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Average Salary in Warsaw 2019

How much money does a person working in Warsaw make?

10,138 PLN per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Warsaw typically earns around 10,138 PLN per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Warsaw | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Warsaw

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Warsaw range between 1,372 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 44,893 PLN per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 10,442 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 10,442 PLN while the other half are earning more than 10,442 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 the population are earning less than 5,316 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 5,316 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 29,328 PLN while 25% are earning more than 29,328 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

Salary Trend and Forecast in Warsaw

How are Warsaw salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Warsaw
Average Salary 2016    =  
9,171 PLN
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,510 PLN
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
9,833 PLN
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
10,138 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Warsaw are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant6,149 PLN
Administrative Assistant5,057 PLN
Architect8,507 PLN
Attorney13,847 PLN
Biomedical Engineer8,132 PLN
CAD Drafter7,003 PLN
Cashier5,590 PLN
Chartered Accountant8,037 PLN
Chef7,587 PLN
Chief Executive Officer21,932 PLN
Chief Financial Officer19,299 PLN
Civil Engineer8,996 PLN
Computer Technician7,287 PLN
Creative Director9,676 PLN
Dentist22,132 PLN
Developer / Programmer8,345 PLN
Electrical Engineer9,039 PLN
Elementary School Teacher6,642 PLN
Engineer8,293 PLN
Executive Chef8,120 PLN
Flight Attendant8,424 PLN
General Manager16,458 PLN
Graphic Designer6,472 PLN
Hotel Manager14,546 PLN
Human Resources Manager13,063 PLN
Internal Auditor9,786 PLN
Journalist8,854 PLN
Legal Assistant6,843 PLN
Mechanical Engineer9,495 PLN
Nurse7,166 PLN
Pharmacist10,409 PLN
Photographer6,316 PLN
Pilot11,429 PLN
Police Officer7,789 PLN
Project Manager10,419 PLN
Receptionist5,047 PLN
Sales Manager15,306 PLN
Sales Representative6,348 PLN
Secondary School Teacher7,905 PLN
Secretary4,916 PLN
Teacher7,127 PLN
Teller6,252 PLN
Travel Agent7,758 PLN
Waiter / Waitress5,711 PLN

Average Hourly Wage in Warsaw | All Jobs

58 PLN per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Warsaw | All Jobs is 58 PLN. This means that the average person in Warsaw earns approximatly 58 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.

Warsaw VS Poland

Salary Comparison Between Warsaw and Poland monthlyWe compared salaries in Warsaw and Poland and we found that Warsaw salaries are 13% more than those of Poland.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk8,204 PLN
Katowice7,482 PLN
Krakow9,871 PLN
Lublin7,726 PLN
Poznan8,446 PLN
Szczecin7,961 PLN
Warsaw10,138 PLN
Wroclaw9,603 PLN
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