Pay data: three months to May 2019

2.5% continues to be the benchmark for pay awards so far this year.

  • XpertHR shows the median basic pay award in the three months to May 2019 at 2.5% (for the fifth consecutive rolling quarter). The interquartile range is 2% (the lower quartile) and 3.0% (the upper quartile). Public sector pay awards are worth a median 2.5%, as are those in manufacturing and production, and services sectors.
  • Data from the Labour Research Department’s Payline also show the median increase at 2.5%.
  • Similarly, data from Incomes Data Research show the median award across the whole economy at 2.5%.