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ON THE JOB – Higher than the national average



These are the jobs you need if you want to earn a salary higher than the national average.

You’re likely to be better off to the tune of £2,000 with these highly-skilled roles By Carl Stroud 12th February 2018, 9:35 am Updated: 12th February 2018, 11:52 am TRAINEE plumbers, electricians and bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they are qualified, according to a new study. They will benefit to the tune of £2,000 a year by 2022, research by Screwfix found. Tradespeople including bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they’re qualified.

The DIY chain predicted that the highest earners will be plumbers and electricians, with pay set to reach £31,000.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson will be over £27,500 by 2022, said the report, while the average UK salary is expeted to rise to £25,009.

Graham Bell, chief executive of Screwfix, said: “The research supports our belief that a trade apprenticeship is a strong career choice for young people in this country. “Apprenticeships lead to careers in highly skilled jobs, which are in high demand and therefore attract a healthy, competitive salary.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson is set to be over £27,500 by 2022, according to a new report “For young people starting out they offer a great career choice without the burden of large debts from university fees.” It comes after it was revealed one London plumber earns an astonishing £210,000 a year.

Stephen Fry, 34, lives in millionaires’ playground Kensington, West London, and takes luxury holidays to the Maldives through unblocking toilets and fixing leaky taps.

He told the Mail on Sunday: “Every day is fun. You can go to a place where some woman has water gushing through the ceilings and is crying, so it’s a nice feeling when you stop the water and make her happy.

“I can’t really see myself stopping any time soon, to be honest. I enjoy my work.”

“I’m a worker. I’ll be working till I drop, I think.”

“On a Friday night, when people ask if I want to go for a beer, I am shattered.”