Poland Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Employment Income   Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Total Personal Average Income   Consumption Expenditure
Workforce Composition   Vacation Time   Exchange Rates   Cost of Living   References
 

Average Employment Income

:
annual, per worker, incl. dependent & self employment
   Disposable (1)  Gross    
2003
8,280
14,952
 
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current zlotys
(1)    Based on net salary & business average income per capita and proportion of earners to household size.
Source: Household Budget Survey [9], 2003 (1.0 earner and 3.1 persons per household).
 
 

Average Salary in Poland - Job and Sector Comparison.

Job  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
 
Computer Programmer average income PPP $ 1,665 $ 892 Employees, insurance industry, 2004. 5,067 zlotys 38% 41.0
Miner average income PPP $ 1,295 $ 694 Employees, 2004. 3,760 zlotys 35% 43.0
Engineer average income PPP $ 1,240 $ 664 Employees, power distribution and transmission engineer, 2004. 3,600 zlotys 35% 41.0
Accountant average income PPP $ 1,151 $ 617 Employees, 2004. 3,342 zlotys 35% 40.0
Professional Nurse average income PPP $ 1,051 $ 563 Employees, 2004. 2,916 zlotys 32% 22.0
Teacher average income PPP $ 1,013 $ 543 Employees, incl. kindergarten and tertiary level teachers, 2004. 2,811 zlotys 32% 25.0
Firefighter average income PPP $ 934 $ 500 Employees, 2004. 2,518 zlotys 30% 40.0
Bus Driver average income PPP $ 762 $ 408 Employees, 2004. 2,055 zlotys 30% 40.0
Office Clerk average income PPP $ 743 $ 398 Employees, 2004. 2,004 zlotys 30% 41.0
Garment Cutter average income PPP $ 726 $ 389 Employees, 2004. 1,957 zlotys 30% 41.0
Postman average income PPP $ 693 $ 371 Employees, 2004. 1,867 zlotys 30% 40.0
Car Mechanic average income PPP $ 681 $ 365 Employees, 2004. 1,836 zlotys 30% 41.0
Baker average income PPP $ 679 $ 363 Employees, 2004. 1,829 zlotys 30% 42.0
Carpenter average income PPP $ 605 $ 324 Employees, 2004. 1,632 zlotys 30% 41.0
Hotel Receptionist average income PPP $ 593 $ 318 Employees, 2004. 1,599 zlotys 30% 42.0
Physiotherapist average income PPP $ 553 $ 296 Employees, 2004. 1,491 zlotys 30% 35.0
Auxiliary Nurse average income PPP $ 553 $ 296 Employees, 2004. 1,491 zlotys 30% 35.0
Wood Grinder average income PPP $ 551 $ 295 Employees, 2004. 1,486 zlotys 30% 42.0
Furniture Finisher average income PPP $ 524 $ 281 Employees, 2004. 1,413 zlotys 30% 41.0
Salesperson average income PPP $ 492 $ 264 Employees, 2004. 1,327 zlotys 30% 41.0
Chambermaid average income PPP $ 489 $ 262 Employees, 2004. 1,282 zlotys 28% 40.0
Sector              
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 1,449 $ 876 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 4,347 zlotys 35% 41.0
Financial average income PPP $ 1,445 $ 873 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 4,335 zlotys 35% 39.5
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 1,129 $ 682 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 3,285 zlotys 33% 40.0
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 931 $ 562 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 2,593 zlotys 30% 42.9
Real Estate average income PPP $ 896 $ 542 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 2,497 zlotys 30% 39.2
Education average income PPP $ 888 $ 536 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 2,473 zlotys 30% 29.8
All Sectors average income PPP $ 854 $ 516 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 2,380 zlotys 30% 39.7
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 758 $ 458 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 2,112 zlotys 30% 41.2
Construction average income PPP $ 685 $ 414 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 1,909 zlotys 30% 43.8
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 540 $ 326 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. 1,505 zlotys 30% 40.5
 
  (1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Poland Central Statistical Office to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
  (3) The compulsory deductions are obtained from the OECD Tax Database. The deductions include social security and income tax. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and take into account family benefits in terms of cash transfers.
  (4) The weekly hours are based on data supplied by the Poland Central Statistical Office to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by sector correspond to the hours actually worked while the hours by job correspond to the hours paid for.
 
 
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer (1)    
2003
4,525
8,172
 
 
2,118
3,824
 
552
997
 
14
25
 
1,796
3,244
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current zlotys
(1)    Incl. social security, pension, public assistance.
Source: Household Budget Survey [9], 2003 (1.0 earner and 3.1 persons per household).
 

Consumption Expenditure

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary expenditure
   Total   Health   Housing (1)  Food (2)  Apparel   Education   Transport     
2003
4,107
7,416
 
202
364
 
1,090
1,968
 
1,335
2,411
 
223
402
 
69
124
 
377
680
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current zlotys
(1)    Incl. actual rentals, water, supply, repairs, fuel, lighting, furniture, and household equipment.
(2)    Incl. alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics.
Source: Household Budget Survey [9], 2003 (1.0 earner and 3.1 persons per household).
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 19.0   20.1   7.8   2.1   74.5   21.6  
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

 :  
14.1 million (2005).
Source:   International Labour Organization [9].
 

Population

 :  
38.5 million (2006).
Source:   CIA World Factbook [b].
 

Compulsory Deductions

 :  
32.0% for a single with no child, 32.0% for a single with two children, 30.3% for a one-earner married couple with no child, and 30.3% for a one-earner married couple with two children.
Source:   OECD Tax Database [k], 2005, combined deductions including family allowances in terms of cash transfers on a gross monthly salary income of 2,500 zlotys.
 

Vacation Time

 :  
20 business days per year - 26 business days after 10 years of employment (legally required minimum vacation time) [e].
 

Inflation

 :  
192.0 (2001), 195.6 (2002), 197.2 (2003), 204.5 (2004), 212.2 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
1.934 (2001), 1.944 (2002), 1.915 (2003), 1.943 (2004), 1.950 (2005);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], zlotys per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
4.091 (2001), 4.072 (2002), 3.880 (2003), 3.628 (2004), 3.227 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], zlotys per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.473 (2001), 0.477 (2002), 0.494 (2003), 0.536 (2004), 0.604 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a] and IMF PPP exchange rates [d], US=1.000.
 

 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[b]   CIA World Factbook.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[e]   Vacation - Wikipedia, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
 
Other links:
Social Security in Poland, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Poland Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Poland: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
Poland: Statistics, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
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