Pay Across the UK

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Ever wanted to know who the big earners are in the UK? Expert Market has produced a brand new infographic that reveals all.

Using data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports for 2014/15, we have broken it down by age, gender, geographical location and job title to bring you the ultimate profile that guarantees a sizeable income.

Keen for a big pay rise? You might want to consider moving to London and starting a career in aviation. Pilots earn the highest weekly salary and just living in London earns employees 30% more than the rest of the UK.

Steer clear of Northern Ireland if you’re after that promotion as they come in with the lowest average salary earning £10,000 less annually than the Big Smoke.

Less easy to control, the gender pay gap continues to thrive, with men earning an average 23% more than women.

Times will seem tough when Brits first enter the workplace with 18-21 year olds earning the lowest income. However, fear not because salaries will increase into your 50s.

Conclusion: 40 year old male pilots living in London are the high fliers; female, teenage bartenders residing in Northern Ireland come in at the bottom of the barrel.

Check out our Pay in the UK infographic below

age pay across uk

Written by:
Rob Binns
Rob writes mainly about the payments industry, but also brings to the table industry-specific knowledge of CRM software, business loans, fulfilment, and invoice finance. When not exasperating his editor with bad puns, he can be found relaxing in a sunny (socially-distanced) corner, with a beer and a battered copy of Dostoevsky.
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Heleana Neil, Business Services editor
Heleana Neil specialises in Business Services, managing the strategy and production of content for SMBs, helping businesses with the challenges and opportunities they face today. Covering everything from payroll to payment processing, Heleana uses her expertise to help business owners make better, informed decisions and grow their companies.