Mar 5, 2018
Construction apprentices will earn thousands of pounds more than many university graduates. Latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) quizzed small contractors on how much they pay tradespeople. The highest reported ammual salary for a London bricklayer was £90,0000. The average annual salaries were: Site managers earn £51,266 Plumbers earn £48,675 Supervisors earn £48,407 Electricians earn £47,265 Civil engineering operatives earn £44,253 Steel fixers earn £44,174 Roofers earn £42,303 Bricklayers earn £42,034 Carpenters and joiners earn £41,413 Plasterers earn £41,045 Scaffolders earn £40,942 Floorers earn £39,131 Plant operatives earn £38,409 Painters and decorators earn £34,587 General construction operatives earn £32,392 In comparison government figures show the UK’s university graduates earn the following average annual salaries: Pharmacists earn £42,252 Dental practitioners earn £40,268 Architects earn £38,228 Teachers earn £37,805 Chartered and certified accountants earn £37,748 Midwives earn £36,188 Veterinarians earn £36,446 Physiotherapists earn £32,065 Nurses earn £31,867 FMB Chief Executive Brian Berry said: “Money talks and when it comes to annual salaries, a career in construction trumps many university graduate roles. “The average university graduate in England earns £32,000 a year whereas our latest research shows that your average bricky or roofer is earning £42,000 a year across the UK. In London, a bricklayer is commanding wages of up to £90,000 a year. “Pursuing a career in construction is therefore becoming an increasingly savvy move. University students in..