When it comes to choosing your career, finding your first job or looking for a new opportunity, it’s beneficial to have an understanding of the average UK salaries in your field and therefore your earning potential.
Firstly, you’ll want to understand your value to businesses and have an idea of what you can expect to be bringing in each month. Also, employers will likely ask you what your salary expectations are and you won’t want them to think that you lack commercial awareness by coming out with a random and unrealistic figure.
Take a look at the 2019 average UK salary statistics below for full time employees, taken from payscale.com.
An entry-level Accountant (with less than 5 year’s experience) can expect to earn an average total compensation (that includes salary, bonus and profit share) of ₤25,000. If you’re based in London the median pay total comes in much higher at £32,662. A Chartered Accountant earns an average annual salary of £35,118 per year which has increased since 2018.
The national average salary for an Office Administrator is £17,459 per year. The salary does not increase much with experience, with the most experienced administrators earning no more than £23,237.
If you can progress to Office Manager you will see an increase in salary with the average being £24,451. With profit share and bonuses Office Managers can earn anywhere between £17,512 – £33,986.
If you’re just getting started in your marketing career, a Marketing Coordinator can expect an average salary of £21,957. As you move up to become a Marketing Executive, the average salary increases to £23,378.
Marketing Managers see a reasonable jump in salary to an average of £32,995. With the addition of commission or profit share, Marketing Manager can take home between £22,913 – £53,393 a year.
Purchasing Coordinators can expect to earn an average salary of £20,444 with £25,341 being the top end of the salary spectrum. As you progress to Purchasing Manager, the average salary increases to a reasonable £33,430. Plus, Purchasing Managers are reported to earn a profit share of up to £5,617 on top of their salary.
Salespeople earn an average of £21,508 a year, however, with a few years experience this can quickly increase. The other benefit of working in sales is that you can earn substantial bonuses and commission on top of the highest salaries. PayScale reports that UK salespeople earn anywhere between £2,466 – £21,287 a year in commission.
If you climb the sales career ladder to a Sales Director position, you’ll be looking at a generous salary of around £62,280. Sales Director salaries are reported to go as high as £98,692 plus commission of up to ££44,549!
As a Warehouse Manager, the average annual income in the UK for 2019 is £25,014 with salaries reported between £17,271 – £35,771.
Statistics from Payscale.com and correct as of 22nd January 2019.
For more general UK salary figures you can also take a look at the office for national statistics data.