Wages in Poland in 2023 – Minimum and average wages since 2004

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  2. Wages in Poland in 2023 – Minimum and average wages since 2004

Wages in Poland are determined, as in France, in accordance with collective agreements or company agreements.

Poland and France are among those Member States of the European Union where the minimum wages are set by the legislator. However, among them there are great disparities: for instance, as of 2023, the official minimum salary in Poland is of 3.490 zlotys per month (around 740 euros), while in France it is of 1.709,28 euros.

Wages are higher in the capital than in the other parts of the country. While statistically, a woman performing the same or comparable work as a man, earns less, Poland has recorded one of the lowest gender pay gap in the EU. The difference in earnings is, in fact, 4.5 % to the detriment of women, while the EU average is 13.0 %.

Evolution of wages in Poland (in euros)

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average salary
(gross salary / month)
minimum salary
(gross salary / month)
exchange rate (EUR / PLN)
unemployment rate
2023
3.490 zlotys
2022
6.850 zlotys
(1)
3.010 zlotys
1 € = 4,7 zlotys
(December 2022) (2)
3,0 %
(November 2022) (2)
2021
5.920 zlotys
2.800 zlotys
1 € = 4,61 zlotys
3,40 %
2020
5.480 zlotys
2.600 zlotys
1 € = 4,61 zlotys
3,50 %
2019
4.930 zlotys
2.250 zlotys
1 € = 4,26 zlotys
3,40 %
2018
4.573 zlotys
2.100 zlotys
1 € = 4,33 zlotys
3,90 %
2017
4.277 zlotys
2.000 zlotys
1 € = 4,31 zlotys
4,90 %
2016
4.066 zlotys
1.850 zlotys
1 € = 4,42 zlotys
6,20 %
2015
3.935 zlotys
1.750 zlotys
1 € = 4,18 zlotys
7,50 %
2014
3.785 zlotys
1.680 zlotys
1 € = 4,18 zlotys
9,00 %
2013
3.650 zlotys
1.600 zlotys
1 € = 4,20 zlotys
10,30 %
2012
3.520 zlotys
1.500 zlotys
1 € = 4,18 zlotys
10,10 %
2011
3.400 zlotys
1.385 zlotys
1 € = 4,12 zlotys
9,70 %
2010
3.225 zlotys
1.315 zlotys
1 € = 3,99 zlotys
9,70 %
2009
3.100 zlotys
1.275 zlotys
1 € = 4,33 zlotys
8,10 %
2008
2.940 zlotys
1.125 zlotys
1 € = 3,51 zlotys
7,10 %
2007
2.690 zlotys
935 zlotys
1 € = 3,78 zlotys
9,60 %
2006
2.480 zlotys
900 zlotys
1 € = 3,90 zlotys
13,90 %
2005
2.380 zlotys
850 zlotys
1 € = 4,02 zlotys
17,90 %
2004
2.290 zlotys
825 zlotys
1 € = 4,53 zlotys
19,10 %
Sources [1]
GUS
GUS
NBP
EUROSTAT

Some average salaries in Poland (Oct. 2020)




Managers
10.475 zlotys
2.280 €
Professionals
7.075 zlotys
1.540 €
Technicians and associate professionals
5.600 zlotys
1.220 €
Craft and related trades workers
4.525 zlotys
980 €
Plant and machine operators and assemblers
3.675 zlotys
800 €
Clerical support workers
4.050 zlotys
880 €
Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers
4.650 zlotys
1.010 €
Services and sales workers
4.625 zlotys
1.010 €
Elementary occupations
3.575 zlotys
780 €

[1] GUS (Główny Urząd Statystyczny) : Statistics Poland
EUROSTAT
NBP – Central Bank of Poland
Some numbers have been slightly rounded for better readability
(1) A gross salary of PLN 6.850 corresponds, after social security contributions and deduction of the 17% income tax, to a net salary of approximately PLN 5.000
(2) Latest published rate