REVEALED: The Average UK Salary 2024 by Profession

When it comes to choosing your career, finding your first job, or looking for new opportunities, it’s important to know the average salaries in your field in the UK. This helps you understand your potential earnings and sets realistic salary expectations when employers ask.

Knowing your value in the job market is crucial, so you have an idea of what you can expect to earn monthly. When employers ask about your salary expectations, it’s best to avoid giving a random or unrealistic figure that might make you seem unaware of industry standards.

Check out the 2024 average UK salary statistics for full-time employees below, based on data from This information is useful for making informed decisions about your career and understanding the compensation landscape.


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 £24,700. This increases to £28,000 in your first 1-4 years, £31,500 around 5-9 years and £39,900 above that.

For Accountant roles in London, you can expect to earn 25% more than the overall UK average.

Average UK Salary 2024 - Accountant


The national average salary for an Office Administrator is £20,400 per annum. The salary does not increase much with experience, with the most experienced administrators earning little more than £21,000.

If you can progress to Office Manager you will see an increase in salary with the average being £27,000. With profit share and bonuses, Office Managers can earn anywhere between £20,000 – £37,000.

Average UK Salary 2024 - Administrator


If you’re just getting started in your marketing career, a Marketing Coordinator can expect an average salary of £23,400. As you move up to become a Marketing Executive, the average salary increases to £24,700.

Marketing Managers see a reasonable jump in salary to an average of £35,600. With the addition of commission or profit share, Marketing Managers can take home between £25,000 – £54,000 a year.

Average UK Salary 2024 - Marketing


Buyers can expect to earn an average salary of £29,300 with £41,000 being the top end of the salary spectrum. Purchasing Managers can expect to earn a little more with the average salary being £34,900. Plus, Purchasing Managers are reported to earn a profit share/bonus of up to £10,000 on top of their salary.

Average UK Salary 2024 - Purchasing


Salespeople earn an average of £28,000 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 up to £19,000 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 £66,900. Sales Director salaries are reported to go as high as £100,000 plus commission of up to £40,000!

Average UK Salary 2024 - Sales


As a Warehouse Manager, the average annual income in the UK for 2024 is £28,400 with salaries reported between £21,000 – £39,000.

Average UK Salary 2024 - Warehouse

Average UK Salary 2024

  • Accounts = £30,500
  • Administration = £20,400
  • Marketing = £35,600
  • Purchasing = £34,900
  • Sales = £28,000
  • Warehouse Management = £28,400

Statistics from and correct as of 23rd January 2024

For more general UK salary figures you can also take a look at the office for national statistics data.

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