10 Jobs that pay £20 per hour
Imagine someone walking up to you at the top of every hour and handing you a £20 bill. You'd be earning almost the double amount of money that the average British worker does. According to the 2009 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), the national mean for hourly wages is £12.23.
That said, wouldn't it be nice to earn more than the average? Not that a £12.23/hour gig is anything to sneeze at, but a bigger paycheque is never a bad thing. At least it's fun to daydream about having more money in your bank account. And maybe you are already moving in the right direction to get there.
We've put together a list of jobs that pay £20, to give you an idea of how some people are earning their nice paycheques. Indulge your curious side and take a look at these 10 jobs that pay between £20 and £25 per hour* (job information from the job profiles on the government's careers advice page)
... provide information and reports to help stock market traders, stockbrokers and fund managers make decisions about investments. Their research into companies, financial markets and shares highlight new investment opportunities or show when a fund may lose money.
Entry requirements: To work as an investment analyst you are likely to need a good degree in economics, maths, business studies or accountancy.
Hourly earnings: £22.83
Hospital and health service managers
... are responsible for making sure a hospital, or other health organisation, runs efficiently and effectively. Their aim is to provide patients and other users with the best possible service, given the available facilities, finance and staff.
Entry requirements: The most direct route is through one of the NHS Graduate Management Training Schemes. To get on to a scheme, you will need a degree or an equivalent qualification in a health or management related subject.
Hourly earnings: £20.60
... help clients to choose the most suitable financial products and services, such as investments, savings, pensions, mortgages or insurance.
Entry requirements: You could become a financial adviser with various qualifications and experience. A common way to start is as a tied adviser in a bank, building society or insurance company, after being promoted from a customer service role and achieving a Financial Services Authority-approved qualification.
Hourly earnings: £22.83
... use their business skills to help organisations solve problems, improve efficiency and manage change. Companies might bring in management consultants to provide particular knowledge or skills that they lack, to provide a fresh viewpoint on a problem, or even to help save a struggling business.
Entry requirements: Most management consultants are qualified to at least degree level. Previous experience in business management, finance, human resources, IT, project management can be especially useful. Alternatively, you could join a management consultancy firm's graduate training scheme straight from university.
Hourly earnings: £23.37
... research, design and develop electronic components and equipment in a range of industries.
Entry requirements: To become an electronics engineer you usually need a foundation degree, BTEC HNC/HND or degree in electronic / electrical engineering or engineering technology.
Hourly earnings: £22.49
Public relations managers
... are responsible for building and maintaining their employer's image and reputation with customers and the general public. They work either in a company's in-house public relations department, or in a consultancy that looks after PR for a number of clients.
Entry requirements: Public relations is a very competitive industry and many employers will expect you to be qualified to degree level in subjects such as: journalism, advertising or marketing and communications, business or management, psychology, English or politics.
Hourly earnings: £23.25
... make sure that manufacturing processes run smoothly, are cost-effective and deliver products on time. Their work covers the three main areas of the production process: planning, control and supervision.
Entry requirements: One way of getting into this career is to start as a production operative in a manufacturing company. You could then work your way up to team leader and into production management.
Hourly earnings: £23.06
... supervise and direct operations on a construction project to make sure it is completed safely, on time and within budget. Senior managers oversee several projects at the same time.
Entry requirements: To work as a construction manager you would need the following skills and knowledge: building studies and building engineering, surveying and civil engineering, construction engineering management and building management.
Hourly earnings: £23.56
... are responsible for managing your team, increasing your branch's sales of financial products and services, maintaining customer relationships and attracting new customers.
Entry requirements: You could join a bank or building society's graduate management training scheme, or alternatively work your way up to branch manager from other jobs within the bank.
Hourly earnings: £23.73
Chartered building surveyors
... advise clients about the design and construction of new buildings and the maintenance, repair, renovation and conservation of existing ones.
Entry requirements: To qualify as a building surveyor, you should complete a degree course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), followed by professional development.
Hourly earnings: £19.38
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