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In April 2015 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £528, up 1.8% on April 2014.
More timely but less detailed data show average weekly earnings for the whole economy, including bonuses, were 2.4% higher in the three months to May 2016 compared with the year before. Excluding bonuses, average weekly earnings increased by 2.3%. Inflation as measured by the CPI averaged 0.4% over the same period.
Trends by Sector
Average total weekly pay (including bonuses) grew by 2.5% in the private sector in the three months to May 2016, compared with the year before. In the public sector, total pay increased by 1.7%.
Sectors with larger increases in average earnings over the year to May 2016 included construction (8.4%) and finance and business services (2.6%).
Median weekly earnings for full-time employees in the UK were £528 in April 2015. (The median is the point at which half earn more and half earn less).
Median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) were £13.29 for full-time employees; £13.84 for men working full-time and £12.54 for women.
Median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) were £8.44 for part-time employees; £8.04 for men working part-time, and £8.56 for women. Women are more likely than men to work part-time.