InAutomotive, an automotive job board has revealed the top 10 highest paying jobs in the UK automotive industry in 2018.

The niche automotive job board released the figures recently in its 2017-18 annual report, alongside data surrounding jobseekers in the industry. The report includes job hotpoints, gender insight, job category information, top growth areas and more surrounding automotive professionals and their preferences for a new job.

The report reveals the top 10 highest paying roles in the motor trade based on the salary information automotive companies advertised on InAutomotive’s website. The 10 highest paid jobs were:


  1. Franchise
  2. Management and Business
  3. Sales
  4. Finance and Accountants
  5. Fleet
  6. Dealership
  7. Vehicle Leasing and Rental
  8. Automotive Training
  9. Vehicle Assembly
  10. Bodyshop


Alongside revealing the roles with the highest paying average salary in 2018, the report also revealed the YoY difference in average salaries in the industry from 2017-18.

Vehicle Assembly roles in particular benefitted from a significant rise in average salary, jumping from £24,647.06 in 2017 to £33,000.00 in 2018, up 33.89%.

The Sales category average salary increased by 1.08%, from £39,783.57 to £40,215.08.

A more noticeable jump in average salary came from the Bodyshop category, which increased from 2017-18 by 6.26%. Figures raised from £30,259.41 to £32,152.95.

Dealership roles also benefitted from a 5.75% rise. In 2017, the average salary for this category stood at £33,532.16. 2018 figures showed the average salary had increased to £35,458.62.

The Automotive Training category average salary also increased by 9.60% in 2018, heading upwards from £30,131.68 to £33,025.21.

CEO of InAutomotive Ian Partington said: “A number of jobs in the automotive industry have benefitted from a raise in salary over the last couple of years. The increase in salary could be very much related to the shortage in the relevant roles, therefore a more attractive salary being offered may be enough to quash competitors when recruiters look to attract top talent.”

“Our data also showed that there was a large demand for Supply Chain, Warehousing, Transport and Technician professionals in 2018.”


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