Friday, 13th December 2013
UK: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2013 Provisional Results
Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)
In April 2013 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £517, up 2.2% from £506 in 2012.
For men, full-time earnings were £556 per week, up 1.8%, compared with £459 for women, up 2.2%.
The gender pay gap (i.e. the difference between men's and women's earnings as a percentage of men's earnings) based on median gross hourly earnings (excluding overtime) for full-time employees increased to 10.0% from 9.5% in 2012.
For the year ending 5 April 2013 median gross annual earnings for full-time employees (who had been in the same job for at least 12 months) were £27,000, an increase of 2.1% from the previous year.
In April 2013 10% of full-time employees earned less than £7.28 per hour (excluding overtime), an increase of 1.5% compared with the previous year. At the other end of the distribution, 10% of full-time employees earned more than £27.02 per hour, which was also an increase of 1.5% compared with the previous year.
In April 2013 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were highest in London, at £658, and lowest in Northern Ireland, at £460.
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