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Average Salary in London 2019

How much money does a person working in London make?

5,632 GBP per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in London typically earns around 5,632 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 London | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly London

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in London range between 762 GBP per month (minimum salary) to 24,938 GBP per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,857 GBP per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,857 GBP while the other half are earning more than 5,857 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 2,979 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 2,979 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 16,629 GBP while 25% are earning more than 16,629 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 London

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly London
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,050 GBP
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,237 GBP
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
5,431 GBP
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
5,632 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in London are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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
Accountant3,542 GBP
Administrative Assistant2,685 GBP
Architect4,626 GBP
Attorney7,350 GBP
Biomedical Engineer4,642 GBP
CAD Drafter4,016 GBP
Cashier3,057 GBP
Chartered Accountant4,572 GBP
Chef4,351 GBP
Chief Executive Officer12,228 GBP
Chief Financial Officer11,154 GBP
Civil Engineer5,036 GBP
Computer Technician4,144 GBP
Creative Director5,503 GBP
Dentist12,589 GBP
Developer / Programmer4,708 GBP
Electrical Engineer5,038 GBP
Elementary School Teacher3,570 GBP
Engineer4,988 GBP
Executive Chef4,544 GBP
Flight Attendant4,734 GBP
General Manager9,698 GBP
Graphic Designer3,828 GBP
Hotel Manager7,700 GBP
Human Resources Manager7,252 GBP
Internal Auditor5,543 GBP
Journalist5,038 GBP
Legal Assistant3,968 GBP
Mechanical Engineer5,273 GBP
Nurse4,111 GBP
Pharmacist5,753 GBP
Photographer3,650 GBP
Pilot6,041 GBP
Police Officer4,174 GBP
Project Manager5,783 GBP
Receptionist2,989 GBP
Sales Manager8,701 GBP
Sales Representative3,567 GBP
Secondary School Teacher4,372 GBP
Secretary2,878 GBP
Teacher4,103 GBP
Teller3,470 GBP
Travel Agent4,394 GBP
Waiter / Waitress3,197 GBP

Average Hourly Wage in London | All Jobs

32 GBP per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in London | All Jobs is 32 GBP. This means that the average person in London earns approximatly 32 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.

London VS United Kingdom

Salary Comparison Between London and United Kingdom monthlyWe compared salaries in London, England, and United Kingdom and we found that London salaries are 36% less than those of England. We also found out that England salaries are 90% more than those of United Kingdom.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abingdon4,322 GBP
Birmingham5,534 GBP
Bradford5,250 GBP
Brighton5,111 GBP
Bristol5,454 GBP
Cambridge4,686 GBP
Canterbury4,400 GBP
Chester4,550 GBP
Coventry5,281 GBP
Derby5,141 GBP
Durham4,515 GBP
Exeter4,762 GBP
Gloucester4,718 GBP
Hartlepool4,625 GBP
Kingston upon Hull5,263 GBP
Leeds5,561 GBP
Leicester5,371 GBP
Lincoln4,839 GBP
Liverpool5,528 GBP
London5,632 GBP
Manchester5,490 GBP
Newcastle5,250 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
Truro4,467 GBP
Wakefield4,225 GBP
Wells3,960 GBP
Winchester4,144 GBP
Wolverhampton4,735 GBP
York4,604 GBP
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