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Average Salary in Krakow 2019

How much money does a person working in Krakow make?

9,871 PLN per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Krakow typically earns around 9,871 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 Krakow | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Krakow

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Krakow range between 1,336 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 43,711 PLN per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 10,266 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 10,266 PLN while the other half are earning more than 10,266 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 5,221 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 5,221 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 29,147 PLN while 25% are earning more than 29,147 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 Krakow

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Krakow
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,851 PLN
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,179 PLN
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
9,519 PLN
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
9,871 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Krakow are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant5,969 PLN
Administrative Assistant4,983 PLN
Architect8,158 PLN
Attorney13,643 PLN
Biomedical Engineer7,768 PLN
CAD Drafter6,743 PLN
Cashier5,276 PLN
Chartered Accountant8,010 PLN
Chef7,305 PLN
Chief Executive Officer21,522 PLN
Chief Financial Officer19,843 PLN
Civil Engineer8,475 PLN
Computer Technician6,728 PLN
Creative Director8,934 PLN
Dentist22,056 PLN
Developer / Programmer7,980 PLN
Electrical Engineer9,326 PLN
Elementary School Teacher6,537 PLN
Engineer8,575 PLN
Executive Chef7,834 PLN
Flight Attendant7,994 PLN
General Manager16,350 PLN
Graphic Designer6,639 PLN
Hotel Manager14,218 PLN
Human Resources Manager13,357 PLN
Internal Auditor9,671 PLN
Journalist8,603 PLN
Legal Assistant6,749 PLN
Mechanical Engineer9,019 PLN
Nurse7,445 PLN
Pharmacist10,052 PLN
Photographer6,494 PLN
Pilot10,897 PLN
Police Officer7,606 PLN
Project Manager10,406 PLN
Receptionist5,057 PLN
Sales Manager14,512 PLN
Sales Representative6,024 PLN
Secondary School Teacher7,260 PLN
Secretary4,932 PLN
Teacher7,095 PLN
Teller6,244 PLN
Travel Agent7,667 PLN
Waiter / Waitress5,650 PLN

Average Hourly Wage in Krakow | All Jobs

57 PLN per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Krakow | All Jobs is 57 PLN. This means that the average person in Krakow earns approximatly 57 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.

Krakow VS Poland

Salary Comparison Between Krakow and Poland monthlyWe compared salaries in Krakow and Poland and we found that Krakow salaries are 10% 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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