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Annual survey of hours and earnings

The Office for National Statistics has published its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, which is based on a 1% sample of employee jobs.

Key points include:

  • In April 2011 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £498.
  • For men, full-time earnings were £538, compared with £440 for women.
  • Median gross weekly earnings for all employees were £400.
  • Median gross annual earnings for full-time employees (including those whose pay was affectedby absence) were £26,100.
  • Median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were highest in London at £649 and lowest in Northern Ireland at £446.
  • There were 297 thousand jobs paid below the National Minimum Wage held by people aged 16 and over, which constitutes 1.2% of all employee jobs in the labour market.


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