- Being a manager is a lucrative job. In State Treasury companies, this position can earn up to several hundred thousand zlotys a month
- However, according to the stock exchange reports of companies not controlled by the state, the earnings are quite good there as well
- In smaller companies, managers draw an average of approx. 14 thousand. PLN per month. They are best paid in IT
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Earnings of top managers can ignite the imagination. Especially those employed in state-owned companies. In PZU only in 2021, PLN 14.3 million was spent on board salaries. President Beta Kozłowska-Chytła earns the most. A year ago, her salary amounted to PLN 1.4 million, which gives PLN 116 thousand. PLN per month. Ernest Bejda, a member of the PZU management board, also earned a lot. His earnings amounted to PLN 1.3 million. Attractive salaries are provided for directors. In 2021, their remuneration amounted to PLN 705 thousand. PLN, or nearly 60 thousand. PLN per month.
One year is enough to become a millionaire
Managers also earn well employed at PKN Orlen. Over PLN 16 million was spent on the salaries of management board members in 2021. The president earned the most Daniel Obajtek – PLN 2.2 million, which gives 183 thousand. PLN per month. The members of the management board cannot complain about the amount of salary. In terms of the amount of remuneration, the following people were right behind the president: Patrycja Klarecka, member of the management board for retail sales, Michał Róg, member of the management board for wholesale and international trade, and Józef Węgrecki, member of the management board for operational matters – all collected PLN 2 million.
In PKO BP some members of the board managed to get well over PLN 1 million in 2021. Maks Kraczkowski, former MP, vice-president of the management board of PKO BP, earned PLN 1.6 million in 2021, which gives PLN 133 thousand. PLN per month. Vice-presidents Mieczysław Król and Jakub Popierski received a similar salary. In turn, vice-president Piotr Mazur earned in 2021 – PLN 1.7 million.
To be a manager …
Managers of companies not under state control cannot complain about earnings. An example is even Allegro. Putting aside earnings of the president of Francois Nuyts, who in 2021 received PLN 12.5 million, which means over PLN 1 million a month, other managers also earn a lot. Jon Eastick, Allegro’s executive director, earned PLN 2.7 million – over PLN 225 thousand. PLN per month.
Over PLN 1 million manages to earn money annually vice presidents of the clothing giant – LPP, a company that owns brands such as Reserved, Mohito, Sinsay, House and Cropp. This means a salary of over 83 thousand. PLN per month. Board members earn similarly Orange Polska. Bożena Leśniewska earned the most of them in 2021, her salary amounted to PLN 1.4 million. Monthly this amounts to 116 thousand. zloty.
On average, 13 thousand zloty
However, not all earn so well. Information on the earnings of managers is provided by the annual report of the Antal recruitment agency. The “Salary Report 2022” shows that senior management recorded an increase in salaries by 18% year on year. The average monthly salary in this group amounted to nearly PLN 26 thousand. PLN gross. On the other hand, the average monthly remuneration of specialists and managers increased by 13% year-on-year. from 12.7 thous. PLN up to 13.6 thousand. zloty.
The highest salary increases were recorded by IT specialists and managerswhose salaries have been growing dynamically in recent years. Compared to 2021, they earn 34 percent. more. Their average salary is 18.8 thousand. zloty. Managers employed in sales and marketing. Their gross average is nearly 13.8 thousand. zloty.
Next are the managers working in pharmaceutical industry. They earn 13.5 thousand. zloty. Over 13,000 PLN gross is also drawn by specialists in the industry finances and accountancy (PLN 13.2 thousand) and law (PLN 13 thousand). Behind them are the following industries: banking and insurance (PLN 12.7 thousand), HR (PLN 12.5 thousand), logistics (PLN 12.1 thousand), engineering (PLN 10.6 thousand), SSC / BPO (PLN 9.8 thousand) i administration (PLN 7.9 thousand).
– The most desirable top managers include people managing purchases and the supply chain, sales directors, managers managing green energy projects with particular emphasis on photovoltaics, wind and nuclear energy – says Artur Migoń, vice president of Antal, head of the division responsible for recruiting executive search.
Not only the fireplace
What are the reasons for such large differences in managers’ earnings? The maximum remuneration in state-owned companies is specified in the Chimney Act. It has been in force since 2000, but was amended in 2016. According to its wording, the basis of the assessment, which determines the amount of remuneration of members of management bodies or members of supervisory bodies, is the average monthly salary in the enterprise sector, excluding payments from profit in the fourth quarter of the previous year. However, in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the basis for the assessment was frozen and amounted to 4.4 thousand. zloty. Salaries in State Treasury companies may not exceed six times the amount given.
In practice, however, this act does not apply to the largest state-owned companies. If a company employs more than 1,251 employees and has an annual turnover of EUR 250 million or a total of assets above EUR 215 million, then the Act on the principles of shaping people managing certain companies of June 9, 2016 applies, and it allows to set much higher salaries than the Act chimney.
The earnings of managers, at least in companies not controlled by the State Treasury, also depend on their competences and experience as well as on the industry. The more experienced the manager, the more likely he is to be paid. Currently, you can count on the best wages in the IT industry.
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