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    Im wondering what you all think would be the top 6 richest paid jobs. Medicine and Dentistry obviously are up there but what else after that?
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    Investment Banking, and other financial related jobs (I'm including stockbroking, fund management, accountancy, actuary etc.).
    Law at top firms.
    Entrepreneurship if you're successful.
    High level corporate management and executives.
    Professional sportspeople.
    Other celebrities, such as pop stars and actors.
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    Comparison of FTSE 100

    http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1886010,00.html

    A more useful one

    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/ar...2&in_page_id=2
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    High level corporate management and executives
    IMO the highest by a long way if you are a CEO or a director of a company. This is especially if the company is in the London stock exchange and you are a member of the board of directors. You not only get a big basic salary, you get a percentage of annual turnover, plus bonuses, plus a percentage of shares (although they could drop) and extra stuff like free health and dental care.

    EDIT: I mean jobs that graduates tend to enter, so it excludes being a footballer or popstar!
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    As a management consultant you can get over £250,000.
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    (Original post by thegreatstupendo)
    Investment Banking, and other financial related jobs (I'm including stockbroking, fund management, accountancy, actuary etc.).
    Law at top firms.
    Entrepreneurship if you're successful.
    High level corporate management and executives.
    Professional sportspeople.
    Other celebrities, such as pop stars and actors.
    USA Today has a professional sportspeople salary database http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/baseb...s/default.aspx . An actuarial salary survey is at http://www.dwsimpson.com/salary.html , and I found some accounting ones at http://www.jobstar.org/tools/salary/sal-acfn.php .
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    The ex-BBC head/new ITV head Michael Grade is getting £845,000 a year plus benefits.
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    can someone explain what fund management is please i here it so much ?!?
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    Investment Banking- Actuaries, stockbrokers.
    Private dentist's
    Lawyers
    Physicists
    Docters.
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    (Original post by LDK)
    Medicine and Dentistry obviously are up there
    Errrm no. Possibly in USA but not here.
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    Law is good but only partners in top city firms earn masses of money, I no that qualified lawyers in top city firms can expect aroung a maximum of £55,000 - not masses but a pretty good salary. Does anyone how this figure goes up? Do you have to be made partner before you start earning 6 figures?
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    £55,000 is not the max, ive seen more, if u manage to get in wth the US firms based in London you can be on a starting wage (upon qualification) of like 75,000...once you reach partner in any law firm i guess you would be pretty loaded!
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    (Original post by Chassez)
    Errrm no. Possibly in USA but not here.
    Dunno, according to that website (thisismoney.co.uk)

    TOP EARNERS: Doctors saw their salaries rise 20% to £81,744 last year making theirs the second-best paid job in Britain
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    (Original post by Fleece)
    Dunno, according to that website (thisismoney.co.uk)

    TOP EARNERS: Doctors saw their salaries rise 20% to £81,744 last year making theirs the second-best paid job in Britain
    isn't that on average of all individuals in the field?

    If you took all CEO's, there would be a lot of small firms dragging the average down, but if you were the CEO of, say, Mars. inc., you would be one of the richest men on earth.

    To be honest, some the richest people on earth dont have jobs, just own manhattan property sites.
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    come on the brokers...
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    Look. this question is flawed. Every single sector you can make top money if you become the main man, CEO, head, etc. Every type of business is respectable when you are at the top. If you talking about starting graduate salaries, then investment banking beats them all.
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    Investment Banking- Actuaries, stockbrokers.
    Private dentist's
    Lawyers
    Physicists
    Docters.
    you having a giraffe mate? Have a look at the back of New Scientist and see what physicists are being paid
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    specialist doctors - $400 000 + in australia
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    (Original post by PortfolioManager)
    Look. this question is flawed. Every single sector you can make top money if you become the main man, CEO, head, etc. Every type of business is respectable when you are at the top. If you talking about starting graduate salaries, then investment banking beats them all.
    I have to agree. It's silly trying to describe Company CEO as a "job" A CEO can earn nothing or a couple hundred million a year. Pointing out great exceptions to the rule "specialist doctor in Australia" :rolleyes: isn't really very helpful.

    Having said that I suppose it's also silly to generalize too much. I note with interest that I earn more than a UK medical practitioner and I work in the construction industry.
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    IT spcialists now, as there are less and less people taking it at uni, and the courses from academies are too expensive, but im tryin to get on to a free one:p:

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