The UK Salary Survey: How Does Your Career Compare?

The UK’s average wages have been revealed, thanks to a study by The Office of National Statistics.

The survey spanned a whopping 21,563,500 people and over 400 professions (phew!), but we’ve rounded up the top 100 highest paid earnings for you. Because let’s be honest, we’re all a bit nosy, aren’t we?

Before you read, however, bear in mind that the average salary in the UK is £27,271. So those brokers on the top there raking in around £130k a year really aren’t the norm…

Here’s the list in full:



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1. Brokers – £133,677

2. Chief executives and senior officials – £107,703

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers – £90,146

4. Marketing and sales directors – £82,962

5. Advertising and public relations directors – £77,619

6. Legal professionals – £73,425

7. Medical practitioners – £69,463

8. Human resource managers and directors – £56,315

9. Sales accounts and business development managers – £51,576

10. Senior professionals of educational establishments – £49,679

11. Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services – £48,228

12. Business and financial project management professionals – £47,795

13. Train and tram drivers – £47,101

14. Solicitors – £46,576

15. Taxation experts – £46.551

16. Finance and investment analysts and advisers – £45,490

17. Property, housing and estate managers – £44,423

18. Insurance underwriters – £43,487

19. Barristers and judges – £43,368

20. Architects – £43,029

21. Financial accounts managers – £41,389

22. Quantity surveyors – £41,086

23. Information technology and telecommunications professionals – £40,957

24. Programmers and software development professionals – £40,748

25. Construction project managers and related professionals – £40,519



 

26. Advertising accounts managers and creative directors – £40,510

27. Dental practitioners – £40,268

28. Civil engineers – £40,200

29. Rail transport operatives – £40,060

30. Higher education teaching professionals – £40,054

31. Police officers (sergeant and below) – £38,720

32. Chartered and certified accountants – £38,692

33. Veterinarians – £37,763

34. Arts officers, producers and directors – £37,519

35. Pharmacists – £37,439 39. Paramedics – £36,771

36. Psychologists – £36,495

37. Chartered surveyors – £36,470

38. Rail construction and maintenance operatives – £35,781

39. Crane drivers – £35,458

40. Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors – £34,639

41. Engineering technicians – £34,355

42. Education advisers and school inspectors – £31,655

43. Medical radiographers – £31,521

44. Ophthalmic opticians – £30,834

45. Rail travel assistants – £30,698

46. Electricians and electrical fitters – £30,345

47. Leisure and sports managers – £30,201

48. Probation officers – £30,026

49. Primary and nursery education teaching professionals – £29,908

50. Web design and development professionals – £29,856



 

51. Marketing associate professionals – £29,797

52. Midwives – £29,529

53. Public relations professionals – £29,488

54. Human resources and industrial relations officers – £29,221

55. Hotel and accommodation managers – £29,161

56. Social workers – £28,745

57. Physiotherapists – £28,560

58. Customer service managers and supervisors – £28,387

59. Product, clothing and related designers – £28,346

60. Plumbers – £27,330 

61. Speech and language therapists – £26,765

62. Medical and dental technicians – £26,440

63. Nurses – £26,252

64. Occupational therapists – £26,037

65. Police community support officers – £26,012

66. Graphic designers – £25,952

67. IT engineers – £25,934

68. Authors, writers and translators – £25,767

69. Mechanics and electricians – £25,145

70. Librarians – £24,927

71. Carpenters and joiners – £24,817

72. Bricklayers and masons – £24,790

73. Estate agents and auctioneers – £24,622

74. Finance officers – £24,418

75. Restaurant and catering establishment managers – £23,781



 

76. Artists – £23,228

77. Farmers – £22,763

78. Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics) – £22,582

79. Painters and decorators – £22,351

80. Archivists and curators – £22,264

81. Bus drivers – £22,176

82. Hairdressing and beauty salon managers – £22,113

83. Laboratory technicians – £21,533

84. Musicians – £21,410

85. Fork-lift truck drivers – £21,345

86. Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks – £20,915

87. Youth and community workers – £20,491

88. Personal assistants and other secretaries – £19,738

89. Bank and post office clerks – £19,557

90. Teachers – £18,604

91. Catering and bar managers – £18,535

92. Legal secretary – £18,425

93. Landscape Gardener – £18,010

94. Telephone salespersons – £17,549

95. Counsellors – £17,526

96. Chefs – £17,513

97. Undertakers – £17,414

98. Street cleaners – £17,402

99. Travel agents – £17,081

100. Veterinary nurses – £16,746