17:51 18 October 2012
Want to know about some of the UK’s best paid jobs? With official figures not being released yet, take a look at our TOP 10 Best Paid Jobs for 2012 where we’ve selected a handful of careers we think rank high as far as earning your crust goes…
10. Legal professionals
This category of legal professionals includes barristers, solicitors, legal executives, court clerks, judges and drafters of legislation. Either way, if you're in legal you've government cash surrounding your days.
But according to the Office for National Statistics what are the other 10 best paid occupations as compiled by The Times? Find out if you're ready to switch jobs with this revealing rundown!
9. Air traffic Controller
We’ve picked this role for last place. Although being lord of the skies carries huge responsibility. With all the cheap deals for holiday makers, taking a flight is becoming a popular activity.
Being an Air traffic Controller includes being in charge of safety at airports as well as air routes, as well as advising pilots on speed and height.
Average earnings: £51,911
8. Marketing/Sales Manager
Many businesses have marketing/sales departments, who labour away at spreading the company to members of the public and other firms.
A Marketing/Sales Manager would be the head of a team that deals with a broad range of business, as well as being responsible for reaching targets.
Average earnings: £54,029
7. Research and Development Manager
We think that research is essential for many different jobs. People who work in research and development come from many fields, with roles stretching from being a research scientist to a research psychologist.
We bet you could probably even be an elephant researcher if you wished!
Average earnings: £54,950
6. Mining Manager. This is quite an odd choice, but we reckon being a Mining Manager is a fairly well-paid job. How many people can say they do that for a living? Being a Mining Manager does mean donning a hard hat, but this comes after years of experience in the field. Given the current climate for fuel, this job is sure to be in demand for years to come. Average earnings: £58,802
5. Aircraft Pilot and Flight Engineer
Pilots need to have at least 250 hours of flight experience, which could be no problem for a variety of Hollywood stars.
What better way of bringing home the bacon than by getting paid for doing something you love such as being a pilot.
Average earnings: £63,664
4. Financial Manager/Accountant
Using our calculator we’ve worked out that accountancy ranks highly on our best paid job list! Being in control of company books is probably one of the most important roles…every business has at least one person who takes care of the sums!
Everything from an insurance firm to an educational establishment requires someone to look after finance.
Average earnings: £77,931
Can someone call me a doctor? While the NHS suffers from cuts in funding and nurses receive a more humble pay pack, a doctor’s salary still remains high on our list of top earners.
So whether it’s battling a long waiting list at your local GP or the hospital, you can't put a price on saving lives.
Average earnings: £81,744
2. City Broker
We bet our second best paid job surprised you? Well, city brokers have shocked us with the amount that they earn! Reflecting on this year’s unstable financial market, where the likes of social media network Facebook have made themselves available to the public, stocks and shares have fluctuated.
And it is the city brokers who buy and sell shares on behalf of investors.
Average earnings: £94,293
1. Director and Chief Executive
Our top spot for best paid job 2012 goes to Directors or Chief Executives, because no-one likes to make all the decisions and take the blame if something goes wrong! This role will alter with each company, but ultimately they are the head of the business.
A Director or Chief Executive has a highly pressured job… but the pay has got to make their life a little easier!
Average earnings: £212,910
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