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Average Salary (UK) of over 400 Jobs Revealed

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Have you ever wondered whether you’re getting paid enough? Or whether you're earning below the average?

The Office of National Statistics has released new figures showing the average salary (UK) for over 400 job roles, from gardeners to artists, IT technicians to sales and marketing managers.

Their yearly survey showed that the average salary in the UK for men and women combined was £29,009, which includes those in both full-time and part work. For those in full-time work, the average UK salary is £35,423 and £12,083 for those in part-time.

Unsurprisingly, senior managers, directors, and officials scooped the highest salaries of the bunch, earning an average salary of £58k with a full-time job. Amongst the lowest paying industries were those working in care and leisure, earning an average salary of £19k full time.

Other sectors see quite a differentiation in payment depending on an individual’s job role and qualification. Healthcare, for example, sees average salaries fluctuate between £23,000 and £79,000 depending on your role, with radiographers earning £34,592, nurses £32,338, midwives £35,348 and paramedics £36,697.

The ONS also reported that UK average salaries are on the increase, with people earning on average 2.5% more year on year. This is where we were sitting just before the 2008 financial crash, which saw 300,000 people made redundant and an average salary in the UK decrease of -2.5% across the board.

Top 25 Jobs & Average Salary UK 

For the UK’s most popular jobs, full-time staff can expect to earn the following:

  1. IT Technicians - £31,731

  2. Administrator - £25,050

  3. Construction Project Manager - £40,549

  4. Business/Corporate Project Manager - £58,478

  5. Police Officer - £26,605

  6. Education Support Assistant - £16,700

  7. Business Development Manager - £52,500

  8. Labourer - £28,237

  9. Receptionist - £17,808

  10. Sales Executive - £26,302

  11. Account Manager - £52,500

  12. Quantity Surveyor - £42,511

  13. Care Assistant - £18,255

  14. Chef - £21,282

  15. Managers - £58,862 (although this varies widely depending on your field)

  16. Nurse - £32,338

  17. Electrician - £31,277

  18. Doctor - £41,494

  19. Lawyer - £63,771

  20. Writer - £33,887

  21. Teacher - £39,388

  22. Business Analyst - £49,079

  23. Finance Professionals - £42,578

  24. Customer Service Advisor - £21,494

  25. Engineer - £43,628

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Average Salary UK - Sales

Unsurprisingly, sales directors scooped the largest take-home salaries, with full-time roles averaging £93,967 per year and part-time roles £32,980. Sales account managers saw the second highest salary, with an average full-time salary of £52,500 and part-time £23,379. Associates came third, earning £44,990 full-time and £16,910 part time.

For those in the earlier stages of their career, full-time salaries sat just under the national average. Sales administrators take home £22k full-time and £11k part-time, and sales juniors between £17-22k full-time and £9k-£11k part-time.

 

Male Full Time

Female Full Time

Male and Female Full Time

Male Part Time

Female Part Time

Male and Female Part Time

Sales directors

£97,755

£81,749

£93,967

No figure recorded

£32,980

£32,980

Sales associate professionals

£49,141

£38,179

£44,990

£15,482

£17,342

£16,910

Business sales executives

£40,433

£31,035

£37,720

No figure recorded

£12,450

£12,818

Sales accounts and business development managers

£55,976

£45,788

£52,500

No figure recorded

£24,690

£23,379

Sales administrators

£22,860

£21,991

£22,149

£11,503

£11,695

£11,674

Sales supervisors

£23,234

£20,571

£21,990

£12,265

£11,057

£11,320

Elementary sales occupations

£17,494

£16,830

£17,272

£9,450

£9,364

£9,397

UK Average

£39,003

£29,891

£35,423

£12,906

£11,835

£12,083

Average Salary UK - Marketing

Public relations professionals (such as PR managers, PR assistant managers and communications managers) also took home higher than the UK average salary, earning £37k full time and £15k part-time, which is £2k and £3k more respectively than their counterparts in other industries.

