Working abroad found to double salaries

British plumbers could boost their salaries by over £27,000 by relocating overseas, new research by Good Move has revealed.

Each of the UK’s 14 most common occupations, from teachers to plumbers, are better paid in some other parts of the world.

Plumbers with average salaries of £27,159 stood to earn £52,402 in Germany, the research found.

Doctors could boost their yearly earnings by a staggering £118,675 by moving to America, while nurses in Canada are paid over £40,000 more than those doing the same job in the UK. Across each of the most popular sectors, workers could earn an average of £32,922 more by moving to a different country, Good Move added.

Despite the USA having the highest average salary across the occupations studied, Germany ranked first for most sectors.