One of the biggest factors when choosing a career is the salary, as your salary can often determine your life style. In reality you should find a career that matches your personality type, as you will enjoy this line of work and if you enjoy your job you will tend to quickly gain career promotions and a larger salary.
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Employment King has put together a list of common careers and their salary; this is just an estimate as salaries change depending on the area you work in. Being a trainee, your experience or a level of management also affects the salary you will receive, as does the company you work for.
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The list is to be used as a guide, if you work in career and you don’t not earn the salary we have stated, you may want to look at other job opportunities in your sectors to see if you are being under paid for your role, unless you are happy in job or staying at the company long term out ways the disadvantages of being on a low wage now.
Job title Average UK Wage
Business Analyst £35,000-£38,000
Careers advisor £22,000-£28,000
Car/Van delivery driver £15,000-£19,000
Design engineer £26,000-£30,000
Financial controller £40,000-£48,000
Graphic designer £20,000-£25,000
Personal assistant £22,000-£28,000
Quantity surveyor £30,000-£32,000
Recruitment consultant £22,000-£28,000
Sales assistant £15,000-£18,000
Sales executive £28,000-£32,000
Software developer £34,000-£38,000
Software Engineer £32,000-£34,000
Teaching assistant £17,000-£21,000
Wed Designer £22,000-£26,000