The average salary for 70 different jobs in the UK

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From Cosmopolitan

The average salary (UK) figures for jobs have been revealed by those helpful number-crunching people over at the Office of National Statistics, in case you want to compare how much you earn with the country's average - and your friends.

Because, whether you're just figuring out what career to choose or you're considering switching to a totally different career path, it's always important to know what your earning potential might be and if you're earning the average wage in the UK for your position.

The survey found the average UK salary for more than 400 job roles, before working out the average salary overall as £29,009 (this takes both full-time and part-time employees into consideration). The average for full-time workers in the UK is £35,423, while it's £12,083 for those in part-time.

But beyond that, it's fascinating to read how much each job actually earns - especially for anyone with those really annoying mates that won't tell you how much they actually earn. What is the average salary of different career paths across the UK?

Here's a selection of the 400 jobs featured in the survey, compiled from average full-time salaries in 2018.

Average UK salary for doctors

  • Doctor - £41,494
  • Pharmacists - £41,002
  • Paramedics - £37,880
  • Health professionals ((National Executive Committee) - £35,307
  • Radiographers - £34,592
  • Nurses - £32,451
  • Midwives - £35,348
  • Ambulance staff - £23,300
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Average UK salary for teachers

  • Higher education teaching professionals - £49,602
  • Teacher - £39,388
  • Education Support Assistant - £16,700

Average UK salary for lawyers

  • Legal professionals (National Executive Committee) - £69,992
  • Lawyer - £63,771
  • Solicitors - £53,100
  • Legal associates - £29,308
  • Legal secretaries £21,206
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Average UK salary for dentists

  • Dental nurses - £18,755
  • Medical and dental technicians - £26,180

Average UK salary for electrician

  • Electrical engineers - £48,892
  • Electrical and electronic trades (National Executive Committee) - £32,478
  • Electricians and electrical fitters - £32,315
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Average UK salary for marketing careers

  • Marketing Directors - £93,967
  • Public Relations Professionals - £37,799
  • Marketing associate professions - £34,180
  • Content Writers - £33,887
  • Web design and development professionals - £32,878
  • Graphic Designers - £27,515
  • Marketing administrators - £22,149
  • Junior marketing positions - £17,272

Average UK salary for Human Resources careers

  • Human resource managers - £48,836
  • Human resources and industrial relations officer - £29,955
  • Human resources administrative occupations - £20,571
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Average UK salary for IT careers

  • Information technology and telecommunications directors - £72,109
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers - £48,703
  • IT project and programme managers - £48,262
  • IT specialist managers - £46,465
  • IT support technicians - £30,250
  • IT operations technicians - £30,029

Average UK salary for other popular careers

  • Architects - £39,101
  • Bar staff - £15,072
  • Chefs - £21,403
  • Civil engineers - £41,014
  • Counsellors - £23,754
  • Electrical engineers - £48,893
  • Finance officers - £25,311
  • Fitness instructors - £19,115
  • Gardeners and landscapers - £20,688
  • Graphic designers - £26,490
  • Hairdressers and barbers - £15,610
  • IT business analysts - £48,703
  • Journalists - £37,377
  • Librarians - £29,093
  • Office managers - £31,427
  • Painters and decorators - £24,214
  • Police community support officers - £27,127
  • Property, housing and estate agents - £35,433
  • Probation officers - £32,688
  • Physiotherapists - £31,875
  • Psychologists - £41,784
  • Receptionists - £17,471
  • Sales administrators - £21,370
  • Senior care workers - £19,983
  • Shelf fillers - £16,320
  • Taxation experts - £44,818
  • Travel agents - £20,108
  • Veterinarians - £39,190
  • Waiters - £15,454



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