Highest paying jobs of the year

How high is your salary? The Office of National Statistics (ONS) just released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. The ONS surveyed a random 1% of workers who carry out each occupation, by using PAYE (Pay-As-You-Earn) tax records. Although these statistics don’t include your favourite football player’s tax records, nor do they include self-employed workers. So what jobs made it to the top 10 this year?

  1. Brokers – Stockbrokers, traders on the stock exchange, foreign exchange dealers, insurance brokers.
Average pay before tax: £133, 868
  1. Chief executives – Vice-president, chief medical officers, civil servants
Average pay before tax: £41,875
  1. Marketing directors – Sales directors
Average pay before tax: £87, 890
  1. Aircraft pilots – First officers of airlines, flight engineers, flying instructors, helicopter pilots
Average pay before tax: £86,855
  1. Financial managers and directors – Investment bankers. Treasury managers
Average pay before tax: £84,675
  1. In-house lawyers – Attorneys, legal consultants
Average pay before tax: £80, 210
  1. Air traffic controllers – Air traffic service assistants, flight planners
Average pay before tax: £81,132
  1. Medical practitioners
Average pay before tax: £78, 286
  1. IT and telecommunications directors – Technical directors of computer services
Average pay before tax: £78, 071
  1. Financial intuitions managers and directors – Bank manager, insurance manager
Average pay before tax: £75, 169