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In April 2019 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees in the UK were £585, up 2.8% on April 2018. Adjusted for inflation, median earnings for full-time employees increased by 0.7%.
More timely but less detailed data show average weekly earnings for all employees in Great Britain increased by 2.3% including bonuses in the three months to October 2019 compared with the previous year. Average weekly pay excluding bonuses also increased by 3.2%.
Inflation as measured by the CPI averaged 1.7% over the same period. After adjusting for inflation, average weekly earnings excluding bonuses were 1.7% higher than the previous year and average pay including bonuses were 1.4% higher.
Trends by Sector
Average weekly total pay (including bonuses) grew by 3.2% in the private sector and by 3.1% in the public sector in the three months to October 2019 compared with the year before.
Median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) were £14.80 for full-time employees at April 2019: £15.34 for men working full-time and £13.97 for women.
Median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) were £9.94 for part-time employees; £9.70 for men and £10.00 for women. Women are more likely than men to work part-time.
The median is the point at which half earn more and half earn less.