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Average salaries in Kent 2015

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Do you earn more than your neighbours? Are you lagging behind on the wages front?

Now we can reveal just how much the average person earns in your area - and you'd be surprised at some of the statistics.

We’ve compiled a list of the county’s average earners in each borough.

Council tax bills could rise by more than £100. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library
Council tax bills could rise by more than £100. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

One bit of good news is that we rank above the average salary for the UK.

The county earns £3,400 more than the UK average - with Kent workers taking home a pay packet worth around £29,446.

The average salary of someone living in the UK is £26,000, which is £500 down on last year.

People living in Sevenoaks earn the highest in the county as a rule, making £46,930 - a whopping £20,000 more than the UK mean.

The average salaries in Kent 2014-2015
The average salaries in Kent 2014-2015

The lowest earners live in Thanet, where the typical worker makes £20,882 a year, more than £5,000 lower than the national average.

The salaries of those living in Tunbridge Wells is £36,935, just over £2,000 increase on last year.

Canterbury is in the middle of the county’s average salaries at £27,249.

Kent residents earn on average almost £700 more than they did in 2013.

MiddletonMurray chief executive Angela Middleton
MiddletonMurray chief executive Angela Middleton

Angela Middleton, chief executive of recruitment company MiddletonMurray, which has bases in Canterbury and Sandwich, said: “I’m not surprised with some of these figures.

"People on higher salaries will be in places like Sevenoaks as the more you earn the higher the calibre of locations you can live in."

"Particularly places like Ashford are excellent locations to commute into central London, so the majority of people who are on higher salaries there would probably be commuting and have chosen to be working in London.

"The towns in Kent are beautiful places to live and you get more for your money.

"If you are working in London people want to get away from it all to get some peace and quiet, more space and beautiful scenery and this is what you can get in Kent."

She warned: "Stats can always be misleading.

"If we were to take every part of the population in Kent then I think that the figures would look different."

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