TRADESMEN’S SALARIES

Updated – Feb 2020

We’ve taken the recently updated data from the UK’s Office of National Statistics to bring you current official annual salaries and weekly pay median figures.

The good news is that, in general, pay has increased, with most tradesmen and women earning more. Some have fared better than others.

Median annual salary and weekly pay figures are based on reported income, below.

WEEKLY PAY

Average weekly salaries - Jan 2020

WHY SOME IN YOUR TRADE EARN MORE

The largest increases have been for sparkies and brickies, with roofers and tilers not faring so well. But things are looking up when it comes to annual salaries.

ANNUAL SALARIES

HOW SOME TRADESMEN EARN MORE

Interestingly, the largest pay increases were for plasterers (a whopping 10.5%) and bricklayers (4.4%). Perhaps these numbers reflect an increase in demand or a shortage of skills within these areas.

Electricians and plumbers still command the highest salaries, with a UK sparkies median wage at £32,805 per year (2.2% increase from last year) and plumbers at £30,670 (0.7% increase from last year).

BY REGION

Click here for a breakdown of salaries by UK region.
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DIFFERENCES

Factors such as experience, skill set and local demand often account for variations within trades. And, of course, who you know and how you can sell your services.

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