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Average UK Salary

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After assessing the earnings of 21,563,000 people, the ONS revealed that the average UK salary is £27,271, although most people will have to wait until their 30s before they’re earning that much.

According to separate research by Instant Offices, those in their 20s will typically be taking home £1,829 to £1,924 per month.

By the time you reach your 30s, you can expect to be earning between £2,331 and £2,535 per month, whilst most people in their 40s will be hitting up to £2,830 monthly earnings.

UK Jobs by average salary

1. Brokers – £133,677

2. Chief executives and senior officials – £107,703

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers – £90,146

4. Marketing and sales directors – £82,962

5. Information technology and telecommunications directors – £80,215

6. Advertising and public relations directors – £77,619

7. Legal professionals – £73,425

8. Medical practitioners – 69,463

9. Senior police officers – £58,533

10. Human resource managers and directors – £56,315

11. Sales accounts and business development managers – £51,576

12. Senior professionals of educational establishments – £49,679

13. Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services – £48,228

14. Business and financial project management professionals – £47,795

15. Train and tram drivers – £47,101

16. Solicitors – £46,576

17. Taxation experts – £46.551

18. Finance and investment analysts and advisers – £45,490

19. Property, housing and estate managers – £44,423

20. Insurance underwriters – £43,487

21. Barristers and judges – £43,368

22. Architects – £43,029

23. Mechanical engineers – £43,029

24. Financial accounts managers – £41,389

25. Quantity surveyors – £41,086

26. Information technology and telecommunications professionals – £40,957

27. Programmers and software development professionals – £40,748

28. Construction project managers and related professionals – £40,519

29. Advertising accounts managers and creative directors – £40,510

30. Dental practitioners – £40,268

31. Civil engineers – £40,200

32. Rail transport operatives – £40,060

33. Higher education teaching professionals – £40,054

34. Police officers (sergeant and below) – £38,720

35. Chartered and certified accountants – £38,692

36. Veterinarians – £37,763

37. Arts officers, producers and directors – £37,519

38. Pharmacists – £37,439

39. Paramedics – £36,771

40. Psychologists – £36,495

41. Chartered surveyors – £36,470

42. Rail construction and maintenance operatives – £35,781

43. Business, research and administrative professionals – £35,545

44. Crane drivers – £35,458

45. Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors – £34,639

46. Engineering technicians – £34,355

47. Chartered architectural technologists – £33,651

48. Business sales executives- £33,432

49. Secondary education teaching professionals – £32,524

50. Buyers and procurement officers – £32,279

51. Education advisers and school inspectors – £31,655

52. Medical radiographers – £31,521

53. Legal associate professionals – £30,911

54. Social and humanities scientists – £30,888

55. Ophthalmic opticians – £30,834

56. Environmental health professionals – £30,777

57. Rail travel assistants – £30,698

58. Electricians and electrical fitters – £30,345

59. Leisure and sports managers – £30,201

60. Probation officers – £30,026

61. Primary and nursery education teaching professionals – £29,908

62. Web design and development professionals – £29,856

63. Marketing associate professionals- £29,797

64. Midwives – £29,529

65. Public relations professionals – £29,488

66. Health care practice managers – £29,253

67. Human resources and industrial relations officers – £29,221

68. Hotel and accommodation managers – £29,161

69. Social workers – £28,745

70. Physiotherapists- £28,560

71. Further education teaching professionals – £28,486

72. Customer service managers and supervisors- £28,387

73. Product, clothing and related designers – £28,346

74. Podiatrists – £27,330

75. Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers – £27,330

76. Speech and language therapists – £26,765

77. Prison service officers (below principal officer) – £26,496

78. Medical and dental technicians – £26,440

79. Nurses – £26,252

80. Occupational therapists – £26,037

81. Police community support officers – £26,012

82. Graphic designers – £25,952

83. IT engineers – £25,934

84. Authors, writers and translators – £25,767

85. Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians – £25,145

86. Librarians – £24,927

87. Carpenters and joiners – £24,817

88. Bricklayers and masons – £24,790

89. Estate agents and auctioneers – £24,622

90. Finance officers- £24,418

91. Restaurant and catering establishment managers – £23,781

92. Housing officers- £23,521

93. Dispensing opticians – £23,458

94. Artists – £23,228

95. Farmers – £22,763

96. Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics) – £22,582

97. Plasterers – £22,370

98. Painters and decorators – £22,351

99. Archivists and curators – £22,264

100. Bus and coach drivers – £22,176

101. Hairdressing and beauty salon managers – £22,113

102. Laboratory technicians – £21,533

103. Musicians – £21,410

104. Construction operatives – £21,410

105. Fork-lift truck drivers – £21,345

106. Local government administrative occupations – £21,083

107. Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks – £20,915

108. Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers- £20,855

109. Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers – £20,561

110. Youth and community workers – £20,491

111. Personal assistants and other secretaries – £19,738

112. Bank and post office clerks – £19,557

113. Welfare and housing associate professionals- £19,079

114. Teachers – £18,604

115. Catering and bar managers – £18,535

116. Legal secretary – £18,425

117. Landscape Gardener – £18,010

118. Sales supervisors – £17,812

119. Telephone salespersons – £17,549

120. Counsellors – £17,526

121. Chefs – £17,513

122. Butchers – £17,466

123. Undertakers / crematorium assistants – £17,414

124. Street cleaners – £17,402

125. Bakers – £17,231

126. Travel agents – £17,081

127. Veterinary nurses – £16,746

128. Senior care workers – £16,609

129. School secretaries – £16,366

130. Customer service operations – £15,334

131. Call centre workers – £15,206

132. Dental nurses – £14,788

133. Retail merchandisers – £14,738

134. Fishmongers – £14,299

135. Care workers – £12,650

136. Receptionists – £12,543

137. Teaching assistants – £11,916

138. Nursery assistants – £11,734

139. Beauticians – £11,618

140. Fitness instructors – £10,540

141. Retail assistants – £10,296

142. Hairdressers and barbers – £10,019

143. Cleaners £7,919

144. Waitresses – £7,554

145. Bar staff – £7,404

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Average wages is totally meaningless as it includes ALL workers’ wages divided by the number of workers.

Senior workers in investment banks, footballers on x million pounds per year distort the average figure upwards.

21K is not bad pay for a starting wage  

What people earn before and after tax.

If you are earning above 26k then 70% of the working population are earning less than you.

These figures are two years old.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/percentile-points-from-1-to-99-for-total-income-before-and-after-tax


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2 hours ago, VERYSTORMY said:

Seems odd given tha national minimum wage gives a salary of over £15,000

I guess a lot of those jobs at the bottom of that list contain a lot of staff working part-time or weekends, or who are doing them as second jobs or student work to retain a grant..

Difficult to extrapolate anything without the terms of the survey though.


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some of those don't look right. 

Architects, Barristers , brickies.... unless the north is dragging the average down that much I would question the accuracy of this. 

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