The highest paid jobs of 2016 have been revealed

The average salary in the UK, based on an average across all occupations, is £33,482

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Top managers, aircraft pilots and in-house lawyers are among the highest earners in the UK in 2016.

That’s according to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings released by the Office of National Statistics.

The data from the ONS is based on a random sample of 1 per cent of all the workers who carry out each occupation, using 2015 to 2016 pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax records.

Information about particular roles, such as salaries for TV presenters, have  been suppressed by the ONS to avoid identifying individual pay packets.

Chief executives and senior officials earn the most with an average salary of £85,285 per year.

This is an increase of 4 per cent from 2015, according to the data.

Aircraft and pilot engineers ranked second with salaries of about £1,634 per week or £84,968 per year.

In comparison, the average salary in the UK for a full time employee is £33,482.

Brokers, transport associate professionals (train drivers) and lawyers all feature in the top 10.

At the bottom of the list, bar staff earn as little as £281 per week or an average of £14,966 per year.

Theme parks attendants and hairdressers ranked second and third respectively.

A theme park worker can expect to earn an average of £15,366, while a hairdresser or barber can expect to earn £15,605 per year.

 

Here are the 10 highest paid job of 2016 in the UK:

1.    Chief executives and senior officials

Average weekly salary: £1640.10

Average annual salary: £85,285

2.    Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

Average weekly salary: £1634

Average annual salary: £84,968

3.    Air traffic controllers

Average weekly salary: £1539.30

Average annual salary: £80,043

4.    Transport associate professional

Average weekly salary: £1452.00

Average annual salary: £75,524

5.    Marketing and sales directors 

Average weekly salary: £1361.30

Average annual salary: £70,787

6.    Legal professionals 

Average weekly salary: £1328

Average annual salary: £69,092

7.    Information technology (IT) and telecommunications directors

Average weekly salary: £1317

Average annual salary: £68,520

8.    Brokers

Average weekly salary:£1302.70

Average annual salary: £67,740

9.    Senior police officers

Average weekly salary: £1205.90

Average annual salary: £62,706

10.     Financial managers and directors

Average weekly salary: £1188.40

Average annual salary: £61,796

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