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Bryon 9 | 17  
3 Mar 2008 /  #1
Hi,

I know this is a pretty broad subject, but I think any input will help.
I'm wondering what a fair, or even above average wage would be for an expat working in Warsaw or the surrounding area, when employed in a technical field, such as aviation maintenance.

I'm interested in a helicopter mechanic job in the area, but don't know what to expect or ask for in a wage.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Bryon
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
3 Mar 2008 /  #2
Hmm... 6000-8000 PLN I think but I saw that you are interested in LPR and they rather don't pay more than half of that.
leszek  
3 Mar 2008 /  #3
6000-8000 PLN I think but I saw

moment. moment. If you work for the polish company maybee 3000zl brut per month or overseas company if you are lucky maybee 5000zl
OP Bryon 9 | 17  
4 Mar 2008 /  #4
Thanks.
Is 3000 to 5000zl enough to live decently in the area. I've only spent a week in Warsaw, and I'm not familiar with the actual cost of living, such as rent, food, etc.

I don't want to move there and struggle to get by.
Ruta  
4 Mar 2008 /  #5
Depends on what are your needs (typical answer:)...If you live near underground station in a reasonable flat (by your own), this would cost you aprox 1 500 - 2000 PLN. I would say for a reasonable life without big savings you should have at least 4 000.
zion 16 | 168  
4 Mar 2008 /  #6
I think so 4000 netto is ok
Harry  
4 Mar 2008 /  #7
4,000 zl a month is close to breadline in Warsaw. 6,000 is a more realistic.
polski_zyd 2 | 72  
4 Mar 2008 /  #8
I don't want to move there and struggle to get by.

Unlike most Poles? What makes you think you should earn twice the average local salary, when you can't even speak the language, and are probably doing a job a Pole could do just as well?

4,000 zl a month is close to breadline in Warsaw. 6,000 is a more realistic.

African breadline, or western European breadline? I know plenty of people in Poland who earn less than that, and they manage to go on holiday, run cars, etc... hardly "breadline" wages. If you want a western lifestyle, move to the West!
zion 16 | 168  
5 Mar 2008 /  #9
I told Poland was the West or I forgot Is East heheheh

I think 4000 is minimal 1500 for a flat 1500 for food and the rest fun travels etc save a bit
Grounded 4 | 99  
5 Mar 2008 /  #10
I think 4000 is minimal 1500 for a flat 1500 for food and the rest fun travels etc save a bit

I read somewhere that an Accountant earns around 3-4000 PLN before tax. Surely 4k after tax should allow for a good lifestyle then. Unless of course Accountant has a different meaning in Poland than in the UK or Ireland.....
zion 16 | 168  
5 Mar 2008 /  #11
4000 is minimo
3000 you will pay 1500 for a flat 1500 for food that is it
I am now with 4200 to 4.500 after tax I pay a rent of all my bills are 600 because I have a gonverment flat still is not much you will need 5500 gross then is ok
OP Bryon 9 | 17  
5 Mar 2008 /  #12
What makes you think you should earn twice the average local salary, when you can't even speak the language, and are probably doing a job a Pole could do just as well?

Well, Polski_zyd, if there was a large number of Poles with my experience on western built aircraft I guess Polish companies wouldn't need to hire western techs.

I didn't post this thread to argue with you, but rather to ask a legitimate question.
Harry  
6 Mar 2008 /  #13
if there was a large number of Poles with my experience on western built aircraft I guess Polish companies wouldn't need to hire western techs.

If Polish companies are having to hire western techs then it's reasonable to expect them to pay western wages. So ask them for that much.

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