The average UK salary in the year to April 2012 was, according to ONS data, £26,500 – a 1.4 per cent rise compared to the previous year.
Research by Incomes Data Services suggests that the bosses of top UK firms made an average of £4m a year. The gap is wide.
But turn to Wall Street, and income goes through the roof, data released this week shows.
Top of the table is Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, who took home a pay package totalling $21m last year (compared to “just” $12m in 2011). On top of his base salary of $2m, Goldman Sachs’ board granted Blankfein a nearly $19m bonus: $13.3m in stock and $5.6m in cash.
How do entrepreneur salaries compare? Are you basic tax rate payer (earning up to £34,370)? Higher rate (£34,371 to £150,000)? Or are you in the £150,000+ additional rate band?
Select the category that you fit best below. (Rest assured, votes are 100% anonymous – we have no way of seeing who has clicked which answer.)
How much do you earn per year (pre tax)?
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- < £34,370 27.52%
- £34,371 – £150,000 63.95%
- £150,001 – £250,000 2.71%
- £250,001 – £500,000 2.33%
- £500,001 – £1,000,000 0.78%
- > £1,000,000 2.71%
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