Your future salary is obviously one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing a career. So you might be surprised at how much electricians and electrical engineers can earn.

In 2014, the sector with the highest annual earnings was electricity supply (along with gas, steam and air conditioning supply), with an average salary of around £37,900.

Electricians earn an average of £29,000 per year, which is nearly 25% more than the national average wage. And as an electrotechnical apprentice, you’ll also be earning more than the national minimum wage.

As you progress through your career and become qualified even further, it gets better.

The Engineering Council say that chartered engineers earn an average of £63,000 per year (in 2013), incorporated engineers earn around £45,500 and engineering technicians £40,000.

Sounds interesting? Take a look at the Career Options page to find out more about the different jobs you could do. Make sure also you take the correct training routes to ensure you’re getting off to a good start.

References
http://www.edge.co.uk/news/2015/january/teens-and-parents-wide-of-the-mark-with-top-earning-uk-careers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-of-the-future – Page 12/13