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Annual growth of 1.1% in average weekly earnings including bonuses

The latest average weekly earnings figures

The average weekly wage, including bonus payments, rose by 1.1% comparing October to December 2013 with the same period a year earlier. Average weekly wages including bonus payments before taxes and other deductions from gross pay were £478 in December 2013, up from £471 a year earlier.

Average weekly earnings excluding bonus payments rose by 1.0% comparing October to December 2013 with the same period a year earlier. In cash terms, average weekly earnings excluding bonus payments were £450 in December 2013, before taxes and other deductions from gross pay, up from £444 a year earlier.

 

Private sector earnings up 1.5% on the year and public sector earnings up 0.2%

Average weekly earnings including bonus payments rose by 1.1% comparing October to December 2013 with the same period a year earlier. Average weekly earnings for the private sector increased by 1.5% and average weekly earnings for the public sector increased by 0.2%.

In December 2013 average pay including bonus payments in the private sector was £476 a week, £13 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 £3 a week higher than for the private sector, at £479 a week.

Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Earnings, Basic Pay, Weekly Earnings, Bonus Earnings
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