
|Fabrication Specialist||4,390 PLN|
|Facade Engineer||6,470 PLN|
|Fiber Analyst||3,840 PLN|
|Field Engineer||6,730 PLN|
|Field Engineering Manager||10,600 PLN|
|Fire Engineer||6,510 PLN|
|Fitter and Turner||2,020 PLN|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||7,450 PLN|
|Generation Engineer||6,320 PLN|
|Genetic Engineer||6,810 PLN|
|Geological Engineer||6,900 PLN|
|Geotechnical Engineer||7,210 PLN|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||3,590 PLN|
|Highway Engineer||6,580 PLN|
|HSE Professional||6,290 PLN|
|HVAC Engineer||6,840 PLN|
|HVAC Supervisor||5,760 PLN|
|Industrial Engineer||6,020 PLN|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||6,300 PLN|
|Instrument Engineer||6,440 PLN|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||6,270 PLN|
|Instrumentation Engineer||6,490 PLN|
|Instrumentation Manager||6,570 PLN|
|Irrigation Engineer||6,530 PLN|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||6,680 PLN|
|Locomotive Engineer||6,180 PLN|
|Maintenance Engineer||6,140 PLN|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,240 PLN|
|Maintenance Manager||6,350 PLN|
|Manufacturing Engineer||6,140 PLN|
|Marine Engineer||6,230 PLN|
|Materials Engineer||6,540 PLN|
|Materials Researcher||6,210 PLN|
|Materials Technician||4,710 PLN|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||6,940 PLN|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||6,960 PLN|
|Mechanical Designer||5,490 PLN|
|Mechanical Engineer||6,920 PLN|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||8,870 PLN|
|Mechanical Inspector||6,260 PLN|
|Mechatronics Engineer||6,740 PLN|
|Mining Engineer||6,330 PLN|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||7,220 PLN|
|Optical Engineer||6,410 PLN|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||3,260 PLN|
|PCB Assembler||2,400 PLN|
|Photonics Engineer||7,160 PLN|
|Photonics Technician||5,680 PLN|
|Pipeline Engineer||5,840 PLN|
|Piping Designer||3,370 PLN|
|Piping Engineer||6,110 PLN|
|Planning Engineer||6,760 PLN|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||2,980 PLN|
|Principal Cost Engineer||6,870 PLN|
|Principal Engineer||6,600 PLN|
|Principal Support Engineer||6,420 PLN|
|Process Engineer||6,370 PLN|
|Process Operator||3,700 PLN|
|Product Development Engineer||6,510 PLN|
|Product Development Technician||4,920 PLN|
|Product Engineer||7,010 PLN|
|Product Safety Engineer||5,870 PLN|
|Production Engineer||6,650 PLN|
|Project Engineer||6,940 PLN|
|Proposal Manager||8,000 PLN|
|Purchasing Engineer||6,110 PLN|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||6,320 PLN|
|Rail Engineer||6,250 PLN|
|Robotics Engineer||7,450 PLN|
|Robotics Technician||5,250 PLN|
|Safety Engineer||6,670 PLN|
|Safety Inspector||5,260 PLN|
|Safety Manager||7,880 PLN|
|Safety Officer||3,410 PLN|
|Sales Engineer||7,130 PLN|
|Scheduling Engineer||5,690 PLN|
|Service Engineer||6,760 PLN|
|Solar Engineer||7,040 PLN|
|Staff Engineer||6,400 PLN|
|Static Equipment Engineer||6,220 PLN|
|Stationary Engineer||5,940 PLN|
|Stress Engineer||6,150 PLN|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||6,320 PLN|
|Structural Designer||5,960 PLN|
|Structural Engineer||6,140 PLN|
|Structural Technician||4,330 PLN|
|Supply Chain Specialist||6,250 PLN|
|Technical Affairs Officer||3,440 PLN|
|Technical Assistant||3,170 PLN|
|Technical Engineer||5,600 PLN|
|Technical Support Engineer||5,570 PLN|
|Tender Engineer||5,910 PLN|
|Test Development Engineer||6,660 PLN|
|Transportation Engineer||6,170 PLN|
|Validation Engineer||5,670 PLN|
|Verification Engineer||6,270 PLN|
|Wastewater Engineer||6,570 PLN|
|Wind Energy Engineer||6,860 PLN|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||8,750 PLN|
|Work Planner||4,640 PLN|
Engineering salaries in Poland range from 2,030 PLN per month (minimum average salary) to 13,500 PLN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 6,770 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,770 PLN while the other half are earning more than 6,770 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,960 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,960 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 10,700 PLN while 25% are earning more than 10,700 PLN.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Poland costs anywhere from 37,800 Zloty(s) to 113,000 Zloty(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Poland who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Poland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Poland for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
45% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Poland earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.