UK Cabinet Office 2014 survey showing relationship between jobs and levels of life satisfaction.

 

JOB TITLE AND WELLBEING RANK MEAN INCOME (£)
(1) Clergy 20,568
(2) Chief executives and senior officials 117,700
(3) Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture 31,721
(4) Company secretaries 18,176
(5) Quality assurance and regulatory professionals 42,898
(6) Health care practice managers 31,267
(7) Medical practitioners 70,648
(8) Farmers 24,520
(9) Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors 32,470
(10) Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors 35,316
(11) Senior professionals of educational establishments 49,495
(12) Physiotherapists 27,814
(13) Primary and nursery education teaching professionals 29,268
(14) Electrical engineers 44,439
(15) Fitness instructors 10,378
(16) Therapy professionals 28,524
(17) School secretaries 15,614
(18) Information technology and telecommunications directors 64,879
(19) Human resource managers and directors 54,120
(20) Financial institution managers and directors 73,911
(21) Dental nurses 15,024
(22) Musicians 21,492
(23) Farm workers 17,925
(24) Marketing and sales directors 84,377
(25) Functional managers and directors 53,574
(26) Production managers and directors in manufacturing 51,498
(27) Research and development managers 49,590
(28) Midwives 30,020
(29) Pharmacists 36,739
(29) Advertising accounts managers and creative directors 37,636
(31) Dental practitioners 53,567
(32) Sales accounts and business development managers 47,862
(33) Travel agents 18,344
(34) Secondary education teaching professionals 33,407
(35) Business, research and administrative professionals 36,012
(36) Education advisers and school inspectors 34,369
(37) Financial managers and directors 76,986
(38) Biological scientists and biochemists 37,627
(39) Natural and social science professionals 36,574
(40) Personal assistants and other secretaries 19,569
(41) Records clerks and assistants 19,146
(42) Authors, writers and translators 26,207
(43) Librarians 24,584
(44) Solicitors 44,787
(45) Chartered and certified accountants 37,850
(46) Customer service managers and supervisors 28,718
(47) IT specialist managers 48,384
(48) Leisure and sports managers 28,619
(49) Financial and accounting technicians 44,038
(50) Teaching assistants 11,796
(51) Childminders and related occupations 12,949
(52) Finance and investment analysts and advisers 46,797
(53) Business and financial project management professionals 50,038
(54) Fire service officers (watch manager and below) 28,183
(55) Civil engineers 38,236
(56) Purchasing managers and directors 51,806
(57) Health professionals 30,081
(58) Train and tram drivers 45,489
(59) Pharmaceutical technicians 20,815
(60) Air travel assistants 22,001
(61) Higher education teaching professionals 39,076
(62) Property, housing and estate managers 40,209
(63) Health services and public health managers and directors 49,015
(64) Actuaries, economists and statisticians 61,584
(65) Nurses 26,158
(66) Engineering professionals 41,421
(67) Bank and post office clerks 19,908
(68) Mechanical engineers 44,176
(69) Production managers and directors in construction 47,452
(70) Management consultants and business analysts 42,811
(71) Counsellors 19,220
(72) Sports coaches, instructors and officials 11,762
(73) Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors 25,011
(74) Police officers (sergeant and below) 39,346
(75) Garage managers and proprietors 38,112
(76) Managers and directors in transport and distribution 40,856
(77) Financial administrative occupations 18,323
(78) Playworkers 7,400
(79) Further education teaching professionals 28,043
(80) Social services managers and directors 39,961
(81) Managers and proprietors in other services 36,405
(82) IT project and programme managers 49,128
(83) Human resources and industrial relations officers 28,999
(84) Health associate professionals 21,569
(85) Design and development engineers 39,890
(86) Financial accounts managers 40,952
(87) Buyers and procurement officers 31,454
(88) Production and process engineers 38,475
(89) Taxation experts 45,360
(90) Nursery nurses and assistants 11,580
(91) Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants 11,920
(92) Welfare professionals 26,568
(93) IT business analysts, architects and systems designers 43,848
(94) Educational support assistants 11,569
(95) Construction project managers and related professionals 42,066
(96) Quality control and planning engineers 34,868
(97) Architects 44,024
(98) Public relations professionals 31,818
(99) Special needs education teaching professionals 28,894
(100) Medical radiographers 31,505
(101) Medical secretaries 17,314
(102) Credit controllers 19,724
(103) Groundsmen and greenkeepers 18,816
(104) Hairdressers and barbers 10,174
(105) Child and early years officers 21,634
(106) Teaching and other educational professionals 18,697
(107) Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks 20,646
(108) Legal professionals 75,399
(109) Planning, process and production technicians 29,789
(110) Public services associate professionals 28,430
(111) Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors 35,117
(112) Environment professionals 33,220
(113) Aircraft maintenance and related trades 34,511
(114) Other administrative occupations 15,744
(115) Business and related associate professionals 30,171
(116) Receptionists 12,595
(117) Programmers and software development professionals 40,165
(118) Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors 26,490
(119) Psychologists 34,174
(120) IT operations technicians 29,815
(121) Scaffolders, stagers and riggers 30,591
(122) Legal associate professionals 29,492
(123) Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants 22,694
(124) Business and related research professionals 32,053
(125) Plant and machine operatives 24,278
(126) Office managers 28,790
(127) Sales supervisors 18,383
(128) Engineering technicians 32,528
(129) Draughtspersons 29,702
(130) Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers 27,832
(131) Human resources administrative occupations 19,633
(131) Metal working production and maintenance fitters 29,173
(133) Conference and exhibition managers and organisers 24,696
(134) Electronics engineers 36,751
(135) Office supervisors 25,138
(136) Houseparents and residential wardens 17,420
(137) Medical and dental technicians 26,922
