WhereDoesPMStand

Graph 3 & Table 2 Showing Median Total Compensation in various disciplines and how they compare to the PM's salary.

Consulting tries to keep up. Consultants try but don't come close to the Prime Minister's salary. A manager in advisory consulting makes half the Ms May's salary with only partners earning more than the Prime Minister.

IT, Marketing & Legal fall behind. In all other jobs, even the most senior positions can't compete with the salary of the head of government. The Prime Minister earns 40% more than software development managers, 70% more than marketing managers and 20% more than senior associates at law firms.

Alice Leguay, Co-Founder & COO at Emolument.com said: 'The challenge with top government officials' pay is finding a comfortable ground between attracting top leaders and talent into politics away from the private sector, and being sufficiently low as not to offend taxpayers.'