New research Reveals That 58% of Creative Jobs Are Paid Under The UK Average Salary

Liberty Games has analysed the average salaries of 50 of the most common jobs in the creative industry in the UK - but how does your pay compare?

From video games designers to drama teachers, there are a variety of jobs within the creative sector that require a range of different skills and talents. But which creative jobs pay the most? Liberty Games have analysed the average salaries of 50 of the most common jobs in the creative industry. You can view the full creative jobs wage chart here.

Whether you’re already working in the creative industry or are figuring out which career to choose, it’s important to know what your earning potential might be. From video games designers to illustrators and photographers, there are a range of different talents and skills needed to fulfil jobs in the creative industry – but which pay the most?  

Here are the top ten highest paid creative jobs analysed:

RankJob titleAverage salary
1Film and TV Director£57,859
2News anchor£52,612
3Software engineer£50,869
4Brand manager£49,429
5Digital marketing manager£47,118
7Drama Teacher£46,189
8Advertising Manager£45,846
9Film and TV Producer£44,857

Here are the top ten lowest paid creative jobs analysed: 

RankJob titleAverage salary
1Fashion designer£20,716
2Audio Engineer£21,119
4Makeup artist£23,368
6Industrial designer£25,447
10Floral designer£26,643

Film and TV Directors take the top spot, with an average salary of £57,859 per annum. This is almost £23,000 (£22,677) more a year than the UK average salary and proves you don’t always have to sacrifice a high salary for a job that you’re passionate about. 

Fashion designers come in last place, earning almost £15,000 (£14,466) less than the average salary. The research reveals that 58% of creative jobs are paid under the UK average jobs salary of £35,058. 

Marketing jobs have also been revealed as some of the more well-paid in the creative industry, with brand managers (£49,429), digital marketing managers (£47,118) and advertising manager (£45,846) making the top ten.

How does your pay stack up against the salaries of UK’s creative jobs? View the Liberty Games UK Creative Chart for more information. 

Source: Liberty Games

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