AAT salaries rising, says recent survey

The average salary for a qualified AAT in the UK has jumped to £29,000, a rise of 8% over the past two years, according to the AAT Salary Survey 2019.

The biennial study found that salaries rose most sharply in the West Midlands and the South West – both saw averages jump a whopping 12%.

Affiliates saw an average rise of 7% (£23,500) in their pay packets, while students salaries also performed ‘very healthily’, rising 6% since 2017, to £20,000.

The figures mean that those trainees who progress through to full membership of AAT can expect to earn nearly a quarter (23%) more than the average affiliate member. Now there’s your incentive to get qualified, if you needed one!

Interestingly, the figures show female students earn 8% more than their male peers. However, this switches for AAT full members, where the gender gap is 5% in favour of men in full-time employment (that’s a rise of 3% since 2017).

AAT’s Adam Harper said: “This year’s AAT Salary Survey shows a strong performance in salaries across all membership levels, demonstrating the ongoing need for business to appoint and engage both accountants and bookkeepers.

“For students, for example, to have the ability to earn around £20,000 while studying for their AAT qualifications (rising to £24,500 for those in London) underlines the strength and health of the profession.”

Check out the full salary at https://www.aaat.org.uk/salary