Gender pay gap UK: median weekly earnings 2017, by age and gender

This statistic shows the median weekly gross earnings for full-time employees in the United Kingdom (UK) for April 2017, by gender and age group. With men consistently earning more than their female colleagues, the largest difference can be found between the ages of 50 and 59 (155.5 British pounds) while the smallest occurs from 18 to 21 (27.4 British pounds).

Median weekly earnings (full-time) in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age group and gender (in GBP)*

60 and over571.3448
50 to 59663.6508.1
40 to 49679.8544.4
30 to 39613.3557.5
22 to 29477.9440.8
18 to 21337309.6
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Release date

October 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

Approximately 1 percent of labour force

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*Full-time defined as employees working more than 30 paid hours per week (or 25 or more for the teaching professions).

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