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Study shows taxi drivers top biggest salary increase over last ten years

31 Jul 2019

A new study reveals that taxi drivers have had the biggest salary increase across all sectors in the UK over the last ten years.

 The new research from analysed ONS earnings data from 2008 and 2018 to discover how salaries have changed for over 200 occupations and industries, as well as how earnings have changed from region to region.

They have discovered that Taxi Drivers have seen an 72.08% increase in the last 10 years.

According to the 10 jobs with the biggest % salary increase in the last 10 years are: 


  1. Taxi Drivers, 72.08%

  2. TV Engineers, 67.78%

  3. Marketing and Sales Directors, 65.53%

  4. Senior Educational Professionals, 62.37%

  5. IT Directors, 60.52%

  6. Advertising and PR Directors, 59.93%

  7. Veterinary Nurses, 52.23%

  8. Taxation Experts, 50.34%

  9. Musicians, 50.15%

  10. National Government Civil Servants, 44.30% 

However, it’s not all salary rises, these are the 10 jobs where salaries have decreased in the last 10 years: 


  1. Energy Plant Operatives, -13.87% 

  2. Moulders and Die Casters, -11.61%

  3. Chemical Scientists, -9.97% 

  4. Other Construction Operatives, -9.70%

  5. Doctors, -7.91%

  6. Other Process Operatives, -7.67%

  7. Lab Technicians, -6.79%

  8. Metal Making Process Operatives, -5.81%

  9. Glass and Ceramics Process Operatives, -3.02%

  10. Finance and Investment Advisers, -1.67


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