The data was published as part of the annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, with the highest paid role earning an average salary of more than £126,000 per year. These 10 jobs are ranked as the highest paid roles in the UK - how does your wage compare?
Chief executives and senior officials were the UK’s biggest full time earners, getting paid an average salary of £126,615 a year, which is a drop of 18.6 per cent from 2019.
Working within the aircraft industry remains a lucrative business, however, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on airlines was not taken into account with this data. They sit second on the list with an average salary of £97,608.
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Marketing and sales directors came in third place, the same ranking as in 2019. Such jobs currently have an average salary of £93,640, which is a jump in pay of 4.8 per cent from 2019.
Members of the law professionals continue to remain amongst the highest earners. The average salary currently sits at £91,626, which marks an increase of 1.4 per cent from 2019.
Coming in at number five is financial managers and directors. These jobs saw a decrease in salary of 2.9 per cent, with the average earnings now £85,426 a year.
These roles involve performing various senior management tasks and other specialist functions in various fields, and earn an average of £80,449 per year.
IT and telecommunication directors earn an average salary of £80,280 per year, which is an increase of 1.5 per cent from 2019.
Transport associate professionals earn an average of £77,373 per year, with such roles seeing a decrease of 3.3 per cent on their 2019 earnings.
Workers in this medical field continue to earn a high yearly salary of £72,613 per year. However, they saw a significant decrease in average earnings, dropping by 8.6 per cent from 2019.