Change in median annual earnings in the UK 2008-2017

This statistic illustrates the change in median annual earnings for adults in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 compared with 2008, by age group. In 2017, adults aged 30-39 in 2017 earned 7.2 percent less than people that age in 2008, compared with a drop of 0.7 percent for over 60s. Across all age groups, earnings decreased by a median amount of 3.2 percent.

Change in median annual earnings in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2008 to 2017, by age group*

Change in median annual earnings
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Release date

September 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*IFS calculations using the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. Inflation adjusted for using a variant of the Consumer Prices Index that includes mortgage interest payments

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