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Talent Wiki - Poland

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Poland




Polish złoty



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Poland is the sixth-largest economy in the European Union. It boasts the highest number of non-EU immigrants in the group and is growing at a very fast rate. Poland has a diverse economy consisting of services, industry, and agriculture. With its mixed market economy, they are poised to grow an average of 6% yearly.

Major economic hubs:

Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz

Skills in demand:

Construction and Trade Professionals, Information and Communications Technology Professionals, Engineering Professionals, Human Resource Professionals, Intellectual Professionals (Economists, Lawyers, Accountants, etc.)

Local Universities

Some local universities with local ranks in Poland;

Uniwersytet Warszawski


Local: 1

World : 289

Uniwersytet Jagiellonski


Local: 2

World : 350

Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza


Local: 3

World : 493

Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu


Local: 4

World : 554

Politechnika Warszawska


Local: 5

World : 588

Salary Data

Some common jobs in Poland with average monthly salaries;

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (PLN) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Chief Information Officer 12,400.00 2,865
Online Banking Manager 11,800.00 2,727
IT Project Manager 11,300.00 2,611
Head of Development 10,700.00 2,472
Chief IT Security Officer 10,500.00 2,426
Web Security Manager 10,400.00 2,403
Technical Project Manager 10,000.00 2,311

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

Pracuj, Praca, Goldenline

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Employing in Poland

Hiring employees in Poland is easy when you are equipped to know its employment laws, benefits, payroll, and tax systems. Employ and onboard talents from Poland successfully with the information below.

Employee Contract

According to the Employment Law, under Article 29 of the Polish Labor Code, employment contracts must be in writing and must provide a written statement related to the settlements in the parties of the contract. The contract depends on the kind and the duration of the work but must adhere to the Polish Labor Code.

The written contracts must be in Polish but bilingual contracts are permitted however, Polish must be prevailing.

Probation Period

The probationary period for employees is up to three months.

Public and Provincial Holidays 2023

Date Holiday Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day National Holiday
6 Jan Epiphany National Holiday
9 Apr Easter Sunday National Holiday
10 Apr Easter Monday National Holiday
1 May Labour Day National Holiday
3 May Constitution Day National Holiday
28 May Whit Sunday National Holiday
8 Jun Corpus Christi National Holiday
15 Aug Assumption Day National Holiday
1 Nov All Saints’ Day National Holiday
11 Nov Independence Day National Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National Holiday
26 Dec 2nd Day of Christmas National Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 20 days Yes
Sick Leave 33 days Yes
Maternity Leave 20 weeks Yes


Payroll Cycle

Wages in Poland are paid monthly.

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Poland is PLN 3490 per month.

Overtime Pay

Overtime hours should not exceed 8 hours a week or 150 hours a year. An extra 50% rate on top of the normal hourly wage is compensated after the 8 hours of work.


13th Month Pay

The 13th-month salary is not mandatory in Poland.

Employee Benefits

  • Member Pension (retirement)
  • Permanent Disability Benefit
  • Surviving Spouse Benefit
  • Surviving Children Benefit
  • Orphan Benefit
  • Dependent Parent Benefit
  • Health cash Benefits
  • Social Assistance Benefits
  • Occupational Medicine Preventive Examinations


Employer payroll tax

The contribution taxes are dependent on which contributions the employee is available to provide.

Category Rate Salary Cap
Pension and Disability Insurance 16.26% PLN 177,660 (2022)
Accident Insurance 0.67%-3.33
Labour Fund 2.45%
Employee Guaranteed Benefits Fund 0.10%

Employee Payroll Tax

Category Rate Salary Cap
Pension and Disability Insurance 11.26% PLN 177,660
Sickness Insurance 2.45%
Health Insurance 9%

Employee Income Tax

Income tax is levied at a progressive rate on all annual income as follows:

Taxable income (PLN) Tax rate (PLN)
Over Not over
0 120,000 12% of the base less the amount decreasing tax (PLN 3,600)*
120,000  – 10,800 + 32% excess over 120,000 PLN


The VAT rate of Poland is 23%.

Offboarding & Termination

The termination of the contract between employer and employee must meet the conditions set forth by the Labour Code. Employees are entitled to receive their normal salary and follow the notice period for termination below.

The notice period for probationary employees is up to 7 days. For regular employees, their probationary period is up to 2 weeks.

Severance pay is given as follows:

  • 1 months’ pay for less than 2 years of employment
  • 2 months’ pay for employment between 2 to 8 years
  • 3 months’ pay for employment over 8 years

Visa and Immigration

Getting a Visa for Poland follows the guidelines of the European Union under the Schengen Area. There is a different Visa needed called Poland Schengen Visa to be able to work, study, or reside in Poland permanently.

An invitation letter from the company should endorse your visa application and a certificate from the employer allowing your business travel is required for the Business Visa. A Memorandum and Article of Association, Trade License, or Proprietorship/Partnership documents are also required.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Overtime hours should not exceed 8 hours a week or 150 hours a year. An extra 50% rate on top of the normal hourly wage is compensated after the 8 hours of work.

During Holidays and Sundays, employees are compensated 100% on top of their hourly rate.

Between the hours of 21:00 to 6:00, employees are compensated 20% on top of their hourly rate.

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