Top Ten Highest Paid Jobs in the UK 2012

As a job candidate the online recruitment process can be a tough ride, but if you have have the qualifications to walk the walk and you play your cards right then you might find yourself in contention for one of the highest paid jobs out there, join us as we count down the top ten highest paid jobs in the UK 2012…

Head of a major organisation £114,540 pa (Average)

Directors, Chief Executives and General Managers fall in to this cateorgory. On average, these titles can offer you a minimum of £49,000 a year up to a staggering £219,300.

In a recent PWC survey, 4.8% of directors claimed their board meetings lasted longer than 10 hours!

Medical Practitioner £82,960 pa (Average)

Doctors, Hospital Service Consultants, Surgeons and Psychiatrists are a few of many other professions that fall in to this cateorgory. Diagnosing illnesses, diseases, physical injuries and prescribing treatments with medication could earn you a minimum of £35,000 pa up to a huge £120,048 pa.

88% of GP’s say their workload has risen in the past 5 years!

Senior Government Official £78,182 pa (Average)

Assistant secretaries/Grade 5 (government); diplomats; MEPs; MPs acting as elected representatives of national, European or regional parliaments can end up with an income between £73,000 and £80,000 pa.

MPs elected to the last (2005-2010) parliament were four times more likely to go to prison than the average Briton, Private Eye reports.

Aircraft Pilot £74,442 pa (Average)

Airline Captains, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors regulate, adjust and attend to engines or navigate aircrafts and give flying lessons. These types of positions can earn you £45,000 up to a massive £89,000.

Pilots flying high-altitude, high-latitude routes are in the top 5% of all workers exposed to radiation, ranked by dose.

Dental Practitioner £60,000 pa (Average)

Dental Surgeons, Orthodontics and periodontists who can diagnose oral diseases, prescribe treatments and refer patients to specialists fall in to the Dental Practitioner group. This particular kind of job can earn you a £40,000 – £60,000 salary a year.

Dentists in Buffalo have discovered that you are not supposed to brush within 6 feet of a toilet. The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet.

Finance Manager £59,000 pa (Average)

Credit Managers and Financial Directors of a business plan, organise and direct financial information. In this industry, your salary can increase from £27,000 up to £104,000.

A third of hiring Financial Managers believe that candidates stretch the truth in interviews.

Senior Police Officer £58,700 pa (Average)

Chief constables; assistant chief constables; chief inspectors are all part of this division. On average, these professionals can earn £51,000 to £63,000 a year.

A Police Federation national survey showed 98% feel morale in the force has fallen owing to planned police budget cuts.

Air Traffic Controller £56,800 pa (Average)

Flight Planners and Ground Movement Controllers prepare flight plans, maintain radio and radar contact with aircrafts and authorise arrivals and departures of aircrafts. Earning £47,000 – £69,000 a year, doesn’t seem so bad.

To prevent on-the-job fatigue, controllers in Germany and Japan have beds at work so they can cat-nap during breaks.

Mining/Energy Manager £53,000 pa (Average)

Operation Manager and Quarry Managers. This industry is all about directing activities, supplies and resources for extraction of minerals and other natural sources. This job is rather demanding but can earn you a huge £38,000 – £68,000 a year.

Each person in the UK consumes an estimated four tonnes of quarried aggregates per annum.

Business/Financial Broker £52,000 pa (Average)

financial brokers; foreign exchange dealers; insurance brokers deal in commodities and foreign exchange on behalf of clients or their own accounts. This group can earn £23,700 – £49,500 a year.

Stockbrokers are more likely to be reckless and manipulative than diagnosed psychopaths, a study by University Gallen says.

So there we have it! Think you’ve got what it takes to land one of these positions? Why not view our recruitment help section to help you get started.

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