Average wage in uk

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Average wages in the UK in April 2014 amounted to £518 gross for workers employed on contracts. The year before it was £ 517, which is an increase of 0.1%. From 2009 to 2014 the average wage grew only by 1.4%.

When we take into account inflation, it turns out that the average wages fell by 1.6% compared to 2013. These figures come from OFS (Office for National Statistics). So slow rise of wage is still noticeable due to the collapse of the economy in 2008 and certainly the influx of workers from other countries. The natural process is when an employer cannot find an employee and he increases salary, and thus he follows the natural rise. But, when there is many interested people to take a job, there is no pressure on raising salaries

It only seems to you that you earn a lot

To better illustrate the average wages, they are adjusted to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). Thanks to it, we have true value with the decrease in earnings, which means that income growth is below inflation. So if you feel that you have more than last year, you actually earn less, because probably you do not take into account the impact of inflation. Every year everything is going up, but salaries are no longer growing as the products in the store. Many people forget about it.

To sum up, we as a society continue to pay for the crisis in 2008.

Median full-time gross weekly earnings in current and constant (2014) prices, UK, April 1997 to 2014

Women still earn less than men in England

It is said that there is no discrimination against gender in earnings. Unfortunately, the truth is that it is and that it rather does not change it for many years. Statistics clearly show that men earn more. Average wages in the UK for men amounted to £558 per week of work in April 201, but for women to £462. The difference, which is maintained from 1997 until 2014 is slightly reduced, but unfortunately in this way that men with each year earn less.

Median full-time gross weekly earnings by sex, UK, 1997 to 2014

Women earn more and more.

The good news is that the difference in wages between men and women decreased from 17.4% in 1997 to 9.4% in 2014. Differences also stem from the fact that the jobs held by men are better paid. For example, many jobs in engineering is dominated by men and I know that in England in these sectors are good earnings.

For those who prefer the hourly rate, below is a chart showing the average wages in the UK separated by gender without overtime from 2007 to 2014.

Median full-time hourly earnings, excluding overtime, by sex, UK, 1997 to 2014

And how is in other parts of the UK.

Many people wonder how it looks in different parts of England. Below is a graph showing the difference in wages in the UK depending on the area of Great Britain. You can see that the difference is steadily falling and Northern Ireland is the leader. It probably comes from this that in Northern Ireland more jobs are in the state sector compared to other parts of the UK, where we know there are more jobs for women work and they earn more there than in the private sector. Unless Northern Ireland really stands out from the rest of the kingdom.

Gender pay gap for median full-time hourly earnings (excluding overtime) by country, April 1997 to 2014

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Who earns in England more than 500 £ a week?

The question is who ultimately earns the average. You say that a small group of rich people pulled the national average. Therefore, it is worth to look how earnings grow depending on social group where you are. Did the salary increases spread evenly among all employees? Below is a graph that shows how the national average in the UK have grown for low earners and those who reach more than £ 1000 per week.

Distribution of full-time gross weekly earnings, UK, April 1997 to 2014

It is clear from the graph, that if someone was earning a lot, he today earns more and wages of the lowest national continues to crawl along the bottom. If you earn the lowest national, you will definitely feel that you have enough especially as you have to pay all the bills. As old saying goes: the rich get rich and the poor poorer. I think it was always and rather nothing will change. Therefore, if you want to earn more then you need to take matters into your own hands.

Where will we earn more: in the private sector or the public?

A curiosity in England is that in the private sector we earn less than the state sector. Average wage in the UK for the private sector is only £493 and in the state sector is up to £579. The data refer to April 2014. Differences may arise from the fact that in the private sector are very much low-paid jobs as waiters, production workers, vendors, etc. While the public sector has a number of professional jobs.

Median full-time gross weekly earnings for public and private sectors, UK, April 1997 to 2014

What are the wages in England depending on regions?

Average wages in the UK depending on the area are presented in this way: £660 is the average wage in London and it is up to £119 more than in another region of South East where the average wage is £ 541. But such high salaries in London are rather not surprising.

Median full-time gross weekly earnings by region, UK, April 2014

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Who should you be?

Certainly worth mentioning is another graph showing how much you earn, depending on age. It is known that at the beginning when our experience is low also earnings are not great and according to the graph shown below, the maximum is attained at the age of approx. 50 years old and later they begin to steadily decline. It is worth to know if you are planning to put off retirement. This information is important because it gives us a picture when we can put aside the most money.

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Very cool tool is the web-based application which can check the current average wages in England and wages depending on the position:



Below is a list of service sectors reed.co.uk showing the average wages.

Lp Sector Salary+/-2014
1 Recruitment Consultancy £55,293 £14,932 down
2 Banking £54,057 £5,153 down
3 Strategy & Consultancy £53,783 £846 down
4 Accountancy (Qualified) £50,483 £968 down
5 Energy £47,962 £7,284 down
6 Financial Services £45,911 -£1,096 down
7 IT & Telecoms £44,420 £1,726 down
8 Construction & Property £42,403 -£579 down
9 Scientific £41,647 £3,795 down
10 FMCG £39,048 -£1,810 down
11 Purchasing £38,840 £1,258 down
12 Marketing & PR £37,470 £226 down
13 Human Resources £37,435 -£610 down
14 Legal £37,330 -£1,415 down
15 Media, Digital & Creative £35,931 £2,070 down
16 Engineering £35,825 £316 down
17 General Insurance £35,705 -£1,379 down
18 Sales £35,623 £477 down
19 Health & Medicine £35,131 -£570 down
20 Estate Agency £34,177 -£2,003 down
21 Motoring & Automotive £33,325 £789 down
22 Education £32,851 -£35 down
23 Training £32,386 -£3,317 down
24 Charity & Voluntary £30,393 £1,756 down
25 Manufacturing £29,599 -£1,526 down
26 Graduate Training & Internships £29,585 £686 down
27 Accountancy £28,099 -£615 down
28 Leisure & Tourism £27,213 -£5,814 down
29 Retail £26,815 £537 down
30 Social Care £26,633 -£935 down
31 Transport & Logistics £26,609 -£1,196 down
32 Security & Safety £25,415 -£3,767 down
33 Hospitality & Catering £25,150 -£740 down
34 Admin, Secretarial & PA £22,968 £882 down
35 Customer Service £21,421 -£241 down
36 Apprenticeships £12,501 £1,876 down


Source Average wage in uk comes from: https://www.ons.gov.uk/ &  https://www.reed.co.uk/


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