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Software Engineer Average Salary in Poland 2019

How much money does a Software Engineer make in Poland?

8,154 PLN per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Software Engineer in Poland typically earns around 8,154 PLN per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Software Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Software Engineer Salary Distribution in Poland

Median and salary distribution monthly Poland Software Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Software Engineer salaries in Poland range between 3,506 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 12,395 PLN per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,317 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Software Engineer are earning less than 8,317 PLN while the other half are earning more than 8,317 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 as Software Engineer are earning less than 5,320 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 5,320 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Software Engineer are earning less than 10,770 PLN while 25% are earning more than 10,770 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

Software Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
4,173 PLN
2 - 5 Years    +46%  
6,084 PLN
5 - 10 Years    +15%  
6,973 PLN
10 - 15 Years    +24%  
8,662 PLN
15 - 20 Years    +10%  
9,551 PLN
20+ Years    +24%  
11,817 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Software Engineer salaries by experience level. A Software Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 4,173 PLN per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,084 PLN per month, 46% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,973 PLN per month, 15% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Software Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,662 PLN per month, 24% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 9,551 PLN per month, 10% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 11,817 PLN per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Poland Software Engineer

Software Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
5,506 PLN
Bachelor's Degree    +57%  
8,617 PLN
Master's Degree    +18%  
10,173 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Software Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Software Engineer is 5,506 PLN per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,617 PLN per month, 57% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 10,173 PLN per month, 18% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Poland Software Engineer


Software Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
7,706 PLN
Male    +14%  
8,766 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Software Engineer employees in Poland earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Poland Software Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
7,298 PLN
Public Sector    +26%  
9,174 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Software Engineer employees in Poland earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Poland Software Engineer

Software Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Poland

How are Software Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Poland Software Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,442 PLN
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,717 PLN
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,956 PLN
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,154 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Software Engineer 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.

Software Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Poland

47 PLN per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Poland for Software Engineer is 47 PLN. This means that the average Software Engineer in Poland earns approximatly 47 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.

Software Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Software Engineer and Information Technology monthly PolandWe compared Poland salaries for Software Engineer, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Software Engineer salaries are 6% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Business Intelligence Analyst8,682 PLN+6%
Business Systems Analyst7,788 PLN-4%
Data Quality Analyst7,990 PLN-2%
Director of Application Development10,655 PLN+31%
Disaster Recovery Analyst7,901 PLN-3%
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect8,931 PLN+10%
ERP Analyst9,275 PLN+14%
Functional Analyst8,368 PLN+3%
Information Technology Training Analyst8,246 PLN+1%
OPS Manager9,326 PLN+14%
Reporting Analyst8,089 PLN-1%
Salesforce Administrator8,390 PLN+3%
SOA Analyst9,392 PLN+15%
Software Analyst8,072 PLN-1%
Software Architect8,270 PLN+1%
Software Engineer8,154 PLN=
Solutions Architect9,452 PLN+16%
Systems Analyst7,723 PLN-5%
Systems Architect8,538 PLN+5%
Technical Analyst7,334 PLN-10%
Technology Business Analyst8,896 PLN+9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk8,057 PLN
Katowice7,643 PLN
Krakow8,725 PLN
Lublin7,625 PLN
Poznan8,000 PLN
Szczecin8,095 PLN
Warsaw9,557 PLN
Wroclaw8,793 PLN
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