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UK Average Earnings in 2019 for Skilled Trades 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: Skilled trades occupations

This page contains the average salaries for Skilled trades 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 "Skilled Trades 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
£ 21,933.00 Horticultural trades -10.33 % £ 19,668.00
£ 32,209.00 Gardeners and landscape gardeners -36.23 % £ 20,539.00
£ 26,156.00 Groundsmen and greenkeepers -23.91 % £ 19,903.00
£ 21,081.00 Metal working production and maintenance fitters 57.70 % £ 33,245.00
£ 21,738.00 Precision instrument makers and repairers 20.31 % £ 26,152.00
£ 18,953.00 Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians 49.54 % £ 28,343.00
£ 27,639.00 Electricians and electrical fitters 20.03 % £ 33,176.00
£ 18,358.00 Electrical and electronic trades n.e.c. 88.04 % £ 34,520.00
£ 19,979.00 Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors 76.01 % £ 35,166.00
£ 26,151.00 Roofers, roof tilers and slaters 19.96 % £ 31,370.00
£ 20,539.00 Painters and decorators 21.38 % £ 24,930.00
£ 19,903.00 Construction and building trades supervisors 88.85 % £ 37,586.00
£ 26,487.00 Footwear and leather working trades -8.51 % £ 24,234.00
£ 27,449.00 Printers -7.14 % £ 25,490.00
£ 42,977.00 Print finishing and binding workers -47.22 % £ 22,682.00
£ 27,674.00 Butchers -20.47 % £ 22,009.00
£ 29,864.00 Bakers and flour confectioners -35.13 % £ 19,373.00
£ 33,245.00 Fishmongers and poultry dressers -43.19 % £ 18,886.00
£ 26,152.00 Chefs -12.42 % £ 22,905.00
£ 35,563.00 Cooks -52.61 % £ 16,853.00
£ 28,343.00 Catering and bar managers -22.35 % £ 22,008.00
£ 26,773.00 Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers -20.39 % £ 21,315.00
£ 38,233.00 Other skilled trades n.e.c. -29.06 % £ 27,123.00