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These jobs have had the biggest salary increases over the last 10 years

The cost of living is on the rise, but so are our salaries. 

Compare the Market has analysed earnings data from 2008 to 2018 to see how salaries for over 200 jobs have changed over the decade.

The majority of jobs have seen an increase in salary over 10 years, however despite substantial increases in the cost of living over time, some professionals including Doctors, Financial Advisors and Clothing Designers have actually seen a drop in their average salary. 

Here's the 20 jobs that have seen the biggest salary increases over the last 10 years. You can find the full list here. 

 

 

1. Taxi Drivers 

  • Median salary in 2008: £15,892
  • Median salary in 2018: £27,892

 

2. TV Engineers 

  • Median salary in 2008: £19,811 
  • Median salary in 2018: £33,238 

 

3. Marketing and Sales Directors 

  • Median salary in 2008: £45,385 
  • Median salary in 2018: £75,126

 

4. Senior Educational Professionals 

  • Median salary in 2008: £32,599
  • Median salary in 2018: £52,931 

 

5. IT Directors 

  • Median salary in 2008: £44,922 
  • Median salary in 2018: £72,109 

 

6. Advertising and PR Directors 

  • Median salary in 2008: £40,688
  • Median salary in 2018: £65,074 

 

7. Veterinary Nurses 

  • Median salary in 2008: £14,074 
  • Median salary in 2018: £21,425 

 

8. Taxation Experts 

  • Median salary in 2008: £29,811
  • Median salary in 2018: £44,818

 

9. Musicians 

  • Median salary in 2008: £25,834 
  • Median salary in 2018: £38,791 

 

10. National Government Civil Servants

  • Median salary in 2008: £17,608 
  • Median salary in 2018: £25,408

 

11. Pharmaceutical Technicians

  • Median salary in 2008: £15,799
  • Median salary in 2018: £22,762 

 

12. Rail Travel Assistants 

  • Median salary in 2008: £25,733
  • Median salary in 2018: £35,056 

 

13. Crane Drivers 

  • Median salary in 2008: £28,099
  • Median salary in 2018: £37,897

 

14. Farmers 

  • Median salary in 2008: £19,157 
  • Median salary in 2018: £27,797 

 

15. Other Elementary Sales Occupations 

  • Median salary in 2008: £12,509 
  • Median salary in 2018: £16,821 

 

16. Textile Process Operatives 

  • Median salary in 2008: £17,911 
  • Median salary in 2018: £24,062 

 

17. Retail Cashiers 

  • Median salary in 2008: £12,354 
  • Median salary in 2018: £15,372 

 

18. Fishmongers 

  • Median salary in 2008: £13,708 
  • Median salary in 2018: £18,114

 

19. Sales Assistants 

  • Median salary in 2008: £13,444
  • Median salary in 2018: £17,752 

 

20. Weigher, Grader and Sorters 

  • Median salary in 2008: £18,349
  • Median salary in 2018: £24,127
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