Peak Earnings


What’s the highest salary you’ll earn in your career? How does that number compare to different professions? And would you be paid more – or less – if you lived in a different part of the country?

Totaljobs wanted to use their wealth of exclusive salary data to explore when workers will achieve their ‘peak earnings’ – the point in their lives when they’ll earn the highest wage relative to hours worked.

We created an interactive Peak Earnings Predictor that could unlock all the answers. After you enter details about your career, the predictor reveals the average age of peak earnings in your chosen industry and how your salary compares to the UK average for your age.

A variety of factors influence how high our peak earnings are likely to be – and when we’ll reach them. So we added drop-down menus where users could compare themselves against averages in factors like gender, region or education.

We also created the Totaljobs Salary Report, digging deeper into Totaljobs’ insights – like which industries pay the most on average or how much money a masters degree adds to the average payslip.

The ‘Peak Earnings Predictor’ provides crucial context to help everyone make better salary decisions. It empowers workers to benchmark their pay against industry standards and encourages employers to offer fair compensation to their employees.