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Highest paid jobs of 2016 revealed

Highest paid jobs of 2016 revealed

The UK’s top ten highest paid jobs of 2016 have been revealed in a survey from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2016 used 2015/2016 pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax records to obtain the data, surveying a sample of 1 per cent of full-time workers from each occupation.

Opportunities

The survey revealed the average mean pay of jobs before tax, with stockbroker and insurance broker being the highest paying job roles, offering a salary of £133,868.

This was followed by chief executive, with the average pay before tax being £123,577, and marketing director, which offers an average pay of £87,890.

Aircraft pilot was also found to be one of the highest paying job roles, with an average salary of £86,915, followed by financial director and director at £84,675.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) spokesperson, Anthony Walters, commented: “Demand has risen for candidates with the right financial skills – it’s not just about the bottom line and balancing the books now, it’s about looking ahead and identifying risks and opportunities.”

Highest

In-house lawyer was revealed to be the sixth highest paying role, with an average salary of £80,210, followed by air traffic controller and medical practitioner, which offer an average salary of £81,132 and £78,386 respectively.

IT and telecommunications director was revealed to be the ninth highest paying job role, with an average salary of £78,071.  

Financial institution manager and director roles also offer a high salary, coming in tenth on the list with an average pay of £75,169.


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