Earnings and hours worked in the UK: 2018

Released: 25 October 2018 9:30am
Next release: 29 October 2019


Statistics on employees’ earnings will be presented, drawn from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. In 2017 all topics were addressed in a single statistical bulletin, but in 2018 the format may change to include two or more theme-based bulletins. The objective of the change is to help users find the statistics they are interested in more easily.


  • Employee earnings in the UK: 2018

    Important measures of employee earnings, using data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). Figures are presented mainly for full-time employees, although some detail for part-time workers is also included.

  • Gender pay gap in the UK: 2018

    Differences in pay between women and men by age, region, full-time and part-time, and occupation as compiled from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). The gender pay gap is the percentage difference between men's and women’s median hourly earnings, across all jobs in the UK; it is not a measure of the difference in pay between men and women for doing the same job.

  • Low and high pay in the UK: 2018

    The distribution of earnings of high- and low-paid jobs, earnings by selected percentiles and jobs paid below the National Minimum Wage. Compiled from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).



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