These are the 10 highest paid jobs in 2020

The top earning jobs in 2020 have been revealed in new data from the Office for National Statistics, showcasing the most lucrative roles in the UK

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 12:20 pm
Here are the highest earners in the UK

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.