UK: BEHIND THE FIGURES - WHO IS, AND ISN'T ON THE MONEY MERRY-GO-ROUND.

UK: BEHIND THE FIGURES - WHO IS, AND ISN'T ON THE MONEY MERRY-GO-ROUND. - Most of the figures in this table are drawn from the New Earnings Survey 1994, which is based on a 1% sample of employees on PAYE schemes. The New Earnings survey is a Department o

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Most of the figures in this table are drawn from the New Earnings Survey 1994, which is based on a 1% sample of employees on PAYE schemes. The New Earnings survey is a Department of Employment publication and is by far the most comprehensive of its kind.

Figures for directors come from the 1994 National Management Salary Survey, which covers 1,056 directors and 19,842 managers.

Although for most occupations women are, on average, paid less, the National Management Salary Survey shows that on average female executives are eight years younger than their male counterparts.

Unless otherwise stated figures represent full-time staff on basic salaries. This is to enable like to be compared with like and ignores ancillary benefits such as personal allowances, pension schemes and share options.

Men Women

Highest paid UK director (1994) 17,402,251 n/a

Chief executive 101,975 n/a

Prime Minister 82,003 82,003

Director 68,022 56,712

Medical practitioners 40,549 32,703

Department manager 36,733 33,070

Police officers (inspector) 33,259 33,259

Member of Parliament 33,189 33,189

Solicitors 32,380 24,882

Bank/building society managers 30,572 20,368

University lecturers 29,296 24,185

Chartered accountants 26,280 21,897

Biologists/biochemists 24,809 19,781

Secondary school teachers 23,472 20,836

Computer programmers 23,046 21,798

Social workers 18,158 16,692

Nurses 17,700 16,005

Taxi drivers 14,747 n/a

Rent and debt collectors 14,695 11,284

Bricklayers 12,922 n/a

Refuse collectors 12,532 n/a

Butchers 10,868 n/a

Bar staff 9,302 7,493

Kitchen porters 8,138 7,389.

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