Earning Power Expectations

Published: 13 September 2019

“A new YouGov survey reveals that young peoples’ earning expectations may be overly optimistic, and that women earn – and expect to continue earning – less than men. Data also shows that the only a minority Britons expect to earn more £30,000 a year or more.
We asked non-retired Britons whether they thought they would ever reach certain levels of pay in their working life. The lowest amount in our survey was an income of £15,000, which 48% of people told us they were already meeting or exceeding. A further 24% said that while they don’t currently earn that much, they expect to do so eventually. Only 7% said they never expect to earn that much.”
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