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2022-04-01 01:59:05

TOP highest paid professions 2022 Rankings

TOP highest paid professions 2022 Rankings

The world is constantly changing, so the list of professions with the highest wages in the world often changes after it. The conditions shaping the development of the world make in demand those specialists whose profession was just emerging a few years ago, and now they are invited to the largest companies in the world, offering a salary of tens of thousands of dollars a month.

But among the leaders of the most expensive professions, you can consistently meet the "eternal", which are unlikely to lose their relevance and will always be in demand in the labor market.

General Manager

The general managers of large companies with their activities are able to bring millions or billions of dollars a year, so they are so appreciated by the leading corporations of the planet, which pay such workers a lot of money.

The work of a top manager of a large company is not only to develop sales plans, but also to control the activities of his subordinates, the number of which can reach several hundred, in making a decision to open or close new departments or branches. The task of the general manager of any firm is also to be well aware of the general state of affairs of the company and understand how each of his actions will affect its development.

Studying for the profession lasts from 4 to 6 years, and graduates with such a diploma receive an average of 200 thousand dollars a year. Top managers of large companies, whose annual income sometimes reaches 920 thousand dollars, are strongly pulling ahead. In the UK , professionals receive 230 thousand, and in the United States - about 190 thousand dollars.

Aerospace Engineer

The space industry around the world is gaining momentum, and the implementation of the most daring ideas requires real professionals who are able to cope with the task.

Workers associated with the engineering industry earn more on average than people of other professions in each country. The difference in salary can vary from 50% to 100% depending on the state. In the US, an aerospace engineer receives from 86 to 126 thousand dollars a year, specialists of the United Kingdom have an average salary of 70 thousand dollars annually. Foreign engineers also receive very good money – an average of about 58 thousand dollars a year.

The high level of remuneration directly depends on the complexity of the work, because it is on these people that the safety and life of astronauts going into space depends. The slightest mistake of an engineer can lead to huge financial and human losses, so a high salary serves as a good motivation.

Studying as a space engineer takes from 4 to 7 years, depending on the university and program.

Corporate Lawyer

The salary of an ordinary lawyer is on average the same as in every country. Much more are received by specialists who represent large firms and corporations. In this industry, there is very high competition, the skills of candidates for a position are at the highest level, hence the high salaries. Most often, companies directly contact universities in order to find the best student from the faculty.

The cost of legal education is usually much higher than that of many other professions, and the number of budget places is quite small. After 5-6 years of studying, a newly minted lawyer will have to spend almost all his time at work, because every large company has many events that require the efforts of a specialist every day. There are cases when corporate lawyers of giant corporations literally spend the night at work while conducting complex cases.

For hard mental work, experts in jurisprudence receive appropriate payment. In the United States, a lawyer representing a large firm receives more than $ 215,000 a year, and in the UK - $ 135,000. At the moment, there are a lot of lawyers on the labor market, and vacancies do not appear so often. Here, the legal representative of a large company receives an average of 36 thousand dollars annually.

Air traffic controller

The tasks of the air traffic controller include the daily development of a safe route of aircraft in the air, drawing up a flight plan and submitting permission for takeoff with landing. The profession of air traffic controller requires constant communication with aircraft pilots so that in case of danger, the correct and quick decision can be made.

Work is considered very stressful and requires from a professional standard skills to quickly respond to danger, stress resistance. Students acquire these skills for 8 years of study, 3 of which are continuous practice. To get a responsible position immediately after receiving a bachelor's degree will not work, the student will have to hone his skills on simulators.

For the high complexity and intensity of the profession, a good salary is due. American and British air traffic controllers receive about the same - in the region of 140 thousand dollars a year. The foreign specialist lags far behind them: his annual salary on average in the country does not exceed 14 thousand dollars.

Senior Data Scientist

Candidates for this position are always not enough, because it requires excellent analytical skills and knowledge of their business at an impeccable level. Such skills are not so easy to learn, but large enterprises are still able to find good specialists who will cope with a wide list of duties.

A data scientist will have to reduce the company's risks by adjusting the overall plan, predict the demand for a product or service, and automate logistics processes within the company. A good specialist will be welcome in banks, consulting firms or digital agencies.

In addition to studying at the university, anyone can try to master the processing industry through online courses that last no more than two years. Studying at the university will take 4 years.

The salary of analysts in the United States is about 160 thousand dollars a year. British specialists annually receive in the region of 100 thousand per year.


The oil business is one of the most profitable in the world for 2022. The whole world needs black gold, and the number of vacancies in this area is constantly growing, and salaries are rising. 

Studying for an oil worker is not so difficult and long, the duration of the program is 4-5 years. A graduate of a foreign university will be able to receive almost 20 thousand dollars annually, American and British workers - in the region of 120-130 thousand dollars.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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