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Average Salary UK | 2019

Find out the average UK salary 2019 in our latest update


The Office of National Statistics has released its provisional update of the UK Average Salary 2019, showing that the average full-time salary is £36,611 and average part-time salary is £12,495. Whilst the full results have not been updated yet (find the current table of full results for the UK Average Salary here) it looks as though UK salaries have risen 3.6% full-time year on year. 

Their figures are built by analysing PAYE (Pay As You Earn) reports analysing the year previous, and show some interesting results:

  • Full-time wages have increased by a larger percentage than part-time wages for the first time since 2012
  • Those who stayed in their role saw their wages increase an average of 5.2%
  • London continues to be the highest paid location in the UK, followed by the South East and Scotland

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UK Average Salary 2019

Average Full-Time Salary

£36,611

Average Part-Time Salary

£12,495

Gender Pay Gap

8.6%

Despite Brexit and the 2020 Skills Gap looming (read more about this in our 2019 L&D report) UK salaries seem to be rising. What's more, the occupations that are historically some of the lowest paid (such as caring, leisure and service occupations) are growing at a faster rate than some of the highest paid occupations (such as managerial and senior official roles)

Weekly earnings were up too, with the average weekly take-home pay in the UK for 2019 being £569 per week (up from £550 in the previous year).

Even with inflation factored in, wages rose 1.2% above this.

Top 25 Jobs 2018 vs. 2019

Job Role

IT Technicians

Administrator

Construction PM 

Project Manager

Police Officer

Education Support Asst.

Business Development 

Labourer

Receptionist

Sales Executive

Account Manager

Quantity Surveyor

Care Assistant

Chef

Managers

Nurse

Electrician

Doctor

Lawyer

Writer

Teacher

Business Analyst

Finance Professionals

Customer Service Advisor

Engineer

2018

£31,731

£25,050

£40,549

£58,478

£26,605

£16,700

£52,500

£28,237

£17,808

£26,302

£52,500

£42,511

£18,255

£21,282

£58,862

£32,338

£31,277

£41,494

£63,771

£33,887

£39,388

£49,079

£42,578

£21,494

£43,628

2019

£30,350

£25,937

£37,841

£49,038

£27,127

£15,850

£46,000

More data required

£17,141

£33,229

£46,000

£42,720

£18,084

£21,403

More data required

£32,041

£32,315

More data required

More data required

£35,153

£38,473

£41,161

More data required

£20,735

£41,014

Top 5 Best Paying Jobs in 2019

It's no surprise that CEO's tend to earn the highest salary, taking home nearly £100,000 per year. But did you know about the others?

Here are the top 5 best paying jobs, on average, according to the Office of National Statistics:

  1. Chief Executives - £97,708

  2. Air Traffic Controllers - £94,431

  3. Marketing and Sales Directors - £80,411

  4. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers - £78,570

  5. Legal Professionals - £74,701

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Source: ons.gov

Note: 2019 reports from the Office of National Statistics comprise of 2018 salary data to calculate annual earnings.

Last updated: 02 Dec 2019

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