8.首席执行官-首席执行官- €15万- €25万(129，979-216，632英镑)
5.首席运营官- €150，000 – €250，000(130，000-216，862英镑)
4.首席财务官- €180，000 – €250，000(157，000-218，000英镑)
Ireland is considered to be a ‘perfect’ location to live and work. Situated in the North Atlantic, it prides itself on being a safe country to live in while also being a multicultural haven, highly regarded for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The country is an energetic, spirited place with a thriving, modern economy, that is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world.
According to reports, a staggering 96% of Irish firms were looking to increase salaries in 2016; with this in mind, the Emerald Isle is an ideal place to earn a respectable salary in a range of industries. For those who are looking to find a job in Ireland, I have compiled a list of the ten best-paying jobs in Ireland, based on data from multiple sources including the Irish Times and Independent.
10. Accountant – €109,756 (￡95,340)
Responsibilities: Accountants deal with all types of financial activities within a company. From payroll to keeping track of a company’s income and expenses, an accountant can have a broad set of responsibilities.
Education: Since there are various rules, regulations and laws to abide by, a license with a relevant regulatory body is necessary to be employed in the field.
Key skills/traits: This is a job that revolves around figures, so a propensity for maths and a strong attention to detail are immensely important skills for an accountant. Highly developed organisational skills are also key. Although this already a very lucrative job – the tenth highest paid job in Ireland – you have the potential to make much more.
9. VP of Engineering – €110,000 – €140,000 (￡95,561 – ￡121,622)
Responsibilities: The reason this profession is so highly compensated is primarily due to its many responsibilities. Often the person directly below the CEO, the VP engineer is in charge of not only the supervision of technical aspects but also the administrative activities. Beyond that, a VP of engineering might be tasked with leading a technical project, adding the stress of a tight deadline to an already extremely demanding position.
Education: An engineering degree is usually necessary since a large part of a VP of Engineering’s job is overseeing extremely technical activities and projects. But, a related technical degree might be sufficient with adequate experience in the field.
Key skills/traits: Beyond technical know-how relevant to your industry, experience and ambition is important, as you must progress through the ranks to be hired as a VP of engineering. Highly developed communication skills are also extremely important as you will need to coordinate and lead your team.
8. CEO – Chief Executive Officer – €150,000 – €250,000 (￡129,979 – ￡216,632)
Responsibilities: The CEO is responsible for all the activities of an organisation. This means that they are responsible for a company’s success and the one that has to answer the tough questions if things go wrong. The CEO will also oversee all other executives’ performance and strategies to ensure that they are meeting requirements.
Education: Although a degree isn’t necessary (especially if you are the founder of the company), it’s recommended in order to expand your professional portfolio. A degree specific to the industry you are interested in is probably more beneficial, while most C-level executives possess an MBA.
Key skills/traits: In order to climb the ranks of the corporate hierarchy and become the person calling the shots, you’ll need persistence, an ironclad work ethic and a thirst to progress. Organisational skills and a proven track record in the industry will also bolster your chances of sitting at the head of the corporate table.
7. Head of Compliance/Risk Management – €160,000 (￡139,000)
Responsibilities: A Compliance Officer ensures that a company and its activities comply with legal regulations to avoid unnecessary fines and other costly sanctions. Risk Management deals with assessing, avoiding and consulting companies on potential threats to their profitability. Often Risk Management officers will have contingency plans to help them minimise the impact a threat has on a company’s assets. They are also usually in charge of enacting these plans.
Education: There isn’t a specific degree to become Head of Compliance or Risk Management, but usually individuals with degrees in finance/economics or law are preferred. However, to enter the profession in the first place, it is necessary to get certified. The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland offers a wide range of certifications in both compliance and risk management.
Key skills/traits: A mind for numbers is helpful since the bulk of both professions’ activity deals with calculations. Beyond that, strong interpersonal skills and an eye for detail are extremely beneficial.
6. Chief Technical Officer (CTO) – €101,300 (￡76,400)
Responsibilities: Similar to – or even overlapping with – a VP of Engineering’s responsibilities, the Chief Technical Officer is the big picture thinker who not only implements technology but also plans for future scalability. Due to the highly technical nature of certain applications (such as data management), the CTO bridges the gap between Human Resource Management and Information Technology Management.
