# Average UK Wage and Salary 2015

## Average Wages in the United Kingdom..

### How much has the average wage changed in the UK ?

In 1980 the average wage was £5,720 and the average house cost £22,677
In 2015 the average wage was £29,934 and the average house was £188,566

In 1980 it was 3.96 years wages to buy a house
In 2015 it was 6.30 years wages to buy a house

#### But, when compared to some other things, how do wages really compare?

Lets assume the following are bought every week:

20 Litres of Petrol, 5 Pints of beer, 5 Loaves of bread and 14 Pints of Milk

In 1980 that would cost £591.76 or 10.3% of income.
In 2015 that would cost £1,901.12 or 6.4% of income.

Some things have become cheaper.

### 1980 to 1999 Average UK wages

• 1980: £5,720 Average annual earnings in UK
• 1985: £8,890
• 1990: £13,760
• 1995: £17,470
• 1999: £20,800

I assume the above figures are the Mean Average, which is about 25% higher than the Median Average, according to the 2008 figures shown below.

### 2005 Average UK wages

• £22,411 Average UK Salary

I assume the above figure is for Full Time employees, both Male and Female.

### 2008 Average UK wages

Median Gross Annual Earnings

• £20,801 All Employees
• £25,123 Full Time Employees, both Male and Female.

Mean Gross Annual Earnings

• £26,020 All Employees
• £31,323 Full Time Employees, both Male and Female.

### 2011 Average UK wages

Median Gross Annual Earnings:

• £24,024 Full Time Employees, both Male and Female.

Mean Gross Annual Earnings:

• £28,277 Full Time Employees, both Male and Female.

Median = The Mid Point (Half of the people will be above, and half will be below, that figure)

Mean = The sum of all incomes divided by the number of employees

### Median Gross Annual earnings for Full-time Adult employees in the UK.

 Median Full Time Earnings Year Male Change Female Change 2017 £ % £ % 2016 £ % £ % 2015 £29,934 1.60% £24,202 1.40% 2014 £29,472 0.70% £23,878 1.20% 2013 £29,271 1.90% £23,584 2.10% 2012 £28,717 1.20% £23,090 2.10% 2011 £28,376 1.10% £22,619 0.60% 2010 £28,080 -0.70% £22,492 1.70% 2009 £28,264 2.70% £22,118 2.90% 2008 £27,518 4.70% £21,494 4.80% 2007 £26,281 2.70% £20,513 3.00% 2006 £25,599 2.10% £19,923 2.50% 2005 £25,064 3.50% £19,442 4.80% 2004 £24,222 4.10% £18,551 5.60% 2003 £23,264 3.70% £17,567 3.50% 2002 £22,435 3.10% £16,973 5.10% 2001 £21,762 4.40% £16,151 4.50% 2000 £20,836 5.20% £15,461 5.90% 1999 £19,800 – £14,598 –

Source: www.ons.gov.uk

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Office of National Statistics figures for April 2019 show:

Median weekly earnings for full-time employees reached £585 (£30,420 pa) in April 2019, an increase of 2.9% since April 2018.
Mean average weekly earnings for full-time employees reached £681 (£35,423 pa) in April 2019.

Men aged between 40 and 49 earned the most at a median of £707.70 a week (£36,800)

Chief executives and senior officials earn a median of £97,000.
Medical practitioners earn a median of £75,855.
Marketing and sales directors earn £75,126.
IT and telecommunications directors earn a median of £72,109.
Legal professionals earn a median of £69,992.

Average salary (mean) in the UK for men and women combined was £29,009

Full-time was £35,423.
Part-Time was £12,083.

Regarding vicars, many get free housing etc (paid by the church/congregation) which is worth another £7000+ per year.

### Some examples of UK Annual Salaries in 2014

£6,011 Theme park attendants
£17,616 Street cleaners
£20,568 Vicars
£20,841 Security guards
£22,854 Ambulance staff
£28,183 Firefighters
£39,346 Police officers
£53,567 Dentists

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