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Pay Rates In Dorset Below Average

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6:55am 6th October 2014

Pay for workers in South and West Dorset is less than average across the region and falling behind, according to statistics released by the Manpower group.

Average annual pay's £24,400 with highs of £36,700 in Bath and North East Somerset, but lows of less than £20,000 in parts of Devon.

They say in West Dorset the average is £23,600 and slightly lower at £22,100 in both Weymouth and Portland and the Purbecks.

The future's very different depending on your line of work. Power workers are powering up salaries which have risen by an average on12.9%, but those working in the housing sector have seen a fall of 4.9% across the region.

Men have fared better than women who's pay rise of 0.9% is eclipsed by a 3% for male workers, a rise put down to a belief more men are in the high powered jobs which able to attract higher earnings.

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