Whilst this was an increase of 2.1% on the previous year, it was behind inflation, which rose 2.4% over the same period, meaning that employees failed to see an improvement in living standards. £27,000 might sound like a healthy amount, but after deductions such as National Insurance, pensions and student loan repayments are taken into consideration, the take-home wage falls to £21,178, which some families might struggle to live on.
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The average pay for your family doctor is £63,677. It’s a very good wage, but all that training, expertise and hard work deserves some payback.
Poking around in people’s mouths for a living is unlikely to be anyone’s idea of a good time, until you find out how much you can earn. Though the average wage is bang on the national average of £27,000, you can earn up to £80,000 with experience. Tempted now?
Solicitors work long hours and their jobs tend to be stressful, but they can expect to take home an average salary of £37, 500.
Engineers are on a par with solicitors with an average wage of £37,500. The UK is severely lacking in engineers so you’d be spoilt for choice with jobs if you decided to make a career change.
Despite doing a risky job, police officers come in below the national average with a wage of £24,681.