What are the Best Paid Jobs in Ireland ?

.According to recent figures from the Central Statistics Office – the Average annual earnings for full-time employees in Ireland in 2018 was €43,397 .
(This figure is the mean average and excludes overtime and bonuses)

The Job Sectors  with the Highest average Annual Pay
(full time workers only – excluding overtime and bonuses)

  1.  The  Financial, insurance and real estate sector was in first place with average wages of  €57,068.
  2. The next highest average wage in 2018 was in the Information and Communication sector  at €56,465
  3. In third place was Education – with €53,310 average
  4. Professional and Scientific  roles had an an average pay of €49,867
  5. Public Sector workers had an average full time pay of €48,172
  6. Industry €42,682
  7. Health and Social Work  €42338
  8. Transport and Storage  €41980
  9. Construction  €40,640
  10.   The Accommodation and food services sector had average annual total earnings of €17,607, the lowest of all the sectors. 

What are the jobs with the highest hourly pay in Ireland ?

Overall the average (mean) hourly earnings of all employees in Ireland was €22.43 in 2017.

  • The Education sector recorded the highest average annual hourly earnings of €34.56 per hour (But this sector had the lowest average weekly paid hours of just 23.7. )
  • The Financial, insurance and real estate sector had average annual hourly earnings of €30.82
  • The Information and communication sector had the next highest earners, with an average of €30.12 per hour
  • Thelowest average hourly pay wasin the Accommodationand Foodsector – at €12.55 per hour

A 2016 CSO survey looked at median earned incomes of various occupations.

These were the average earnings for the top 10 paid occupations in Ireland in 2016

  1. Doctors – €90,018
  2. Financial Managers and Directors €76,854
  3. Barristers / Solicitors / Judges €64,002
  4. Programmers + Software Developers €55,481
  5. Civil Engineers €49,844
  6. Teachers (Secondary) €49,473
  7. Accountants €46,492
  8. Teachers (Primary/Nursery) €43,803
  9. Nurses / Midwives €43,685
  10. Business Sales Executives €34,855

So – if you are lookng for the highest paid jobs in the highest paid sector in Ireland you might want to aim to be a financial manager in the Financial, insurance and real estate sector
. Next best would be in a financial manager in the Information and Communication sector