Workforce Pay Benchmark


The Workforce Pay Benchmark is part one of a three part series of surveys that provides you with a comprehensive pay benchmarking tool for your business. This report focuses on pay for more than 100 jobs in manufacturing, including unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled shop floor roles, apprentices and clerical and technical jobs.


The 2018-19 Workforce Pay Benchmark covers over 30,000 employees across 334 manufacturing companies. This comprehensive report provides pay data for manual and non-manual jobs in manufacturing both at a regional and national level and includes additional breakdowns by company size (numbers employed and £turnover) and sector. Roles included in the report range from administrative and accounts through to supervisory and technical roles. The manual jobs extend from unskilled positions through to the skilled workforce and also include details of pay for craft and technician apprentices.

The table below examines median basic pay at a regional level compared to the UK median basic pay and is an example of analysis you can expect when purchasing the full report.

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Find out how your company can get a copy:

As we rely on responses to ensure that our pay benchmark reports continue to represent all sectors, regions and sizes of manufacturing organisations, we are only offering free copies of our pay reports to those members of EEF who participate. If you are an EEF member please contact us to find out how you can access the full report, and if you have not participated, what the costs are.

Non-members please contact us to find out more or to purchase the report (cost is £420 + VAT).

Email: research@eef.org.uk

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