Associate professionals (such as marketing managers, social media managers, digital marketing specialists and research analysts) took home just under the average salary for the UK when male and female wages were combined. Content writers and graphic designers took home an annual wage of around £30,000 - with writers earning £33k and graphic designers £27k (men and women, full-time). The lowest wages recorded were for those in junior marketing roles, with a full-time UK average salary of £17k and a part-time salary of £9k.

 

 

Male Full Time

Female Full Time

Male and Female Full Time

Male Part Time

Female Part Time

Male and Female Part Time

Marketing Directors

£97,755

£81,749

£93,967

No figure recorded

£32,980

£32,980

Marketing associate professions

£49,141

£29,443

£34,180

No figure recorded

£15,101

£15,101

Web design and development professionals

£33,680

£30,353

£32,878

No figure recorded

No figure recorded

No figure recorded

Public Relations Professionals

£41,464

£34,222

£37,799

No figure recorded

£16,736

£16,736

Content Writers

No figure recorded

£29,695

£33,887

No figure recorded

£14,178

£14,178

Graphic Designers

£28,744

£25,534

£27,515

No figure recorded

£13,914

£13,914

Marketing administrators

£22,860

£21,991

£22,149

£11,503

£11,695

£11,674

Junior marketing positions

£17,494

£16,830

£17,272

£9,450

£9,364

£9,397

UK Average

£39,003

£29,891

£35,423

£12,906

£11,835

£12,083

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Average Salary UK - Law

Legal professionals earn an average of £88,099 a year, which is considerably higher than the £58k of full-time senior managers. The survey also showed that solicitors take home £53,100, legal associates £32,551 and legal secretaries £22,957.

Part-time workers saw slightly lower salaries, with legal professional earning £50,416 solicitors £30,681 and secretaries £13,514. Legal associates who worked part-time earn significantly less than their full-time counterparts, taking home an average of  £13,573 per annum. All part-time legal workers in the legal profession were still earning over the UK average salary of £12,083 per annum for a part-time role.

 

 

Male Full Time

Female Full Time

Male and Female Full Time

Male Part Time

Female Part Time

Male and Female Part Time

Legal Professionals
(n.e.c)

£104,192

£69,474

£88,099

£40,529

£53,458

£50,416

Solicitors

£60,086

£49,189

£53,100

No figure recorded

£34,028

£30,681

Legal Associates

£38,023

£29,234

£32,551

No figure recorded

£14,909

£13,573

Legal Secretaries

£18,147

£23,168

£22,957

No figure recorded

£13,514

£13,514

UK Average 

£39,003

£29,891

£35,423

£12,906

£11,835

£12,083

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Average Salary UK - HR

 

HR Officers (including roles such as recruitment managers, training and development managers, compensation and rewards managers, and international resources managers) take home slightly lower than the UK average salary, £35k for men and £29k for women in full-time roles. Their part-time counterparts took home significantly more than average, however, nearly £5k more (officers take home £16k part-time, which includes men and women.)

HR administrators were slightly lower in terms of the earning scale. Men and women earn an average full-time salary of £22k and a part-time salary of £12k. Part time, administrators still earned more than the standard UK worker, and significantly higher than those in other industries.

 

 

Male Full Time

Female Full Time

Male and Female Full Time

Male Part Time

Female Part Time

Male and Female Part Time

HR Managers and Directors

£61,774

£52,115

£55,568

No figure recorded

£26,231

£25,261

HR Officers

£35,756

£29,841

£31,994

No figure recorded

£16,936

£16,783

HR administrators

£20,608

£22,602

£22,381

No figure recorded

£12,530

£12,649

UK Average

£39,003

£29,891

£35,423

£12,906

£11,835

£12,083

Check out our infographic below to see the average salary UK (full-time and part-time) for your role or industry

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Last updated: 05 Dec 2018