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 2022, the minimum wage in Poland is 3010.00 PLN and minimum hourly rate is 19.70 PLN.

Average and minimum wages in Poland#

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Minimum wage (gross)
Minimum wage as percent of average salary
Minimum hourly rate (gross)

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 2022-06-30.
If you want to be 100% sure after this date - check if the minimum salary have not changed.

See also#

If you want to learn more about taxes and other levies paid in Poland, check out our other calculators:

Nowy Ład 2022 (en: New Deal)#

  • At the beginning of 2022 polish government introduced many changes in the tax system. The package of changes was politically promoted by the then ruling party Law and Justice party (polish: Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS) under the name Nowy Ład (en: New Deal), Polish Ład (en: Polish Order) or sometimes Nowy Polski Ład (en: New Polish Order).
  • The changes introduced from January 1, 2022 include:
    • increasing tax-free amount to 30 000 PLN,
    • raising the tax threshold for persons using general rules to 120 000 PLN,
    • the health insurance contribution for the self-employed is not constant anymore (polish: NFZ) - instead of the flat-fee paid by all entrepreneurs, new health contribution depends on the income earned/revenues and the selected taxation form,
    • because social insurance contributions (polish: ZUS) for the self-employed may vary from month to month, entrepreneurs need to submit a ZUS DRA declaration every month beginning from 2022,
    • persons who pay taxes according to the tax scale can no longer deduct the health insurance contribution from the tax,
    • new lump-sum tax rates were introduced,
    • new entrepreneurs can't use the tax card anymore (the simplest form of taxation),
    • the introduction of the so-called middle class relief aimed to reduce extra cost of increased health insurance for selected social groups.
  • Government said that Nowy Ład simplifies the polish tax system, as well as reduces the effective tax on people earning less at the expense of people with higher income. Jarosław Kaczyński (leader of the then ruling Law and Justice party) in an interview for the Interia portal said in October 2021 that people living with cunning may lose on Nowy Ład. In January 2022, the television presenter Krzysztof Skowroński spoke about 14 million beneficiaries on the polish state-owned channel TVP INFO.
  • In practice, the Nowy Ład introduced many chaotic and unforeseen consequences. In January 2022, Cezary Kaźmierczak (then president of the Association of Private Employers) suggested that Poland may have the worst tax system in the world in terms of complexity from 2022.
  • At the first half of 2022, the government announced further changes, known in terms of marketing as Nowy Ład 2.0 (en: New Deal 2.0). The changes applied from July 1, 2022 include:
    • reduction of the PIT rate to 12%,
    • elimination of the middle class tax relief,
    • persons who pay lump-sum tax, linear tax or tax card may deduct the health insurance contribution from the tax base.

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