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Please note this paper will not be updated over the dissolution period.
New data relevant to this paper will be published on 17 May 2017. You can find the latest information in the source material: ONS, UK labour market: May 2017 table EARN01.
In April 2016 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £539, up 2.2% on April 2015.
More timely but less detailed data show average weekly earnings for the whole economy, including bonuses, were 2.3% higher in the three months to February 2017 compared with the year before. Excluding bonuses, average weekly earnings increased by 2.2%. Inflation as measured by the CPI averaged 1.9% over the same period.
Trends by Sector
Average weekly total pay (including bonuses) grew by 2.5% in the private sector in the three months to February 2017, compared with the year before. In the public sector, total pay increased by 1.4%.
Median weekly earnings for full-time employees in the UK were £539 in April 2016. (The median is the point at which half earn more and half earn less).
Median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) were £13.59 for full-time employees; £14.16 for men working full-time and £12.82 for women.
Median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) were £8.88 for part-time employees; £8.48 for men working part-time, and £8.99 for women. Women are more likely than men to work part-time.