What was an mans average weekly wage in 1975?

Relative to the base year 2010, the average "nominal earnings" weekly wage for a man in the UK in 1975 was £44.06 or £2,291 annually.

Nominal earnings shows what workers were paid in the money of the time.

The average "real earnings" weekly wage for men in 1975 was £288.29 or £14,991 annually. The real earnings index shows what the earnings in any year would correspond to in terms of what the worker could buy in 2010 prices.

For additional information about the earnings rate and Consumer Price Index, read What Were British Earnings and Prices Then? A Question-and-Answer Guide from MeasuringWorth.com.

From April 2016, the national living wage will be £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and older. The minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.

To check if your pay matches the National Minimum Wage, the national living wage or if your employer owes you payments from past years, go to GOV.uk.

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