PL: minimum wage and hourly rates table
Table shows minimum monthly salary and hour rate (gross), that the employer must guarantee to the employee in Poland. Both current and historical rates are presented.

Minimum wage in Poland

Is valid fromMinimum wage (gross)
[PLN]
Minimum hourly rate (gross)
[PLN]
2017
2000
13
2016
1850
-
2015
1750
-
2014
1680
-
2013
1600
-
2012
1500
-
2011
1386
-
2010
1317
-
2009
1276
-
2008
1126
-
2007
936
-
2006
899.1
-
2005
849
-
2004
824
-
2003
800
-
2002
760
-
2001
760
-
2000
670
-

Some facts

  • Once a year, the Polish government reviews the minimum salary which must be guaranteed by the employer. This means that offering a lower rate for a job is illegal in Poland.
  • According to the Act of 10 October 2002 on Minimum Wage for Work, the minimum wage should be announced by 15 September in the Official Journal of the Republic of Poland "Monitor Polski", by announcement of the Prime Minister.
  • ⚠ WARNING! Minimum monthly salary refers to the employment contract. In the case of a job order contract, contract to perform specific task or B2B contract (as self-employed) the monthly salary may be lower.

  • Until 2017, only minimum monthly salary was regulated. Starting in 2017, a minimum hourly rate is regulated too.
  • The minimum wage and the minimum hourly rate are stated as gross values. To calculate "take-home" earnings (net), you need to deduct insurance contributions (polish: ZUS) and income tax. You can do this using our other calculator: Polish earnings #2 (tax↔no tax).

Data up-to-date

We periodically review minimum wage so that our data is always up-to-date.
Recent compliance with the regulations was confirmed on 2017.10.31.
If you want to be 100% sure after this date - check if the minimum salary have not changed.

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