Working in mining and quarrying could earn people in the East Midlands a six figure salary, it has been revealed.
It has been found that six per cent of the jobs which pay £140,000 or more in mining and quarrying are based in the region, according to the Office for National Statistics. That was a total of 1,000 jobs based in the East Midlands in 2016.
So for people who want to work in an industry which could offer a major pay packet without having to relocate, then it appears that mining is the key.
The region is also home to 12 per cent of the jobs in transportation and storage which pay more than £140,000, around 360 jobs.
The East Midlands is also the place for four per cent of the jobs paying more than this level in human health and social activities, about 1,000; and four per cent of jobs paying £140,000 or more in the wholesale and retail trade, around 1,000 jobs.
Across England, there are 90,000 jobs in financial and insurance activities which pay £100,000 or more, 54,000 in professional, scientific and technical activities, and 51,000 in human health and social work activities.
The figures cover employee jobs in the United Kingdom. It does not cover the self-employed, nor does it cover employees not paid during the reference period.
Annual estimates are provided for the tax year which ended on April 5 in the reference year. They relate to employees on adult rates of pay who have been in the same job for more than a year.
The figures are based on a one per cent sample of jobs taken from HM Revenue and Customs' Pay As You Earn (PAYE) records. Consequently, individuals with more than one job may appear in the sample more than once.
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