Average weekly earnings excluding bonus payments rose by 0.8% comparing August to October 2013 with the same period a year earlier. In cash terms, average weekly earnings excluding bonus payments were £448 in October 2013, before taxes and other deductions from gross pay; this is up from £443 a year earlier.
The average weekly wage, including bonus payments, rose by 0.9% comparing August to October 2013 with the same period a year earlier. Average weekly wages including bonus payments before taxes and other deductions from gross pay were £476 in October 2013, up from £471 a year earlier.
Private sector earnings up 1.3% on the year but public sector earnings down 0.3%
Average weekly earnings including bonus payments rose by 0.9% comparing August to October 2013 with the same period a year earlier. Average weekly earnings for the private sector increased by 1.3% but average weekly earnings for the public sector fell by 0.3%.
In October 2013 average pay including bonus payments in the private sector was £473 a week, £16 a week lower than the public sector figure of £489 a week. However, excluding publicly owned financial corporations, average weekly pay in the public sector was only £6 a week higher than for the private sector, at £479 a week.