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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Salaries in Poland 2020

How much money does a person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire make in Poland?


Average Monthly Salary
6,150 PLN
( 73,800 PLN yearly)

LOW
2,250
PLN
AVERAGE
6,150
PLN
HIGH
13,500
PLN

A person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Poland typically earns around 6,150 PLN per month. Salaries range from 2,250 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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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
Accreditation Coordinator6,470 PLN
Accreditation Manager8,900 PLN
Advocate5,550 PLN
Control Room Operator2,410 PLN
Criminal Investigator8,600 PLN
Facility Monitor4,690 PLN
Fire Chief8,440 PLN
Fire Dispatcher4,040 PLN
Fire Education Specialist6,730 PLN
Fire Extinguisher Technician2,500 PLN
Fire Fighter4,120 PLN
Fire Inspector7,200 PLN
Fire Investigator7,750 PLN
Fire Prevention Engineer6,370 PLN
Forensic Investigator7,460 PLN
Forensic Science Technician7,540 PLN
Fraud and Forensic Specialist7,770 PLN
Fraud Examiner8,590 PLN
Grants Specialist9,550 PLN
Intellectual Property Associate7,230 PLN
Intelligence Research Specialist11,700 PLN
Investigator7,820 PLN
Jail Officer3,220 PLN
Juvenile Probation Officer5,280 PLN
Juvenile Supervision Officer5,680 PLN
Lock-Smith2,300 PLN
Parole Officer4,050 PLN
Police Captain9,310 PLN
Police Communications Officer5,330 PLN
Police Officer4,580 PLN
Police Patrol Officer4,020 PLN
Prison Officer3,260 PLN
Prisoner Custody Officer2,990 PLN
Private Detective / Investigator8,000 PLN
Security Adviser7,400 PLN
Security Guard2,270 PLN
Security Management Specialist11,500 PLN
Security Manager11,100 PLN
Security Officer2,530 PLN
Security Supervisor6,180 PLN
Security Systems Installer6,090 PLN
Security Technician2,550 PLN
Surveillance Operator2,940 PLN
Traffic Controller4,510 PLN

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs Salary Distribution in Poland

Median and salary distribution monthly Poland Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Poland range from 2,250 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 6,150 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 6,150 PLN while the other half are earning more than 6,150 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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 3,780 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,780 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 9,830 PLN while 25% are earning more than 9,830 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?

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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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
6,000 PLN
Male+5%
6,290 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Poland for all Careers

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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Poland

How much are annual salary increments in Poland for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire professionals in Poland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Poland for the year 2019. 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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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Bonus and Incentive Rates in Poland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Poland Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is considered to be a low 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.

73% of surveyed staff in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
27%
No Bonus
73%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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%
7,800 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Hourly Average Wage in Poland


35 PLN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Poland is 35 PLN. This means that the average person in Poland earns approximately 35 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Law Enforcement / Security / Fire and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Poland
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The average salary for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is 19% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk5,600 PLN
Katowice5,110 PLN
Krakow6,740 PLN
Lublin5,280 PLN
Poznan5,770 PLN
Szczecin5,440 PLN
Warsaw6,930 PLN
Wroclaw6,560 PLN
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