This Is How Much You Should Earn For Your Age

New research reveals all

Bar your bessies, asking peers what they earn is pretty taboo. Why? We don’t know. What we do know is that a little bit of research can help us work out where we are on the scale and, thanks to Instant Offices – a broking service for office space, we’re about to find out.

The study is based on monthly UK averages, and found that the average UK salary in 2015 for a full-time employee was £27,000, with those living in London taking home the most money under a monthly average of £2925. Umm. Are you thinking what we’re thinking?

The research goes on to reveal monthly averages according to age:

Late teens: £1270 – £1361

Twenties: £1829 – £1924

Thirties: £2333 – £2535

Forties: £2258 – £2830

SEE: The UK Salary Survey: How Does Your Career Compare?

Understandably, the study highlights experience and education in the industry as a common factor influencing salary growth. Beyond this, though, it also reveals that gender comes in to play; a woman’s salary peaks in her late 30s and then starts declining, while a man’s tends to peak in his 40s. Interesting, huh?

Of course, certain sectors differ. Pilots, for example, will earn a lot more than waiters- £7804 a month compared to £1153, to be precise. Lawyers, meanwhile, will take home an average of £5607 a month, compared to £1222 for cashiers.

Conclusion? No matter what your circumstances, your age will contribute to a stable salary increase. Hallelujah.