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Animator Average Salary in Poland 2022

How much money does an Animator make in Poland?

Average Monthly Salary
5,510 PLN
( 66,100 PLN yearly)


A person working as an Animator in Poland typically earns around 5,510 PLN per month. Salaries range from 2,970 PLN (lowest) to 8,320 PLN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Animator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Animator Salary Distribution in Poland

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

  • Salary Range

    Animator salaries in Poland range from 2,970 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 8,320 PLN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,070 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Animator(s) are earning less than 5,070 PLN while the other half are earning more than 5,070 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 Animator(s) are earning less than 3,620 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,620 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Animator(s) are earning less than 6,160 PLN while 25% are earning more than 6,160 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

Animator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Animator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Animator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,460 PLN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,360 PLN per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,750 PLN per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Animator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,770 PLN per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 7,490 PLN per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,970 PLN per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Animator average salary change by experience in Poland

0 - 2 Years
3,460 PLN
2 - 5 Years+26%
4,360 PLN
5 - 10 Years+32%
5,750 PLN
10 - 15 Years+18%
6,770 PLN
15 - 20 Years+11%
7,490 PLN
20+ Years+6%
7,970 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Animator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Animator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Animator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Animator is 4,200 PLN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,740 PLN per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,230 PLN per month, 32% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 7,730 PLN per month, 24% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Animator average salary difference by education level in Poland

High School
4,200 PLN
Certificate or Diploma+13%
4,740 PLN
Bachelor's Degree+32%
6,230 PLN
Master's Degree+24%
7,730 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Animator 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 Animator employees in Poland earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,630 PLN
5,360 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Poland for all Careers

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Animator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Poland

How much are annual salary increments in Poland for Animator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Animator(s) in Poland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 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 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Poland for the year 2021. 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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Animator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Poland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Poland Animator
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An Animator is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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.

Animator Average Hourly Wage in Poland

32 PLN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Poland is 32 PLN. This means that the average Animator in Poland earns approximately 32 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.

Animator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Animator and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Poland
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The average salary for Animator is 23% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive8,360 PLN+52%
Advertising Account Manager8,790 PLN+60%
Advertising Account Planner4,580 PLN-17%
Advertising Coordinator5,970 PLN+8%
Advertising Manager11,700 PLN+110%
Advertising Operations Manager12,500 PLN+130%
Advertising Strategic Planner8,150 PLN+48%
Advertising Team Leader6,650 PLN+21%
Animator5,510 PLN+0%
Art Director7,380 PLN+34%
Artist6,260 PLN+14%
Artworker4,550 PLN-17%
Assistant Art Director5,660 PLN+3%
Audiosual Technician4,320 PLN-22%
Broadcast Administrator7,550 PLN+37%
Catering Sales4,930 PLN-10%
Catering Trainer5,590 PLN+2%
Commercial and Industrial Designer4,440 PLN-19%
Conference Organiser5,430 PLN-1%
Content and Media Production Lead8,180 PLN+49%
CopyWriter4,720 PLN-14%
Creative Designer5,430 PLN-1%
Creative Director7,460 PLN+35%
Designer 4,180 PLN-24%
Desktop Publisher3,570 PLN-35%
Director of Graphic Design6,930 PLN+26%
Events and Promotions Manager11,600 PLN+110%
Exhibit Display Coordinator5,870 PLN+7%
Exhibit Display Manager7,620 PLN+38%
Finisher3,630 PLN-34%
Graphic Artist4,660 PLN-15%
Graphic Designer4,580 PLN-17%
Graphics Design Supervisor6,640 PLN+21%
Imagery Analyst4,380 PLN-20%
Imaging Technologist4,260 PLN-23%
Interaction Designer3,590 PLN-35%
Media Planner5,840 PLN+6%
Media Production Coordinator5,260 PLN-4%
Media Production Manager10,200 PLN+85%
Media Project Manager10,200 PLN+85%
Media Relations Representative8,620 PLN+57%
Media Sales Executive9,240 PLN+68%
Multimedia Specialist4,260 PLN-23%
Photographer4,220 PLN-23%
PPC Campaign Manager7,600 PLN+38%
Print Production Manager8,120 PLN+47%
Product and Brand Manager11,400 PLN+110%
Sales Promotion Manager11,500 PLN+110%
Sketch Artist5,100 PLN-7%
Social Media Executive9,500 PLN+73%
Technical Typist3,380 PLN-39%
User Experience UX Designer5,000 PLN-9%
UX Designer4,310 PLN-22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk5,130 PLN
Katowice4,490 PLN
Krakow5,470 PLN
Lublin4,930 PLN
Poznan5,070 PLN
Szczecin5,180 PLN
Warsaw5,960 PLN
Wroclaw5,540 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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