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Salary in Poland: how much will Ukrainians earn after the minimum wage is raised?

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Salary in Poland: how much will Ukrainians earn after the minimum wage is raised?

For the second time in 2023, Poland has revised its minimum wage. Find out what salary increase Ukrainians can expect and in which areas there are currently the most vacancies

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On July 1, another salary increase took place in Poland, with the minimum wage rising by 110 zlotys, which is almost 1,000 hryvnias. Now, Ukrainians employed in Poland will receive 25 thousand hryvnias per month. According to experts on the EWL migration platform, the final salary will depend on the terms of employment.


Read about changes in the Polish real estate market and how much housing now costs here.


Minimum wage increase in Poland: details


Since the beginning of 2023, the minimum wage in Poland has increased by almost PLN 600. The first revision of the minimum wage was in January - from PLN 3,010 to PLN 3,490 gross. On July 1, the minimum salary and hourly rates were raised to PLN 3,600 gross (excluding taxes) for those employed under an employment contract. After deduction of taxes, this means approximately PLN 2,783 (25.3 thousand hryvnias) per person.


For those employed under an assignment agreement, the minimum rate per hour has increased to PLN 23.50 gross (210 hryvnias). That is, depending on the number of hours worked per month, the salary will be 4,700–5,857 zlotys (approximately 42.6–53.2 thousand hryvnias).


Read more about how much Ukrainians are paid in other European countries here.


It is preliminarily known that in January and July 2024, the following minimum wage increases are expected in Poland. Thus, according to preliminary data, the minimum wage in January:

● under an employment contract will amount to PLN 4,242 gross (UAH 38.5 thousand)

● under a commission agreement - PLN 27.70 gross per hour (UAH 249).

And in July - PLN 4,300 gross (almost UAH 39 thousand) and PLN 28.10 gross (UAH 253), respectively.


The increase also applies to bonuses for night shifts, maternity benefits, sick leave and severance pay.




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Jobs for Ukrainians without knowledge of Polish: vacancies


Today, most vacancies for Ukrainian citizens who do not know Polish in the field of logistics are in warehouses of food and clothing, where parcels need to be packed. The average salary for such a position varies from 5,500 to 6,800 zlotys (49.8 to 61.6 thousand hryvnias).


Such vacancies are available all over Poland, but the most demanding are in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship (centered in Warsaw), the Primorskie Voivodeship (Gdansk), the Greater Poland Voivodeship (Poznan), and the Mazovian Voivodeship (Warsaw).


Ukrainians can also find vacancies in the processing and food industries (production of sausages and other meat products, egg packaging, etc.). In particular, enterprises in the Greater Poland Region are in need of workers. In addition, in the Pomeranian region (centered in Gdańsk), there is a shortage of workers in fish processing enterprises.


In the voivodeships with centers in Wrocław and Katowice, which are located on the borders with Germany and Slovakia, they are currently looking for employees for enterprises engaged in mechanical engineering.


Remote work vacancies in Poland: where else can Ukrainians find work?


As we reported earlier, Poland has faced a shortage of personnel, and therefore one of the most sought-after positions in the Polish labor market is now a recruiter (a specialist who searches for and attracts personnel).


An undoubted advantage is that the work of a recruiter does not require physical presence, and therefore you can get a job from anywhere in the world, even from Ukraine. Moreover, recruiting can be used as a supplemental income, not the main source of income.


The salary level for such a vacancy varies from 1,000 to 50,000 zlotys (from 9 to 453 thousand hryvnias). In addition, recruitment agencies looking for employees are ready to train candidates at their own expense and offer various bonus systems.


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