The Office of National Statistics crunch the numbers and come out with the average salary of an employee that works in the UK. This information helps people to decide their career paths and help them plan ahead. The average salary helps a person decide whether he or she should switch their job or work harder to keep it. The office surveys a collection of 400 hundred jobs from all across the country and helps in finding out the average salary of each job. This average is taken out at the end of each fiscal year and also helps the ruling government to check whether the changing economy has affected the country positively or negatively. It also helps the government to plan the budget for the next fiscal year accordingly by factoring in the average salary of the citizens of the country.
According to the statistics, the average salary for part-time jobs have increased at a greater rate compared to full-time jobs, which have increased only marginally, that is, from 8.6 percent in 2018 to 8.9 percent in 2019. 36 percent of full-time employees saw a decrease in their salary or a pay freeze in the year 2019. Although these numbers might sound scary, they are actually better than the previous years. In 2018, almost 43.3 percent of employees saw their pay being reduced while a massive 60 percent of employees saw a pay freeze in the year 2011. In the United Kingdom, the city of London topped the charts in terms of average salary. Londoners earn an average salary of 736 pounds per week, which is 123 pounds more than the next highest, which is the South East (613 pounds per week) and 152 pounds more than the average salary of the whole of the UK (585 pounds per week). This reflects that a large proportion of Londoners are employed in high-paying jobs and companies.
The average salary of UK employees according to their Field of expertise
- Medical experts
- Doctors – 41,494
- Pharmacists – 41,002
- Paramedics – 37,880
- Nurses – 32,451
- Radiographers – 34,592
- Ambulance staff – 23,300
- Higher education teaching professionals – 49,602
- Teachers – 39,388
- Education support assistant – 16,700
- Legal professionals – 69,992
- Lawyer – 63,771
- Solicitors – 53,100
The above statistical data provided is according to the data collected in the year 2018
The average salary of each employee varies significantly according to the job they hold and their position in the respective field. This data also shows that salaries are subject to market inflation that occurs both domestically and globally and the effects of such circumstances also vary according to location and the type of job you do. For example, since the year 2011, the rate of growth of the average salary of a Londoner has been significantly low as compared to other cities and regions. The above numbers and statistical data show that the average salary of a UK employee various according to the city he or she works in and their field of expertise.