AAT salaries on the rise

September 2021

Salaries for PQ AATs have increased by almost 10% over the past two years, according to the latest AAT salary survey.

Average PQ earnings are now £22,000 a year, up from £20,000 in 2019. For Affiliates the average take home pay is £24,500.

PQ and affiliate female AATs out-earn their male counterparts, a whole £1,000 more on average.

However, this does not translate to members, where men earn 8% more than female MAATs. That is up from 5% two years ago.

Men were also more likely to get a salary increase, with 54% of men working full-time getting a pay rise, compared with 48% of women.

The report, which was last published in 2019, shows that the average basic salaries of AATs has risen at every level. Current salaries range from an average of £21,000 for Level 2 and 3 students to a median figure of £40,000 for FMATT members.

The lowest paying regions for PQs and members are the North West and North East of England.
Wales is the lowest paying region for affiliates, while London was the top paying region at all levels.

• See www.pqmagazine.com for the full regional salary breakdown.