The City of London is top of the national hourly earnings league, with the gross average pay for full-time workers £28.20 per hour, new research reveals.
There are only three other places, all in London, where average hourly pay exceeds £20.00. These are Tower Hamlets at £23.98, Islington at £21.66 and City of Westminster at £20.14.
These figures are contained in an analysis of official data published today by the GMB union.
The data shows a gap of £19.28 per hour between the areas at the top and bottom of the national UK league (£8.92).
The average figure for all of the 203 areas of the UK is £12.75 per hour and only 52 have rates above that.
London tops the regional league table with a gross hourly average wage for full time workers of £17.51. That is £6.63 per hour above the lowest placed region, Northern Ireland, which has an average of £10.88 per hour.
- London £17.51
- South East £13.51
- East £12.64
- North West £11.85
- Scotland £11.66
- South West £11.64
- West Midlands £11.58
- Yorkshire and The Humber £11.44
- East Midlands £11.20
- Wales £11.16
- North East £11.08
12 Northern Ireland 10.88
The lowest-paid area in the UK is Powys, in Wales, where the average gross hourly wage is £8.92 for full time workers. Areas of Scotland and Wales dominate the bottom of the league.