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Average Salary in United Kingdom 2019

How much money does a person working in United Kingdom make?

4,627 GBP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in United Kingdom typically earns around 4,627 GBP per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in United Kingdom | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly United Kingdom

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in United Kingdom range between 626 GBP per month (minimum salary) to 20,491 GBP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,535 GBP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,535 GBP while the other half are earning more than 4,535 GBP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 2,323 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 2,323 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 12,012 GBP while 25% are earning more than 12,012 GBP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in United Kingdom

How are United Kingdom salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly United Kingdom
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,259 GBP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,417 GBP
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
4,501 GBP
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,627 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in United Kingdom are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary

Average Hourly Wage in United Kingdom | All Jobs

27 GBP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Kingdom | All Jobs is 27 GBP. This means that the average person in United Kingdom earns approximatly 27 GBP for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aberdeen4,654 GBP
Abingdon4,322 GBP
Armagh4,607 GBP
Bangor4,080 GBP
Belfast4,886 GBP
Birmingham5,534 GBP
Bradford5,250 GBP
Brighton5,111 GBP
Bristol5,454 GBP
Cambridge4,686 GBP
Canterbury4,400 GBP
Cardiff5,049 GBP
Chester4,550 GBP
Coventry5,281 GBP
Derby5,141 GBP
Derry4,388 GBP
Dundee4,523 GBP
Durham4,515 GBP
Edinburgh5,026 GBP
Exeter4,762 GBP
Glasgow5,167 GBP
Gloucester4,718 GBP
Hartlepool4,625 GBP
Inverness4,129 GBP
Kingston upon Hull5,263 GBP
Kirkwall3,997 GBP
Leeds5,561 GBP
Leicester5,371 GBP
Lincoln4,839 GBP
Lisburn4,255 GBP
Liverpool5,528 GBP
London5,632 GBP
Manchester5,490 GBP
Newcastle5,250 GBP
Newport4,594 GBP
Newry4,397 GBP
Norwich4,813 GBP
Nottingham5,309 GBP
Oxford4,970 GBP
Peterborough5,024 GBP
Plymouth5,177 GBP
Poole4,886 GBP
Portsmouth5,088 GBP
Ripon4,401 GBP
Salisbury4,553 GBP
Sheffield5,548 GBP
Somerset5,336 GBP
Southampton5,157 GBP
St Davids4,001 GBP
Stirling4,320 GBP
Stromness3,960 GBP
Strontian3,919 GBP
Swansea4,788 GBP
Truro4,467 GBP
Wakefield4,225 GBP
Wells3,960 GBP
Winchester4,144 GBP
Wolverhampton4,735 GBP
York4,604 GBP

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
England8,801 GBP
Northern Ireland4,224 GBP
Scotland6,492 GBP
Wales4,396 GBP
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