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Current average salary (FOI)

Current average salary (FOI)

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Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 September 2020.
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Baring in mind that we are currently seeing basic one bedroom Flats advertised at over £300,000.00, which would require not only large deposits but a Salary in excess of £50,000.00 per annum.

From the latest available data, what is the current average Salary in Jersey for a single person?

I would also like to know at what rate the average Salary has risen over the past 5 years compared to the Property Inflation index?


In June 2020, mean average earnings for a full-time equivalent (FTE) worker was £780 per week (excluding bonuses).  Median average earnings was estimated at £610 per week for a full-time equivalent worker in June 2020.

For more information please see the June 2020 Index of Average Earnings report:
June 2020 Index of Average Earnings report

Over the last 5 years (from June 2015 to June 2020) average earnings for a full-time equivalent worker have increased by 12.5%. Over the same time period, the Jersey House Price index has increased by 31.8%.
For more information on house prices in Jersey please see the latest Jersey House Price Index report for June 2020:
Jersey House Price Index - Second quarter 2020

The Jersey House Price Index report for Q4 2019 includes a section on housing affordability in Jersey (pages 15-20). It contains detailed analysis of how housing affordability in Jersey has changed since 2002, overall and by various property types. It compares average (median) property prices with average (mean and median) household income. The report can be found here:
Jersey House Price Index - Fourth quarter 2019

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