Minimum Salary For Skilled Worker Visa UK 2024

Minimum Salary For Skilled Worker Visa UK 2024

People are trying to get employment opportunities in the UK on a skilled worker visa. But there are some requirements for this visa that you need to pass to enter the UK lawfully. The minimum salary threshold is one of the significant puzzles an applicant must solve to stay in the UK. This means that the UK government has set a certain amount for international workers, and if they earn £38,700 annually, they can continue their stay; otherwise, they will need to leave. 

However, if individuals earn the required salary fixed by the government, it ensures they are independent and do not need public funds. Moreover, there are different job-going rates for various roles, so you must check them to confirm the exact amount you need to show. 

Minimum Salary Threshold 

There are two types of salary thresholds depending on multiple sectors: 

For Specified Transitional Provision And Health & Care Occupation

DescriptionSalary RequirementsPoints
Eligible education and health occupation code. People who are sponsor on the list for education and health must exceed or be equal to these criteria:Per year, the standard threshold must be £23,200.20
New entrants get a 20 % discount on the job going rate and a 30 % discount for the general threshold.The salary of an applicant must exceed or be equal to the following as a new entrant:Per year, the standard threshold must be £23,200.70% discount for occupation code.The per-hour minimum salary should be £11.90. 20
People who get a job in the immigration appendix will be offer a 20% discount on the general salary.Individuals who are sponsor on the immigration salary list need to have the following:The per-hour minimum salary should be £11.90. Per year, the standard threshold must be £23,200.According to the occupation code going rate, these individuals get no discount. 20
Relevant PhDPeople who earn PhD in any subject of STEM need to meet the following:The per-hour minimum salary should be £11.90. Per year, the standard threshold must be £23,200.According to their occupation, the going rate must be 80% of the total.20
Relevant PhDPeople with PhD programs relevant to their jobs need to meet the following criteria:The per-hour minimum salary should be £11.90. Per year, the standard threshold must be £26,100.According to their occupation going rate, these people must show 90% of the total amount.20
Only Salary without any discountsThe salary of an individual needs to have these:The per hour minimum salary should be £11.90. The standard threshold must be £29,000 per year.According to their occupation rate, these people must show the full amount.20

For Median Based Salaries

DescriptionSalary RequirementsPoints
New entrants get a 30 % discount on the going rate and a 70 % discount for the general threshold.The salary of an applicant must exceed it or be equal to the following as a new entrant:Per year, the standard threshold must be £30,960.70% discount for occupation code.The per hour minimum salary should be £15.88. 20
People who get a job in Appendix immigration will be offered a 20% discount on their general salary.Individuals who are sponsore on the immigration salary list need to have the following:The per-hour minimum salary should be £15.88. Per year, the standard threshold must be £30,960.According to the occupation code going rate, no discount will be offer.20
Relevant PhDPeople who earn PhD in any subject of STEM need to meet the following:The per-hour minimum salary should be £15.88. Per year, the standard threshold must be £30,960.According to their occupation rate, these people get a 20% discount. 20
Relevant PhDPeople with PhD programs relevant to their jobs need to meet the following criteria:The per-hour minimum salary should be £15.88. Per year, the standard threshold must be £34,830.According to their occupation rate, these people get a 10% discount. 20
Only Salary without any discountsThe salary of an individual needs to have these:The per-hour minimum salary should be £15.88. Per year, the standard threshold must be £38,700.According to their occupation going rate, these people have to show full.20

Who Are New Entrants

People under 26 years old and recent graduates currently entering the UK labor market in search of work are considered new entrants. People who qualify as new entrants will benefit from the reduction in the minimum salary threshold. These new entrants must be under 26 while applying for this visa, and they might be sponsored for:

  • Postdoctoral research position.
  • Working towards registration, chartere status, and professional qualifications. 

In addition, new entrants’ stay in the UK is limited to up to three years. After that, they need to leave or make a new application if they want to stay there. Moreover, with a new application, if they continue their skilled worker visa, they will not be included in the new entrants at that time. 

Skilled Worker To Indefinite Leave to Remain Minimum Salary

The individual who passes the five-year route under a skilled worker visa can move to ILR. For ILR, the applicant needs to make an application with these require documents:

  • According to your role, the going rate meets the minimum salary requirement for ILR.
  • Applicants need to provide a valid proof of identity.
  • Original passport
  • Valid BRP or biometric residence card
  • If any individual does not have BRC, they must provide fingerprints and facial photographs.
  • Continuous proof of residence is require 
  • Provide criminal records that show the applicant is not involve in such activities. 

Conclusion

To conclude, it is crucial to understand the minimum salary threshold to secure a skilled worker visa. Also, do not forget to check the going job rate of your role to calculate the minimum salary you need to show annually. In addition, the salary is the primary requirement for a skilled worker visa, but there are other requirements that you need to fulfill to enter the UK. However, the immigration salary list updates regularly, so stay updated with recent updates to avoid any problems. With little, you can achieve your dream of getting this visa effortlessly. 

(FAQs)

What are the requirements of a skilled worker visa?

The applicants of skilled workers must fulfill the given criteria to become eligible for the following:

  • The applicant workers under skilled worker visas or other visas will not be accepted.
  • Applicants will work under employers with a license to sponsor international workers. If the employers do not have this license, they cannot sponsor a single worker. 
  • Workers who will be higher on the immigration occupation list will get the minimum salary for the work. 

What is meant by a job in shortage occupation?

The UK government cites a shortage of job opportunities for specific job roles when no one in their country can perform that job. Therefore, the UK government hires international workers to fill the gap of these job shortages. 

Can a skilled worker visa be converted to ILR?

Yes, when individuals pass the five-year qualifying period for underskilled workers in the UK, they might convert themselves to ILR. If they qualify, they need to fulfill the ILR criteria and then be allowed to continue their stay on ILR.

How many hours can a skilled worker work?

A worker on a skilled worker visa is permitted to work 39 hours per week. Moreover, allowance and overtime are an exception in this case. If workers work overtime, they will not get paid for these hours if they can meet the minimum salary requirement with the basic salary.

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