What are the earnings thresholds for employer pension automatic enrolment?

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2018/19

Annual1 weekFortnight4 weeks1 month1 quarterBi-annual
Lower level of qualifying earnings £6,032 £116 £232 £464 £503 £1,508 £3,016
Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment £10,000 £192 £384 £768 £833 £2,499 £4,998
Upper level of qualifying earnings £46,350 £892 £1,783 £3,566 £3,863 £11,588 £23,175

 

2017/18

Annual1 weekFortnight4 weeks1 month1 quarterBi-annual
Lower level of qualifying earnings £5,876 £113 £226 £452 £490 £1,469 £2,938
Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment £10,000 £192 £384 £768 £833 £2,499 £4,998
Upper level of qualifying earnings £45,000 £866 £1,731 £3,462 £3,750 £11,250 £22,500

 

2016/17

Annual1 weekFortnight4 weeks1 month1 quarterBi-annual
Lower level of qualifying earnings £5,824 £112 £224 £448 £485 £1,456 £2,912
Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment £10,000 £192 £384 £768 £833 £2,499 £4,998
Upper level of qualifying earnings £43,000 £827 £1,654 £3,308 £3,583 £10,750 £21,500

 

2015/16

Annual1 weekFortnight4 weeks1 month1 quarterBi-annual
Lower level of qualifying earnings £5,824 £112 £224 £448 £485 £1,456 £2,912
Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment £10,000 £192 £384 £768 £833 £2,499 £4,998
Upper level of qualifying earnings £42,385 £815 £1,630 £3,260 £3,532 £10,596 £21,193

 

2014/15

Annual1 weekFortnight4 weeks1 month1 quarterBi-annual
Lower level of qualifying earnings £5,772 £111 £222 £444 £481 £1,443 £2,886
Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment £10,000 £192 £384 £768 £833 £2,499 £4,998
Upper level of qualifying earnings £41,865 £805 £1,611 £3,221 £3,489 £10,467 £20,933

 

2013/14Annual1 weekFortnight4 weeks1 month1 quarterBi-annual
Lower level of qualifying earnings £5,668 £109 £218 £436 £473 £1,417 £2,834
Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment £9,440 £182 £364 £727 £787 £2,360 £4,720
Upper level of qualifying earnings £41,450 £797 £1,594 £3,188 £3,454 £10,363 £20,725