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Average full-time hourly wage in the UK 1997-2020

The median hourly earnings for full-time employees in the United Kingdom has increased by almost eight British pounds between 1996 and 2020, reaching 15.6 pounds in that year. This has occurred due to small incremental increases in every year, with the largest such rise occurring between 2007 and 2008 at 0.52 British pounds.

Minimum and living wage in the UK


In the United Kingdom, employers are expected to pay their employees a minimum wage that is determined by how old they are. Under 18s for example, had a minimum wage of 4.35 British pounds in 2019, (280506), with the figure increasing to 6.15 pounds for 18 to 20 year olds and 7.70 pounds for 21 to 24 year olds. Employees over the age of 24 earn the National Living Wage, which was 8.65 pounds as of April 2020.

Luxembourgers highest earners in Europe


Luxembourg had the highest average annual wage in the Europe in 2019 at almost 70 thousand U.S dollars. This was followed by Iceland at 68 thousand, Denmark at 57 thousand and the Netherlands at 56.5 thousand U.S dollars. The United Kingdom’s average annual wage amounted to around 47.2 thousand U.S dollars in the same year.

Median hourly earnings for full-time employees in the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2020

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1997 to 2020

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