Future of Work

From video games designers to drama teachers, there are a variety of jobs within the creative sector that require a range of different skills and talents. But which creative jobs pay the most?

Liberty Games have analysed the average salaries of 50 of the most common jobs in the creative industry.

Whether you’re already working in the creative industry or are figuring out which career to choose, it’s important to know what your earning potential might be. From video games designers to illustrators and photographers, there are a range of different talents and skills needed to fulfil jobs in the creative industry – but which pay the most?

Here are the top ten highest paid creative jobs analysed:

Rank Job title Average salary
1 Film and TV Director £57,859
2 News anchor £52,612
3 Software engineer £50,869
4 Brand manager £49,429
5 Digital marketing manager £47,118
6 Architect £46,896
7 Drama Teacher £46,189
8 Advertising Manager £45,846
9 Film and TV Producer £44,857
10 Model £44,229


Here are the top ten lowest paid creative jobs analysed:

Rank Job title Average salary
1 Fashion designer £20,716
2 Audio Engineer £21,119
3 Jeweler £21,888
4 Makeup artist £23,368
5 Choreographer £24,018
6 Industrial designer £25,447
7 Photographer £26,303
8 Cosmetologist £26,389
9 Actor £26,631
10 Floral designer £26,643


Film and TV Directors take the top spot, with an average salary of £57,859 per annum. This is almost £23,000 (£22,677) more a year than the UK average salary and proves you don’t always have to sacrifice a high salary for a job that you’re passionate about. Other well-paid creative jobs include, Brand Manager (£49,429), Architect (£46,896) and Model (£44,229).

Fashion designers come in last place, earning almost £15,000 (£14,466) less than the average salary. The research reveals that 58% of creative jobs are paid under the UK average jobs salary of £35,058.

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