These are the average salaries for the most popular jobs in the UK

If you’re counting down the days until payday and wondering how everyone else is managing to afford their rent, flashy holidays and Gucci belts, there is now some insight into the average salary for some of the most popular jobs in the UK.

Handy if you’re thinking of switching careers (or want to have a nose at what your friends/neighbours/milkman may earn).

As reported by Cosmopolitan UK, the Office of National Statistics has revealed the average earnings of over 400 job roles to work out that the median UK salary is £29,009 when taking both full time and part time employees into account. For full timers, the average salary is £35,423 and £12,083 for those in part time employment. This is based on data from 2018.

So which professions come out on top when it comes to pay? If you’re after a juicier pay cheque, take a look at this condensed list.

The average salary for popular jobs in the UK:

  • Architects – £39,101
  • Bar staff – £15,072
  • Chefs – £21,403
  • Civil engineers – £41,014
  • Content Writers – £33,887
  • Counsellors – £23,754
  • Doctor – £41,494
  • Electricians and electrical fitters – £32,315
  • Finance officers – £25,311
  • Fitness instructors – £19,115
  • Gardeners and landscapers – £20,688
  • Graphic designers – £26,490
  • Hairdressers and barbers – £15,610
  • Human resource managers – £48,836
  • Journalists – £37,377
  • Lawyer – £63,771
  • Legal secretaries £21,206
  • Librarians – £29,093
  • Marketing Directors – £93,967
  • Midwives – £35,348
  • Nurses – £32,451
  • Office managers – £31,427
  • Painters and decorators – £24,214
  • Paramedics – £37,880
  • Police community support officers – £27,127
  • Property, housing and estate agents – £35,433
  • Physiotherapists – £31,875
  • Psychologists – £41,784
  • Public Relations Professionals – £37,799
  • Receptionists – £17,471
  • Sales administrators – £21,370
  • Senior care workers – £19,983
  • Solicitors – £53,100
  • Taxation experts – £44,818
  •  Teacher – £39,388
  • Travel agents – £20,108
  • Veterinarians – £39,190
  • Waiters – £15,454
  • Web design and development professionals – £32,878

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