25 August 2017
The Index of Average Earnings measures changes in earnings (gross wages and salaries, excluding bonuses) paid to workers.
The data is collected for a large representative sample of firms in the private sector, as well as all States of Jersey employees, and covers around half of workers in Jersey.
In June 2017:
- average weekly earnings in Jersey were 2.6% higher than in June 2016
- the latest annual increase was 0.5 percentage points greater than that of the previous twelve-month period (2.1% to June 2016)
- private sector earnings increased by 2.8% and public sector earnings increased by 1.6% compared with June 2016
- in real terms, average earnings over all sectors were 0.1% higher than June 2016:
- average earnings in the private sector were 0.3% higher
- average earnings in the public sector were 0.9% lower
- average earnings over all sectors increased in real terms for the fifth consecutive year
- over the last 10 years earnings have been essentially flat in real terms, increasing by 0.1% since 2007
- median average weekly earnings of full-time equivalent2 (FTE) employees was £570 per week
- mean average weekly earnings of full-time equivalent employees was £730 per week
Index of Average Earnings 2017 report