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Average Salary in United Kingdom 2018

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

4,359 GBP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in United Kingdom typically earns around 4,359 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

25% of people earn
1,917 GBP
or less
50% of people earn
2,750 GBP
or less
75% of people earn
4,167 GBP
or less
Minimum
3 GBP
Median
2,750 GBP
Maximum
80,000 GBP

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in United Kingdom range between 3 GBP per month (minimum salary) to 80,000 GBP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,750 GBP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 2,750 GBP while the other half are earning more than 2,750 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 1,917 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 1,917 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 4,167 GBP while 25% are earning more than 4,167 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.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
4,084 GBP
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
4,174 GBP
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,290 GBP
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
4,359 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in United Kingdom are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Average Hourly Wage in United Kingdom | All Jobs

22 GBP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Kingdom | All Jobs is 22 GBP. This means that the average person in United Kingdom earns approximatly 22 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
Aberdeen4,352 GBP
Abingdon3,850 GBP
Armagh1,563 GBP
Bangor9,629 GBP
Belfast3,774 GBP
Birmingham4,278 GBP
Bradford3,060 GBP
Brighton2,359 GBP
Bristol2,949 GBP
Cambridge3,312 GBP
Canterbury5,168 GBP
Cardiff7,483 GBP
Chester4,248 GBP
Coventry4,681 GBP
Derby3,780 GBP
Derry1,125 GBP
Dundee2,360 GBP
Durham4,393 GBP
Edinburgh3,495 GBP
Exeter2,075 GBP
Glasgow3,745 GBP
Gloucester2,905 GBP
Inverness3,661 GBP
Kingston upon Hull3,305 GBP
Leeds2,600 GBP
Leicester2,871 GBP
Lincoln9,138 GBP
Liverpool2,647 GBP
London5,145 GBP
Manchester4,247 GBP
Newcastle3,727 GBP
Newport3,178 GBP
Norwich2,883 GBP
Nottingham4,224 GBP
Oxford3,582 GBP
Peterborough3,545 GBP
Plymouth1,976 GBP
Poole3,012 GBP
Portsmouth5,060 GBP
Salisbury2,372 GBP
Sheffield3,061 GBP
Somerset3,083 GBP
Southampton5,376 GBP
Stirling2,642 GBP
Swansea3,542 GBP
Truro2,611 GBP
Wakefield2,917 GBP
Winchester2,590 GBP
Wolverhampton1,931 GBP
York7,908 GBP
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