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Average UK Salary is £27,000, How does yours compare?

wageThe average full time wage in the UK now sits at £27,000 a year, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics that was released in December 2013.

Whilst this was an increase of 2.1% on the previous year, it was behind inflation, which rose 2.4% over the same period, meaning that employees failed to see an improvement in living standards. £27,000 might sound like a healthy amount, but after deductions such as National Insurance, pensions and student loan repayments are taken into consideration, the take-home wage falls to £21,178, which some families might struggle to live on.

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Now, what is your occupation, and how does your salary match up to the national average?

GP
The average pay for your family doctor is £63,677. It’s a very good wage, but all that training, expertise and hard work deserves some payback.

Dentist
Poking around in people’s mouths for a living is unlikely to be anyone’s idea of a good time, until you find out how much you can earn. Though the average wage is bang on the national average of £27,000, you can earn up to £80,000 with experience. Tempted now?

salary, national average, jobsSolicitor
Solicitors work long hours and their jobs tend to be stressful, but they can expect to take home an average salary of £37, 500.

Engineer
Engineers are on a par with solicitors with an average wage of £37,500. The UK is severely lacking in engineers so you’d be spoilt for choice with jobs if you decided to make a career change.

Police Officer
Despite doing a risky job, police officers come in below the national average with a wage of £24,681.

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