Minimum and average gross salary in Poland

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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 2024, the official minimum salary in Poland is of 4,250 zlotys per month (around 1.000 euros), while in France it is of 1,766.92 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)

average salary
(gross salary / month)
minimum salary
(gross salary / month)
exchange rate (EUR / PLN)
unemployment rate
2024
8.150 zlotys
(Apr. 2024)
(1)
4,242 zlotys
1 € = 4,25 zlotys
(May 2024)
(2)
2,9 %
(March 2024) (2)
2023
7.195 zlotys
3,600 zlotys
1 € = 4,35 zlotys
2,80 %
2022
6.350 zlotys
3,010 zlotys
1 € = 4,69 zlotys
3,40 %
2021
5.920 zlotys
2,800 zlotys
1 € = 4,61 zlotys
3,50 %
2020
5.480 zlotys
2,600 zlotys
1 € = 4,61 zlotys
3,40 %
2019
4.930 zlotys
2,250 zlotys
1 € = 4,26 zlotys
3,90 %
2018
4.573 zlotys
2,100 zlotys
1 € = 4,33 zlotys
4,90 %
2017
4.277 zlotys
2,000 zlotys
1 € = 4,31 zlotys
6,20 %
2016
4.066 zlotys
1,850 zlotys
1 € = 4,42 zlotys
7,50 %
2015
3.935 zlotys
1,750 zlotys
1 € = 4,18 zlotys
9,00 %
2014
3.785 zlotys
1,680 zlotys
1 € = 4,18 zlotys
10,30 %
2013
3.650 zlotys
1,600 zlotys
1 € = 4,20 zlotys
10,10 %
2012
3.520 zlotys
1,500 zlotys
1 € = 4,18 zlotys
9,70 %
2011
3.400 zlotys
1,385 zlotys
1 € = 4,12 zlotys
9,70 %
2010
3.225 zlotys
1,315 zlotys
1 € = 3,99 zlotys
8,10 %
2009
3.100 zlotys
1,275 zlotys
1 € = 4,33 zlotys
7,10 %
2008
2.940 zlotys
1,125 zlotys
1 € = 3,51 zlotys
9,60 %
2007
2.690 zlotys
935 zlotys
1 € = 3,78 zlotys
13,90 %
2006
2.480 zlotys
900 zlotys
1 € = 3,90 zlotys
17,90 %
2005
2.380 zlotys
850 zlotys
1 € = 4,02 zlotys
19,10 %
2004
2.290 zlotys
825 zlotys
1 € = 4,53 zlotys
EUROSTAT
Sources *
GUS
GUS
NBP

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 €
Sources * 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 7.600 corresponds, after social security contributions and deduction of the 12 % income tax, to a net salary of approximately PLN 5.320
(2) Latest published rate