Full-time employees: Average hourly wage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2006-2018

Median hourly earnings for full-time employees (excluding overtime pay and hours) in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2006 to 2018 (in GBP)*

by Daniel Clark, last edited May 20, 2019
Full-time employees: Average hourly wage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2006-2018 The median hourly earnings for full-time employees increased by 3.28 pounds between 2006 and 2018, reaching 14.31 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 8.21 pounds as of April 2019.

Luxembourgers highest earners in Europe
Luxembourg had the highest average annual wage in the European in 2017 at almost 72 thousand U.S dollars. This was followed by Denmark at 65 thousand, Ireland at 53 thousand and the Netherlands at 52 thousand U.S dollars. The United Kingdom’s average annual wage amounted to around 45 thousand U.S dollars in the same year.
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Median hourly earnings for full-time employees (excluding overtime pay and hours) in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2006 to 2018 (in GBP)*

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Hourly pay in GBP
201814.31
201713.94
201613.59
201513.29
201413.09
201313.02
201212.77
2011**12.56
201012.5
200912.33
200811.88
200711.36
200611.03
Hourly pay in GBP
201814.31
201713.94
201613.59
201513.29
201413.09
201313.02
201212.77
2011**12.56
201012.5
200912.33
200811.88
200711.36
200611.03
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by Daniel Clark, last edited May 20, 2019
The median hourly earnings for full-time employees increased by 3.28 pounds between 2006 and 2018, reaching 14.31 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 8.21 pounds as of April 2019.

Luxembourgers highest earners in Europe
Luxembourg had the highest average annual wage in the European in 2017 at almost 72 thousand U.S dollars. This was followed by Denmark at 65 thousand, Ireland at 53 thousand and the Netherlands at 52 thousand U.S dollars. The United Kingdom’s average annual wage amounted to around 45 thousand U.S dollars in the same year.
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