Get the latest jobs sent right to your inbox Learn More

RSS Feed for This PostCurrent Article

How Long Until You Earn Your First Million?

When you’re not part of the upper crust, making your first million quid may seem like a joke to the average person. But depending on how long you have been in the work force and which career you are pursuing — you may already be close to the magic number without even knowing it.

True — you’ve been and you still are using that money to live your life. And even if it will take you your entire career to cross the million-pound mark only once, just knowing of how much money all your work has been worth so far will possibly give your work attitude a boost. With that in mind, we looked at a variety of jobs to see just how long it would take to earn £1 million working in each position. The results are based on a 40-hour workweek and the median annual salary of each profession.

Here are 20 jobs with earnings anywhere from below minimum wage to some of the best-paying salaries and how long it would take to earn £1 million in terms of hours, eight-hour workdays and years (not including weekends, holidays or overtime):

Accountant: £26,865*
71,040 hours**
8880 days
37 years

Aircraft Pilot: £62,799
28,800 hours
3600 days
16 years

Architect: £37,928
50,880 hours
6360 days
26.5 years

Baker: £18,994
99,840 hours
12,480 days
52 years

Barrister: £49,379
38,400 hours
4800 days
20 years

Computer Network Manager: £52,703
36,480 hours
4560 days
19 years

Construction Worker: £24,106
76,800 hours
9600 days
40 years

Environmental Engineer: £36,285
51,840 hours
6480 days
27 years

Graphic Designer: £33,767
55680 hours
6960 days
29 years

Heavy Truck Driver: £24,329
76,800 hours
9600 days
40 years

Human Resource Advisor: £58,055
32640 hours
4080 days
17 years

Insurance Underwriter: £32,119
59,520 hours
7440 days
31 years

Medical Physicist: £66,013
28,800 hours
3600 days
15 years

Paramedic: £28,846
65,280
8160 days
34 years

Pharmacist: £48,276
38,400 hours
4800 days
20 years

Police Inspector: £54,241
34,560 hours
4320 days
18 years

Primary School Teacher: £29,657
63,360 hours
7920 days
33 years

Public Relations Manager: £43,545
44,160 hours
5520 days
23 years

Sales Clerk: £18,493
99,840 hours
12,480 days
52 years

Social Worker: £29,864
63,360 hours
7920 days
33 years

*Salary data based on SalaryExpert.com, PayScale.com.
**Hours, days and years figures are rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.

Trackback URL

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.