The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings for 2015, revealing the top 10 highest paying jobs in the UK, which (unfortunately for some) doesn’t include recruitment roles.
So what are the highest paying jobs this year? The Guardian has created a list:
With the average pay before tax being £128,231, Brokers – including Stockbrokers, Shipping Brokers, Foreign Exchange Brokers, Insurance Brokers and Traders – top the list.
- Chief Executives and senior officials
Unsurprisingly, Chief Executives and senior officials are high on the list. The type of roles include Vice Presidents, Chief Medical Officers and Civil Servants (Grade 5 and above), who take home an average of £122,967 before tax.
- Marketing Directors
Marketing and Sales Directors take home an average pay before tax of £89,933 with the median for the roles being £73,255.
- Aircraft Pilots
With training costs of up to £130,000 and high levels of stress, Aircraft Pilots, as well as Flight Engineers, First Officers, Flying Instructors and Helicopter Pilots take home an average pay cheque of £87,747 before tax.
- Financial Managers and Directors
Investment Bankers, Treasury Managers and Financial Managers and Directors have an average salary of £82,525.
- Financial Institution Managers and Directors
Another type of finance role, including Bank Managers and Insurance Managers, are high on the list of well-paying jobs, with an average salary of £80,755.
- Medical Practitioners
Medical professionals such as Anaesthetists, Hospital Consultants, Doctors, GPs, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Radiologists and Surgeons take home an average of £80,628.
- Legal professionals (except Judges, Barristers and Solicitors)
In-house company Lawyers, Patent Attorneys, Magistrates’ Clerks and Advisers at law centres have an average salary of £80,578 before tax.
- Air Traffic Controllers
Air Traffic Controllers have a highly stressful job and, as such, are compensated well, with them and Flight Planners taking home an average of £77,220 before tax.
- IT Directors
Telecommunications and Technical Directors, as well as IT Directors average £70,971 before tax.
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