Poland’s New Average Monthly Wage Affects EU Blue Card Salary Threshold

On February 9, 2024, Statistics Poland announced that the average wage in the national economy in 2023 rose to PLN 7155.48.

The minimum salary threshold for foreign nationals applying for an EU Blue Card in Poland is set at 150% of the average wage in the national economy. This has therefore also increased, by PLN 1214, to PLN 10,733.22 per month.

The new threshold applies to all applications received since January 1, 2024, including those submitted before February 9, 2024.  Therefore, applications submitted between January 1 and February 9, 2024, should be updated with an appropriate salary increase, if necessary.

The threshold increase does not affect EU Blue Cards that have already been issued.

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