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Engineering Average Salaries in Poland 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Poland?

Average Monthly Salary
6,380 PLN
( 76,600 PLN yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer5,950 PLN
Assembly Engineering Technician5,100 PLN
Assistant Chief Engineer7,200 PLN
Associate Engineer5,670 PLN
Autocad Operator4,150 PLN
Automation Engineer6,950 PLN
Avionic System Support Engineer5,960 PLN
Biochemical Engineer6,130 PLN
BMS Engineer6,330 PLN
Bridge and Lock Tender3,360 PLN
Broadcast Engineer6,460 PLN
CAD Design Engineer6,580 PLN
CAD Designer3,880 PLN
CAE Engineer6,670 PLN
Ceramics Engineer5,730 PLN
Civil Engineer6,960 PLN
Commissioning Engineer6,570 PLN
Communications Engineer6,930 PLN
Condition Monitoring Engineer5,570 PLN
Contract Associate Engineer6,240 PLN
Control Systems Engineer6,480 PLN
Controls Engineer6,580 PLN
Controls Software Engineer5,660 PLN
Corrosion Engineer6,050 PLN
Design Engineer6,730 PLN
Drafter3,910 PLN
Drafting Manager7,730 PLN
Drilling Engineer6,220 PLN
Electrical Draughtsman3,370 PLN
Electrical Engineer6,840 PLN
Electrical Engineering Manager9,630 PLN
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist6,850 PLN
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,250 PLN
Energy Engineer6,830 PLN
Engine Assembler2,920 PLN
Engineer6,900 PLN
Engineering Account Manager7,400 PLN
Engineering Chief Designer7,530 PLN
Engineering Consultant9,220 PLN
Engineering Key Account Manager9,640 PLN
Engineering Lab Technician6,140 PLN
Engineering Planning Manager9,020 PLN
Engineering Production Manager11,800 PLN
Engineering Project Analyst7,700 PLN
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,590 PLN
Engineering Project Director13,800 PLN
Engineering Project Manager9,260 PLN
Engineering Research and Development Manager10,500 PLN
Engineering Safety Coordinator4,830 PLN
Engineering Sales Manager9,130 PLN
Engineering Technician5,130 PLN
Engineering Technologist5,190 PLN
Environmental Engineer6,230 PLN
Equipment Engineer6,230 PLN
Equipment Engineering Manager8,770 PLN
Estimator5,440 PLN
Fabrication Specialist4,390 PLN
Fabricator3,040 PLN
Facade Engineer6,470 PLN
Fiber Analyst3,840 PLN
Field Engineer6,730 PLN
Field Engineering Manager10,600 PLN
Fire Engineer6,510 PLN
Fitter and Turner2,020 PLN
Forestry Strategic Planner7,450 PLN
Generation Engineer6,320 PLN
Genetic Engineer6,810 PLN
Geological Engineer6,900 PLN
Geotechnical Engineer7,210 PLN
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,590 PLN
Highway Engineer6,580 PLN
HSE Professional6,290 PLN
HVAC Engineer6,840 PLN
HVAC Supervisor5,760 PLN
Industrial Engineer6,020 PLN
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,300 PLN
Instrument Engineer6,440 PLN
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,270 PLN
Instrumentation Engineer6,490 PLN
Instrumentation Manager6,570 PLN
Irrigation Engineer6,530 PLN
Licensed Aircraft Engineer6,680 PLN
Locomotive Engineer6,180 PLN
Maintenance Engineer6,140 PLN
Maintenance Fitter2,240 PLN
Maintenance Manager6,350 PLN
Manufacturing Engineer6,140 PLN
Marine Engineer6,230 PLN
Materials Engineer6,540 PLN
Materials Researcher6,210 PLN
Materials Technician4,710 PLN
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer6,940 PLN
Mechanical Design Engineer6,960 PLN
Mechanical Designer5,490 PLN
Mechanical Engineer6,920 PLN
Mechanical Engineering Manager8,870 PLN
Mechanical Inspector6,260 PLN
Mechatronics Engineer6,740 PLN
Mining Engineer6,330 PLN
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer7,220 PLN
Optical Engineer6,410 PLN
Optical Instrument Assembler3,260 PLN
PCB Assembler2,400 PLN
Photonics Engineer7,160 PLN
Photonics Technician5,680 PLN
Pipeline Engineer5,840 PLN
Piping Designer3,370 PLN
Piping Engineer6,110 PLN
Planning Engineer6,760 PLN
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,980 PLN
Principal Cost Engineer6,870 PLN
Principal Engineer6,600 PLN
Principal Support Engineer6,420 PLN
Process Engineer6,370 PLN
Process Operator3,700 PLN
Product Development Engineer6,510 PLN
Product Development Technician4,920 PLN
Product Engineer7,010 PLN
Product Safety Engineer5,870 PLN
Production Engineer6,650 PLN
Project Engineer6,940 PLN
Proposal Manager8,000 PLN
Purchasing Engineer6,110 PLN
Quality Assurance Engineer6,320 PLN
Rail Engineer6,250 PLN
Robotics Engineer7,450 PLN
Robotics Technician5,250 PLN
Safety Engineer6,670 PLN
Safety Inspector5,260 PLN
Safety Manager7,880 PLN
Safety Officer3,410 PLN
Sales Engineer7,130 PLN
Scheduling Engineer5,690 PLN
Service Engineer6,760 PLN
Solar Engineer7,040 PLN
Staff Engineer6,400 PLN
Static Equipment Engineer6,220 PLN
Stationary Engineer5,940 PLN
Stress Engineer6,150 PLN
Structural Analysis Engineer6,320 PLN
Structural Designer5,960 PLN
Structural Engineer6,140 PLN
Structural Technician4,330 PLN
Supply Chain Specialist6,250 PLN
Surveyor4,980 PLN
Technical Affairs Officer3,440 PLN
Technical Assistant3,170 PLN
Technical Engineer5,600 PLN
Technical Support Engineer5,570 PLN
Tender Engineer5,910 PLN
Test Development Engineer6,660 PLN
Transportation Engineer6,170 PLN
Validation Engineer5,670 PLN
Verification Engineer6,270 PLN
Wastewater Engineer6,570 PLN
Wind Energy Engineer6,860 PLN
Wind Energy Operations Manager8,750 PLN
Work Planner4,640 PLN

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Poland

Median and salary distribution monthly Poland Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

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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.

6,580 PLN
6,210 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Poland for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Poland

How much are annual salary increments in Poland for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Poland Engineering
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Poland / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Poland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Poland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Poland Engineering
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Poland

37 PLN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Poland is 37 PLN. This means that the average person in Poland earns approximately 37 PLN for every worked hour.

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

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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Poland
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk5,810 PLN
Katowice5,300 PLN
Krakow7,000 PLN
Lublin5,480 PLN
Poznan5,990 PLN
Szczecin5,640 PLN
Warsaw7,190 PLN
Wroclaw6,810 PLN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
7,250 PLN
Public Sector+7%
7,790 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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