Поискала инфу по заработкам. minimum wage в час зависит от многих факторов, в том числе и от опыта работы (не знаю признается ли опыт в России?) и возраста, города и пр. По данным статистики средняя з\п в неделю: "Median earnings of full-time male employees was £521 per week in April 2008; for women the median was £412.
Median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were highest for 40 to 49-year-olds at £539. Male employees reached their highest earnings in this age group at £598, whereas women reached their highest earnings for 30 to 39-year-olds at £480. Earnings increased until employees reached these age groups and steadily decreased thereafter.
Median full-time weekly earnings in London were £613, significantly higher than in other regions, where they ranged from £418 in Northern Ireland to £500 in the South East.
The full-time occupations with the highest earnings in 2008 were ‘Health professionals', (median pay of full-time employees of £977 a week), followed by ‘Corporate managers’ (£727) and ‘Science and technology professionals’ (£691). The lowest paid of all full-time employees were those in ‘Sales occupations’, at £272 a week.
The percentage difference between the median level of full-time earnings in the public sector (£523 per week in April 2008) and the private sector (£460 per week) narrowed over the year to April 2008, following annual increases of 4.3 per cent and 4.6 per cent respectively."