Employed or self-employed - how much do you save in a pension?MoneySaving Poll Results

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In the last few years up to 10 million more people have started saving into private pensions due to auto-enrolment (for a full explanation read Martin’s message to every employee).

So we wanted to know how much you AND/OR your employer (where relevant) contribute towards your pension.

Please select the CLOSEST option to the total contributions being made to a private pension this tax year.

Results

Iím an employee aged under 25 (349 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently51 votes (15%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary10 votes (3%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%63 votes (18%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%89 votes (26%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%57 votes (16%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%49 votes (14%)
Total contribution is over 20%13 votes (4%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)9 votes (3%)
I donít know8 votes (2%)
Iím an employee aged 25 - 34 (1963 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently83 votes (4%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary42 votes (2%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%267 votes (14%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%447 votes (23%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%393 votes (20%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%458 votes (23%)
Total contribution is over 20%184 votes (9%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)62 votes (3%)
I donít know27 votes (1%)
Iím an employee aged 35 - 44 (1806 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently72 votes (4%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary23 votes (1%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%161 votes (9%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%350 votes (19%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%339 votes (19%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%489 votes (27%)
Total contribution is over 20%249 votes (14%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)104 votes (6%)
I donít know19 votes (1%)
Iím an employee aged 45 - 54 (1578 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently78 votes (5%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary34 votes (2%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%135 votes (9%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%306 votes (19%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%281 votes (18%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%368 votes (23%)
Total contribution is over 20%247 votes (16%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)112 votes (7%)
I donít know17 votes (1%)
Iím an employee aged 55 - 64 (792 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently59 votes (7%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary33 votes (4%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%74 votes (9%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%144 votes (18%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%126 votes (16%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%143 votes (18%)
Total contribution is over 20%115 votes (15%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)82 votes (10%)
I donít know16 votes (2%)
Iím an employee aged 65+ (31 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently5 votes (16%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary3 votes (10%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%2 votes (6%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%6 votes (19%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%0 votes (0%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%3 votes (10%)
Total contribution is over 20%6 votes (19%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)6 votes (19%)
I donít know0 votes (0%)
Iím self-employed aged under 25 (10 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently10 votes (100%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary0 votes (0%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%0 votes (0%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%0 votes (0%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%0 votes (0%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%0 votes (0%)
Total contribution is over 20%0 votes (0%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)0 votes (0%)
I donít know0 votes (0%)
Iím self-employed aged 25 - 34 (178 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently100 votes (56%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary6 votes (3%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%13 votes (7%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%19 votes (11%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%23 votes (13%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%9 votes (5%)
Total contribution is over 20%8 votes (4%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)0 votes (0%)
I donít know0 votes (0%)
Iím self-employed aged 35 - 44 (314 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently142 votes (45%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary22 votes (7%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%20 votes (6%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%27 votes (9%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%41 votes (13%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%32 votes (10%)
Total contribution is over 20%22 votes (7%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)1 votes (0%)
I donít know7 votes (2%)
Iím self-employed aged 45 - 54 (391 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently191 votes (49%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary22 votes (6%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%28 votes (7%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%26 votes (7%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%39 votes (10%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%33 votes (8%)
Total contribution is over 20%47 votes (12%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)0 votes (0%)
I donít know5 votes (1%)
Iím self-employed aged 55 - 64 (252 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently118 votes (47%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary9 votes (4%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%10 votes (4%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%19 votes (8%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%18 votes (7%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%19 votes (8%)
Total contribution is over 20%42 votes (17%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)11 votes (4%)
I donít know6 votes (2%)
Iím self-employed aged 65+ (33 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently17 votes (52%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual salary1 votes (3%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4%1 votes (3%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8%4 votes (12%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12%0 votes (0%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20%4 votes (12%)
Total contribution is over 20%3 votes (9%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme)3 votes (9%)
I donít know0 votes (0%)
Iím unemployed / not working (147 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently 103 votes (70%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual income4 votes (3%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4% 5 votes (3%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8% 7 votes (5%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12% 1 votes (1%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20% 2 votes (1%)
Total contribution is over 20% 9 votes (6%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme) 7 votes (5%)
I donít know 9 votes (6%)
Iím retired (329 votes)
No contributions are going to my private pension currently 142 votes (43%)
Total contribution this year is less than 2% of my annual income7 votes (2%)
Total contribution is 2% - 4% 1 votes (0%)
Total contribution is 4.01% - 8% 4 votes (1%)
Total contribution is 8.01% - 12% 8 votes (2%)
Total contribution is 12.01% - 20% 5 votes (2%)
Total contribution is over 20% 6 votes (2%)
My pension doesnít work this way (eg, itís a final salary scheme) 150 votes (46%)
I donít know 6 votes (2%)

                   8,173 votes received.

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