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How much can an expat lawyer make in Warsaw?

toli 3 | 7  
17 Sep 2007 /  #1
I would be working for an international company, taking care of legal affairs locally and in some other countries in Central Europe.

What salary levels could I be looking at?

Thanks for any ideas,

tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
17 Sep 2007 /  #2
Central Europe

isn't Poland in Eastern Europe??
17 Sep 2007 /  #3
Nope Ukraine and up to the Ural mountains Russia is eastern Europe, it is only us in the west who think of Poland as in eastern Europe but in fact it is in the centre of Europe.

Getting back to the Lawyer bit, my Polish friend who has been qualified for 4 years now and works for a major company in Warsaw is taking home about 6,000 zl per month.
OP toli 3 | 7  
19 Sep 2007 /  #4
Thanks for the reasonable comments ukpolska.

The difference from my situation is that I've been qualified for six years now and am not a Polish national, so I'm hoping for somewhat more...
Ronek 1 | 261  
19 Sep 2007 /  #5
6,000 zl per month.

lawyer in warsaw? you must be tripping dear;)

everything depends if you have your masters and lawyer specialization done.
and its a lot more then ukpolska said it just depends on what are going to do exactly.
From my experience a good lawyer/advisor/notary works for couple of companies at once and is beeing paid about 6k from each plus bonuses.

Obviously in a job like that you are responsible with your own $$$ so you better be good at what you do.
19 Sep 2007 /  #6
lawyer in warsaw? you must be tripping dear;)

HEHE wish I was!! and depends how you define Lawyer as most Polish people when they leave University with a law degree call themselves Lawyer. :O)
Outspoken - | 19  
20 Sep 2007 /  #7
Don't they tell you the package before you go?
You must work for the only firm that doesn't.
OP toli 3 | 7  
25 Sep 2007 /  #8
Don't they tell you the package before you go?

I suppose they will, but I won't know how good or bad the proposal is if I am not familiar with the market conditions.

For those interested, I've been told by a local supposedly in the know that a lawyer or consultant with a multinational company in Warsaw can make anything from PLN 10,000 to x0,000. That's more like it I'd say.

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