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UK Average Earnings in 2019 for Professional Occupations

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Last Reviewed: 28th May 2020

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Document: Employee earnings in the UK: 2018

Employment Category: Professional occupations

This page contains the average salaries for Professional occupations in the United Kingdom in 2019 as extracted from the "Employee earnings in the UK: 2018" document published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). If you are not sure which occupation group your occupation is listed in pleave view our list of occupations allocated to each group by the Office of National Statistics

Below you will find details of the average salary as detailed in the ONS report for 2019 and 2018 with details of the percentage change in average salary and a supporting salary calculation so you can see what the take home pay for each occupation listed under "Professional Occupations" would be. Please note that some occupations may have no average salaries defined for specific years, this occurs when insufficient data is recorded via the survey or when occupations categories are redefined.

Average Salary Year

The avergae salary data is based on the the Annual Survey for Hours and Earnings (ASHE) which uses a 1% sample of employee jobs, drawn from HM Revenue and Customs Pay As You Earn (PAYE) records.

2018 Annual Salary 1st Jul 2018 to 30th Jun 2019OccupationPay Differance2019 Annual Salary 1st Jul 2019 to 30th Jun 2020
£ 42,549.00 Chemical scientists -24.45 % £ 32,145.00
£ 31,693.00 Biological scientists 21.56 % £ 38,526.00
£ 32,145.00 Biochemists and biomedical scientists 35.65 % £ 43,605.00
£ 38,526.00 Natural and social science professionals n.e.c. -0.75 % £ 38,236.00
£ 43,605.00 Civil engineers -5.71 % £ 41,117.00
£ 32,033.00 Mechanical engineers 28.30 % £ 41,099.00
£ 38,236.00 Electrical engineers 29.91 % £ 49,674.00
£ 41,117.00 Aerospace engineers 3.20 % £ 42,434.00
£ 41,099.00 Engineering project managers and project engineers -1.10 % £ 40,647.00
£ 49,674.00 Engineering professionals n.e.c. -13.72 % £ 42,857.00
£ 44,383.00 IT business analysts, architects and systems designers 7.71 % £ 47,807.00
£ 42,434.00 Programmers and software development professionals 13.24 % £ 48,051.00
£ 40,647.00 Cyber security professionals 17.96 % £ 47,948.00
£ 42,857.00 IT quality and testing professionals 0.30 % £ 42,984.00
£ 47,807.00 IT network professionals -33.06 % £ 32,000.00
£ 48,051.00 Information technology professionals n.e.c. -11.61 % £ 42,473.00
£ 47,948.00 Web design professionals -30.67 % £ 33,243.00
£ 42,984.00 Graphic and multimedia designers -19.10 % £ 34,774.00
£ 42,473.00 Generalist medical practitioners 69.56 % £ 72,019.00
£ 33,243.00 Specialist medical practitioners 28.54 % £ 42,732.00
£ 45,770.00 Physiotherapists -29.39 % £ 32,319.00
£ 37,601.00 Occupational therapists -18.49 % £ 30,650.00
£ 38,069.00 Therapy professionals n.e.c. -15.23 % £ 32,271.00
£ 35,618.00 Midwifery nurses -6.67 % £ 33,242.00
£ 34,874.00 Higher education teaching professionals 42.98 % £ 49,862.00
£ 32,319.00 Further education teaching professionals 13.55 % £ 36,699.00
£ 30,650.00 Primary education teaching professionals 28.15 % £ 39,279.00
£ 30,215.00 Nursery education teaching professionals 18.08 % £ 35,677.00
£ 32,271.00 Special needs education teaching professionals 10.93 % £ 35,798.00
£ 33,242.00 Teachers of English as a foreign language 61.65 % £ 53,735.00
£ 49,862.00 Teaching professionals n.e.c. -47.67 % £ 26,091.00
£ 39,279.00 Legal professionals n.e.c. 90.18 % £ 74,701.00
£ 35,677.00 Chartered and certified accountants 8.77 % £ 38,805.00
£ 35,798.00 Taxation experts 16.47 % £ 41,695.00
£ 74,701.00 Management consultants and business analysts -45.13 % £ 40,987.00
£ 38,805.00 Actuaries, economists and statisticians 14.80 % £ 44,548.00
£ 41,695.00 Business and related research professionals -11.22 % £ 37,015.00
£ 35,224.00 Architects -24.11 % £ 26,732.00
£ 44,548.00 Chartered architectural technologists, planning officers and consultants -39.23 % £ 27,071.00
£ 37,015.00 Social workers -0.18 % £ 36,950.00
£ 34,853.00 Probation officers 24.94 % £ 43,545.00
£ 33,969.00 Clergy 6.92 % £ 36,320.00
£ 26,601.00 Librarians 28.06 % £ 34,064.00
£ 30,746.00 Archivists and curators 11.13 % £ 34,168.00