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IDSOC CODE FROM THE ONSJob titleNameSectorSalary (median full-time unless otherwise indicated)NOTE (Named individuals are given total renumeration figures. Covers 2008-09 period unless otherwise stated. All other salaries are full-time median figures, unless otherwise stated)
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1THE QUEENThe QueenMonarchy7,900,000Civil list - is distributed among Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles
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2Presenter, BBCJonathan RossMedia6,000,0003yr 18m deal
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3Group chief exec, RBSStephen HesterBanking1,200,000Excludes potential £8m bonus
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4Director of TV, Channel 4Kevin LygoMedia1,136,0002008 figure
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5Group chief exec, Northern RockGary HoffmanBanking1,100,000Total remuneration
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6Chief executive, Royal MailAdam CrozierPost service995,000Total remuneration, 2008-09. Paid £3m in the previous year
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7Chief exec Network RailIain CoucherTransport947,000Total remuneration
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8Group Infrastructure Director at Network railPeter HendersonTransport903,000Total remuneration
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9Dir gen BBCMark ThompsonMedia834,000
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10Chief exec, Channel 4Andy DuncanMedia683,0002008 figure
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11Presenter, BBCChris MoylesMedia630,000
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12Chief executive, Financial Services AuthorityHector SantsBanking623,170Total remuneration
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13Olympic delivery authority chief execDavid HigginsSport537,000Total, 2008-09
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14Chief exec, BBC worldwideJohn SmithMedia480,000Total, 2008-09
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15Governor of the Bank of EnglandMervyn KingBanking296,818Total remuneration
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16Chief exec, NHSDavid NicholsonHealth276,900Inc £46,900 benefits in kind
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17Cabinet secretary and head of the civil serviceSir Gus O'DonnellCivil service267,800Inc benefits in kind of £12,800
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18Commissioner, Metropolitan policeSir Paul StephensonPolice253,620
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19Chief inspector of schoolsChristine GilbertEducation242,222Max salary, total package
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20Lord chief justiceLord Igor JudgeLaw239,845
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21Head of qualifications and curric authAndrew HallEducation226,300Max salary, total package. Inc benefits of £56,000
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22Chief exec, Learning and skills councilGeoffrey RussellEducation208,000
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23Supreme court judgeLady HaleLaw206,857
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24Chief of the General StaffGeneral Sir David RichardsArmed forces197,900Inc benefits in kind of 27900
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25University vice chancellorEducation194,000
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26Prime ministerGordon BrownPolitics192,414PM and cabinet take 2007 salaries. Inc MP salary of 64677
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27Chief exec Arts councilAlan DaveyArts175,000
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28Director, Tate gallerySir Nicholas SerotaArts172,919
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29Director British MuseumNeil MacgregorCulture165,000
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30Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, chief execHealth160,000
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31Director V&AMark JonesCulture152,894
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32Scottish first ministerAlex SalmondPolitics144,990Donates part of salary to charity. Inc MP salary
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33Wolverhampton council chief execLocal gov140,958Maximum salary, post advertised
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34Home secretaryAlan JohnsonPolitics140,176
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35Old Bailey circuit judgeLaw138,548
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36Chief exec, general teaching council, EnglandKeith BartleyEducation136,000Although the GTC annual report (http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc0809/hc08/0830/0830.pdf) lists the emoluments as £171,000, this includes £35,000 in pension contributions, so we have revised the total figure to £136,000
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37Leader of the oppositionDavid CameronPolitics134,136Shadow cabinet take 2007 salaries. Inc MP salary of 64677
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38Consultant in NHS hospitalHealth113,100Median FTE for consultant under new contract
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39Head of social servicesMaggie AtkinsonSocial servs112,569
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40Attorney generalBaroness ScotlandLaw111,262
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41Senior headteacher at inner London schoolEducation109,658
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42GP - partnerHealth106,000average
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43Equality commissionerTrevor PhillipsPolitics102,638Figure calculated from 23.5 months' salary of £201,000
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44Prison governorPrisons79,000
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451111Senior civil servantCivil service68,283
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46Member of ParliamentPolitics64,766basic salary, exc allowances
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473511Air traffic controllersTransport60,548
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48GP - salariedHealth55,790average
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492311University lecturerEducation43,757
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501181Hospital managerHealth41,746
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513312Police officers (sergeant and below)Police38,744
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521173Senior prison officerPrisons38,678
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532313School inspectorEducation37,326
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543214RadiographerHealth37,105
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553213ParamedicHealth36,780
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562314Secondary teacherEducation36,243
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572316Special needs teacherEducation36,107
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581184Social services managerSocial servs35,928
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59BBC symphony orchestra violinistCulture35,000
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602432Town plannerLocal gov34,278
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613212MidwifeHealth33,875
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622315Primary and nursery teacherEducation33,743
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63House officer, NHS hospitalHealth32,800Median FTE
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642312Further education lecturerEducation32,603
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652443Probation officerLaw30,603
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662442Social workersSocial servs30,422
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673313Fire service officerEmergency services30,374 Leading fire officer and below
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683568Environmental health officerLocal gov30,169
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693211NurseHealth29,431
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70Public sector median salary27,6863
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713314Prison officerPrisons26,735
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728126Sewage plant operativeUtilities25,995
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73Everyone, median salary25,8162
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74Legal aid solicitorLaw25,000Junior solicitor
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75Private sector median salary24,9704
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764111Civil Service executive officerCivil service24,833
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77Newly trained PC, Metropolitan PolicePolice24,786Inc basic London weighting of £2,106
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783231Youth workerSocial servs23,473
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793232Housing officerSocial servs23,396
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809211Postal workerPost22,978
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81Curator, British MuseumCulture22,457
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826112Ambulance staff Health22,079
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834113Local government clerical officerLocal gov21,050
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849242Traffic wardenLocal gov20,827
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85Job centre advisorSocial servs20,240Starting salary
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86Army private in AfghanistanArmed forces20,061Level 1, includes £2,380 combat allowance and £1,000 separation allowance
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876114Residential wardenSocial servs19,567
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88BBC trainee studio managerMedia18,997Inc £4080 London weighting
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899235Refuse collectorLocal gov18,400
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909221Hospital porterHealth18,348
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916111Nursing auxiliaryHealth17,699
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929232Road sweeperLocal gov17,376
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934213School secretaryEducation17,277
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946115Care assistantSocial servs16,180
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956124Educational assistantEducation15,116
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96Northern Rock bank clerkBanking15,000Includes call centre staff and other 'frontline' workers
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97Royal footmanMonarchy15,000Starting salary. Live-in accommodation costs come off this figure
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98School meals supervisorEducation14,587Starting salary
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996121Nursery nurseHealth13,872
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