If you earn 100k plus, what is your occupation?

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CJ2010 Wed 04-Jan-12 14:09:14

I've posted this here as it is a bit U, but i am curious to know what jobs pay mega bucks.

I've just been looking on a jobs website at admin jobs, most are paying on average 20-25k (in London). With the cost of living as it it, that sort of money will not go far at all.

I've been a SAHM for a while now and have begun looking for work. I'm considering retraining, but only in something that pays well!

So members of the 100k club please spill the beans and let me know your secrets!

LeNameChange Wed 04-Jan-12 14:10:27

Er ... OK. I'm a barrister.

coraltoes Wed 04-Jan-12 14:11:10

City trader. No secret, just early mornings, balls of steel and fortunate it is a highly rewarded profession.

PosieParker Wed 04-Jan-12 14:11:22

Someone close to me is a sales director.

StrandedBear Wed 04-Jan-12 14:12:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Get0rf Wed 04-Jan-12 14:12:22

I would have loved to have worked in the city.

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 04-Jan-12 14:12:28

Having your own company can be pretty lucrative.

DoesNotGiveAFig Wed 04-Jan-12 14:12:37

posie so you earn 100k? Or they do?

What does a city trader do? Is it selling stocks and shares? Or is there more to it?

diabolo Wed 04-Jan-12 14:12:59

Retail Estate Manager for a Top 200 Company

squeakytoy Wed 04-Jan-12 14:14:03

I'm considering retraining, but only in something that pays well!

Good luck then! grin

You do realise that it isnt quite that simple I hope. smile

Evil Capitalist.... so says DH who is the Fluffy Altruist

Disclaimer - don't 'normally' earn that much but did recently and will again due to 'return to work after maternity leave' 25% salary uplift for first year back...

coraltoes Wed 04-Jan-12 14:15:02

Can be stocks, shares, currency, commodities (gold, gas, oil grain etc) ... I it exists you can trade it...and probably lose a fair bit of money doing so! Haha.

Oh and that is 'total remuneration package' rather than Nett Salary - wouldn't want you to think I was a Really Evil Capitalist

Haziedoll Wed 04-Jan-12 14:15:48

I don't earn that amount unfortunately! But I have a few friends who do. They work in the following occupations:-

Banking
Senior Exec for Railway
Self employed MD for Engineering Company
Senior Exec in a large medical supplies company
HR director for a charity
IT director for a bank

So in the main they are senior execs for large corporate machines. Not my cup of tea.

coraltoes Wed 04-Jan-12 14:16:23

Cj2010 i do love the idea that you think you can just retrain to earn 100k!

DoesNotGiveAFig Wed 04-Jan-12 14:16:58

I don't think I could handle the pressure coral argh!

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Wed 04-Jan-12 14:17:29

Not me - sadly, but one friend is Head of HR for a bank & another is an Project Engineer for an oil company, both on well over £100k. But never home & never see their kids during the week.

DoesNotGiveAFig Wed 04-Jan-12 14:17:37

Have you not heard coral? There's a new uni degree.

TheRealTillyMinto Wed 04-Jan-12 14:18:07

small business owner. tips:

1. work hard
2. be resiliant
3. always find a way

Get0rf Wed 04-Jan-12 14:19:01

I agree with others who are laughing at the naivety that you can just 'retrain' and - abracadabra - be on 100K.

I imagine it takes years of slog to get up to that level.

CJ2010 Wed 04-Jan-12 14:19:12

My DP works in the City, doesn't earn 100k though!

What sparked my curiousity was a conversation DP and I were having about Peppa Pig (!) and how much money the guys who created the show, must be making now through the sale of merchandise. DP is of the opinion that in this current economic climate, it is only really people with extraordinary jobs, i.e creative types & people that work for themselves that are raking it in. I tend to disagree.

DoesNotGiveAFig Wed 04-Jan-12 14:20:18

I am happy to see that those earning huge amounts work hard for it. I think us lower in the food chain are led to believe at times that the hard work isn't put in by higher earners, but that's probably the power of the media at work.

Hulababy Wed 04-Jan-12 14:20:52

Dh is a solicitor. He is an equity partner in a regional practise.
No secrets. He's worked hard, made money, got himself a good reputation and he is good at his job. He also admits that int he early days he was in the right place at the right time once or twice, which helped. But I think it is also down to the fact that he is good at what he does primarily.

thestringcheesemassacre Wed 04-Jan-12 14:21:10

Lots of money to be made in advertising too. For very senior people.

diabolo Wed 04-Jan-12 14:21:16

I must also point out that DH's is a £100K package, not just salary, so includes car, private medical cover, share options, bonus etc

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