Education: For this position, a bachelor’s or a master’s degree is required, preferably in information technology or any subject relevant to the company’s industry. An MBA might also be beneficial, but an advanced degree in IT can be equally valuable. The best way to get a position as a CTO is experience and a very impressive track-record.
Key skills/traits: This role is ideal for people who can supervise and build teams, assign responsibility, and maintain and implement new technology which is fiscally beneficial to your company. You will also be charged with overseeing the technical teams that will be implementing your plans.
5. Chief Operating Officer (COO) – €150,000 – €250,000 (￡130,000 – ￡216,862)
Responsibilities: The COO is the second person in a company’s hierarchal chain. The CEO leads the charge with a long-term plan, and the Chief Operating Officer ensures that the daily operations are executed in such a way that the end goals are met. This can include day to day finances, human resource management and even quality control.
Education: Although there is no specific degree for a COO, a degree that is relevant to the field you would like to enter is extremely beneficial. An MBA can also help increase your employability.
Key skills/traits: Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills are a must in this position since you are the bridge between an organisation’s executive branch and the employees, subcontractors and other stakeholders.
4. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – €180,000 – €250,000 (￡157,000 – ￡218,000)
Responsibilities: A CFO is the top tier of a company’s financial department or departments. All financial activities the company commits to, beneficial or not, are a result of the CFO’s decisions and plans.
Education: Considering that a CFO’s duties are primarily financial in nature a degree in economics, finance or accounting are likely the most applicable. Of course, other fields of study that are number intensive can also be useful, such mathematics and statistics.
Key skills/traits: Anything financial goes through the CFO, so organisational skills are a must, while it goes without saying that a knowledge of finance and economics are also essential. Interpersonal skills are always necessary at the executive level, too, considering you must also convey, report and delegate within the corporate structure.
3. Law/Accounting Firm Partner – €250,000 (￡217,000)
Responsibilities: Partners are senior members of a company that are considered so valuable they are given vested interests in the firm. Not only do they have more power when making decisions, but they may also get a share of the profits.
Education: If you want to become a partner in an accounting firm then a degree in finance, accounting or mathematics is necessary. In a legal firm, a law degree and possibly a specialisation is required. More importantly, though, is your long-term performance; a strong track record of attracting and keeping high-net clients is often a strong requisite to becoming a partner.
Key skills/traits: Ambition, dedication, a strong work ethic and fantastic interpersonal skills are all necessary to reach the uppermost echelons of any firm.
2. Head of Legal – €150,000 (￡140,000)
Responsibilities: The Head of legal might also be referred to as a company’s Chief Legal Officer and, much like an actuary estimates the risk associated with financial activity, the Head of Legal is in charge of helping the company avoid legal problems.
Education: Unlike other executive positions on this list which allow for a wide spectrum of degrees, the Head of Legal or the Chief Legal Officer must hold a law degree and have a strong track record as a pracising lawyer.
Key skills/traits: Highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and of course a good work ethic are all things someone needs to become a Chief Legal Officer.
1. Actuary – €300,000 (￡262,500)
Responsibilities: Actuaries are primarily are involved in the assessment of risk or risk management. Using calculations and projections, these professionals advise companies on financial actions and their estimated outcomes to mitigate costs. Using a plethora of tools including mathematics, statistics and financial market analysis actuaries fill an important role in corporations or companies that move significant amounts of capital. They are generally employed in the financial industry.
Education: There are specialised degrees such as Actuarial sciences or statistics, but anyone with a related degree and experience can be employed as an actuary. Science, mathematics and engineering are all relevant fields of study.
Key skills/traits: A person interested in being an actuary must enjoy mathematics, figures and especially statistics. Beyond the hard skills required, you must also have relatively well-developed communication skills, because you might need to convey complex ideas to clients or supervisors who aren’t as number savvy as you.
These are the top ten highest paid jobs in Ireland. Are you ready to make a career change? Would you choose any of the jobs above? Let us know in the comments section below…