(138) Business sales executives 32,880
(139) Precision instrument makers and repairers 29,334
(140) Telecommunications engineers 32,253
(141) Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors 29,594
(142) Senior care workers 17,064
(143) Inspectors of standards and regulations 28,628
(144) Arts officers, producers and directors 35,825
(145) School midday and crossing patrol occupations 3,167
(146) Construction and building trades supervisors 33,036
(147) Information technology and telecommunications professionals 40,222
(148) Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists 22,752
(149) Sales administrators 19,573
(150) Health and safety officers 33,445
(151) Sewing machinists 13,982
(152) Managers and directors in retail and wholesale 29,009
(153) Occupational therapists 27,353
(154) Estate agents and auctioneers 24,783
(155) Welfare and housing associate professionals 19,156
(156) Finance officers 22,090
(157) Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods) 29,845
(158) Routine inspectors and testers 24,787
(159) Beauticians and related occupations 12,418
(160) IT user support technicians 29,457
(161) Other elementary services occupations 10,750
(162) Paramedics 36,841
(163) Managers and directors in storage and warehousing 32,133
(164) Legal secretaries 17,951
(165) Transport and distribution clerks and assistants 23,583
(166) Typists and related keyboard occupations 16,421
(167) Marketing associate professionals 30,051
(168) Chartered surveyors 35,480
(169) Product, clothing and related designers 29,301
(170) Leisure and travel service occupations 15,568
(170) Housing officers 23,001
(172) Officers of non-governmental organisations 21,454
(173) Gardeners and landscape gardeners 17,595
(174) Estimators, valuers and assessors 32,185
(175) Social workers 28,182
(176) Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers 23,178
(177) Laboratory technicians 21,168
(178) Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters 20,525
(179) Electrical and electronic trades 30,696
(180) Stock control clerks and assistants 20,891
(181) Local government administrative occupations 20,351
(182) Electricians and electrical fitters 30,055
(183) Protective service associate professionals 35,510
(184) Graphic designers 25,330
(185) Chemical and related process operatives 25,307
(186) Elementary sales occupations 12,301
(187) National government administrative occupations 20,330
(188) Web design and development professionals 29,870
(189) Paper and wood machine operatives 20,557
(190) Housekeepers and related occupations 12,947
(191) Science, engineering and production technicians 26,710
(192) Artists 28,258
(193) Electrical and electronics technicians 28,893
(194) Quality assurance technicians 27,303
(195) Caretakers 16,114
(196) Library clerks and assistants 12,190
(197) Customer service occupations 16,525
(198) Nursing auxiliaries and assistants 15,618
(199) Chemical scientists 35,492
(200) Cooks 11,346
(201) Elementary administration occupations 11,896
(202) Sales related occupations 18,782
(203) Butchers 17,681
(204) Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors 23,402
(204) Driving instructors 29,166
(206) Catering and bar managers 17,934
(207) Metal machining setters and setter-operators 27,223
(208) Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians 25,238
(209) Chefs 17,391
(210) Construction and building trades 26,682
(211) Metal working machine operatives 22,044
(212) Communication operators 26,715
(213) Animal care services occupations 14,980
(214) Prison service officers (below principal officer) 26,616
(215) Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants 16,526
(216) Welding trades 26,735
(217) Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators 24,242
(218) Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers 11,041
(219) Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors 14,562
(220) Merchandisers and window dressers 16,239
(221) Large goods vehicle drivers 25,602
(222) Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers 16,820
(223) Youth and community workers 20,240
(224) Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers 20,182
(225) Bricklayers and masons 22,476
(226) Market research interviewers 7,122
(226) Other skilled trades 23,431
(228) Carpenters and joiners 24,029
(229) Food, drink and tobacco process operatives 18,133
(230) Kitchen and catering assistants 8,865
(231) Sales and retail assistants 10,097
(232) Roundspersons and van salespersons 21,375
(233) Other drivers and transport operatives 24,420
(234) Quantity surveyors 38,855
(235) Retail cashiers and check-out operators 9,509
(236) Cleaners and domestics 8,067
(237) Shelf fillers 11,174
(238) Assemblers and routine operatives 20,161
(239) Elementary process plant occupations 19,409
(240) Painters and decorators 22,700
(241) Printers 26,833
(242) Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers 21,403
(243) IT engineers 27,064
(244) Waiters and waitresses 7,651
(245) Metal making and treating process operatives 24,941
(246) Plasterers 21,155
(247) Bakers and flour confectioners 16,948
(248) Mobile machine drivers and operatives 25,472
(249) Assemblers (electrical and electronic products) 19,590
(250) Refuse and salvage occupations 19,454
(251) Care workers and home carers 12,804
(252) Bus and coach drivers 23,095
(253) Roofers, roof tilers and slaters 21,921
(254) Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs 16,416
(255) Van drivers 18,744
(256) Elementary storage occupations 18,430
(257) Fork-lift truck drivers 21,444
(258) Parking and civil enforcement occupations 18,065
(259) Call and contact centre occupations 15,339
(260) Window cleaners 12,561
(261) Construction operatives 21,057
(262) Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations 15,679
(263) Security guards and related occupations 20,841
(264) Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics) 22,854
(265) Plastics process operatives 21,066
(266) Bar staff 7,317
(267) Care escorts 7,343
(268) Sports and leisure assistants 11,651
(269) Telephone salespersons 17,362
(270) Floorers and wall tilers 23,547
(271) Industrial cleaning process occupations 15,241
(272) Debt, rent and other cash collectors 17,371
(273) Elementary construction occupations 20,910
(274) Publicans and managers of licensed premises 25,222

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