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

# Common sense tells#

In the year of 2021, the minimum wage in Poland is 2800.00 PLN and minimum hourly rate is 18.30 PLN.

# Average and minimum wages in Poland#

 Is valid from Average wage (gross)[PLN] Minimum wage (gross)[PLN] Minimum wage as percent of average salary[%] Minimum hourly rate (gross)[PLN] 2021 - 2800.00 - 18.30 2020 - 2600.00 - 16.00 2019 4918.17 2250.00 45.75 14.70 2018 4585.03 2100.00 45.8 13.70 2017 4271.51 2000.00 46.82 13.00 2016 4047.21 1850.00 45.71 - 2015 3899.78 1750.00 44.87 - 2014 3783.46 1680.00 44.4 - 2013 3650.06 1600.00 43.83 - 2012 3521.67 1500.00 42.59 - 2011 3399.52 1386.00 40.77 - 2010 3224.98 1317.00 40.84 - 2009 3102.96 1276.00 41.12 - 2008 2943.88 1126.00 38.25 - 2007 2691.03 936.00 34.78 - 2006 2477.23 899.10 36.29 - 2005 2380.29 849.00 35.67 - 2004 2289.57 824.00 35.99 - 2003 2201.47 800.00 36.34 - 2002 2133.21 760.00 35.63 - 2001 2061.85 760.00 36.86 - 2000 1923.81 670.00 34.83 -

# 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 2021-01-10.
If you want to be 100% sure after this date - check if the minimum salary have not changed.