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 2023 average UK salary statistics below for full-time employees, according to data from payscale.com.
An entry-level Accountant with less than 1 year of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (that includes salary, bonus and profit share) of £24,500. This increases to £26,900 in your first 1-4 years, £31,100 around 5-9 years and £37,100 above that.
For Accountant roles in London and Belfast, you can expect to earn 20% and 7% respectively more than the overall UK average.
The national average salary for an Office Administrator is £19,800 per annum. The salary does not increase much with experience, with the most experienced administrators earning little more than £20,000.
If you can progress to Office Manager you will see an increase in salary with the average being £26,000. With profit share and bonuses, Office Managers can earn anywhere between £20,000 – £36,000.
If you’re just getting started in your marketing career, a Marketing Coordinator can expect an average salary of £23,200. As you move up to become a Marketing Executive, the average salary increases to £24,400.
Marketing Managers see a reasonable jump in salary to an average of £34,600. With the addition of commission or profit share, Marketing Managers can take home between £25,000 – £52,000 a year.
Buyers can expect to earn an average salary of £28,700 with £40,000 being the top end of the salary spectrum. Purchasing Managers can expect to earn a little more with the average salary being £34,500. Plus, Purchasing Managers are reported to earn a profit share/bonus of up to £10,000 on top of their salary.
Salespeople earn an average of £20,700 a year, however, with a few years of experience, this can quickly increase. The other benefit of working in sales is that you can earn substantial bonuses and commissions on top of the highest salaries. PayScale reports that UK salespeople earn anywhere between £2,000 – £22,000 a year in commission.
If you climb the sales career ladder to a Sales Director position, you’ll be looking at a generous salary average of around £65,000. Sales Director salaries are reported to go as high as £96,000 plus commission of up to £41,000!
As a Warehouse Manager, the average annual income in the UK for 2023 is £27,500 with salaries reported between £20,000 – £39,000.
Statistics from Payscale.com and correct as of 17th January 2023
For more general UK salary figures you can also take a look at the office for national statistics data.