From 1 July 2023, the minimum wage will increase for the second time this year. At the same time, the minimum hourly rate will also be raised. How much will they amount to after the changes?
This year’s increases in the minimum wage and hourly rate are a result of the entry into force of the Decree of the Council of Ministers of 13 September 2022 on the amount of the minimum wage and the amount of the minimum hourly rate in 2023. The reason for the double valorisation is the persistently high level of inflation. Under the Minimum Wage Act, if the inflation rate exceeds 5 per cent, the minimum wage must be increased twice per year.
The first increase increased the amount of the minimum wage to PLN 3490.00 gross. This amount was effective from 1 January 2023. Compared to the previous year, the minimum wage increased by PLN 480.00. In turn, the minimum hourly rate increased to PLN 22.80. Last year, it was PLN 19.70.
As of 1 July 2023, the amount of the minimum wage will increase to PLN 3600.00 gross. This is an increase of PLN 590.00 and 19.6 per cent compared to the minimum wage in force last year. The minimum hourly rate will be PLN 23.50 gross.
|From 1 January 2023
|From 1 July 2023
|Minimum hourly rate
The government recently communicated plans for further increases in the minimum wage and hourly rate in 2024. The proposal is for two increases in 2024:
From 1 January 2024:
From 1 July 2024:
The proposal is to be presented to the Social Dialogue Council.
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