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Survey reveals earnings perception gap 15 March 2017

Brits on average think solicitors earn 20% more than they actually do and journalists are perceived to earn over a quarter (28%) more than their average salary, according to a YouGov poll.

In the survey of over 2,000 adults, respondents also underestimated the pay of several professions.

Train drivers are thought to earn 32% less than they do, and headmasters of secondary state schools are perceived to earn £26,192 less than their actual salary.



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Are the new rates for the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage high enough?