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Posted on Nov 19, 2014

Can You Guess How Well These Professions Pay?

Lucky airline pilots. Via the Office Of National Statistics.

The ONS has produced an interactive that enables you to see how your salary compares to those in other industries.

The chart below shows median gross full-time annual earnings by occupation, UK, April, 2014.

ONS

In each case, can you guess which occupation pays better?

  1. 1. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Garage managers earn £30,949.

    Hairdressing managers earn £25,005.

  2. 2. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Senior Police Officers earn £57,896.

    Journalists earn £31,980.

  3. 3. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Vets earn £40,804.

    Opticians earn £38,484.

  4. 4. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Civil engineers earn £38,508.

    Conservation professionals earn £30,208.

  5. 5. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Programmers earn £40,007.

    Psychologists earn £38,212.

  6. 6. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Air traffic controllers earn £79,874.

    Marketing and sales directors earn £70,742.

  7. 7. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Aircraft pilots earn £90,420.

    Financial managers earn £61,108.

  8. 8. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Cleaners earn £14,164.

    Bar staff earn £12,948.

  9. 9. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Train drivers earn £47,956.

    Actuaries earn £43,493.

  10. 10. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Electricians earn £30,172.

    Decorators earn £21,948.

  11. 11. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Human resource managers earn £45,593

    Solicitors earn £41,178.

  12. 12. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Receptionists earn £16,258.

    Shelf fillers earn £15,689.

  13. 13. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Agricultural machinery drivers earn £29, 019.

    PRs earn 28,973.

  14. 14. Who earns more?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Undertakers earn £23,217.

    Fitness instructors earn £17,195.

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