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Here's How Much Pay Has Risen in Herefordshire

According to data from the Office for National Statistics, median pay has risen by 17% in the past ten years in Herefordshire. Are you due a raise?

In 2018 the median full time worker in Herefordshire earned £603.7 per week (£31,392 per year). This means that half of full time workers in Herefordshire earned less than £604 a week and half earned more than £604.

The top 10% of earners were paid more than £1,246 per week (£64,782 a year) while the bottom 10% of full time workers were paid £345 per week (£17,940 per year) or less.

chart showing pay in herefordshire
Pay by Income Level in Herefordshire10th Percentile20th Percentile80th Percentile90th PercentileMedian
2009£276£334£827£1,074£518
2010£294£355£845£1,079£538
2011£285£343£810£1,066£521
2012£293£356£852£1,088£539
2013£302£364£836£1,062£547
2014£300£362£842£1,091£549
2015£309£360£841£1,082£552
2016£317£381£857£1,105£571
2017£327£396£884£1,160£591
2018£345£413£947£1,246£604

Pay Growth in Herefordshire

In the ten years from 2009 to 2018, pay for full time workers earning the median income level increased 17%—translating into an average of 1.7% per year.

However, the growth you've experienced in your pay check may be higher or lower depending on factors such as how much you earn. For example, those at the lower end of pay scales have generally experienced better pay growth than those earning higher salaries. Specifically, the bottom 20% of earners have had pay rise by 23% over the past ten years, while the top 20% of earners (i.e., those above the 80th percentile) have had a 15% pay rise over the same time period.

Pay Growth in HerefordshireWeekly Pay 2009Weekly Pay 2018Growth (2009 to 2018)
10th Percentile£276£34525%
20th Percentile£334£41323%
80th Percentile£827£94715%
90th Percentile£1,074£1,24616%
Median£518£60417%
chart showing pay growth in herefordshire

If your pay has risen less than average for your pay level, it might be time to ask for a raise!

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