The Great Debate UK

Are footballers really worth 12 times more than nurses?



-Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

A recent survey revealed that the public believe footballers are the most valuable members of society. Now that is one of the most depressing things I have heard in a long time.

The ComRes survey, which was commissioned by the BBC, asked 1,000 members of the public what they thought 15 professions should get paid.

And although the public believe that footballers should get a lot less than they do – the average is £1.7 million and the public suggested £365,000 as an appropriate salary level – it is still a whopping 12 times more than those surveyed believe a nurse is worth (£29,000).