Average Salary

The average salary of respondents to the My Salary calculator, after 15,000 responses was:


If you would like to help us keep track of changes in salary levels over time, please do take a minute to fill out our Salary Benchmark form; this will just ask you for a few quick details, and we will use the data to help inform the data and help refine boundaries and gradings.

Thanks for taking the time to visit MySalary, if you found the comparison calculator an interesting little tool then please do ask your friends to visit and fill in their data too!

National Average Salary

How does this figure compare with the national statistics? Well at the start of 2006, the average salary was estimated to be £22,248. So this data shows a close correlation with the average salary of respondents to our salary survey, with on average those visiting and entering their salary data at MySalary earning around £1,000 per annum than the national average.

However the costs associated with having a job are significant and estimates suggest that in real terms a worker earns under £20,000 a year - the reason for this disparity is composed of three main factors, which are:

  • food costs: £30 per week
  • Travel costs: £50 per month (much higher for lots of us!)
  • Work clothes: £35 per month