Recent research into the jobs market has shown that electricians are the highest-earning self-employed professionals in the UK.
The research, which was conducted by Bark.com, looked into how much self-employed pros can earn before tax across 11 sectors. It also analysed the average salaries for employed professionals within each sector* to determine the potential increase in earnings by going self-employed.
The results show that service professionals in the UK could be earning more than double (103%) their current salary if they went self-employed. As part of the research, 20,000 self-employed professionals across the UK were surveyed on their earnings.
Self-employed electricians top the list with an average annual salary of £51,200, followed closely by counsellors at £45,111 and landscape gardeners at £40,140.
Below is a list of the highest-earning self-employed pros in the UK based on average salary before tax (2017- 2018):
- Electricians £51,200
- Counsellors £45,111
- Landscape gardeners £40,140
- Make-up artists £38,918
- Graphic designers £38,760
- Photographers £36,823
- Plumbers £36,359
- Tutors £34,147
- Painter and decorators £33,075
- Personal trainers £33,029
- Cleaners £29,584
The site surveyed 2,000 Bark.com professionals from each sector, asking about their average earnings. The sectors interrogated were: plumbers, electricians, personal trainers, make-up artists, landscape gardeners, counsellors, cleaners, painter and decorators, photographers, tutors and graphic designer.