|Warsaw placed second in terms of highest average salaries among cities|
Mazowieckie voivodship, where Warsaw is located, boasts the highest average salary among workers in the private sector, according to Poland's statistical office GUS, which made its calulations based on data from the first three quarters of last year.
The average gross monthly salary in Mazowieckie came to zł.4,600, compared to the nationwide average of zł.3,700.
Piotr Bujak, chief economist for Poland at Nordea Bank, told WBJ that many foreign companies have their headquarters in Mazowieckie, leading to the higher average salary.
Silesia voivodship, in the south, placed second in the ranking while Pomorskie voivodship, in the north, was third. The average salaries were zł.3,900 and zł.3,800 respectively.
But there is a distinct gap between the richest and poorest voivodships, with average salaries in some significantly lower than the national average. In the Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Podkarpackie and Lubuskie voivodships, salaries averaged some zł.3,100 and were the lowest in the country. According to Mr Bujak, companies are reluctant to invest in these regions due to their low level of economic development.
When it comes to average monthly salaries in Polish cities, Warsaw ranked second, with zł.4,800. Katowice, the capital city of Silesia, voivodship came in first, with an average salary of zł.5,000.
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