The average salary in the national economy in 2023 was PLN 7,155.48. – the Central Statistical Office reported. Last year, the real increase in the average salary was 1.1%. This data is important for retirees because, among others: on their basis, the pension indexation index is calculated.
The Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Friday that the average salary in the national economy in 2023 was PLN 7,155.48, which means an increase of 12%. on an annual basis.
The Central Statistical Office released data on wages. How much will retirees gain?
Let us recall that the average salary in the national economy in 2022 was PLN 6,346.15, while in 2021 it was PLN 5,662.53. Taking into account inflation, the average salary in the whole of 2023 increased by 1.1% in real terms. year to year with an average annual inflation of 11.4%.
Data is crucial for retirees and pensioners. They are used to calculate the indexation index. It involves multiplying the amount of the benefit and the basis for its assessment by the indexation index. It is the average annual price index of consumer goods and services in the previous calendar year increased by at least 20%. real increase in average salary in the previous year. According to calculations made by Piotr Juszczyk, chief tax advisor at inFakt.pl, pensions will increase by 12.12% next month.
– Today, the Central Statistical Office provided information on the real increase in the average salary in 2023 compared to 2022 and it amounted to 1.1 percent. As a result, pensions will ultimately be indexed by the pension inflation rate – 11.9 percent and by 20 percent of the real salary increase, i.e. 0.22 percent. This means that pensions will increase by 12.12 percent from March 1 – Juszczyk, quoted by TVN24, says.
Salary in the fourth quarter of 2023
The Central Statistical Office also reported that the average salary in the fourth quarter of last year was PLN 7,540.36. This is an increase of 13.2%. on a year-to-year basis.
The Central Statistical Office provides two types of data on wages, separately for enterprises with at least 10 employees and separately for the entire national economy, including micro-enterprises and the public sector. The former is disclosed monthly, and the latter – once a quarter, which is related to the reporting deadlines of companies and institutions to the Central Statistical Office.