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Statistics Reveal the Best Paid Jobs Per Country

Statistics Reveal the Best Paid Jobs Per Country

by Karin Singh 15/12/2017

Are you in your 20s and still unsure what career you should choose? Are you clueless about what are the best paying jobs that will guarantee you a good income? Did you know that 68% people report that compensation is among their leading factors when choosing the company to work for?

Or are you in your 30s and 40s and want to know whether you are working for one of the most desirable employers and have one of the top 10 best paid jobs in your country?

Then don’t ignore the following statistics and facts.

The question ‘What are the best paying jobs?’ is not easy to answer because it depends on what country you are living in. Let’s have a look at what the best paying jobs in these countries (UK, USA, Germany and Spain) are and whether it’s possible to notice similar patterns among them.


What are the best paying jobs in Germany?

best paid jobs in germanyAs we know, Germany is the largest and one of the richest economies in Europe with signs of growth and stability in the job market, and that on a consistent basis. Do you live in Germany or are you planning to relocate to Germany? Do you know what the best firms to work for are in that country?

According to The Local, these are the Top 10 most desirable employers in Germany: Audi, BMW, Porsche, Lufthansa, Volkswagen, Google Germany, Mercedes Benz/Daimler, Siemens, Ikea Germany, Adidas and The Foreign Ministry.



These are the top 10 best paid jobs in Germany (showing their average annual salaries):

1)    Executive Human Capital Management (€ 189,996)

2)    Banking Product Manager (€ 180,000)

3)    Deputy General Manager (€ 150,000)

4)    Six Sigma Black Belt (€ 145,000)

5)    Legal Advisor (€ 144,000)

6)    Assistant Vice President (€ 135,000)

7)    Brand Marketing (€ 135,000)

8)    Help Desk Manager (€ 126,000)

9)    Vice President (€ 120,432)

10) Regional Director of Operations (€ 120,000)



What are the best paying jobs in the United Kingdom?

 According to the Office of National Statistics in the UK, the highest paying jobs have been: Top Managers (£85,285), Aircraft Pilots (£84,968) and In-house Lawyers.

What are the best firms to work for in the UK? According to a Glassdoor survey for 2016 it showed the following result: Expedia, Hays Plc, AKQA, GE, Schuh Limited, Oxfam, ARM Holdings, Google, Unilever and London Underground.


What are the best paying jobs in the United States of America?

According to a Glassdoor survey, the top 10 best-paying jobs (with their average annual salary) are as follows:

1) Physician ($180,000). This is not just the highest paid job in the USA, but according to Bureau of Labor Statistics it is also the profession that is expected to grow to 14 % by 2024.

2) Lawyer ($144,500) – even though this often depends on the specialization of law that is practised.

3) Research and Development Manager ($142,120)

4) Software Development Manager ($132,000)

5) Pharmacy Manager ($130,000)

6) Strategy Manager ($130,000)

7) Software Architect ($128,250)

8) Integrated circuit designer engineer ($127,500)

9) IT Manager ($120,000)

10) Solutions architect ($120,000)

The best employers to work for in the USA I expected to be Apple, Microsoft, Google etc. but to my surprise, I stumbled upon a list from Forbes which showed these employers: QuickenLoans, The Container Store, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Park Place Dealership, EOG Resources, Pioneer Natural Resources, Mattress Firm, Coyote Logistics, Keller Williams Realty and NuStar Energy.



What are the best paying jobs in Spain?

best paid jobs in germanyAccording to the website, these are the best paid jobs in Spain (on average).

1)   Business administration: € 34,866

2)   Legal: € 34,019

3)   Technology and telecommunications: € 27,011 

4)   Quality, R&D, environment: € 25,580

5)   Engineering and production: € 25,156

6)   Human resources: € 24,278

7)   Manufacturing industries (qualified): € 21,790

8)   Sales and commercial: € 23,385

9)   Marketing and communication: € 22,288

10) Purchasing, logistics and transports: € 19,861

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Any conclusions?

After comparing the top 10 best paying jobs in the UK, the USA, Spain and Germany we can notice one thing:

The industries which offer the top 10 highest paid jobs are not the same for every country. An example, while in the USA the healthcare sector takes the lead with the top job as physician, in Germany no healthcare-related job can be found in the top 10 jobs. Germany’s focus lies instead more on business-related jobs.

In a nutshell, which are the best firms to work for? Well, the most desirable employers that offer highly-paid jobs with a bright future in all these four countries can be found in the following industries: healthcare, IT, legal, business, transportation and hospitality.

Karin Schroeck-Singh’s passion lies in creating, translating and promoting content of high-quality in multiple languages (English, German, Italian). She holds an MBA from the University of Leicester (UK) and is the author of several ebooks. She gained more that 20 years of international work experience in various industries in Italy, the UK and India. Helping businesses to optimise their online presence is her priority, no client or project is too big or too small for her.

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Karin Schroeck-Singh

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